Have you recently checked your computer for unwanted programs? If not, then you should. And while you are at it you should look for an adware application called StreamX. Our security experts have determined that this application is in fact adware, and as such you should remove it. As its category name implies, this program displays third-party advertisements. There is a small possibility that the advertisements are misleading and might get your computer infected with additional malware. On top of that, StreamX has a built-in ability to gather information about its users, information that is sent back to the developers. Now, let us discuss this adware in greater detail.
StreamX is based on the JustPlugIt engine. The company that has developed this engine is doing very well. Indeed, our security experts come across JustPlugIt quite often. CoupCoup, IncreaseApp, DealMine, and OMGapp are just a few recent examples. This particular program is exclusively distributed via torrent websites and websites that distribute pirated content. It must be noted, however, that it is not bundled together with the featured software. Its developers use InstallRex installers to bundle StreamX with Websearch browser hijackers, such as Websearch.simplesearches.info, Websearch.searchplazanow.info, and many similarly named infections. The bundles are featured on certain websites, but they use deceptive means, such as fake software download buttons, to install it.
It is possible that StreamX will display commercial advertisements in the form of in-texts, coupons, banners, pop-unders, and so on, since it is a quite versatile platform. The reason we recommend that you delete it is because the advertisements might redirect you to an malicious website, which in turn might infect your computer with a very malicious application that would cause you a lot of problems. Therefore, we suggest getting an antimalware scanner and checking your computer for malicious content, provided that you have StreamX installed on it.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that this adware program might collect information about you. Therefore, it is possible that StreamX might gather information such as your browsing history, search queries, IP address, PC specification, browser settings, and so on. The information is most likely collected so that its developers could adjust their marketing campaign, because it is also likely that they use targeted advertising tactics. So they must try to make the ads relevant and interesting, because the number of clicks determines how much the developers get paid. It is all about money. The application will not help you save money or enhance your online shopping experience in any way. Therefore, we see no other alternative but to remove this program.
In conclusion, StreamX is a bad and unreliable application that will only hinder your day-to-day browsing. Irritating advertisements and potential information collection are the core arguments for uninstalling it. So, if you do not approve of these things, then you should use our removal instructions or get an anti-malware scanner that is capable of neutralizing this application for good.
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