StreamX Removal Guide

Do you know what StreamX is?

StreamX is one nasty piece of programming that you should never install, but, if you already have, you should remove it as soon as possible. The application might not look like an unreliable program, but it actually is, since the program’s main purpose is to make money for its developers. So, how does it make money just by being present on your PC? you ask. Well, the program is set to display ads featuring commercial content, and we also suspect that it might collect non-personally identifiable information about you and sell it for profit. If you want to know more about this adware program, we invite you to read the full article.

To our knowledge, StreamX is based on the JustPlugIt engine. This engine has recently become somewhat prominent, as we find more and more adware applications that have been based on it. Adware programs, such as Coupcoup, GoldenCoupon, TakeOrLeave, and CoinSave are also based on this particular engine. If you want to see the full list of unreliable programs based on the JustPlugIt engine, please visit its developer’s website at The developers always use the same distribution tactics. Our malware researchers say that StreamX is being bundled with browsers hijackers and other adware applications using InstallRex, Amonetize, and Vittalia installers. These bundles are known to be put up for download on various torrent websites as fictitious download buttons.

According to JustPlugIt’s Privacy Policy, their software utilizes browser cookies to track session data. It is also stated that “some of Our advertisers may use cookies on Our Sites or Services. We have no access or control over such cookies.” So there you have it: The company has no power over the data that can be collected by third parties via applications, such as StreamX. The Privacy Policy also states that the company may share, rent, sell, or disseminate non-personal information with third parties. Although the information is non-personal, we still think that it should not be tolerated.

As far as commercial advertisements are concerned, well, there is no way of knowing what kind of commercial content may be presented. We deem StreamX unreliable, because its developers have no control over the content that is promoted using their software. Dishonest advertisers might take advantage of this and try to promote misleading or outright fictitious advertisements. Therefore, we think that is in your best interest to remove StreamX as soon as possible.

We hope that the information we have presented here was sufficient. As you can see, StreamX is not a reliable application. Not only are the advertisements annoying, but they might also be fictitious, and there is no telling what kind of website you might end up on if you click one of them. Information collection is another issue plaguing this program. The company makes money by keeping tabs on your browsing activities and might even share it with third parties. Even though it does not pose any threat to personal privacy, we still think many of you do not approve of it. Therefore, the most reasonable course of action is to remove StreamX.

Remove StreamX from Windows

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar.
  2. Click Settings and select Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the program and click the Uninstall button.

Windows 7 & Vista

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program and click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the application and click the Remove button.

Remove StreamX from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Simultaneously press Alt+F, and then select More tools.
  2. Choose Extensions.
  3. Find the extension.
  4. Click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Simultaneously press Alt+T, and then select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find the extension.
  4. Click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Find the extension.
  4. Click Remove.

In non-techie terms:

StreamX is an application that is set to display commercial content on some of the webpages that you visit. We do not recommend clicking the advertisements, because they are being provided by unknown entities, which makes them unreliable and potentially dangerous. StreamX also gathers information about your browsing activities, which is nothing short of spying for the sake of making money. So we suggest removing this application in a timely manner.