Are you seeing Siva.stream pop ups offering install an questionable browser extension? This means that your PC can be infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it opens a ton of undesired pop ups. Currently, this ad supported software are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free software, download and install them on the PC system without proper attention to the fact that the ad-supported software can penetrate into the PC along with them.
The ad-supported software may insert a huge count of ads directly to the pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising banners has been added by the creators of the web page. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful applications. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect a lot of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some adware to also change all browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to unwanted ad web sites such as Siva.stream, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
We strongly recommend that you perform the step-by-step guidance below which will help you to get rid of Siva.stream advertisements using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
Remove Siva.stream advertisements
There exist several free adware removal tools. Also it is possible to get rid of Siva.stream pop up advertisements manually. But we suggest to combine all these methods below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the tutorial. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your browser or reboot your machine.
Manual Siva.stream pop-up ads removal
Most common adware may be removed without any antivirus applications. The manual ‘ad supported’ software removal is article guidance that will teach you how to remove the Siva.stream ads.
Remove Siva.stream related programs through the Control Panel of your computer
First, go to MS Windows Control Panel and delete suspicious software, all applications you don’t remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to programs you installed just before Siva.stream ads appeared on your web-browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Net.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and get rid of all software which has the name similar to the Siva.stream web-page. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software or PUPs, then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your PC.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to delete Siva.stream redirect
Unfortunately, the ad supported software can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your internet browsers shortcuts), so that the Siva.stream ad page will be displayed when you open the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge or another browser.
Right click on the web browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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 “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all web-browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
Remove Siva.stream pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, restore preferences and security settings, delete redirects to intrusive Siva.stream page and ad-supported software.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox web-browser settings to its original state.
Delete Siva.stream ads from IE
By resetting IE web browser you revert back your internet browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad-supported software that causes multiple unwanted advertisements and pop-ups.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The 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 machine for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of Siva.stream pop-up ads, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage, new tab and default search provider to default state.
Remove Siva.stream ads from Google Chrome
Run the Reset browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like newtab page, startpage and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of internet browser redirects to intrusive ad pages such as Siva.stream.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your machine, it will display Siva.stream undesired web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a prompt 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your machine. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically remove Siva.stream pop ups
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of ad-supported software which cause unwanted Siva.stream pop ups to appear. So, we advise to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components with free ‘ad supported’ software removal software below.
Automatically delete Siva.stream pop up advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can detect security threats such adware and adwares which most ‘classic’ antivirus programs fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Siva.stream advertisements removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Download Zemana Anti Malware by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After the download is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ad supported software that causes web browsers to display annoying Siva.stream popup ads.
Depending on your personal computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will get rid of ad-supported software that causes multiple undesired ads and popups.
How to automatically delete Siva.stream with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find adware and thereby get rid of Siva.stream pop-up ads from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
Once downloading is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole system to find out adware which cause annoying Siva.stream popup ads to appear. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your personal computer. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we suggest you to read and follow the step-by-step guidance or the video guide below.
If the problem with Siva.stream popup ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes anti-malware or Zemana antimalware cannot remove this adware, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and adware that causes web browsers to open undesired Siva.stream pop up advertisements.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 19, 2017
After downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” to begin scanning your machine for the adware that causes intrusive Siva.stream popups. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. During the scan it’ll detect all threats exist on your PC.
Once it has completed scanning is complete, a list of all items detected is produced as shown in the figure below.
You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove adware which redirects your web-browser to undesired Siva.stream web-page. When the clean-up is finished, the utility may ask you to restart your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Use AdBlocker to block Siva.stream and stay safe online
We advise to install an ad blocking application that can stop Siva.stream and other intrusive web-pages. The adblocker tool such as AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Web and stops access to malicious web sites. Moreover, security experts says that using adblocker software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Net.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
- After the download is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up advertisements, web-pages such Siva.stream, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
Prevent Siva.stream redirect from installing
Now your system should be free of the ad-supported software that designed to reroute your web browser to various ad web-sites such as Siva.stream. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and unwanted harmful web-sites) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your machine for new malicious software, browser hijackers 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 hijackers, malware and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Siva.stream redirect from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.