Sport Score is a browser extension for Google Chrome that should enable users to access the scores of different sports, e.g. football matches. Users can download this piece of software from its official website getsportscore.com. Also, it is available for download at the Chrome Web Store, so it is not surprising that many users think that it can be fully trusted. Fortunately, the extension is not very popular. At the time of writing, there are 10 674 users who have downloaded and installed it from the Chrome Web Store. Users who have not installed it yet but are planning on doing that should definitely find another program for checking the scores because Sport Score is known to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and it seems that it only promises to act in a beneficial way. You should also delete it immediately if you are sure that it has sneaked onto your computer without permission. We will tell you more about the deletion of the extension and the way it acts in this article, so read it attentively!
Many users install Sport Score because they expect that it will act beneficially; however, they do not know that it is capable of changing the settings of the New Tab page and is going to replace the default search engine with feed.getsportscore.com, which will redirect straight to search.snap.do (you can read about this search engine in a more detailed way on our website). The new search engine might seem to be perfectly decent at first glance; however, specialists do not think that it can be trusted even though it looks like an ordinary search provider because it shows the modified search results once a user enters the query. We call the search results modified when they contain advertisements and various links promoting third-party websites, software, products, and services. Some of these search results will not be bad; however, it is basically impossible to say whether you are about to click on a reliable or an untrustworthy one, which means that a user might click on an unreliable search result unknowingly and thus end up on a third-party website that does not contain any information related to the user’s search query. To be frank, it is quite dangerous to visit those third-party websites because you might find anything, including malicious software, on them.
As we have told you at the beginning of the article, Sport Score can be downloaded from its official website getsportscore.com and the Chrome Web Store; however, these are definitely not the only methods this potentially unwanted program is distributed. Researchers say that, on the basis of users’ complaints, it might also sneak onto computers bundled with other applications. As it hides behind other programs, users do not even notice that it is going to be installed, which explains why people report that Sport Score has entered their computers without permission. As there are so many untrustworthy extensions these days and, as a result, the Internet has become a dangerous place, we want to remind you to be very careful on the web. You can also install security software on your PC to ensure the system’s safety.
Fortunately, Sport Score affects only Google Chrome, which means that you will simply need to remove the extension and then change the settings of the default search engine and the New Tab page. Of course, there is a way to do that quicker – you can simply reset your browser’s default settings. Alternatively, you can use a trustworthy antimalware scanner. It will detect Sport Score and remove it for you in the blink of an eye. Also, it will take care of other existing infections.
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