Do you know what Search.kshowonline.stream is?
Search.kshowonline.stream is a search engine that can replace the home page and default search provider of your Chrome browser. Due to the changes involving this search provider, Search.kshowonline.stream itselft is referred to as a browser hijacker even though the actual changes are made by a browser extension named Kshowonline DS. To fix your browser, which you should do as soon as you can, remove the browser extension from the browser and next time pay more attention to the application you are about to install.
The search engine Search.kshowonline.stream is set as your startup page by the browser extension, which have probably provided you with a warning saying that some changes will be made. In order to prevent unwanted consequences, you should not hurry to approve all the permissions you are asked by various browser applications. There are many instances when browsers are modified without the user's permission, but, once you have the chance to deny the changes offered, make sure that the changes will not have any undesirable results, such as pop-up advertisements or redirections to questionable websites. Additionally, choose applicationts that have positive reviews and are promoted by reputable software sharing websites.
The search engine Search.kshowonline.stream should be removed from the computer once noticed, because it generates many redundant search result entries, some of which may not even have anything in common with the search term. Search.kshowonline.stream displays several blocks of third-party advertisements which are located above the major search results and also on the right side of the browser window. As for the advertisements added to the result page, some of the links may be added without any particular reason or logical connection to the topic searched. For instanced, when browsing for a cell phone, you might find links to the Facebook website. Moreover, the same block of advertisements may contain links to other search engines, which should not be trusted as Search.kshowonline.stream itself.Search.kshowonline.stream screenshot
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Interestingly, the search engine Search.kshowonline.stream itself does not provide search results but employes the search provider opti-page.com to do so. The opti-page.com is a search engine governed by Babylon Ltd. This search engine collects certain non-personally identifiable information just as many other search providers do, but it is claimed that the data collected is not shared with or sold to any third parties. Nevertheless, that does not change our recommendation to remove Search.kshowonline.stream from the browser.
Not only should you avoid bundled installers from questionable websites, but you should also ignore various pop-up advertisements, especially those that are displayed on websites of questionable reputations. Pop-ads are one of the means to spread so-called browser hijackers, so, if you want to be bypassed by various threats, use common sense when surfing the net.
As regards the removal of Search.kshowonline.stream, you have two options. First, you can try removing the application associated with Search.kshowonline.stream with the help of the removal guide given below. The removal process includes only removing the malicious extension, but that does not guarantee that you can continue browsing the Internet safely. After removing the unwanted extension, you should scan the system to find out whether it is not affected by more damaging threats. You can skip the first part by implemening an anti-malware program that is capable of identifying malware of different types, including browser hijackers, adware, trojan horses, etc. Do not hesitate to install a tool for your online protection because you cannot know what threats may attempt to get unauthorized access to your unprotected OS.
How to remove Search.kshowonline.stream
- Click the 3-dot icon in the upper-right corner of the browser.
- Click More tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Remove the unwanted extension.
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