How to remove StreaminSearches (streaminsearchs.com)

What is StreaminSearches

This content written about how to remove. StreaminSearches StreaminSearches is an unwanted piece categorized as a browser hijacker. Software within this category targets Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and other browsers to dictate new settings. These settings are vividly-seen in the change of a homepage and search engine to streaminsearchs.com. Some additional widgets ostensibly meant to improve browsing are also added along with the change of the previously-mentioned. Whilst they can seem to be useful and alleviate the usage, there are significant drawbacks that can damage your privacy. Browser hijackers are capable of gathering personal data (e.g. passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) and selling it to third-party ventures. Moreover, instead of using the new search engine for showing results, it simply redirects to legitimate Yahoo.com. This is another useless feature that does not give any browsing advantage over competitors. Thus, our recommendation is to delete StreaminSearches from your PC to ensure further safety of data.

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How StreaminSearches infected your computer
Browser hijackers like StreaminSearches can appear on your PC after installing free or pirated software. This is because such software is usually constructed into so-called repacks that contain additional offers. Whenever users opt for such an installation, they dismiss checking “Advanced” or “Custom” options that include third-party programs. Even though they can be deselected in the process, most users rush towards the end of the setup and forget about such sections. Therefore, better spend some time unchecking extra software to avoid unwanted infections like StreaminSearches in the future. You can use our tutorial to learn more about protectionary measures to avert such infections below.

Remove StreaminSearches manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full StreaminSearches removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the StreaminSearches installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Disable push notifications from streaminsearchs.com in browsers

Remove streaminsearchs.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. Open advanced settings by clicking Advanced in the bottom.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Content settings.
  4. Click on Notifications menu (with the bell icon).
  5. Set up preferred overall settings for push notifications and click Manage exceptions… button.
  6. Find streaminsearchs.com in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove streaminsearchs.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Options.
  2. Choose Content tab on the left side.
  3. Under Notifications, set up preferred overall settings for push-notifications and click Choose… button.
  4. Find streaminsearchs.com in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Safe Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove streaminsearchs.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find streaminsearchs.com in the list and click Remove button.

Remove streaminsearchs.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find streaminsearchs.com, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove streaminsearchs.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, and in the left part click Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions section, click Manage permissions button.
  4. Find streaminsearchs.com in the list and click on the cross sign to remove the setting and disable its notifications.

Note: StreaminSearches can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

    1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.

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    1. Type in and execute the following commands:
      rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
      rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
      gpupdate /force

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Remove StreaminSearches from Control Panel

To start removing StreaminSearches you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “StreaminSearches” or “streaminsearchs.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Mac.

Remove StreaminSearches from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. StreaminSearches might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag StreaminSearches from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove StreaminSearches from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find StreaminSearches or other suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove StreaminSearches from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find StreaminSearches or other suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove StreaminSearches from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find StreaminSearches or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove StreaminSearches from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall StreaminSearches from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate StreaminSearches or other suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate StreaminSearches or other suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall StreaminSearches

In some cases, StreaminSearches won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall StreaminSearches. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the StreaminSearches folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall StreaminSearches in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove StreaminSearches or other suspicious program

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall StreaminSearches using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of StreaminSearches. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag StreaminSearches from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with StreaminSearches.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling StreaminSearches from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the StreaminSearches extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find StreaminSearches extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find StreaminSearches or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose StreaminSearches or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove StreaminSearches from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling the program from Control Panel. To disable StreaminSearches, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable StreaminSearches or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, StreaminSearches does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find StreaminSearches or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

StreaminSearches installs a search engine (streaminsearchs.com), that hijacks your browsers. Here is the instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

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You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

Download Shortcut Cleaner

Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like StreaminSearches may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and able to break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-virus programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like StreaminSearches.

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