Do not believe that 24stream will stream movies because it is simply not capable of doing that. This strange extension can show videos associated with the movies you are researching, but it cannot steam full movies. Instead, you can find trailers, featurettes, clips, interviews, and similar content. Does this sound familiar? That is because that is the kind of content you can access via youtube.com, the world’s most popular video hosting website. Of course, we should not equate the PUP (potentially unwanted program) to YouTube because it does not even come close to the services provided by this giant. First and foremost, the content is not really new, and there is not much of it to begin with; at least, in comparison to some analogous services. Second, you are required to install an extension to acquire this uninteresting content, and that is strange as well. Without a doubt, there is no reason why you should install this extension, and if you have done that already, removing it is recommended. This guide offers several different options to delete 24stream successfully.
The installer of 24stream could be spread via third-party installers along with other programs. In fact, you could be downloading something much more attractive, and the PUP could just come as a free offer. Needless to say, you should never install programs or extensions without researching them first. Hopefully, no malicious threats slithered in along with 24stream, but you should check that out using a legitimate malware scanner. If anything is found, you need to remove it immediately. You should scan your operating system even if you downloaded the suspicious extension from 24-stream.com or the Chrome webstore (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/24stream/ecfodgbkmebfbdibfmddkihfkeeojgce) because you do not want to ignore potentially existing threats. All in all, regardless of how it came in, you need to think about deleting the extension because besides being sort of useless, it also not very reliable, and your virtual security could be jeopardized if you continue using it carelessly. For example, if you use the search tool – to active it, you need to enter “movies,” into the address bar, tap the Space bar, and enter the name of a movie – all your activity can be recorded.
Is it dangerous to have your browsing history recorded by a suspicious program? Although that cannot harm you directly, the information collected could be passed on to advertisers, who could then create or select more attractive offers. In the worst case scenario, links could be fabricated according to your interests just to trick you into interacting with them. That is not a sure thing, but a possibility you need to consider. The search tool used by the PUP is feed.24-stream.com, and it automatically redirects to Yahoo search. This engine is known by most users, and so it might appear to be legitimate. The issue here is that the results shown via it could be modified by the PUP’s search tool. This is, without a doubt, something you need to think about as well. If you need no further data proving why the removal of 24stream is recommended, continue reading to find the options you have. If you are still not sure what you should do, do not hesitate to post your questions below in the comments area.
At the time of research, 24stream was working on Google Chrome only, but it was reported that an installer for Mozilla Firefox exists as well. This is why we have created guides that show how to delete the PUP from both of these browsers. So, you have an option to remove 24stream manually. This might sound like an ideal option, especially if other threats do not exist; however, you also need to think about your browsers’ and system’s protection in the future. Can you handle it yourself? After all, there are far worse infections out there, and you need a good defense mechanism against them. Therefore, if reliable anti-malware software is not installed onto your operating system already, we strongly suggest installing it now. It will automatically erase the PUP and any other threats that might exist.