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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

If you were hoping to download a useful extension from but received instead, it is about time for you to learn about this software. Our researchers consider neither the extension nor the search engine as safe applications. Moreover, the software is categorized as a browser hijacker. It fits under the classification because the program might hijack your browser by altering the default homepage, search engine, or new tab page. Fortunately, we can help users get rid of from their system. All you need to do is delete the extension and reset the affected program. If you have no idea how to do this, you can check the removal instructions below the article. However, if you want to learn how to protect the browser from such questionable software, you should read the text first.

The research revealed that users could come across the browser hijacker because of the suspicious software on their systems. For example, users might have adware that shows third-party advertising on their browser. In that case, you may have noticed an ad that came from The website contains a download button that installs Live Sports Online Now extension. As the description says the add-on should allow to “access Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Auto Racing & More – right from your browser.” Since the extension is called Live Sports Online Now, users might think that they will be able to watch live games, but unfortunately, the add-on itself or do not work that way.

This is only one of many examples how unreliable third-party advertising can deceive users. Reading a description might help you get the first impression about software, but it is also important to get the second one from user reviews and other available information. Otherwise, you might download adware, potentially unwanted programs or browser hijackers such as this one.

After the extension is installed, users should instantly notice that their homepage, new tab page or search engine were replaced with or These web pages work as search engines and the only content related to sports is the provided direct links to Sports News, Sports Schedules, etc. The site might not seem like a suspicious one, but we strongly advise against its usage. Even though it could look like you are redirected to, the provided results might be modified. In other words, there could be additional sponsored links, ads, and other offers that were injected in the results by the browser hijacker’s creators. Such ads could be potentially dangerous as they might lead you to malicious web pages.

Furthermore, users should also be aware of the fact that by using they are “consenting to grant Live Sports Online Now™ permission to collect your URLS and search data, including search queries that may contain personally identifiable information, share them with third parties, and use search-related cookies.” This statement is from the software’s Privacy Policy document, which also says that their collected anonymous user data could be supplemented by information received from the third party. Thus if you submit your personal data on the third-party web pages, you risk exposing it not only to unreliable third parties but also to the browser hijacker’s creators. To avoid such risks, you should avoid third-party ads until you delete the unreliable software from the system.

One way to deal with is to erase it manually from the hijacked browser. The process might take some time, but it depends on the affected application. Firstly, you should locate the suspicious extension and remove it. Then it is recommended to reset the browser. If you are an inexperienced user, you should follow the removal instructions below as they will explain to you what to do in more detail. However, if the process appears to be too complicated for you, do not hesitate to use a trustworthy antimalware tool. Once you install it, launch the tool, set it to scan the system and wait till it finishes. Then you should notice a deletion button that appears right after the scan. Just click it and the software will take care of all detections

Remove from the Internet Explorer

Windows 8\Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R, type Control Panel and press OK.
  2. Select Uninstall a program, mark the application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista\Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu, launch Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program, mark the browser hijacker and press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and open Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs, mark the application and press Uninstall.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press CTRL+SHIFT+A and click Extensions.
  2. Mark the browser hijacker and select Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Press ALT+F, click Settings and choose More tools.
  2. Click Extensions, press the recycle bin button next to the unwanted extension and click Remove.

Reset hijacked browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X, choose Internet Options and click the Advanced tab.
  2. Click Reset, select Delete personal settings, then click Reset again and press Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the Help icon, select Troubleshooting information, and click Refresh Firefox.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox again and select Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F, click Settings, slide down and select Show advanced settings.
  2. Scroll down, choose Reset Settings, and press Reset.
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