What is StreamingWhereTV?
Our security experts categorize StreamingWhereTV as a browser hijacker, but it can also be considered a browser extension or a potentially unwanted program, too. Either way, the bottom line is that this application should not be allowed to remain on your computer because it could easily redirect you to unfamiliar and dangerous websites. You will do yourself a favor if you remove StreamingWhereTV from your computer right now. Luckily, manual removal is not complicated, and you can do that by following the instructions you will find right below this description. For more questions, do not hesitate to ask via the comment box.
Where does StreamingWhereTV come from?
This browser hijacker (let us use this category) may have more than one distribution method employed. What’s more, it might also be hard at times to categorize this application as a potential security threat because it has an official homepage and can be downloaded directly. And programs that do not hide themselves and are available in plain sight are hardly malicious infections.
So what are the direct distribution methods used by StreamingWhereTV? First, the program has the main homepage, and you can easily access it via startsreaming.net. Also, the application has a section in the Chrome Web Store, so that users can add it to their browser via the official add-on provider. However, what about all these users who complain they have no idea how this application entered their computers?
These users are not making things up because the application can definitely arrive unexpectedly in a software package. What we have in mind is probably the most common freeware distribution method employed nowadays – software bundling. It means that one installer file carries more than one application, and all of them get installed together. Sometimes users have the chance to choose which applications are installed, and sometimes they do not.
These third-party installer files are usually available a file-sharing websites, so if you are about to download some program, it is for the best to download it from its official website rather than getting it from some third-party source. Also, you should go through the installation wizard’s steps one by one because by breezing through it you might be missing your opportunity to decline to install unwanted apps.
What does StreamingWhereTV do?
The application in question is compatible only with the Chrome browser, yet the installer file can still be dropped on your PC if you indulge in freeware apps. The official stance is that this program should help you look for movie and TV series streaming websites. It should basically work as a third-party mediator between you and some official streaming sites, but the question is whether you really a third-party application for that when you can go to a particular webpage directly.
We are also more concerned about the secondary functions of this program, rather than its original purpose. The problem is that StreamingWhereTV upon installation, the program changes your homepage and your new tab settings. Although it does not modify your default search engine, this type of behavior is obnoxious and intrusive, especially if you had no intention to install the program. On top of that, even if it does not change your default search engine, it DOES influence the search results to some extent because during our research we have found StreamingWhereTV displays modified Google search results.
These search results can be modified according to your web browsing history, and they might be catering to your likes and preferences. Do not be surprised to see that StreamingWhereTV collects information on your web browsing habits. Almost all browser hijackers do that. Although that is not something illegal, this kind of behavior is highly suspicious and possibly dangerous because you can never know who could make use of the collected information.
How do I remove StreamingWhereTV?
There is no need to tolerate this application even if it looks useful or reliable. Your best option right now it to delete StreamingWhereTV from your system. After manual removal, do not forget to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. You are bound to have more potential threats on-board, so you need to take care of them all. A powerful computer security tool of your choice will help you fix all the security issues, and safeguard your system against similar intruders in the future.
Manual StreamingWhereTV Removal
- Press Win+R and type %LOCALAPPDATA%.
- Press Enter and navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions.
- Find and remove the ceopeopklkjjgehbmjdohddokcencgoi folder.
- Perform a full system scan with a licensed security tool.
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