- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.watchsportslive.co may replace your homepage unexpectedly if you download this browser hijacker without realizing it. There is such a possibility given the application could be distributed via bundled software installers. It is not a highly dangerous threat, but since there are more reliable search engines you could use instead, we advise you not to take any chances with Search.watchsportslive.co, Further in the text, you will find more information and important details about this suspicious tool. Also, users who decide to eliminate the browser hijacker can scroll a bit below the article and follow the provided deletion instructions. Besides, if you need further assistance or have some questions related to this search engine, you can write us a message in the comments section located at the end of this page.
For starters, if you do not know this already you should be aware Search.watchsportslive.co belongs to a company called Polarity Technologies Ltd. Our researchers say it cannot be trusted since this developer has already created a lot of other browser hijackers. In fact, we have tested quite enough of them to say they were more or less identical. No doubt, creating same untrustworthy search tools over and over again does not say anything good about the suspicious application’s publishers. If you have not known this, we would advise you to be more careful in the future, and learn more about the tools you wish to use.
What’s more, as we said earlier, it could be that some users download Search.watchsportslive.co unknowingly if it is being distributed via bundled software installers. In which case, users might encounter it on various untrustworthy file-sharing web pages. After launching bundled setup files, you might get to choose custom or advanced installation settings, and this may give you a chance to deselect additional tools. However, if you pick automatic installation instead, all applications bundled with the chosen program could be installed without asking any permission. Therefore, it is clearly not enough to select a reliable tool if you are going to download it from an unreliable source. Additionally, users should pay extra attention to the installation process as well.
It looks like it is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Thus, whichever is your default browser the threat might hijack it by replacing its homepage with Search.watchsportslive.co. What you should know about this search engine is that it gather results with a modified search.yahoo.com version. It means the application might be able to modify the collected results. For example, it could place irritating advertising content from its third-party partners among them. The bad news is, the program’s creators do not take responsibility for the third-party content and cannot guarantee its safety. In other words, there might be not knowing where the ads could come from, for example, some of them may promote possibly dangerous content, such as potentially unwanted programs, other browser hijackers, adware, etc. In the worst case scenario, third-party ads may promote malicious web pages, malware, etc.
All things considered, we believe users who do not want to risk their computer’s safety should find a more reputable search engine, such as Google, Bing, etc. Nonetheless, first of all, it is essential to get rid of the browser hijacker and luckily there are two ways to achieve this. Firstly, you could try to remove it manually while following the instructions we will place at the end of this text. They will show users how to restore data that might have been modified when Search.watchsportslive.co settled in. If these instructions are a bit too difficult to handle we would suggest installing an antimalware tool you trust. Then all you would have to do is scan the system with the chosen tool and wait till it detects the browser hijacker or even other possible threats; later, the detections could be erased by just clicking the deletion button.