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Remove DealNinja Ads (Tutorial)

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Adware

DealNinja is a browser plug-in that belongs to the same family as Ninja Savings and NinjaVOD. According to the developer (XDisc Corp Ltd.), this apps can “Get the latest deals and offers straight to your browser.” However, in reality, upon the infiltration to the system is starts displays sponsored advertisements, spies on users, causes browser’s redirects, diminishes the performance of each browser and the overall system, and initiates other unwanted activities. Therefore, it has been classified as adware and potentially unwanted program (PUP).

How does DealNinja spread around the Internet?

DealNinja has the official website. However, it seems to be inactive at the moment of writing, what means that it’s not possible to download it on the system manually. So how then does it spread? In most of the cases, DealNinja adware travels in a composition with other free downloads (media players, download managers, PDF creators, software updates, etc.). Therefore, if you are receiving pop-up, banner ads and in-text links marked as “Ads by DealNinja” on Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari and other web browsers, then you must have installed a freeware recently and gave consent to all attachments that it has been filled with. Most probably you did that unconsciously.

Banner and pop-up ads by DealNinja covering the site

How does this adware perform?

DealNinja belongs to the ‘adware’ group because it displays targeted advertisements no matter if the user wants to see them or not. As soon as the user agrees to install the add-on, it is injected in each web browser, including IE, Firefox, and Chrome. Besides, it may also land on a Windows startup and start running dealninja.exe executable within Task Manager. Such system corruption allows DealNinja malware to actuate along with the Windows startup.

Questions about DealNinja Ads

Right after that, the web browser is filled with sponsored advertisements. Usually, DealNinja ads show up in forms like pop-ups and banners, but in some of the cases they may be more than intrusive and pop-up as new tab window or full page advertisement. All adware are filled with sponsored advertisements and by displaying them on the pages that users views, it helps to promote affiliate websites, boost traffic to predetermined sites and, in general, earn third parties easy money. It’s very likely that DealNinja ads may contain links to page, which is a third-party online store. However, some of the sponsored advertisements may be unrelated to online shopping and instead of various stuff, people may be tricked into installing other potentially unwanted software.

By the way, DealNinja malware installs cookies on web browsers to initiate the analysis of user’s browsing data. By tracking search queries, frequently viewed pages, clicks, technical information related to the browser, IP address, etc. those who manage this app get the chance to create customized advertisements, spam email or perform other suspicious tasks. Therefore, to prevent DealNinja redirects to unsafe domains, information loss, slowdowns, and other issues, our recommendation would be to install ReimageIntego and run a full system check with it.

How can I prevent this PUP from landing on a PC?

As we have already mentioned, DealNinja add-on is typically injected into computers along with freewares. Thus, to prevent this from happening, you have to check up each freeware before installing it to the target system. For that, bypass Quick/Basic installation and select Advanced or Custom method instead. After that, read all the terms and carefully and try to find out if it is carrying add-ons, toolbars or extensions alongside. In case you find DealNinja virus on a check box that says that by clicking the ‘Next’ button you consent to install it, deselect it before the installation is finished.

How to remove DealNinja virus?

DealNinja removal is not a difficult task. It can be initiated both manually and automatically. Manual removal guide is provided at the end of this post. However, consider installing a reliable anti-spyware and checking your PC’s system fully. This way, all unwanted programs will be removed from the system.

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To remove DealNinja ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate DealNinja from Windows systems

To remove DealNinja Ads from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to DealNinja Ads (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete DealNinja from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove DealNinja Ads from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for DealNinja Ads-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove DealNinja Ads, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to DealNinja Ads and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the DealNinja Ads-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove DealNinja ads from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the DealNinja Ads-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase DealNinja from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to DealNinja Ads and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case DealNinja Ads did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete DealNinja Ads removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of DealNinja from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to DealNinja Ads by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the DealNinja Ads-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete DealNinja Ads removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate DealNinja from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to DealNinja Ads and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of DealNinja registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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Olivia Morelli
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