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What is StreamsSearch? and How to remove it?

This browser hijacker hijacks your default homepage, new tab and search engine and, instead, redirects you to StreamsSearch every time you launch your web browser. It is installed to computers together with a bunch of freeware, such as video players, video recorders, PDF creators and many other free applications. StreamsSearch does this by hijacking the browser and redirecting the user to rogue scam websites, by displaying popups and fake system notifications to “inform” the user of a non-existent infection and by having four buttons that link to rogue anti-spyware websites. When you open a new tab, it will also open StreamsSearch.com. changes your default search engine and a homepage to search.StreamsSearch.com or any other that is promoted by this browser add-on 


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Our research has revealed that StreamsSearch is a clone of InitialSite123.com, Funnysite123.com, Myhomepage123.com, and many other browser hijackers that belong to the family known by the name “ELEX.” All of these hijackers share the same interface of a search engine. are  The next time you launch your browser, the bee will stand in front of your eyes. Once it is done, virus starts its unwanted activity, which has been already described on this post above. This extension is meant to change browser’s settings and set a new default page and search engine. is set to www.malware-tech.com/download.

I’m infected. What to to?

StreamsSearch is distributed with various free software. However, we highly do not recommend using this search provider even if it’s legitimate. We tried several keywords and stores, but no vouchers were brought to us. In order to keep your PC away from StreamsSearch hijack, you should be very careful when installing free software on your computer. This way you can be redirected to other websites that might be owned by various cyber criminals, such as hackers or scammers and your computer can get infected with other viruses or if you attempt to purchase something there you can even get scammed and lose your hard earned money. In order StreamsSearch extension generated more revenue, it should receive more clicks.

StreamsSearch is a potentially unwanted program, and usually it is distributed with other programs, especially free ones. However, it might have been attached to another free program that carried this browser hijacker like an optional software. If the change of your StreamsSearch homepage remains in full tact, it might be an indication that the removal procedure has been incomplete. The Internet is full of malware nowadays – you can never know which file is safe and which one is not. Anti-Malware Tool, Anti-Malware Tool or Hitman professional malware removal software is to be utilized, if StreamsSearch browser hijacker has gotten set up on your PC.

How to remove StreamsSearch browser hijacker from PC?

As mentioned,  All you have to do is reset the browser, and if you do not know how to do it, the instructions placed below this text will guide you through the process. However, that is not the end, because there might be other potentially dangerous programs in your system, and in order to find them you should scan your system with please continue reading this article. You will have to do it manually by yourself. This can be done with the help of Anti-Malware Tool or another reliable anti-malware.

Download Removal Toolto remove StreamsSearch

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove StreamsSearch from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall StreamsSearch

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Delete StreamsSearch
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program Delete StreamsSearch

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program Delete StreamsSearch

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start Delete StreamsSearch
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program Delete StreamsSearch

d) Mac OS X

  1. Finder → Applications.
  2. Find the programs you want to remove, click on them, and drag them to the trash icon.mac-os-app-remove Delete StreamsSearch
  3. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash.
  4. Empty Trash by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete [postname[ from Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-gear Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons Delete StreamsSearch

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 Delete StreamsSearch

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced Delete StreamsSearch
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset Delete StreamsSearch
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove StreamsSearch from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data Delete StreamsSearch
  3. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  4. Task Manager → Processes tab.
  5. Find Microsoft Edge process, right-click on it, choose Go to details. task-manager Delete StreamsSearch
  6. If Go to details is not available, choose More details.
  7. Locate all Microsoft Edge processes, right-click on them and choose End task.

b) (Method 2)

We recommend backing up your data before you proceed.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete all folders. edge-folder Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell Delete StreamsSearch
  3. Right-click on the result, choose Run as administrator.
  4. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste this: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} below PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter. edge-powershell-script Delete StreamsSearch

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete Delete StreamsSearch

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Delete StreamsSearch
  3. Select Add a new page, and type in the URL of the homepage you want.
  4. Press Add.
  5. Settings → Search engine → Manage search engines. chrome-search-engines Delete StreamsSearch
  6. You will see three dots next to the set search engine. Press that and then Edit.
  7. Type in the URL of your preferred search engine, and click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings. chrome-menu Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings Delete StreamsSearch
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset Delete StreamsSearch

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions Delete StreamsSearch

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu Delete StreamsSearch
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options Delete StreamsSearch

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset Delete StreamsSearch

Step 6. Delete [postname[ from Safari (Mac)

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Delete StreamsSearch
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions Delete StreamsSearch

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Delete StreamsSearch
  2. In the General tab, put in the URL of the site you want as your homepage.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Clear History.
  2. Select from which time period you want to delete the history, and press Clear History.safari-clear-history Delete StreamsSearch
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced Delete StreamsSearch
  5. Press Develop (it will appear at the top) and then Empty Caches.
If the problem still persists, you will have to obtain anti-spyware software and delete StreamsSearch with it.

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