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What is Search-Streamly?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Search-Streamly is a browser 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.
This particular changes the default search engine to their own and pushes notifications.


How do I know if my computer is affected by Search-Streamly?

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


and this changed setting:


You may have noticed these warnings during install:





How did Search-Streamly get on my computer?

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


after a redirect from their website:


How do I remove Search-Streamly?

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 Search-Streamly?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes Search-Streamly completely.
  • If you have allowed the notifications you can read here how to disable them.

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 Search-Streamly hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.




Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:


CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxps//feed.search-streamly.com/?q={searchTerms}&publisher=search-streamly&barcodeid=579280000000000
CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> Search-Streamly
CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxps//api.search-streamly.com/suggest/get?q={searchTerms}
CHR Extension: (Search-Streamly) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid [2021-10-26]

Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\1.1.0_0
       Adds the file manifest.json"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 2120 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\1.1.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 6255 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="8/6/2020 1:56 PM, 2049 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\1.1.0_0\images
       Adds the file logo-white-text.png"="8/6/2020 1:56 PM, 0 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\1.1.0_0\images\icons
       Adds the file 128x128.png"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 4496 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16x16.png"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 515 bytes, A
       Adds the file 64x64.png"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 2196 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\1.1.0_0\scripts
       Adds the file background.js"="8/6/2020 1:56 PM, 514520 bytes, A
       Adds the file sitecontent.js"="8/6/2020 1:56 PM, 77 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid
       Adds the file 000003.log"="10/26/2021 2:38 PM, 788 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 367 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 41 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Applications\_crx_bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid
       Adds the file Search-Streamly.ico"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 176434 bytes, A
       Adds the file Search-Streamly.ico.md5"="10/26/2021 2:36 PM, 16 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid"="REG_SZ", "48773173CF76D75BA80335A7D39E1210203D388CB68F8431F250307D2EE43071"

Malwarebytes log:


-Log Details-
Scan Date: 10/26/21
Scan Time: 4:12 PM
Log File: b214b8aa-3666-11ec-819a-080027235d76.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.1486
Update Package Version: 1.0.46402
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 259583
Threats Detected: 12
Threats Quarantined: 12
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 29 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|bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid, Quarantined, 17004, 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\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid, Quarantined, 17004, 799722, , , , , , 
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\BKKGIMECFBBBCGAALHPFGJAPPIHANFID, Quarantined, 17004, 799722, 1.0.46402, , ame, , , 

File: 9
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 17004, 799722, , , , , 9F2FFA09BD1B52ABDC2908FB887D15FB, 5014C31E43414FE0B273660B2FF27F4634EAF592B2182C16A26CD6713EEB1E9D
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 17004, 799722, , , , , 9957C864E6F6D49863794ED9847FDDB3, 940E2DC3C43819E1A7B20D95C590B8405656ED352DAEF6DA3AA35359B2FB5F20
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\000003.log, Quarantined, 17004, 799722, , , , , 3304073DFEF2BCD3F98519F129E5386D, 46ED7ED6B8CB0E8ABB6F44C279505D0C5A893C1A5F68C4E16A9101BFD68EA5D2
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\CURRENT, Quarantined, 17004, 799722, , , , , 46295CAC801E5D4857D09837238A6394, 0F1BAD70C7BD1E0A69562853EC529355462FCD0423263A3D39D6D0D70B780443
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\LOCK, Quarantined, 17004, 799722, , , , , , 
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\LOG, Quarantined, 17004, 799722, , , , , 95E1CD941E558255782414987CA9D9D8, D2E630676E4C121D2F0003F1CE9F7D4F682D928505841DF5E6E7B466EF5B5E58
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkkgimecfbbbcgaalhpfgjappihanfid\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 17004, 799722, , , , , 5AF87DFD673BA2115E2FCF5CFDB727AB, F9D31B278E215EB0D0E9CD709EDFA037E828F36214AB7906F612160FEAD4B2B4
Adware.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\BKKGIMECFBBBCGAALHPFGJAPPIHANFID\1.1.0_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, 17004, 799722, 1.0.46402, , ame, , B40D207A04049A901B1EF9CC3358A407, B257CAB973493C61D5BFACBB27D209208E6D1E4632061137F1E89465668BC0E7
PUP.Optional.PushNotifications, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 203, 839078, 1.0.46402, , ame, , 9957C864E6F6D49863794ED9847FDDB3, 940E2DC3C43819E1A7B20D95C590B8405656ED352DAEF6DA3AA35359B2FB5F20

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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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