Easy steps to delete Get.streams-search.com
Get.streams-search.com is a fake search engine that supposedly enhances the web browsing experience by providing fake search results and easy access to popular sites. In addition, it changes the settings of installed browsers and track users browsing related information. For this reason, it is categorized as potentially unwanted program or browser hijacker.
Get.streams-search.com targets browsers including Internet Explorer, Google chrome, Opera, Safari and Mozilla Firefox. It changes the settings and assigns the new tab URL, homepage and default search engine options to feed.serachstreams.com. It reassigns the settings time to time and prevents users to return to the previous browser setting options.
Thus, users are forced to visit the said domain all the time when they open their browsing tabs/windows. Further, the worst part of Get.streams-search.com is its ability of data tracking. It can track users browsing session and collect the data relating to it such as IP addresses, visited websites, geo-locations, entered search queries and so on.
Thus, developers behind the threat could share the details with third parties who misuse the data to generate illicit revenue that can cost on privacy and can cause users identity. Due to all these reasons you are strongly recommended to remove Get.streams-search.com from the browser and the system as soon as possible.
Distribution methods of Get.streams-search.com:
Usually, Get.streams-search.com enters into your machine via various different ways. Some of them include spam email attachments, bundles of free software programs, porn or torrent sites, harmful hyperlinks, peer to peer sharing files and many other methods. After infiltration, it will disable your antivirus and firewall security programs to avoid its removal and detection. This virus can also inject its malign codes to get started on your device automatically. So, you are strongly advised not to use any of the aforementioned methods for performing any online activities as these all are the main reasons of browser hijacker or malware intrusion.
How to prevent intruding unwanted apps?
It is recommended to use official websites and direct links for any software download. Other untrustworthy sources should not be used as these tools are used to distribute unwanted or even malicious programs. Intrusive ads that are displayed on dubious pages should not be clicked as they often redirect to various unreliable websites or cause downloads and installations of unwanted software.
During installation, it is important to read terms and agreements carefully till the end. Never skip custom or advance options that are available in download/installation processes and opt out all additionally attached apps. To keep PC safe and secure from further more damage, you are advised to remove Get.streams-search.com as early as possible.
Type: Redirect, Browser Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab
Short Description: Each application on your browser could get affected. They can redirect your searches on harmful websites constantly.
Affected browser settings: default search engine, homepage and new tab of URL bar.
Symptoms: Modifying internet browsers settings and encourage users to visit hijacker’s sites whenever they open new browsing tab or type any query into URL bar.
Distribution methods: Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads, harmful websites and many more.
Damage: Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites and loss of private information.
Removal: Use Spyhunter to remove Get.streams-search.com automatically from the computer or go through given below removal instructions.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Get.streams-search.com:
Remove the related items of Get.streams-search.com using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Get.streams-search.com issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Get.streams-search.com) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Get.streams-search.com removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Get.streams-search.com still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Get.streams-search.com plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Get.streams-search.com removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Get.streams-search.com (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.