Detecting changes and irregularities (such as unapproved homepage or search engine replacements, aggressive ads, pop-ups and banners generation, automatic page-redirects, or unauthorized installation of new toolbars and buttons) in your Chrome, Edge, IE, Firefox or any other browser in your system can be quite alarming and even sometimes scary, especially to those of you who don’t know what kind of application stands behind these changes and why it is causing them. If you are one of those users who think that their browser has gone crazy because there is something wrong with the way it has started to behave, you may assume that this could be a result of the attack of some nasty virus or of a malware infection with some nasty Trojan Horse, Worm, Spyware or Ransomware. To your relief, however, the symptoms we mentioned are usually not linked to any malware-related infection but they are a sure indication of the presence of a browser hijacker application inside your computer.


Nsjx.xyz Browser Redirect

The browser hijacker applications generally do not pose any immediate danger to the machine they are installed on but the main problem with them is that they can be quite annoying and may disturb the normal web surfing activity with some intrusive and sometimes even obscure or misleading advertising materials. They typically target different browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and so on with the aim of hijacking them and turning them into tools for aggressive generation of sponsored advertisements and pay-per-click links. A good example of a browser hijacker that behaves in the above-described way is the recently reported Nsjx.xyz. This application promotes itself as a regular add-on but, once it gets installed, it introduces some unwanted browser changes and launches an aggressive ad-generating and page-redirecting activity on the screen of the targeted browser. Luckily, it is fairly easy to deal with this type of software if you want to uninstall its changes or to permanently remove its ads. All you have to do is use a professional removal tool or a manual removal guide like the one that our team has prepared below.

As most of the applications of its kind, what Nsjx.xyz ultimately does is it prompts the users to click on some third-party ads and pre-defined web pages which generate income via pay-per-click or pay-per-view remuneration models. From a legal point of view, there is nothing disturbing or threatening in this type of advertising approach. This, however, does not mean that you should be completely relaxed about all the randomly generated messages that the browser hijacker may push on your screen. Sometimes, although this happens rarely, fake ads and malicious links may accidentally sneak inside the stream of commercials and if you are unlucky enough to click on them, you may land on dangerous websites or even catch a virus or a nasty Trojan-Ransomware infection. That’s why, even though applications such as Nsjx.xyz are relatively harmless themselves, we still see their promotional content as a potential source of security hazards and usually recommend our readers to remove such applications and uninstall their browser changes in order to regain control over their browsers.


Name Nsjx.xyz
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  It is typical for the browser hijackers to take over the main browser and to change its settings. 
Distribution Method You may accidentally install this software if you perform careless software installation of different free bundles, torrents, updates and add-ons.
Detection Tool

Remove Nsjx.xyz

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:


If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.


Nsjx.xyz  Remove Nsjx.xyz from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  Nsjx.xyz —–> Manage Add-ons.


Find the threat —> Disable. Go to Nsjx.xyz —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

Nsjx.xyz Remove Nsjx.xyz from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  Nsjx.xyz  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.


Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Nsjx.xyzRemove Nsjx.xyz from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:


Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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