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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is IPNinja?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that IPNinja is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by IPNinja?

You may see this new entry in your list of installed programs and features:

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How did IPNinja get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove IPNinja?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of IPNinja?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes IPNinja completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the IPNinja adware. It would have warned you before the adware could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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The web protection module also blocks their domain.

Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 (IP Ninja) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\exitnode.exe
 HKCU\...\Run: [exitnode] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\exitnode.vbs [282 2017-04-01] ()
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja

IP Ninja (HKCU\...\7B2E06A8-9797-45C6-9441-154FA915AE58_is1) (Version: 1.0.0.0 - IP Ninja)
The changes made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode
       Adds the file exitnode.exe"="7/2/2017 2:44 PM, 5274624 bytes, A
       Adds the file exitnode.ini"="7/5/2017 8:33 AM, 301 bytes, A
       Adds the file exitnode.vbs"="4/1/2017 3:59 PM, 282 bytes, A
       Adds the file exitnode_2017-07-05_08-33-25.622.log"="7/5/2017 8:33 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="7/5/2017 8:33 AM, 7542 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="7/5/2017 8:33 AM, 1202507 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "exitnode"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\exitnode.vbs""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\7B2E06A8-9797-45C6-9441-154FA915AE58_is1]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\exitnode.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "IP Ninja"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 6303
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://ipninja.io"
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode"
       "Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"="REG_SZ", "desktopicon"
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "IPNinja"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "en"
       "Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.9 (u)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20170705"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "IP Ninja"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\unins000.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://ipninja.io"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://ipninja.io"
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node\IP Ninja]
       "First installation date"="REG_SZ", "07/05/2017 08:33:23"
       "ID"="REG_SZ", "d5a242cf-4070-4512-955a-d0bb7626ef18"
       "Installation status"="REG_SZ", "OK"
       "Last installation date"="REG_SZ", "07/05/2017 08:33:23"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0.0"

Malwarebytes log:
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 8/16/17
Scan Time: 9:41 AM
Log File: mbamIPNinja.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.1.2.1733
Components Version: 1.0.160
Update Package Version: 1.0.2599
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 321503
Threats Detected: 13
Threats Quarantined: 13
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 11 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\exitnode.exe, Quarantined, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599

Module: 1
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\exitnode.exe, Quarantined, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599

Registry Key: 1
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\7B2E06A8-9797-45C6-9441-154FA915AE58_is1, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|exitnode, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\IPNINJA, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599

File: 7
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\IPNINJA.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [422720],1.0.2599
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\IPNINJA\EXITNODE\EXITNODE.INI, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\exitnode.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\exitnode.vbs, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\exitnode_2017-08-16_09-32-05.397.log, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\unins000.dat, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599
PUP.Optional.IPNinja, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\IPNinja\ExitNode\unins000.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [1705], [425774],1.0.2599

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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