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What is StreamItSearch?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that StreamItSearch is a search hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.

How do I know if my computer is affected by StreamItSearch?

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:

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and this changed setting:

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You may have noticed these warnings during install:

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How did StreamItSearch get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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after a redirect from their website:

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How do I remove StreamItSearch?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this search hijacker.

  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of StreamItSearch?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes StreamItSearch completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below Malwarebytes Browser Guard, and the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the StreamItSearch hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:


 

CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxps://feed.streamit-search.com/?q={searchTerms}&publisher=streamitsearch&barcodeid=573480000000000
CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> StreamItSearch
CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxps://api.streamit-search.com/suggest/get?q={searchTerms}
CHR Extension: (StreamItSearch) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn [2020-09-02]

Alterations made by the installer:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\1.1.0_0
       Adds the file manifest.json"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 2114 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\1.1.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 6255 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="5/25/2020 3:37 PM, 2049 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\1.1.0_0\images
       Adds the file logo-white-text.png"="5/25/2020 3:37 PM, 0 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\1.1.0_0\images\icons
       Adds the file 128x128.png"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 11131 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16x16.png"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 660 bytes, A
       Adds the file 64x64.png"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 4198 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\1.1.0_0\scripts
       Adds the file background.js"="5/25/2020 3:37 PM, 514611 bytes, A
       Adds the file sitecontent.js"="5/25/2020 3:37 PM, 77 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn
       Adds the file 000003.log"="9/2/2020 9:10 AM, 507 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 41 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Applications\_crx_hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn
       Adds the file StreamItSearch.ico"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 199720 bytes, A
       Adds the file StreamItSearch.ico.md5"="9/2/2020 9:06 AM, 16 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn"="REG_SZ", "969023A41797A842CC03DB09D970832D2C84D010C07A6C1B78D57E25977EAF22"

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 9/2/20
Scan Time: 9:17 AM
Log File: 4f238588-ecec-11ea-8490-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.2.0.82
Components Version: 1.0.1025
Update Package Version: 1.0.29065
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 231335
Threats Detected: 11
Threats Quarantined: 11
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 36 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn, Quarantined, 15215, 799722, , , , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn, Quarantined, 15215, 799722, , , , , , 
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\HFIFDJHOCLMEJDNJCJOKMAMMNLDEFOGN, Quarantined, 15215, 799722, 1.0.29065, , ame, , , 

File: 8
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 15215, 799722, , , , , 68AC4ED17DF1CA32CFA9710C6EDF09A7, 2773E7857CDE21527D6E7637C2160F183F450271E8D92D1A4C2803691C238B63
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 15215, 799722, , , , , 25B2648AA6D2AC6D2737BF266D371910, BE635F8FA5E3B03AB04A28AE32BAAD78EC9FE35C4191EA4752640541126EF719
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\000003.log, Quarantined, 15215, 799722, , , , , BDF0E79D99590B6BDBB5FF0B45B37625, 3287B2698F83C166020D94427BCCB31D242476DFC1B9140BAD5D4566A54421C1
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\CURRENT, Quarantined, 15215, 799722, , , , , 46295CAC801E5D4857D09837238A6394, 0F1BAD70C7BD1E0A69562853EC529355462FCD0423263A3D39D6D0D70B780443
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\LOCK, Quarantined, 15215, 799722, , , , , , 
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\LOG, Quarantined, 15215, 799722, , , , , EE149CCE6FB38EF40E238BAEF899BA04, 3AC2DAC56423654EBD47E1D216A026932D828E5D0438D19BB74013FCD77F5E45
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfifdjhoclmejdnjcjokmammnldefogn\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 15215, 799722, , , , , 5AF87DFD673BA2115E2FCF5CFDB727AB, F9D31B278E215EB0D0E9CD709EDFA037E828F36214AB7906F612160FEAD4B2B4
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\HFIFDJHOCLMEJDNJCJOKMAMMNLDEFOGN\1.1.0_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, 15215, 799722, 1.0.29065, , ame, , 3A4284DD16FAB049B84A5876EE0E6F25, 979110EF0497BBCA541B0708B8C289CFBA1A60445FAE988B92E39C1B8294F6DF

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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