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Install.stream-all.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

Install.stream-all.com is a browser redirect virus that spreads via the StreamAll extension together with feed.stream-all.com

Install.stream-all.com browser hijacker
Install.stream-all.com is a browser hijacker that constantly redirects users' searchers to sponsored sites

Install.stream-all.com is a browser hijacker that constantly redirects users' searchers to suspicious websites on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or other browsers. The potentially unwanted program linked to this unwelcome activity is called StreamAll and is responsible for various other browser-hijacking viruses floating around the internet. PUPs are applications that usually get installed into users machines when they do not pay close attention to shareware or freeware installation procedure. Once established, Install.stream-all.com together with Feed.stream-all.com will continually appear on the user's search bar, new tab URL, and other computer settings. As a result, the victim is provided with alternative search results that link to sponsors' websites via Yahoo. While browser hijackers are not considered to be malware, they are often associated with various negative experiences by users, as they struggle to find relative information due to excessive sponsored links, struggle with Install.stream-all.com removal, and notice the increasing amount of advertisement on various unrelated websites.

Name Install.stream-all.com
Associated extension StreamAll
Type Browser hijacker/PUP
Developer Webcoapps
Infiltration Software bundling, third-party sites, etc.
Symptoms Hijacked homepage and new tab url
Main dangers Money loss, installation of other bogus software, malware infections
Termination Use security software or make use of our step-by-step guide below
Recovery and optimization To restore your computer to a pre-infection state, use Reimage repair tool

The main problem with Install.stream-all.com hijack is that it prevents users from viewing the information they are looking for. Additionally, such activity can mislead users into installing software or purchasing products they did not intend to buy. Besides, such activity artificially increases traffic to Stream-All affiliated parties, increasing their sales. In the meantime, Install.stream-all.com receive pay-per-click revenue.

Once Install.stream-all.com PUP settles, it performs the following:

  • Sets search engine, new tab address and the homepage to Install.stream-all.com;
  • Redirects all searches to Yahoo;
  • Redirects to partner's websites (in some cases, might be unsafe);
  • Shows an excessive amount of sponsored links;
  • Tracks and collects a variety of information related to users' web browsing activities.

While Yahoo is a legitimate search engine, it should not be used in conjunction with a browser hijacker like StreamAll. The original search engine would provide you clean and relative results which would not lead you to sponsored sites. Thus, being redirected via Install.stream-all.com brings no use.

As we already mentioned, potentially unwanted programs track various information about its users, and Install.stream-all.com is no exception. According to the Privacy Policy:

Non-Personal Information which is being collected may include technical information automatically transmitted by the user's device (for example, type of browser, the type of the user's device and technical information pertaining to the user's device, language preferences, time stamps, clicks and visited pages, search logs, the operating system, utilized internet service provider and other similar information.

The information gathering is a huge topic nowadays, and multiple industry giants (for example, Facebook)[1] were already punished for illegitimate information sharing. There is no need to provide your data to third-parties like Install.stream-all.com authors.

All in all, we suggest you remove Install.stream-all.com redirects from your browser by terminating StreamAll app. After that, we recommend you reset your browsers and scan your device Reimage for best results.

Beware that third-party sites that host freeware bundle potentially unwanted programs

All third-party sites (including well-known ones like Download.com, File Hippo, Softonic, etc.) bundle potentially unwanted programs. Many research was done, and it proved that by simply installing ten most-downloaded apps might compromise your computer excessively.[2] Unfortunately, software bundling remains the main financing method for such sites, as well as free software developers, and the only way to avoid PUPs is by being attentive while installing new software.

Of course, the best option would be to rely on paid versions of apps or alternatives to freeware to be completely safe. However, many people do not want to spend, and instead rely on freeware/shareware. However, be aware that when the application is free, developers will use you to monetize in one way or another. Unfortunately, such a scheme might compromise your online safety and computer security.

Thus, be very careful after launching the installation wizard – do not rush through the installation steps and make sure you pick Advanced/Custom settings for the process. Selecting this option will reveal the hidden third-party programs like add-ons, plugins, system optimizers, driver downloaders, and similar bloatware.[3]

Remove Install.stream-all.com redirects either manually or automatically

For those who are less tech-savvy, we would recommend an automatic Install.stream-all.com removal option. For that, download a reputable security application and perform a full system scan. Because SteamAll is a legitimate application, however, not all AV engines might detect the threat. For that reason, use security software that focuses on potentially unwanted programs rather than malware.

Alternatively, you can remove Install.stream-all.com virus by entering the list of installed apps and terminating them. The instructions below will help you with that. After that, you should reset each of the installed browsers, as browser hijackers are known to leave traces even after initial program removal.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunterCombo Cleaner, Malwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Install.stream-all.com, follow these steps:

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Uninstall Install.stream-all.com from Windows systems

If your Windows OS is affected by Install.stream-all.com, Feed.stream-all.com or other StreamAll virus, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Install.stream-all.com and related programs
    Here, look for Install.stream-all.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Install.stream-all.com from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

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Delete Install.stream-all.com from Mac OS X system

You can terminate Stream-All from Mac if you follow this guide:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Install.stream-all.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Erase Install.stream-all.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Install.stream-all.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Install.stream-all.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove Install.stream-all.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Install.stream-all.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Eliminate Install.stream-all.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Install.stream-all.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Install.stream-all.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of Install.stream-all.com from Google Chrome

Make sure you reset Google Chrome by following these instructions:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Install.stream-all.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Install.stream-all.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Uninstall Install.stream-all.com from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Install.stream-all.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Install.stream-all.com, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Install.stream-all.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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