Most web users report the excessive exposure to web ads, banners and pop-ups as one of the main issues that disrupt their web surfing experience regardless of whether they use Chrome, Firefox, IE or some other browser. The unwanted and aggressive ads, page-redirect links and obstructive banners may create a lot of irritation and interruptions to the regular web surfing activity and, unfortunately, there is no universal surefire method that can help you escape from them (aside from never opening your browser). Thousands of online businesses rely on aggressive online advertising to promote their services and products and to gain the much-needed traffic for their websites. That’s why they oftentimes incorporate various marketing methods and employ various online advertising tools, to ensure better exposure and more clicks on their ads, pop-ups, and promotional messages. Nsjx.xyz, for example, is one such app able to alter the search engine, the homepage and the toolbar settings of the users’ browsers while also flooding them with different types of ads and promotional messages without the users’ approval of that.
This application is set to operate as a browser hijacker and is usually able to change the homepage URL or the search engine tool of your main browser in such a way, that it would start to promote some third-party sponsored content on your screen. If you have Nsjx.xyz inside your Chrome, Firefox, Explorer browser, you may start to experience sudden page-redirects to predefined links and offers and to get spammed with various pop-ups, banners, and pay-per-click ads during your regular browsing sessions. You may also notice some new toolbars, buttons, and add-ons inside your browser’s menu, which may prompt you to click on some third-party links or to download some new tools and other software you likely don’t really need. In the next lines, you will learn more about the nature of these activities and the potential danger that they may pose and that’s why we suggest you read the rest of the article and use the instructions in the next removal guide if you need help with removing Nsjx.xyz from your system.
From a security point of view, the changes and ads that spam your screen do not typically pose direct danger to the operating system and its data and, therefore, their source, which is the browser hijacker, is not regarded as a dangerous piece of malware. The lack of malicious features, however, doesn’t make the presence of such software desirable because, in most of the cases, its random ads, page redirects, and unauthorized browser changes may lead to a lot of browsing disturbances as well as to the exposure to unfamiliar web locations where real viruses and malware like Trojans or Ransomware may hide. For this reason, we recommend the uninstallation of Nsjx.xyz with the help of a professional removal tool or a manual removal guide from a reliable source. In fact, the instructions that you can find on this page are usually more than enough to help even non-experienced web users safely detect the browser hijacker and to remove all of its components as well as to uninstall all the unwanted components from their browser. Keep in mind, though, that in spite of the fact that the browser hijacker is not as dangerous as a Trojan horse or a Ransomware, you still may need to scan your system with a professional removal tool because sometimes this software may reinstall itself if not uninstalled correctly.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Various nagging ads, promotional messages, pop-ups and banners may start to appear on your screen.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, spam and free program installers are some of the main sources of browser hijackers.|
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The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Nsjx.xyz software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove the virus. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Nsjx.xyz on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Nsjx.xyz in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Nsjx.xyz and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Nsjx.xyz in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.