365Stream is an extremely suspicious extension created for Google Chrome users, who can install it from chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/365stream/fgnblmibfljldcmglopklipacjjmjije. According to the information available on this Chrome web store page, the PUP (potentially unwanted program) is “offered by” 365-stream.com, but if you go to this website, you are not introduced to the installer of the extension. Instead, this website works as a platform for all kinds of videos. Some of the listed categories include “Top Videos,” “Most Viewed,” “Animals,” “Cars,” or “Celeb.” You also have a search box at the top, using which, you are supposed to be able to find the videos you are interested in. Although 365-stream.com might seem like a normal video platform, it certainly cannot be compared to YouTube, Vevo, Vimeo, or some other popular platform. Of course, this is not the reason we recommend deleting the PUP from your Google Chrome web browser. Whether you are interested to learn about this or you are ready to remove 365Stream, we suggest that you continue reading.
The 365Stream installer on the Chrome web store classifies the PUP as a productivity app, and the available information informs right away that the extension is meant to change the default search engine on Chrome to provide you with results “powered by Yahoo.” If you are not happy with the search engine you have set up on your browser right now, maybe you can find 365Stream intriguing. Other than that, we do not understand why Chrome users would install it. It is possible that it could be spread via a software bundle and that it could be attached to some other, more attractive program. If you have downloaded the potentially unwanted program bundled along with other suspicious pieces of software, immediately install a malware scanner you can trust, and perform a full system scan to determine whether or not you need to delete malicious threats or other PUPs. Regardless of how you install the extension, it is bound to record your browsing history and change your search settings.
Once 365Stream is installed, you will find an icon added to your browser’s interface. If you click it, you can access the Chrome web store installer or remove the extension. The PUP does not manipulate the interface of the browser in other ways, and you might not even notice it. However, if you go to the address bar, you should see that it includes this message: “Search 365Strean or type a URL.” Of course, if you enter keywords into the address bar, you will be redirected to search.yahoo.com. Many people in this world are familiar with this search engine or have heard good things about it. Well, did you know that it is often exploited by browser hijackers and PUPs (e.g., Travel Deals Center or StreamMe)? These threats can modify the results that are shown to you, thus making them unpredictable and maybe even unreliable. It makes absolutely no sense to put your virtual security at risk for the PUP, and if you want to use – or continue using – Yahoo Search, all you have to do is delete the undesirable extension and then change the settings on your browser to set search.yahoo.com as the default search provider. Do NOT trust search engines that act as mediators because their operators’ intentions are not always clear.
Deleting 365Stream does not take time, effort, or experience. All you have to do is open the browser, move to the Extensions list, and then remove the undesirable add-on. To make the task extremely easy, we have created the manual removal guide below. As you can see, the guide also suggests clearing the browsing data, which we recommend doing because it is smart to clear the browsers from data-trackers. Once you remove 365Stream, you can move on with the removal of other threats that might be active. Note that you can have all PUPs and threats erased automatically if you install legitimate anti-malware software. You should specifically think about installing this software if you are worried about your virtual security and if you need help ensuring full-time protection here on out. If you have questions about the PUP or its removal, the comments section is open.