What is the iStream.link?
iStream.link is an extension that might enter your computer if you carelessly install free software. This is why it may be regarded as a browser hijacker. These kinds of unwanted items are attached to free software in a way that allows them to install alongside. In order to prevent these installations, you need to pay close attention to the process and manually deselect what has been added. Browser hijackers are not malicious and they generally aim to make income by exposing you to sponsored content. It may be following your browsing sessions and gathering certain kind of information about your browsing habits. We recommend that you delete iStream.link extension.
If you do not recall obtaining this plug-in from any legitimate/official web page, then it must have entered your computer together with free software. It was attached to it in a way that allows it to install alongside. In order to prevent this from happening, you need to use Advanced or Custom settings when installing free software. Those settings will allow you to deselect what has been added and you will be able to proceed to install the freeware safely. If you install a lot of freeware and rush through the processes, it would not be surprising if your computer would be full of these kinds of unwanted items. Whichever way you installed it, you should uninstall iStream.link extension.
How does iStream.link get on my computer?
If you did not install the extension yourself, the changes it will make might come as a surprise because you might not be asked to permit them. The thing about browser hijackers is that they not always allow you to change the settings back as long as they are installed on your computer. So if you realize that you cannot set a different homepage, you will have to delete iStream.link extension first. Your new homepage will have links to popular websites and a search bar allowing you easily access various search engines. It will still insert advertisements into the results so be careful not to click on them, as they might not be safe. Some hijackers are known to record certain information about users by following their browsing sessions. That information is then sold and adverts specifically for you are created using it. There are more reliable add-ons out there, so we suggest you uninstall iStream.link extension.
How to fix all what iStream.link did?
Despite all these circumstances we recommend you to delete Virus, iStream.link immediately. You can do it without efforts with special tool – Anti-Malware by GridinSoft.
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How to delete iStream.link virus completely?
If you want to delete iStream.link virus with Gridinsoft Anti-Malware, you need to do some manipulations. There are several steps how to remove iStream.link virus. Let’s consider them:
At first, you need to download >Gridinsoft Anti-Malware. For this, press the following button:
Then discover iStream.link virus and all other threats, which penetrated on your PC. For this, you need to scan PC:
- Install and run Anti-Malware
- Move on the tab ‘Scan’ in the main menu.
- Start scanning process by pressing the button ‘Quick scan’.
- Wait until the program scans
- Select ‘Move to quarantine’ and press the apply button.
- The program will remove all viruses
- On this step you need to shut down all your browsers, click on ‘Tools’ in Gridinsoft Anti-Malware’s window and select ‘Reset browser settings’:
- You will see successful finisfing process
After all this operations you need to restart your PC to activate appropriate settings. After completing these steps, your computer will be fully devoid of virus and other malware. To verify this, you can start a re-scan.
Instruction to avoid a re-infection PC by virus
You can organize a protection for PC in real-time. It helps you to avoid a re-infection by virus. You can do it by using our special tool – Gridinsoft Anti-Malware. To understand that this software is very convenient for you, download a free version of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware:
After that, activate a feature of the On-Run Protection. For this you need to do such actions:
- Open the window of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware.
- Move on the tab ‘Protect’.
- Activate On-Run Protection by clicking the button ‘Start’.
After all this manipulations you’ll see such result:
- Open the ‘Update’ tab and check the newest updates
- At the end on the ‘Scan’ tab choose the Full scan of your system.