What is Stream-me?

Stream-me is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) targeted at Google Chrome users. The descriptions on the extension's official site might suggest that the tool allows streaming TV content, but, in reality, it works as a search engine. Therefore, users may have to find sites that stream their favorite shows themselves. However, while surfing the Internet with the PUP’s search tool, it could gather information like your visited websites or clicked ads to show you advertisements from various third-parties. We do not claim it would necessarily happen if you use the extension's search engine, but there seems to be such a possibility. Thus, if you do not want to risk seeing third-party ads, we advise choosing a more reputable search engine. Provided, you decide to erase Stream-me, we can offer our removal instructions available below the article.testtest

Where does Stream-me come from?

Further, in this article, we present more information about this PUP, starting with how users might encounter it. Even though Stream-me is available on the Chrome Web Store page and its official site, our researchers at think it could travel with bundled software installers too. A lot of PUPs are spread through file-sharing sites that offer pirated software and unknown freeware, so the extension's creators could use such distribution channels too. To avoid installing bundled applications, you should always choose advanced installation settings. By doing so, you might be able to deselect unwanted suggestions or, at least, to learn about them and stop the installation before they get to be installed on your computer. Of course, the safest way to keep away from setup files bundled with PUPs and applications alike is to avoid visiting untrustworthy file-sharing websites.

How does Stream-me work?

According to the description provided on its official site and the Chrome Web Store page, a user should “Type “stream” in your browser’s address bar and hit <TAB> or <Space>. Then, type the name of the TV show you are looking for.” Apparently, after doing this, Stream-me should show results full of streaming websites. It is essential to understand that the extension does allow watching streaming content free of charge if the website providing it is paid. In other words, the tool does not display streaming content or let you watch it free of charge through paid sites.

Moreover, upon its installation the extension may ask for three permissions: “Read your browsing history,” “Change your search settings to:,” and “Manage your apps, extensions, and themes.” The first permission might be needed to gather information about your browsing habits. As for the second one, it could be required to change your default search engine, homepage, or new tab page with the search engine provided by Stream-me. The results displayed by this tool could include advertisements from various third-parties as it seems the application users a modified Yahoo search engine to both gather and show the results.

If, all in all, the application looks suspicious and it is not what you expected to receive, you could delete Stream-me. We recommend replacing it with a search engine that is both reputable and does not require installation.

How to erase Stream-me?

The application can be deleted through your browser’s extensions menu. If you do not know how to do this, you should follow the instructions provided at the end of this paragraph. Another way to eliminate Stream-me is to employ a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice and perform a full system scan. Once the process is over, you should be able to erase Stream-me and other possible detections by pressing the available deletion button.

Eliminate Stream-me

  1. Go to Google Chrome.
  2. Insert the following link into the browser’s address bar: chrome://extensions
  3. Press Enter and search for Stream-me (version 2.1.0).
  4. Click Remove and close Extensions menu.
  5. Restart your browser. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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