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Remove Home.streamitwhere.com Browser Hijacker

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This article aims to help you with the removal of Home.streamitwhere.com from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide to remove this nasty hijacker completely from your PC.

Home.streamitwhere.com is a website that hijacks the settings of popular browsers in order to push a hoax search engine and spy on online activities. It may replace the homepage and new tab page with its domain. In addition, its hoax search engine takes the place of the default search engine. There are a few reasons why it is better to remove this annoying hijacker than continue using its services including data collection, a lot of advertisements, and risk of privacy-related issues. Keep reading to learn more about the impact of Home.streamitwhere.com and how it could be removed entirely from the infected PC.

Threat Summary

Name Home.streamitwhere.com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The suspicious domain Home.streamitwhere.com can be set as homepage and new tab page in each affected browser. A rogue search engine is set as default one.
Symptoms The homepage and new tab page of affected browsers can display the main page of Home.streamitwhere.com hijacker. Many advertisements flood the browser and make it sluggish.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Home.streamitwhere.com – Methods of Distribution

You could notice the presence of Home.streamitwhere.com in your browser after the installation of a desired app you downloaded from the net. Browser hijackers like Home.streamitwhere.com are often spread via software bundles. Many developers choose to incorporate them into the installers of their free apps as a way to monetize their projects. The bad news is that most of the times they do not disclose accurately the existence of such potentially unwanted programs and users get tricked into installing them unintentionally. In some cases, however, information about additional components may be found in the Advanced or Custom configuration options provided in the freeware installer. That’s why it is advisable to choose them each time you decide to install new software on your PC. By accessing them, you will be aware of all apps that are set for installation and eventually will be able to deselect all that you don’t want.

Except via software bundles and third-party installers Home.streamitwhere.com may sneak into the system with the help of malicious scripts injected into various websites. They could be designed to land on the system after you visit a compromised web page and then exploit browser vulnerabilities in order to infect the browser with Home.streamontheweb.com hijacker.

Home.streamontheweb.com is believed to hijack frequently used web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Home.streamontheweb.com – More Details

Once Home.streamitwhere.com gains access to your system it alters basic browser settings without asking for your permission. Then it starts to appear during each browsing session and force you to use its services. The suspicious domain Home.streamitwhere.com could be set as homepage, new tab page and default search engine. Its main page displays a search field and several links to popular websites. In addition, something like a toolbar is situated on the top of the page. The bar provides another search field and two buttons that once clicked display long lists of movies and shows. You can see a picture of Home.streamitwhere.com main page below.

Home.streamitwhere.com hijacker main page fake search engine

At first, the suspicious website could make you believe that it’s a useful and reliable one. Its design resembles a lot the design of some trustworthy search engines. But do you really think that any good search engine lacks its own database? In fact, as you can notice Home.streamitwhere.com is designed to redirect all search queries to Google search which means that its search engine is a fake one. And in case that you prefer the services of Google, you could easily set its search engine as a default one after you remove Home.streamitwhere.com hijacker form the affected browser and make sure that your system is secure. Otherwise, the annoying hijacker will still be able to diminish your browsing experience.

The not so obvious features of Home.streamitwhere.com include data collection and ads delivery. Apparently, this website is not created to be useful to the users who want to access the information they need. Its primary purpose is to obtain specific details about you, your system and online behavior so it can deliver targeted content and a lot of nasty advertisements in the affected browser. All those ads aim to trick you into clicking on them as each click generates revenue to Home.streamitwhere.com’s owners. Unfortunately, as long as you are using the services your consent of data collection is taken for granted.

Home.streamitwhere.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy page of the Home.streamitwhere.com site is accessible from a hyperlink, located at the footer of its main page. The Policy provides thorough information about the data collection done by this browser hijacker. Below, you can see exactly what information can be gathered from you when you are using any of the Home.streamitwhere.com services.

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Your telephone number
  • Information you provide
  • Other Identifying Information

Cookies connected to Home.streamitwhere.com browser hijacking site are also used to acquire more information related to your internet activity and habits. The Home.streamitwhere.com owners could disclose the records of your data with third-parties of unknown origin that eventually will use them to deliver you additional annoying advertisements.

Remove Home.streamitwhere.com Browser Hijacker

The steps listed below will help you to remove Home.streamitwhere.com hijacker completely from affected Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, and Safari browsers. In the guide that follows, you will also find how to remove this nasty program from your Windows system. There are two removal approaches – manual and automatic. In case that after the manual removal you still experience redirects to Home.streamitwhere.com, you need to scan the system for some leftovers. With the help of an advanced anti-malware tool, you can easily locate and eliminate all leftovers.

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Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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How to Remove Home.streamitwhere.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Home.streamitwhere.com

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Home.streamitwhere.com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Home.streamitwhere.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Home.streamitwhere.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Home.streamitwhere.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Home.streamitwhere.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Home.streamitwhere.com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Home.streamitwhere.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Home.streamitwhere.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Home.streamitwhere.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Home.streamitwhere.com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Home.streamitwhere.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Home.streamitwhere.com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Home.streamitwhere.com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Home.streamitwhere.com:


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Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Home.streamitwhere.com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase Home.streamitwhere.com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Home.streamitwhere.com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove Home.streamitwhere.com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Home.streamitwhere.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Home.streamitwhere.com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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