Have you become that your browser randomly displays plyit.stream misleading pop-up ads offering install a questionable browser extension? It’s a sign that you have an installed adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) on your computer. The ad supported software is a part of malicious software that created to open lots of unwanted ads. You need to follow the guide below ASAP. It will clear your computer from adware that generates a large amount of advertisements in the browser and thereby delete the redirect to plyit.stream web site.
The ad supported software can change the settings of the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, but often that a dangerous software like this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time start the web browser to see plyit.stream unwanted advertisements.
While your PC system is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge may be redirected to plyit.stream unwanted page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a huge number of unwanted ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all sites, including web sites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
Therefore it is very important to follow the few simple steps below ASAP. The steps will assist you to delete adware as well as clean your personal computer from the plyit.stream ads. What is more, the steps below will help you get rid of other dangerous software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the machine along with the ‘ad supported’ software.
How to plyit.stream pop-up ads get installed onto machine
Probably, the ad-supported software get installed onto your PC when you have installed a free software like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the install packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar pages. Even removing the program that contains ‘ad supported’ software, does not help you get rid of the plyit.stream ads. Therefore, you must follow the instructions below to remove all annoying advertisements.
How to manually remove plyit.stream pop-up
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this harmful software. To remove this ad supported software, you can use the manual removal that are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to delete plyit.stream easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in computer or in the case where adware is not removed automatically.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove plyit.stream redirect
- Remove plyit.stream pop-up ads from FF
- Remove plyit.stream pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove plyit.stream advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted web-pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed software. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the internet browser redirect to unwanted plyit.stream pop-up ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted popup ads and browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to remove, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove plyit.stream redirect
When the ad-supported software is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove plyit.stream pop-up ads from FF
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the reroute onto plyit.stream page.
First, start the FF and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software. Once it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove plyit.stream pop-ups from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the malware and adware, as well as to restore the browser’s settings that have been changed by ‘ad supported’ software.
- Now run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your start page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove plyit.stream advertisements from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted plyit.stream web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of plyit.stream with Malwarebytes
Remove plyit.stream manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your machine. Moreover, this free application will help you to remove browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too. You can follow the few simple steps below to get rid of the plyit.stream annoying redirect completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 31, 2017
Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as on the image below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your system for the adware which causes the redirect to plyit.stream web-site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the checking is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing the ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. Once the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to get rid of adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Block plyit.stream and other annoying web pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that stops access to malicious ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
When the download is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is done, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, sites like plyit.stream, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with plyit.stream pop-up ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove plyit.stream advertisements, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 29, 2017
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button for checking your system for the ad supported software that generates plyit.stream advertisements.
- Once the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the guide above on how to remove ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your PC system should be free of the plyit.stream advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and annoying harmful pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new harmful programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete plyit.stream advertisements from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.