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The first thing that will surely catch your attention when you’re infected with adware, is the never-ending parade of commercials on your PC screen. That is exactly what happens after you somehow installed the nasty Keystream parasite. Classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), this thing is light years away from being the practical application that it was originally advertised as. You already know better than to trust hackers but we assume you wouldn’t appreciate such an arrogant deceitful tactic, right? On theory, Keystream will enhance your browsing experience. On practice, though, this thing will absolutely demolish it. Apart from the enormous pile of ads that covers every single web page that you visit in every single browser you have installed, the sneaky Keystream virus also offers a rich bouquet of issues and once you get infected, your headache is guaranteed. It’s true that adware-type programs in general aren’t considered the biggest cyber threat on the Web but that obviously doesn’t mean they should be tolerated. This virus in particular enters the PC using extremely sly and devious methods, ignores completely all of your preferences and opinions, messes with your PC speed and Internet connection, spies on your browsing activity and constantly tries to trick you into installing more parasites. What more could you not want from a computer program? It’s pretty clear that the only reasonable thing to do concerning Keystream’s presence is to get rid of it. If you want to learn a bit more about this parasite and all the trickery it brings along, keep on reading.
How did I get infected with?
It’s very difficult to tell exactly how and when the parasite got to you, especially if you download free programs off of the Internet quite often. Unless you remain cautious and attentive in the installation process (which most PC users fail to do), you’re taking an unnecessarily great risk every time you install software. One of the easiest ways to corrupt your machine is to simply download some freeware/shareware bundle from a questionable website so that is exactly what you have to avoid doing. Remember that most bundles have at least one malicious “bonus” program attached to the software package that could become the source of some incredible inconveniences later on. Adware parasites are a relatively small threat, as we established, but you should keep in mind that some much more virulent infections travel the Web in bundles too. How nervous does the thought of a Trojan horse, for example, make you? To prevent virus infiltration, always opt for the Custom or Advanced option in the Setup Wizard so you could remain in control of the programs you agree to install. Otherwise, you might get a very unpleasant surprise. Never skip installation steps because sometimes a single moment of distraction could result in long days of struggles against a dangerous parasite.
Why are these ads dangerous?
As you can imagine, being a PC virus, Keystream simply cannot be harmless. The more time this pest spends on your machine, the more harmful it becomes so unless you’re willing to see all of its malicious potential unleashed, you really have no reason to keep it around. This thing works as a browser extension that gets installed automatically right after the parasite got to your PC system. It works just fine with some of the most popular browsers out there so you can be more than certain it will deeply affect Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. This way the parasite’s shenanigans won’t be avoided because they can’t be ignored. The Keystream ads start popping up thanks to this browser extension and they are so incredibly various and intrusive that they will practically make browsing the Web more of a battlefield than a fun experience. Keep in mind, however, that clicking any of these ads is a very, very ill-advised decision. The Keystream virus is entirely ad-supported which means the only way hacker gain revenue is through the commercials they display you. The thing is, hackers don’t discriminate between safe and corrupted ads so you will be constantly seeing both kinds. There is no telling which is which and having in mind that finding a fake one will inevitably result in malware, you can see that this isn’t a risk worth taking. Quite a lot of adware programs are identical to this one in their devious tactics so this shouldn’t really be shocking news to you. The threat of malware continues later on when Keystream starts suggesting you more infections disguised as “useful” and “beneficial” software updates. Stay away from them as well. Have we also mentioned that this sneaky program’s trickery includes stealing personal information? Because it does. The virus monitors your entire browsing-related data and sends it straight to crooks. They might sell it to third parties or search for other monetizing platforms but just knowing that criminals have access to your IP address, email-addresses, passwords and usernames, search queries and browsing history could make you quite nervous, right? If you want to put an end to the mess that Keystream created all over your computer, follow the detailed removal guide down below and delete the virus for good.
How Can I Remove Keystream Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Keystream infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Keystream from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Keystream program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Keystream from Chrome, Firefox or IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove any unknown add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Open IE
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions
- Disable any suspicious extension.
- If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
- On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
- Close IE
Permanently Remove Keystream Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.