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What is nJoyMusic Search Plus?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that nJoyMusic Search Plus is a search hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.

How do I know if my computer is affected by nJoyMusic Search Plus?

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:

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this icon in the Chrome menu-bar:

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this changed setting:

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and these warnings during install:

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How did nJoyMusic Search Plus get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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after a redirect from their website:

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How do I remove nJoyMusic Search Plus?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.

  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of nJoyMusic Search Plus?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes nJoyMusic Search Plus completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

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

As you can see below Malwarebytes Browser Guard, and the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the nJoyMusic Search Plus hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:


 

CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxp://musix.eanswers.com/search/?category=web&s=nxdp&vert=music&var=plus&q={searchTerms}
CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> nJoyMusic
CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxp://sug.eanswers.com/search/index_sg.php?q={searchTerms}
CHR Extension: (nJoyMusic Search Plus) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak [2020-01-15]

Alterations made by the installer:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0
       Adds the file manifest.json"="1/15/2020 11:39 AM, 2293 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.html"="5/8/2017 11:16 AM, 5793 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="1/15/2020 11:39 AM, 16525 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="5/8/2017 11:16 AM, 4304 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css
       Adds the file style.css"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 4085 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts
       Adds the file material-icons.css"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 1037 bytes, A
       Adds the file MaterialIcons-Regular.eot"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 143258 bytes, A
       Adds the file MaterialIcons-Regular.ijmap"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 28416 bytes, A
       Adds the file MaterialIcons-Regular.svg"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 284031 bytes, A
       Adds the file MaterialIcons-Regular.ttf"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 128180 bytes, A
       Adds the file MaterialIcons-Regular.woff"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 78776 bytes, A
       Adds the file MaterialIcons-Regular.woff2"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 42304 bytes, A
       Adds the file RobotoCondensed-Light.ttf"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 126168 bytes, A
       Adds the file RobotoCondensed-Regular.ttf"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 125332 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\images
       Adds the file icon128.png"="1/15/2020 11:39 AM, 8355 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon16.png"="1/15/2020 11:39 AM, 620 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon38.png"="1/15/2020 11:39 AM, 1931 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon45.png"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 3574 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js
       Adds the file base.js"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 17761 bytes, A
       Adds the file init.js"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 331 bytes, A
       Adds the file main.js"="5/8/2017 11:16 AM, 4599 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js\official
       Adds the file bootstrap.min.js"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 36874 bytes, A
       Adds the file jquery.min.js"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 85660 bytes, A
       Adds the file material.min.js"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 62359 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\vertical
       Adds the file 440x280.jpg"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 80648 bytes, A
       Adds the file init.js"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 605 bytes, A
       Adds the file pop.js"="4/18/2017 5:14 PM, 2563 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak"="REG_SZ", "093E7E1E13C2BF71B1F823E5001C23B8DA2DFD7B27F56E1052ACC7275DF8E0C0"

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 1/15/20
Scan Time: 11:55 AM
Log File: 7a9e61be-3785-11ea-9427-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.0.4.49
Components Version: 1.0.785
Update Package Version: 1.0.17752
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 236050
Threats Detected: 41
Threats Quarantined: 41
Time Elapsed: 12 min, 17 sec

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

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 9
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js\official, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\_metadata, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\vertical, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\images, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\MMKNIJDJKPLCNOMIIFMHAKKJDJCCFEAK, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, 1.0.17752, , ame, 

File: 31
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\MMKNIJDJKPLCNOMIIFMHAKKJDJCCFEAK\1.0.1_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, 1.0.17752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts\material-icons.css, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts\MaterialIcons-Regular.eot, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts\MaterialIcons-Regular.ijmap, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts\MaterialIcons-Regular.svg, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts\MaterialIcons-Regular.ttf, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts\MaterialIcons-Regular.woff, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts\MaterialIcons-Regular.woff2, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts\RobotoCondensed-Light.ttf, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\fonts\RobotoCondensed-Regular.ttf, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\css\style.css, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\images\icon128.png, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\images\icon16.png, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\images\icon38.png, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\images\icon45.png, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js\official\bootstrap.min.js, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js\official\jquery.min.js, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js\official\material.min.js, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js\base.js, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js\init.js, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\js\main.js, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\vertical\440x280.jpg, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\vertical\init.js, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\vertical\pop.js, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.NJoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmknijdjkplcnomiifmhakkjdjccfeak\1.0.1_0\popup.html, Quarantined, 15096, 443091, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Eanswers.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 253, 495659, 1.0.17752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.Eanswers.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 253, 495659, 1.0.17752, , ame, 

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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