StreamSearchs should provide you with an optimized search experience via your Google Chrome browser, but all it can really offer is an unreliable search service. The issue with this PUP (potentially unwanted program) is that it does not look harmful or unreliable at all, and its users might use it without even suspecting a problem. When you use the PUP, it redirects to Yahoo Search, and this search engine is widely known and used. If the suspicious extension redirected to search.yahoo.com, that would be strange but not dangerous. Unfortunately, it also modifies the results that are delivered, which is what makes it unreliable, and why our team of experts recommends deleting it. Whether you are looking for information that could help you remove StreamSearchs or simply learn more about the extension, you are in the right place. Keep reading, and do not forget to leave comments below if you have questions.
We can tell you that StreamSearchs is a PUP just by looking at it, and that is because we have already analyzed a ton of its clones, including SearchTheConverter, PDFSearchio, SearchConverters, BestPDFSearch, and many others. These extensions might have been created by different parties using the same cutout, but it is also possible that one single party is responsible for all of them. At the time of research, the PUP could be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store, but we do not know how users might be introduced to it. If you faced chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/streamsearchs/idofkddahmckccdgohfjggooafgbohjn after being redirecting to it (e.g., via get.streamsearchs.com), perhaps you did not install anything along with the PUP. However, if StreamSearchs was introduced by a random installer along with something else, it is possible that you might need to delete additional threats. Do not ignore this possibility because some threats have very convincing exteriors or are able to hide completely. Employ a genuine malware scanner, and it will examine your system to see if there is anything else that you need to remove.
StreamSearchs is introduced as a search tool, and so it is no surprise that it changes the default search provider. It changes it to feed.streamsearchs.com, which sounds like a unique search tool. It might be unique, but it certainly does not offer a unique or useful service. As we mentioned already, it redirects to Yahoo Search, but the results you are shown are not normal. They are modified, which means that the PUP can influence what you see. Can it be trusted to inject highly useful search results? Considering that it claims to offer an optimized search experience, you might think that the results must be useful. Unfortunately, that is not a given. In fact, you are most likely to face random third-party ads rather than genuinely useful links. That is not all. Our team also warns that StreamSearchs reads browsing history using data-tracking tools – specifically, web cookies – and it can use the recorded data to aid third-party advertisers. While that should make your results more personalized, if the third-party advertisers have malicious intentions, that data could help them scam and trick you. This is only speculation, but because nothing is known about the third-party partners, we simply cannot know how risky interacting with the injected ads could be.
Evidently, the service provided by StreamSearchs is not useful, and that is why we do not recommend putting up with the modified search results on search.yahoo.com and also the data-tracking tools. If you keep postponing the removal of the PUP simply because you are nervous about the removal, you can relax. The process is straightforward, and we can guide you right through it. Use the instructions below to delete StreamSearchs from Google Chrome as well as clear browsing data. If you are not interested in manual removal, install an anti-malware application that will delete the PUP automatically. We recommend this option if you have other threats to deal with and if you understand that it is time to reinforce your system’s protection. Of course, you yourself need to be picky about what you install. If you encounter PUPs or more serious infections in the future, you need to be able to recognize potential threats yourself.