Remove nJoyMovies Now (PUP/Browser Hijacker)

Jan 10th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is nJoyMovies Now? And how does it work?

nJoyMovies Now, also known as NJoyFilmNow or nJoyFilmNow add-on is advertised as a browser extension for Google Chrome browser that helps users to look for their favorite movies and watch them for free online. Many users might find this program useful especially the ones who are fond of streaming movies online. However, this extension is actually a browser hijacker that could hijack your PC without your knowledge.

Upon its installation, nJoyMovies Now will modify your Google Chrome settings by replacing the default search engine and default URL for the New tab without your permission. Such behavior is common among browser hijackers and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to researchers, nJoyMovies Now can also monitor your online activities so it can collect various information including your IP address, third party website cookies, search queries, browsing history, OS version, etc. Note that the information might be shared with third parties and be used to generate more sponsored content like pop-ups, in-text links, and banners and to increase revenue from pay-per-click marketing. You have to be careful as some of these sponsored contents are not to be trusted as they could redirect you to highly suspicious web pages that may try to get your personal information or worse, urge you to download a malware-laden software or file. Remember that cybercriminals also use browser hijackers like nJoyMovies Now in injecting a malware onto your system so you have to remove this browser hijacker as quickly as you can.

How is nJoyMovies Now disseminated online?

nJoyMovies Now is packed together with other unknown and suspicious programs in a software bundle and is disseminated through free file sharing sites. The hijack begins when you install such packages without care. To make sure no unwanted programs get installed on your computer again you must always opt for the Custom or Advanced setup whenever you install any freeware or shareware. This way, you can discard any extra programs added in the package.

To remove nJoyMovies Now from your PC, carefully follow the removal steps below.

Step 1: Tap the Win + E keys to open File Explorer and navigate to each one of the listed locations below.

  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions

Step 2: Locate the folders that are named Dbhfbimbjodonhnpmcapamnilmpbfkbn. Right click on each one of the folders and delete them.

Step 3: Next, open the File Explorer again and go to these listed paths:

  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage

Step 4: Once you’ve opened the listed paths above, look for files named as chrome-extension_ dbhfbimbjodonhnpmcapamnilmpbfkbn_0.localstorage-journal and chrome-extension_ dbhfbimbjodonhnpmcapamnilmpbfkbn_0.localstorage.

Step 5: Right click on each of the listed files and select Delete.

Step 6: After that, go to %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and look for files named Preferences and Secure Preferences and delete both of them.

Step 7: Exit File Explorer afterward and empty the Recycle Bin.

Step 5: Launch the Google Chrome browser and click the wrench icon. Afterwards, click on Tools from the drop-down menu and select Extensions.

Step 6: Under the Extensions tab, select NJoyMovies Now extension and other suspicious browser extensions related to it and then click on the Trash icon.

Step 7: Click on Remove button from the confirmation dialog box.

Step 8: Reset Google Chrome. To do that, click the three stripes icon located at the upper-right corner of your screen. And then select Settings.

Step 9: under Settings, look for Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page and click on it.

Step 10: Then click on the Reset browser settings button.

Step 11: After that, a dialog box pops up, click the Reset button to Reset Chrome.

Step 12: After you reset Chrome, enable the Phishing and Malware Protection in Chrome to prevent browser hijackers like NJoyMovies Now extension from infecting your computer again in the future. To do that, click Settings once again.

Step 13: Select the Show advanced settings again.

Step 14: Go to the Privacy section and check the Enable phishing and malware protection option.

Step 15: Restart Chrome.

Use the advanced removal guide below to completely remove nJoyMovies Now from your computer along with the files it has created upon installation.

Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  2. Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro

A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.

  1. A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading the program. The installation will start automatically once a download is done.

  1. Click OK to launch it.
  2. Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.

  1. After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.

  1. Register the program to protect your computer from future threats.

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