How to remove (uninstall) Freecontent.stream

This material is devoted to an adware called Freecontent.stream and manners to get rid of it. If you suffer from constant pop-ups on every website, and the productivity of your PC has abruptly diminished - this item will explain you what adware is, identify the basic problem and sweep the machine of strange programs.

Freecontent.stream

Advertising tools include a fairly long list of diverse sorts, but the very effective of them are browser toolbars, adware and browser hijackers. You should understand that the abundance of links isn't an accident - they were developed to act this way from the start. Most of customers believe that these utilities are good, being deceived by massive rosters of their features, but all these functions either aren't working, or just cannot exist. To make it easier for you, we will explain the basic functions of each type of advertising programs.

  • Browser hijackers don't place advertising on the reliable sites. Hijackers, from time to time open a scammer's page in user's browser that passes to one of the suspicious websites.
  • Toolbars are not so irritating as browser hijackers and adware, but except showing ads they can gather the data about user's machine and about his activity on the Internet. This info might be used against its owner or sold to third parties for a solid price.
  • Usual adware is famous for the countless spam with all possible kinds of pop-ups, ads and banners. Web-criminals want adware to seem good, so it can be masked as one of hundreds of reliable tools for web-browsing, text redacting, data archiving, etc. Offers which are shown by advertising programs are not secure and we strongly advise you not to click on them.

The mentioned tools in conjunction and every one of them might be applied for various kinds of Internet-fraud. In spite of the difference in ways, they are all similar by the fact that they were originally created for scam and deception. Except for apparent disadvantage, such as the growing number of irritating offers, Freecontent.stream has one more dangerous feature: the critical lowering of PC's defense.

 

Now you know which purposes are pursued by Freecontent.stream and, you should know how to detect it. The first and the most annoying attribute of penetration is the advertising overflow. Symptom #2 is the emersion of useless programs in the system that you don't remember installing. Such things might happen if the link provided by adware doesn't lead to the site, but to download of the installation file. Harmful programs are acting imperceptibly and you might not see that you just downloaded them.

The attribute №2 is a strong retardation of the machine, and an increase in its loading time. Slowdown of PC speed is not only the consequent of adware, but this happens really frequently. The root for such retardation is that unlike ordinary software, adware acts all the time, generating pop-ups and redirecting customer to harmful sites. This means that virus is launching at PC's startup and shutting down only when the computer stops working. If 5 or more such programs will get onto your PC, their contemporaneous operation overburdens the system, and needs so many resources that good utilities simply can't operate. This can cause emergency turn-offs, fatal errors of important services and lags. If you witness any of these marks - you need to scan the machine with a decent antivirus or clean it of viruses in manual mode.

Methods to remove Freecontent.stream

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Freecontent.stream manually

Step 1. Uninstall Freecontent.stream from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Freecontent.stream from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you had enough of browser ads and of disadvantage from countless symptoms of adware infection, you have to delete Freecontent.stream as soon as possible. The escape is to delete Freecontent.stream and then accurately check the hard drive for viruses. The deletion can be performed in manual manner, yet this method may take a lot of time and might not have the result. Freecontent.stream and other suchlike software do everything to guard themselves from removal and make it as difficult as it can be. Adware stores backup copies everywhere on HDD, hide their root folders, leave scheduled tasks for reinstalling after deletion etc. If you are not practiced enough in such matters, the chance of failure and subsequent malfunctions is extremely high. If you prefer the safe way, we advise you to try Spyhunter AntiMalware. This anti-virus can fast and easy remove Freecontent.stream from the computer, but also defend it from attacks in the future. Spyhunter has a number of features, including high speed of scanning and elimination, moderate price, around the clock tech-support, daily updates of the signature database and interaction with popular AV programs. If you are interested, and want to buy Spyhunter, or learn more about it - click on the button under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Freecontent.stream from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Freecontent.stream and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Freecontent.stream
  • C:\ProgramData\Freecontent.stream
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Freecontent.stream

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Freecontent.stream" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Freecontent.stream and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Freecontent.stream from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Freecontent.stream and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Freecontent.stream from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Freecontent.stream

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Freecontent.stream

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Freecontent.stream

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Freecontent.stream and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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