- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
We want to present you one of the newest browser hijackers to have come from the SaferBrowser browser hijacker family. If you value your online security, then you should remove Search.getsports.co because it definitely will not improve your browsing experience. On the contrary, it can only increase the possibility for you to encounter malicious websites because it is set to promote such sites in its search results. Furthermore, this shady search engine is configured to collect information about you. Although anonymous, this information is used to customize the promotional campaign and generate more advertising revenue as a result. To find out more about this hijacker, we invite you to read this full description.
Like many browser hijackers’s those that are a part of the SaferBrowser hijacker family have been set up for only one purpose — to generate advertising revenue. This developer’s search engines are distributed in a manner that is utmost despicable. We have discovered that ad-supported applications are being configured to promote Search.getsports.co and the various other SaferBrowser hijackers such as Search.searchglnn.com, Search.gomaps.co, and Search.mynewswire.co using pop-up advertising. Hence, intrusive pop-ups are set to appear while you are browsing the Internet and promote an application that will enable you to view sports-related content, highlights, scores, updates, news, and so on. If you click to download this extension, then your browser’s homepage setting will be changed to Search.getsports.co.
This browser extension is called GetSports on Internet Explorer, Sports on Firefox, and Get Sports on Chrome, and its only objective is to interact with your browser and replace its homepage address to Search.getsports.co. We also want to note that you can download this extension from its dedicated distribution website at Getsports.co/Sports? Which allows you to deselect the placing of this hijacker as the homepage address, so we do not consider Getsports.co/Sports? as a malicious distribution channel.
However, there is much more to Search.getsports.co than its deceptive distribution. Being a search engine it can be used for searching the Internet, but be warned that by using it, you can encounter shady promotional links that are set to be featured at the bottom of the search results page. Moreover, it does not have its own unique search algorithm, so SaferBrowser has opted to make use of Yahoo.com to which all of your entered search queries are redirected. So, effectively, you are using Yahoo.com and not Search.getsports.co. Nevertheless, Yahoo’s custom search results can be altered to include additional links that can redirect you to malicious websites that feature malware downloads and possibly other malicious content.
In conclusion, Search.getsports.co is a browser hijacker that is set to replace your browser’s homepage address in order to force you to use it for searching the web. If you do it, then it will show you promotional links in its search results and there is no telling whether they are legitimate and safe to enter. Therefore, we highly recommend that you remove it from your computer as soon as possible.
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