StreamFrenzy

What is StreamFrenzy?

StreamFrenzy appears to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP) compatible with Google Chrome. Apparently, the application can change its default search engine and new tab page with mysearch.com. According to our researchers, this search engine may show modified search results, which means there could be irritating advertising content among them. More than that, there is a possibility that part of them might be possibly malicious. Therefore, we advise users not to take any chances with StreamFrenzy and eliminate this suspicious browser extension at once. If you want to learn more before deciding what to do, you could continue reading this article and should you choose to remove the PUP from Google Chrome we encourage you to use the deletion instructions available at the end of this text.testtesttest

Where does StreamFrenzy come from?

StreamFrenzy seems to have an official web page from where it can be downloaded (install.streamfrenzy.com/?pid=11111). However, to get to this site, the user should either know it or be redirected to it. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say it is more likely the second case since the PUP was noticed being promoted via suspicious pop-up advertisements. The user might encounter them while visiting various unreliable file-sharing web pages, although such ads could also be displayed by similar threats located on the user’s system. Thus, if this was the case for you and you have been noticing other questionable ads too, we would recommend checking the system with a legitimate antimalware tool just to make sure there are no potential threats on it. Plus, the next time you come across such content it would be advisable not to interact with it unless you are one hundred percent sure it will not cause any trouble.

How does StreamFrenzy work?

Once installed the PUP might replace a couple of your default browser settings. As explained earlier in the article StreamFrenzy could do so by placing mysearch.com instead of your default search engine or new tab page. Besides providing a search engine, the application should add a toolbar below the browser’s address bar; on it, the user should find links to popular web pages, e.g., amazon.com, youtube.com, and so on. Naturally, for users who visit such sites often, the tool might appear to be quite useful.

The problem is with time the user may start seeing targeted advertising content among mysearch.com displayed search results. Our researchers say there is such a possibility because StreamFrenzy provided tool uses a modified search engine, and because of it some additional content like third-party advertisements could be added to displayed results. It is important to mention that if the user notices such material, it might be best to stay away from it since some of it could be possibly malicious. For example, the ads may promote other PUPs or unreliable applications alike, lead to sites distributing malware or scam web pages, and so on.

How to erase StreamFrenzy?

Provided you do not wish to encounter possibly malicious ads accidentally; we advise you not to keep this PUP on your browser. One way to get rid of StreamFrenzy is to remove all data belonging to it manually. As promised, the instructions available below this paragraph can show you how to achieve this. The other option is to employ a legitimate antimalware tool and perform a full system scan with it. If you choose this option, you could erase the suspicious browser extension along with other possible threats by simply pressing the removal button. Plus, such a tool could help you guard the system against future threats too.

Eliminate StreamFrenzy

  1. Press Windows key+E.
  2. Navigate to the provided locations:
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\%PROFILE ID%\Extensions
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\%PROFILE ID%\Extensions
  3. Look for folders called dkeihdiajpenlodoaffemeajmmcilgji, right-click them and select Delete.
  4. Then go to: %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  5. Find files called:
    chrome-extension_dkeihdiajpenlodoaffemeajmmcilgji_0.localstorage
    chrome-extension_dkeihdiajpenlodoaffemeajmmcilgji_0.localstorage-journal
  6. Right-click them separately and click Delete.
  7. Lastly, navigate to: %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  8. Erase files called Preferences and Secure Preferences.
  9. Close File Explorer.
  10. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of StreamFrenzy*

Remove these StreamFrenzy Files:

config.json
storage.js
icon19on.png
background.js
ajax.js
PartnerId.js
icon128.png
content_script.js
computed_hashes.json
chrome.js
verified_contents.json
urlUtils.js
ul.js
product.html
b2b-partner-tracking.js
util.js
extension_detect.js
product.js
TabManager.js
dlpHelper.js
000003.log
LOG
icon16.png
pageUtils.js
index.js
icon19disabled.png
webtooltabAPI.js
icon48.png
CURRENT
stubby.html
TemplateParser.js
urlFragmentActions.js
dlp.js
manifest.json
dynamicNewTab.html
logger.js
MANIFEST-000001
LOG.old
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