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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Stream-It.online?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Stream-It.online 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.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Stream-It.online?

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

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and these warnings during install:

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you will see this icons in your browser menu-bar:

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and this changed settting:

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How did Stream-It.online get on my computer?

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

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after a redirect from their website:

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There must have been a Firefox add-on, but it is currently not allowed:

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How do I remove Stream-It.online?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Stream-It.online?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Stream-It.online completely.
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 the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Stream-It.online hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxps://feed.streamit-online.com/?q={searchTerms}&publisher=stream-it&barcodeid=51156000000000
CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> Streamit Search
CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxps://suggest.streamit-online.com/suggest/get?q={searchTerms}
CHR Extension: (Streamit Search) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj [2018-11-13]
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0
       Adds the file closer.js"="8/7/2018 11:31 AM, 15 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="11/13/2018 8:57 AM, 2236 bytes, A
       Adds the file tab.html"="8/7/2018 11:31 AM, 165 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="11/13/2018 8:57 AM, 912 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="9/13/2018 11:48 AM, 2256 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\images\icons
       Adds the file 128x128.png"="11/13/2018 8:57 AM, 17362 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16x16.png"="11/13/2018 8:57 AM, 858 bytes, A
       Adds the file 48x48.png"="11/13/2018 8:57 AM, 17362 bytes, A
       Adds the file favicon.ico"="8/7/2018 11:31 AM, 1150 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\scripts
       Adds the file background.js"="8/13/2018 2:54 PM, 30322 bytes, A
       Adds the file sitecontent.js"="8/7/2018 11:31 AM, 77 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Applications\_crx_gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj
       Adds the file Stream-It.online Default Search.ico"="11/13/2018 8:57 AM, 237957 bytes, A
       Adds the file Stream-It.online Default Search.ico.md5"="11/13/2018 8:57 AM, 16 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj"="REG_SZ", "70B82DFBE80ACC7298A9BADB88F77F8CF363A0ED5B009B9EDC3861A4D18160F1"
Malwarebytes log:

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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 11/13/18
Scan Time: 9:06 AM
Log File: 0e9105a0-e71b-11e8-a298-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.6.1.2711
Components Version: 1.0.482
Update Package Version: 1.0.7817
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 237950
Threats Detected: 20
Threats Quarantined: 20
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 41 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
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
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 6
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\images\icons, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\scripts, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\images, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\GKCOOGAKGNILHKNMNDFAHGCIOBIHFMJJ, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817

File: 13
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\GKCOOGAKGNILHKNMNDFAHGCIOBIHFMJJ\6.0.0_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\images\icons\128x128.png, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\images\icons\16x16.png, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\images\icons\48x48.png, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\images\icons\favicon.ico, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\scripts\background.js, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\scripts\sitecontent.js, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\closer.js, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817
PUP.Optional.StreamIt.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkcoogakgnilhknmndfahgciobihfmjj\6.0.0_0\tab.html, Quarantined, [14391], [471786],1.0.7817

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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