Have you started the web browser and found a previously unseen browser extension called StreamJunkie Search? Then it’s a sign that your PC has become a victim of this unwanted web browser plugin. It’s a type of potentially unwanted programs which alters the personal computer’s browser settings so that you are rerouted to an unwanted page. You need to follow the step-by-step tutorial below as soon as possible to remove StreamJunkie Search addon and stop the ability to penetrate of more harmful software on your PC.
If the StreamJunkie Search plugin has been installed onto your personal computer then you will be forced to use its own search engine. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may display unwanted and harmful ads created to trick you into buying some questionable software or products, provide search results that may reroute your browser to certain deceptive, misleading or harmful web-pages. We suggest that you use only the reliable search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
The StreamJunkie Search plugin can make changes to some settings of all your typical web-browsers, and blocks them from modifying. And finally, the StreamJunkie Search add-on can gather a wide variety of user information like what web-pages you’re opening, what you’re looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, can be transferred to third parties.
We strongly recommend you to complete the instructions which follow below. We’ll show you how to remove StreamJunkie Search extension from your Google Chromeand other web browsers forever.
Remove StreamJunkie Search extension
There are present several free extension removal utilities. Also it is possible to get rid of StreamJunkie Search addon manually. But we suggest to combine all these solutions below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the guidance. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or restart your computer.
Manual StreamJunkie Search extension removal
The useful removal tutorial for the StreamJunkie Search extension. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove StreamJunkie Search plugin let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete PUPs through the Windows Control Panel
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed applications. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of software by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious applications, they are the ones you need to delete.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all programs installed on the machine.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Get rid of StreamJunkie Search plugin from Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we suggest you to reset Chrome web-browser. It’ll return Chrome settings including new tab page, home page and search engine by default to defaults.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet browser will show 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 displayed on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The internet browser will launch the process of cleaning. Once it’s complete, the internet browser’s settings including new tab page, startpage and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
StreamJunkie Search add-on automatic removal
There are not many good free anti-malware applications with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, adware, plugins and other potentially unwanted programs. We suggest to run several programs, not just one. These programs that listed below will allow you delete all components of the add-on from your disk and Windows registry and thereby delete StreamJunkie Search extension.
How to remove StreamJunkie Search with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
We suggest using the Zemana. You can download and install Zemana Free to scan for and remove StreamJunkie Search plugin from your PC system. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Now you can set up and use Zemana AntiMalware to remove StreamJunkie Search extension from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Click the following link to download Zemana Anti Malware setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the install package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your system.
During setup you can change some settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is done, this malware removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button .Zemana AntiMalware application will scan through the whole machine for the StreamJunkie Search extension that alters your startpage and search engine. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
Once the checking is finished, Zemana Anti Malware will display a scan report. When you’re ready, press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will get rid of StreamJunkie Search addon that cause a redirect to an annoying site and add items to the Quarantine. When that process is complete, you may be prompted to restart your machine to make the change take effect.
Run Malwarebytes to remove add-on
Manual StreamJunkie Search extension removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the extension may be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of extension. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted software, adware and toolbars that your PC system can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as displayed on the image below.
When the install begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is done, you’ll see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your machine for the StreamJunkie Search extension and other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and ad-supported software. While the MalwareBytes application is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
Once finished, a list of all items detected is produced. In order to remove all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove StreamJunkie Search addon and other web-browser’s malicious addons and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once the clean up is done, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video explains tutorial on how to get rid of hijacker, ad supported software and other malware with MalwareBytes.
Remove StreamJunkie Search extension and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can check your machine for a wide range of security threats such as ad-supported software, malware, PUPs as well as StreamJunkie Search extension and other security threats. It will perform a deep scan of your machine including hard drives and Microsoft Windows registry. After a malicious software is detected, it will help you to delete all found threats from your computer by a simple click.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 8, 2019
- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- When the downloading process is finished, start 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” for checking your PC system for the StreamJunkie Search add-on and other kinds of potential threats such as malicious software and adware. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- Once finished, you will be opened the list of all found items on your computer. Review the report and then press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your PC system, click “OK”.
The tutorial shown in detail in the following video.
How to block StreamJunkie Search redirect
We suggest to install an ad-blocker program which can stop various unwanted web pages. The adblocker utility like AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious web sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocking software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
- Download AdGuard application from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once downloading is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that 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 start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up advertisements, 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 icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How to avoid install of StreamJunkie Search add-on
Most often, the freeware installer includes the optional adware or PUPs such as this plugin. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual setup mode. Here disable (uncheck) all additional applications in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the additional programs which you don’t trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free programs is installed, if you uninstall this software, the startpage, newtab and default search engine of your favorite browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the few simple steps above.
Now your PC system should be free of the StreamJunkie Search addon and other web-browser’s unwanted plugins. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new addons and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block undesired popup ads and harmful web-sites). Moreover, to prevent addons, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with StreamJunkie Search plugin related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.