Have you tried to open a well-known page and found that your web-browser is redirected to a previously unseen web site called engine.streamate.doublepimp.com? If you answered ‘Yes’ then your need to know that your PC is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The adware is a type of dangerous software that alters your PC’s browser settings so that you will be randomly rerouted to an annoying advertisements. Follow the instructions below as quickly as possible It will clean your PC system from the adware and thereby remove annoying engine.streamate.doublepimp.com pop-ups. Moreover, the guide will help you to block the ability to penetrate of more malicious viruses and trojans on your computer.
The ad-supported software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the PC system for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the internet browser, you will see an unwanted engine.streamate.doublepimp.com web-site.
The ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertisements within the Firefox, Chrome, IE and MS Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ad-supported software may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will change the web-browser’s start page and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We suggest you to remove adware and clean your machine from engine.streamate.doublepimp.com pop-up ads ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to completely remove the reroute to engine.streamate.doublepimp.com annoying web site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How did engine.streamate.doublepimp.com pop-up ads get on your computer
Probably, the adware get installed onto your system when you have installed a freeware 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 web sites. Even removing the application that contains adware, does not help you remove the engine.streamate.doublepimp.com ads. Therefore, you must follow the guide below to remove all unwanted advertisements.
How to manually remove engine.streamate.doublepimp.com
Without a doubt, the ad supported software is harmful to your PC. So you need to quickly and completely delete this dangerous software. To delete this ad-supported software, you can use the manual removal that are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing malicious software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, that will allow you to remove engine.streamate.doublepimp.com pop-ups easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in system or in the case where ‘ad supported’ software is not removed automatically.
- Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove engine.streamate.doublepimp.com redirect
- Remove engine.streamate.doublepimp.com redirect from Chrome
- Remove engine.streamate.doublepimp.com from Firefox
- Delete engine.streamate.doublepimp.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and remove all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Remove the unwanted software may remove the unwanted ads or web browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web sites.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It’ll open a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove engine.streamate.doublepimp.com redirect
Once the ad-supported software is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the 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 which begins with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove engine.streamate.doublepimp.com redirect from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove engine.streamate.doublepimp.com from Firefox
First, launch the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete engine.streamate.doublepimp.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, launch the IE, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying engine.streamate.doublepimp.com web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press 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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image 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 engine.streamate.doublepimp.com redirect with Malwarebytes
Delete engine.streamate.doublepimp.com manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and get rid of the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your PC system. Moreover, this free application will help you to delete internet browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the steps below to get rid of the engine.streamate.doublepimp.com unwanted ads completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once install is done, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware which causes the redirect to engine.streamate.doublepimp.com web-site. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the ad-supported software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to get rid of adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Block engine.streamate.doublepimp.com pop-ups and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use program that blocks access to harmful ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can stop the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, web sites such as engine.streamate.doublepimp.com, 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.
Remove engine.streamate.doublepimp.com redirect and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the unwanted engine.streamate.doublepimp.com redirect from the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is launched, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and adware which shows ads from engine.streamate.doublepimp.com web site. When it has finished scanning your computer, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to delete ad-supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious software.
Now your computer should be free of the engine.streamate.doublepimp.com pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and unwanted 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 dangerous software and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete engine.streamate.doublepimp.com redirect from your machine, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.