What kind of application is Streamic?
After testing the Streamic application, we learned that it is a browser extension that shows annoying (intrusive) advertisements. Also, it can read and change data on all pages. Apps that display ads are called adware. Adware is often installed and added to browsers by users unintentionally due to the ways it is promoted and distributed.
More about Streamic
Streamic is advertised as a tool allowing users to save time when searching for movies and TV shows. However, it is an advertising-supported application that bombards users with various advertisements. It is common for ads displayed by adware to be used to promote shady websites and applications.
Adware can show ads designed to open various technical support scam pages, phishing websites, pages promoting untrustworthy software, etc. Also, clicking on such ads can cause unexpected downloads and installations. Another detail about Streamic is that it can read and change data on all websites.
The ability to read data on pages may be misused for malicious purposes. Developers of the Streamic app may use obtained data for marketing purposes, sell it to third parties, or monetize it in other ways. Thus, having Streamic added to a browser may cause issues related to online privacy.
|Ads by Streamic
|Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
|Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
|Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
|Malware Removal (Windows)
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
More about adware
Adware can function as a browser hijacker. It can be forcing users to use a fake search engine as their default search engine. Such search engines can show results generated by both legitimate and untrustworthy search engines. The changes made by browser-hijacking apps usually cannot be undone while they are added/installed.
How did adware install on my computer?
Streamic has an official page. It is also promoted on a deceptive website offering visitors to add this extension to their browser before they continue to the website. Streamic gets added after completing the steps provided on that page.
Another popular method used for adware distribution is bundling. In such cases, adware is bundled with other software. It can be found in installers as optional installations. Users agree to install adware when they finish installations without changing the provided settings (e.g., "Custom", "Advanced"), or unticking checkboxes.
Also, adware is promoted and (or) distributed via notifications from shady pages, deceptive advertisements, websites, etc.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Download applications from official stores and web pages. Using other sources (e.g., third-party stores, shady pages, third-party downloaders, and P2P networks) can lead to unwanted and even malicious downloads. Do not trust ads on suspicious pages, especially when such ads offer to download software.
Deselect unwanted applications included in downloaders and installers before finishing software downloads and installations. Do not agree to receive notifications from questionable websites. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
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Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Streamic?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Streamic" and other unwanted extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by streamic, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Computer users who have problems with ads by streamic removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by streamic, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Ads displayed by adware can open untrustworthy pages and cause unwanted downloads (and installations). Also, adware can diminish the web browsing experience, slow down a computer, invade privacy, and cause other problems.
What does adware do?
As a rule, adware generates intrusive advertisements. Also, it can gather various data and behave as a browser hijacker.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware is monetized by promoting various websites, products, services, etc. One of the most popular adware monetization channels is affiliate programs.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Streamic adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will remove adware from a browser/uninstall it from the operating system. We recommend removing it automatically to avoid leaving files belonging to adware in the system. Pretty often, when adware is removed manually, some of its data remains in the system even after the removal.