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Remove Shopping Ninja ads (Virus Removal Guide)

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What you should know about Shopping Ninja:

Questions about Shopping Ninja ads

Shopping Ninja is an application that can work on computers and also on both Android and iOS phone operating systems. This app claims that “as you shop, we search all major retailers and find you the lowest price.” Sounds great, does not it? Please, do not be deceived. Although this software presents itself as a perfect application to enhance e-shopping experience, and also that it is “Australia’s first price comparison browser extension,” it may also advertise some suspicious third-party websites. You can never know if the websites you may be linked to are safe – Shopping Ninja is not liable for any damages you may encounter while exploring its partners’ websites. You get redirected to such sites if you tend to click on various advertisements. Shopping Ninja delivers an enormous amount of ads – banners, pop-ups, or even in-text links. You should not fall for catchy slogans – although some of the websites may be safe, unfortunately, some users have reported about questionable websites that Shopping Ninja redirects them to. Take a look at this statement in the Terms of Use document on the Shopping Ninja official website:

The Site may contain advertisements for third parties’ goods and/or services. The third party advertisers are responsible for the accuracy of all representations made in those ads. Neither the Operator nor its officers, directors, employees, agents or related bodies corporate recommend or endorse the goods or services that may be advertised on the Site, nor do they offer the goods or services for sale or make any other representation whatsoever about them. If you choose to order a product or service advertised by a third party on the Site, you do so at your own risk.

As you can see, ShoppingNinja claims that it is NOT reliable for the content that its partners display and that you can explore these websites at your own risk. We want to forewarn you that some of Shopping Ninja redirects may end you up on websites that can possibly promote untrustworthy applications, software updates or other suspicious content; please be very careful and do not click on suspicious links. You can allow to install a critical program without even realising it; therefore, to avoid installing vague apps and to clean your computer from existing ones, we recommend using Reimage anti-malware program.

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How does Shopping Ninja hijack computer systems?

Shopping Ninja is an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is clear that such program should not be kept on the computer system. Usually, this rogue application is spread in conjunction with free programs, and sometimes the installation setup does not warn the computer user about additional applications that will be installed together with the preferred app. Therefore, if you download freeware from the Internet, you have to be attentive when installing such programs. You have to select “Advanced” or “Custom” settings to install the program in a right manner. You must deselect the suggestions to get bonus apps – in most cases, such suggestions offer to install PUPs. If you do believe that you have already installed ShoppingNinja (you can recognize the ads by such texts on them: “powered by Shopping Ninja,” “Shopping Ninja ads,” “brought to you by Shopping Ninja” or “ads by Shopping Ninja,” you should remove this suspicious application. To find out how, proceed to the next page.

How can I remove this affiliate advertising software?

Shopping Ninja virus can cause many unwanted effects on the affected machine: computer slowdowns, non-personal data gathering, the appearance of intrusive ads and so on. It is obvious that this application cannot be trusted. You can remove this application manually – just look for manual removal guide below this article. However, it is the best to remove such untrustworthy apps automatically – for that, we suggest using SpyHunter.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Shopping Ninja ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate Shopping Ninja from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Shopping Ninja and related programs
    Here, look for Shopping Ninja or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Delete Shopping Ninja from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Shopping Ninja or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Remove Shopping Ninja from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Shopping Ninja and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Shopping Ninja removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase Shopping Ninja ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Shopping Ninja should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Shopping Ninja from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Shopping Ninja and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Shopping Ninja removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Shopping Ninja from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Shopping Ninja and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Shopping Ninja removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Shopping Ninja from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Shopping Ninja or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Shopping Ninja removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. iomanip says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Doesnt work at all, just shows ads that do not provide links to the “deal” websites. Sad.
    I have just uninstalled it using these removal instructions. Thanks:)

  2. Ambergrey says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 6:31 am

    I really hate this adware. I could not get it off my computer for quite a while…. Lucky me, this virus is gone now. I do not need no fake deals and ads, thank you!

  3. Oggy says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I have installed it but I want to uninstall it ASAP! I didnt realise that it was an adware at the first sight. I thought it is a normal tool to save money. I was naive, lol. Hope you guys will not fall for such fake promises and wont get deceived like I was.

  4. suspicious says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Includes redirects to malicious websites, not working as promised – it does not deliver any actually real deals. I thought that was an accidental redirect to another website but after several times trying access the deals that Shopping Ninja ads suggest, I have realised that these redirects happen on purpose.

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