Seeing StreamSearchVault Redirect in your browsers? StreamSearchVault is a suspicious domain as it can redirect and even trigger malicious actions in your browsers. StreamSearchVault can push advertisements and redirects, but can also land you on a page with a malicious script hidden inside.
StreamSearchVault Redirects Virus
StreamSearchVault is a domain connected with redirecting URLs of websites. The landing pages may contain spam, advertisements, and some sort of malicious scripts. You could end up on scam pages stating that you have malware or an outdated program requiring an update. Also, one more click could end up redirecting you, while your browser goes through loops, where a pay-per-click scheme is active. The StreamSearchVault redirect might acquire personal information and even modify settings on your browser or PC.
StreamSearchVault Browser Redirect
Redirects such as StreamSearchVault take over primary browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and others.
StreamSearchVault Redirect Summary
|Type||Redirect, Adware, Malicious Domain|
|Short Description||Each browser application on your computer could get affected. The redirect can land you on dozens of unknown web pages and you might see a lot of advertisements.|
|Symptoms||You will see a lot of redirects, scams, advertisements and even malicious content such as scareware trying to force you to buy a product you don’t actually need.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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StreamSearchVault Redirect – Why is it in My Browser Programs?
We have identified a new web browser redirect and hijacker combination that is being launched by an unknown hacking group. The StreamSearchVault Redirect follows the typical behavior sequence of other threats of this category. It is designed to show a page (designed by the hackers) that resembles a legitimate and useful search engine or download portal.
To do this the hackers can use popular distribution techniques, the most popular being the creation of the so-called web browser hijackers, dangerous extensions made for popular web applications. This is very similar to the virus carriers that can be both macro-infected documents and application installers. The documents are created in the most popular file formats, when opened they will ask the victims to enable the built-in scripts. If this is done the malware infection will start in the background. On the other hand, with the setup bundles, the malware will happen as soon as the files are launched.
A popular tactic that is also used to distribute such redirects is the bulk sending of email messages to the targets. This is done by once again adding in familiar-sounding graphics and content. Links to the virus files can be placed in the text or they can be directly attached to them. Dangerous files can be spread over the Internet in numerous ways, including the use of file-sharing networks, social media, download portals, and etc.
As soon as the site is loaded in a given web browser, either by visiting a link or having an active browser hijacker installation, the relevant behavior pattern will run. This usually starts with the starting up of tracking cookies, they can monitor the users’ behavior and report the gathered intelligence to the hackers.
Usually, other similar threats to the StreamSearchVault Redirect are created with the intention of displaying various forms of phishing content — forms, interactive fields, and popup windows that are modeled after well-known services, including online banking portals. They aim to hijack the users’ accounts and use them for various criminal purposes. This is done in combination with intrusive advertising — both of them will be present on the various sections of the hacker-controlled site.
One of the reasons why such web infections are deemed dangerous is that through the hijackers’ various host changes can take effect. Some of the malicious actions can be data removal — this is usually done to important files that make it very difficult to restore the computers. Examples are backups and shadow volume copies. Additionally, additional malware can be installed — web threats like this will likely run cryptocurrency miner scripts. They are executed from within the web browsers and designed to download and process complex mathematical tasks. By taking advantage of the processing power multiple ones can be run at once. For every completed task the criminals will receive a small commission fee.
Other actions can also be run by this infection. For this reason, we recommend that active instances are removed as soon as possible following their detection. This is to prevent further damage to the hosts.
Remove StreamSearchVault Redirect
Read on how to remove StreamSearchVault manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker redirect and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove StreamSearchVault Redirect from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of StreamSearchVault Redirect from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove StreamSearchVault Redirect from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase StreamSearchVault Redirect from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall StreamSearchVault Redirect from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove StreamSearchVault Redirect from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate StreamSearchVault Redirect from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove StreamSearchVault Redirect from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove StreamSearchVault Redirect
Step 2: Uninstall StreamSearchVault Redirect 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by StreamSearchVault Redirect on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by StreamSearchVault Redirect there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of StreamSearchVault Redirect from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall StreamSearchVault Redirect and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 StreamSearchVault Redirect 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove StreamSearchVault Redirect files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as StreamSearchVault Redirect, 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.
Remove StreamSearchVault Redirect 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.
Erase StreamSearchVault Redirect 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.
Uninstall StreamSearchVault Redirect 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.
Remove StreamSearchVault Redirect 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the StreamSearchVault Redirect will be removed.
Eliminate StreamSearchVault Redirect 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.