There are many types of malware and one of them is ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The adware, which causes the appearance of Negauga.stream popup that offers to install an questionable extension, have a negative impact on the functioning of your personal computer. It alters system settings, generates a huge number of various popups, slows down the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that web pages are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the adware is showing popups, so it may redirect your browser to an annoying web page like Negauga.stream, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the web browser’s address bar, then the web-browser is anyway will open an unwanted ad web page.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to open dozens of pop ups, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. So, the Negauga.stream is just one of the many pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the internet browser’s constant stream of popups, or redirect the browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-pages.
Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their sites, so the creators of ad supported software, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ad supported software receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some adware to also modify all web-browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to reroute your web-browser to undesired ad web-sites such as Negauga.stream, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Table of contents
- What is Negauga.stream
- How to remove Negauga.stream pop ups
- How to remove Negauga.stream pop ups without any software
- Remove Negauga.stream associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to delete Negauga.stream redirect
- Remove Negauga.stream from Firefox by resetting browser settings
- Delete Negauga.stream popups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove Negauga.stream pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Delete Negauga.stream pop ups with free programs
- How to remove Negauga.stream pop ups without any software
- Stop Negauga.stream pop ups and other unwanted web sites
- Tips to prevent Negauga.stream pop-ups and other unwanted programs
- Finish words
Therefore it’s very important to follow the guide below as quickly as possible. The guide will allow you to remove ad supported software as well as clean your machine from the Negauga.stream popups. What is more, the steps below will help you get rid of other harmful software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate into machine along with the adware.
How to remove Negauga.stream pop ups
Even if you have the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you’ve checked your machine for malware and removed anything found, you need to do the instructions below. The Negauga.stream pop-ups removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus software are not developed to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash MS Windows. Instead we suggest complete the manual steps below after that run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner, which are free software dedicated to detect and delete adware that redirects your internet browser to intrusive Negauga.stream web page. Use these tools to ensure the ad supported software is removed.
How to remove Negauga.stream pop ups without any software
The instructions will help you get rid of Negauga.stream redirect. These Negauga.stream removal steps work for the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Remove Negauga.stream associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of annoying popup or internet browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to delete Negauga.stream redirect
Important to know, most anti malware software that are able to delete adware, but unable to scan for and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge web-browsers manually.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your internet browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad supported software can modify it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown in the figure below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an intrusive web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Negauga.stream from Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting your FF is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the redirect to Negauga.stream web-site.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete Negauga.stream popups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, that installed by an malware.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete Negauga.stream redirect, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like home page, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
Remove Negauga.stream pop-ups from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the web browser’s settings like newtab, startpage and search provider by default that have been replaced by the adware that causes multiple unwanted pop up and popups.
First launch the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will launch the task of cleaning. Once it is done, the web-browser’s settings including start page, new tab and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your personal computer, it will open Negauga.stream undesired web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all malicious tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will display a prompt which 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, click “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 open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the unwanted software, then this task also should be removed.
Further click 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 done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete Negauga.stream pop ups with free programs
There are not many good free anti malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, ad-supported software, hijackers and other PUPs. We suggest to use several programs, not just one. These applications which listed below will help you remove all components of the ad supported software from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove Negauga.stream pop ups.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to delete Negauga.stream
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You may download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find ad supported software and thereby get rid of Negauga.stream pop-ups from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge internet browsers. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on your system.
- Download Zemana anti malware (ZAM) by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- Once the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, press the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the adware which made to redirect your internet browser to various ad pages like Negauga.stream. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC and the speed of your PC. When a malware, ad supported software or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
- As the scanning ends, it will display a list of all threats detected by this utility. In order to remove all items, simply click “Next”. When the process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
Remove Negauga.stream pop-ups with Malwarebytes
Delete Negauga.stream redirect manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free program will allow you to delete malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and hijackers that your system can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When downloading is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown in the figure below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out ad supported software that causes lots of undesired Negauga.stream pop up. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your computer. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After it completes the scan, it’ll display you the results. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now begin to remove ad-supported software which developed to reroute your internet browser to various ad web-sites such as Negauga.stream. When the process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to remove browser hijacker, ad-supported software and other malicious software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Scan and free your PC system of ad-supported software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool which can scan your machine for a wide range of security threats like malicious software, adwares, potentially unwanted software as well as adware that causes annoying Negauga.stream pop up. It will perform a deep scan of your PC including hard drives and Microsoft Windows registry. When a malware is found, it will help you to get rid of all found threats from your PC system with a simple click.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 8, 2019
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then click Save.
- After the downloading process is finished, launch the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan with this utility for the ad supported software which causes undesired Negauga.stream pop up. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, ‘ad supported’ software or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
- When the system scan is done, you’ll be opened the list of all detected items on your PC. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your machine, click “OK”.
The instructions shown in detail in the following video.
Stop Negauga.stream pop ups and other unwanted web sites
We suggest to install an ad-blocker program that can block Negauga.stream and other annoying web-sites. The ad blocker utility such as AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the World Wide Web and stops access to malicious web-pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocking programs is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is done, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 run automatically and block popups, pages such Negauga.stream, as well as other malicious or misleading 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 can be found on your desktop.
Tips to prevent Negauga.stream pop-ups and other unwanted programs
These days certain free programs developers bundle additional software that could be PUPs like this adware, with a view to making some money. These are not freeware as install an unwanted applications on to your Windows machine. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual installation mode, uncheck all third-party programs.
Now your PC should be free of the ad-supported software that cause intrusive Negauga.stream pop ups to appear. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop ups and intrusive malicious web-pages) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your computer for new malicious software, hijacker infections 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 hijacker infections, malware and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Negauga.stream pop-ups from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.