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 StreamingWhereTV(.)com |
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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.