You may have arrived at this article because you are getting lots of unwanted StreamingTime popup ads when you surf the Web. May be possible that your machine has become a victim of a potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) group.
While your computer is infected by the StreamingTime ad-supported software, the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE may be redirected to various undesired web sites. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open a huge number of unwanted advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of pages 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 ads will appear on all pages, including sites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
As well as undesired browser redirects to StreamingTime ads, the adware can gather your Internet browsing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, web-browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web-sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or confidential information theft. This is another reason why the StreamingTime adware, which causes multiple unwanted advertisements and popups, should be removed as soon as possible.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some adware to also alter all web browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every affected shortcut will try to redirect your browser to unwanted web-sites, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
If you realized any of the symptoms mentioned above, we suggest you to complete steps below to remove the StreamingTime adware and delete any unwanted ads from your internet browsers.
How to remove Ads by StreamingTime adware
In most cases adware requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of MS Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team designed several removal solutions which we have combined in a detailed guidance. Therefore, if you’ve the StreamingTime adware on your PC and are currently trying to have it uninstalled then feel free to follow the instructions below in order to resolve your problem. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or exit this web-site. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove StreamingTime, perform the following steps:
- Manual StreamingTime ad supported software removal
- How to get rid of StreamingTime with freeware
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Do not know how your web-browser has been hijacked by StreamingTime ?
- To sum up
Manual StreamingTime ad supported software removal
These steps to delete StreamingTime without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully remove this StreamingTime adware that causes multiple undesired advertisements and pop-ups.
Delete potentially unwanted applications using Windows Control Panel
Some programs are free only because their setup file contains an ad supported software. This unwanted software generates profit for the developers when it is installed. More often this ad supported software can be uninstalled by simply uninstalling it from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in MS Windows control panel.
Make sure you have closed all web browsers and other applications. Next, delete any unrequested and suspicious apps from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, press the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of software installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the StreamingTime that causes a huge count of unwanted pop-up advertisements. Select the questionable program or the program that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in MS Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, choose “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the questionable or any unknown applications, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to uninstall this unwanted application from your machine.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an unwanted program, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove StreamingTime ad supported software from Google Chrome
The adware can change your Chrome settings without your knowledge. You may see an undesired web page as your search provider or home page, additional add-ons and toolbars. Reset Chrome internet browser will help you to delete StreamingTime adware and reset the unwanted changes caused by adware. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web browser will show the settings screen. Another method to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt as shown on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will launch the process of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including newtab page, start page and search engine by default back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Get rid of StreamingTime from Internet Explorer
By resetting IE web browser you return your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by StreamingTime adware that causes unwanted pop-ups.
First, open the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as default search engine, startpage and newtab to default state.
Remove StreamingTime from Firefox
The Firefox reset will get rid of redirects to unwanted StreamingTime ads, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
Launch the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the StreamingTime adware that causes multiple intrusive ads and popups. When, it is complete, press the “Finish” button.
How to get rid of StreamingTime with freeware
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of StreamingTime ad supported software that causes a lot of intrusive popups. So, we recommend to scan your PC system for any remaining harmful components with free ad-supported software removal programs below.
How to remove StreamingTime adware with Zemana
We recommend you run the Zemana Free that are completely clean your system of StreamingTime ad supported software that developed to redirect your web browser to various ad sites. Moreover, the utility will help you delete potentially unwanted apps, malicious software, toolbars and hijackers that your machine may be infected too.
Now you can install and use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to remove StreamingTime from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the following link to download Zemana setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Run the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your PC system.
During setup you can change certain settings, but we recommend you do not make any changes to default settings.
When setup is finished, this malicious software removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan” button to find the StreamingTime adware that cause intrusive pop-up advertisements to appear. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
When the scan get finished, a list of all threats found is prepared. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana will begin to remove the StreamingTime and other unwanted software. When the task is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer to make the change take effect.
Use Hitman Pro to remove StreamingTime from browser
Hitman Pro is a free removal utility that can scan your PC system for a wide range of security threats like malware, adware, PUPs as well as StreamingTime ad supported software which causes intrusive pop-up ads. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and Microsoft Windows registry. Once a malware is detected, it will help you to remove all found threats from your system with a simple click.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. After the tool is started, you will see a screen as displayed in the figure below.
Further, click “Next” button . Hitman Pro tool will start scanning the whole machine to find out the StreamingTime. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. Once Hitman Pro has finished scanning your PC, you can check all threats detected on your PC system like below.
Review the report and then click “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Scan and clean your machine of ad-supported software with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of the ad supported software. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove the StreamingTime from your web browsers, PUPs, malicious software, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Click the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware for MS Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When the download is complete, close all apps and windows on your system. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup MalwareBytes on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start checking your machine for the StreamingTime adware that causes a large count of unwanted pop-up ads. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
Once the scan get finished, MalwareBytes Free will open you the results. All detected items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will start to remove the StreamingTime adware and other security threats. When the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to restart the system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove ad supported software, browser hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all unwanted web-sites and annoying ads using only built-in MS Windows capabilities. However, there is a program out that you can use to block intrusive browser redirections, advertisements and pop-ups in any modern web browsers including Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer. It is named Adguard and it works very well.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install 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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop ads, as well as other harmful or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
Do not know how your web-browser has been hijacked by StreamingTime ?
The majority of adware spreads in the composition, together with free programs or even paid programs that Web users can easily download online. The installers of such applications, in many cases, clearly display that they will install additional programs. The option is given to users to block the setup of any optional programs. So, in order to avoid the setup of any adware: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, choose only Custom or Advanced setup mode and reject all bundled apps in which you are unsure.
To sum up
After completing the step-by-step tutorial above, your PC system should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Firefox, Edge, Google Chrome and IE will no longer display StreamingTime ads when you surf the Internet. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying StreamingTime ads.