If you want to hide your cyber footprint by creating a virtual private network (VPN,) then do not install IPNinja because it is a questionable program that does not seem to work. It is not active, and it will not change your IP address. Therefore, we think that it might be a scam or, better yet, it may still be in development. In any case, it is next to useless, so you ought to remove it because it is just a waste of hard drive space. You may get this program accidentally because it is distributed using software bundles which means that certain software installers can install it on your PC secretly. Please continue reading to find out more.
While IPNinja has its very own official website that allows you to register, it does net send you a confirmation email. Furthermore, customer login does not function as well. Ipninja.io used to feature this program’s download but it is not featured anymore, and the direct link does not work as well. However, we have come across information that this application is still being distributed with the help of software bundles.
While there is no concrete information on the bundles that distribute IPNinja, we assume that the bundled installers have been configured to install it by default. Some installers might not disclose the presence of this program while it is also possible that some installers may not even allow you to deselect its installation and install it by force. Some installers, however, can allow you to uncheck the installation of IPNinja by unchecking its respective checkbox after selecting advanced or custom installation.
Officially, IPNinja is supposed to be a paid Virtual Private Network (VPN) but, again, you cannot neither register nor login on the website to buy the service. Nevertheless, if you install this application, then it will launch and work in the background. However, it will not set up a VPN for you as you expect. Still, it claims that this program offers residential IP addresses around the globe and ensures affordable process, and is also easy to use.
Testing has shown that this program drops its files in two locations when you install it. You can find IPNinja’s files in %LOCALAPPDATA%\IPNinja and %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\IPNinja. Furthermore, this application creates several registry keys in Windows registry to make this program work properly. This program has been set to run on system startup with a sub key called “exitnode” that is placed in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. The other registry keys associated with IPNinja include the following:
These keys are as vital as the files required to run this application. However, still, this program does not work because it may still be in development. Also, it might also be a scam program and was not designed to work at all. However, that does not explain why you cannot register, login, and purchase its services. In any case, it is clear that, at the very least, this program is next to useless so we recommend that you get rid of it.
In closing, IPNinja is not a malicious application, but definitely a useless one. It may still be in development or might be one of those scam programs that do not work after purchasing them. Either way, do not waste your money because it is incapable of providing you with VPN. To remove it, you can go to Control Panel and run its uninstaller.
Windows Vista and 7