StreamingWhereTV(.)com is a browser hijacker. You will see it everywhere in your browsers. The hijacker will modify the new tab, search engine, and homepage while it can also add a browser extension. To remove it, you should carefully read this article. Sponsored results and advertisements are not excluded from showing in your searches.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The new tab and the homepage of your browsers will be changed and you could see sponsored content in searches.|
|Symptoms||Sets a new browser search engine, homepage and new tab page.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss StreamingWhereTV(.)com.|
StreamingWhereTV(.)com – Distribution
StreamingWhereTV(.)com is generally distributed through third-party installers. The hijacker can get inside your PC, without you being aware, because it hides in freeware installations and bundled packages. Packages like that contain additional components for installation, which are not disclosed properly, thus getting StreamingWhereTV(.)com. To avoid this in the future, you should check for a Custom or an Advanced setting in an installation setup.
The hijacker can distribute from advertisements, as well as pop-ups and banners, or by visiting untrusted websites. StreamingWhereTV(.)com affiliate sites and partners can prompt you with an install setup with the unwanted program inside. The hijacker can add a related browser extension or add-on. Browsers that could be affected are mainly Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.
StreamingWhereTV(.)com – Description
StreamingWhereTV(.)com is a usual browser hijacker. If it is installed on your PC, it will make noticeable changes to all of your browsers. The hijacker modifies the search engine, new tab page, and the homepage of every browser. It may as well put an extension or an add-on to a browser. The extension can do the following actions as described in its policy:
- Read and change your data on all streamingwheretv(.)com sites.
- Communicate with cooperating websites
- Change your home page to: streamingwheretv(.)com/
- Change your search settings to: streamingwheretv(.)com
Its main page is StreamingWhereTV(.)com and searches will filter via that domain. Although, the custom new tab shows a blank address so it is unknown where that leads to, specifically.
You could witness advertisements that appear on web pages you browse, like pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and even in-text links. You can get redirected from them. Websites you are redirected to can make money from every redirect hit.
StreamingWhereTV(.)com is advertised as a streaming site for watching Movies and TV shows online, but it fails to deliver. For TV, shows you get redirects to sites that can be related to a particular show, but isn’t available to you. For movies, you get a little information about 30 movies that there is absolutely no option for online watching:
The hijacker is intrusive in its data collection:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your IP address
- A unique identifier number
- Your device type
- Your country code
- Hardware and software
- Configuration and operating system
- Browser type and usage
- Capability and performance
Remove StreamingWhereTV(.)com Completely
To remove StreamingWhereTV(.)com manually from your system, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. If the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker effectively, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software will keep your computer protected in the future.
Delete StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Windows and Your Browser
Remove StreamingWhereTV(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove StreamingWhereTV(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall StreamingWhereTV(.)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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by StreamingWhereTV(.)com 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 StreamingWhereTV(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of StreamingWhereTV(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall StreamingWhereTV(.)com 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 StreamingWhereTV(.)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:
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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove StreamingWhereTV(.)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.
Erase StreamingWhereTV(.)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.
Uninstall StreamingWhereTV(.)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.
Remove StreamingWhereTV(.)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".
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 StreamingWhereTV(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate StreamingWhereTV(.)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.