The presence of Nsis:Adware-CJ on a computer will usually indicate the presence of a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). These kinds of applications are usually not entirely malicious but exhibit behaviors that make them suspicious, such as keeping track of your online activity, delivering advertisements, changing your settings without your authorization or being difficult to remove through normal means. The Nsis:Adware-CJ detection can refer to a large number of different adware threats, most notably the NSIS Media toolbar or add-on for your web browser. If your anti-virus software indicates the presence of a Nsis:Adware-CJ infection, this is a sign that your computer may have been exposed to potentially dangerous programs. ESG malware analysts advise taking a look at recently downloaded freeware software or web browser toolbars, since these are common sources for adware infections similar to Nsis:Adware-CJ.
Nsis:Adware-CJ is neither a virus or a Trojan. Rather, Nsis:Adware-CJ is a kind of web browser add-on that is installed as a toolbar, usually as part of the installation of a freeware application. Common freeware programs that contain threats like Nsis:Adware-CJ include PDF converters, media format converters, media players and streaming video applications. Most of the time, there will be free alternatives that do not require installing threats like Nsis:Adware-CJ on your computer. In fact, most of the time the installation of these kinds of programs can be stopped during the installation process. However, careless installation procedures can prevent computer users from noticing this feature.
Common Symptoms Associated with Nsis:Adware-CJ
There are several reasons why Nsis:Adware-CJ-related programs are considered possible threats to your computer’s security. ESG malware analysts have observed the following symptoms in association with Nsis:Adware-CJ:
- Nsis:Adware-CJ adware programs make changes to your web browser settings, often changing the affected web browser’s home page, default search engine and security preferences.
- Nsis:Adware-CJ also alters the Windows Registry which allow Nsis:Adware-CJ to start up automatically when the computer user logs into Windows.
- Nsis:Adware-CJ can affect your computer’s performance and your connection speed, often affecting how fast pages load or your computer’s start-up and shut-down time.
- Computer users have reported that Nsis:Adware-CJ has been known to cause the infected computer to display pop-up messages, such as windows advertising products and websites or fake security alerts and error messages.
How Can You Detect Nsis:Adware-CJ?
Nsis:Adware-CJ Removal Details
Nsis:Adware-CJ has typically the following processes in memory: