StreamItSearch is an unsafe program known as a browser hijacker. The StreamItSearch browser hijacker typically gets downloaded/installed on systems without the user's consent or knowledge, which puts it in the Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) category.

After the StreamItSearch browser hijacker infiltrates a system successfully, it begins to modify browser settings to promote the fake search engine. StreamItSearch primarily targets popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

The browser hijacker alters the browser settings, changing the default search engine, homepage, new tab/window URLs redirecting traffic to the fake search engine. Every new search query and every new opened tab/window will lead users through the fake search engine automatically, which isn't capable of delivering real results. Hence, it redirects to a legitimate one, which is Yahoo in the case of StreamItSearch.

However, what it does while redirecting is to collect browsing data about the infected machine and the user. The browser hijacker can monitor browsing activities, such as search queries, visited websites and pages. It also can collect user data, such as IP addresses and geolocations.

The collected information is usually sold to third parties on the Dark Web, often ending up in the hands of cybercriminals. This can lead to severe security issues, financial losses, privacy issues and even identity theft. Programs such as the StreamItSearch browser hijacker should be removed as soon as their activities are noticed.


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