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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


If you want to read about current sports news and events, you should not trust FetchSports. You might install this software after searching the web for a tool to give you a feed of sports-related news, but you should know that this is an adware program that may put your system security at risk through the third-party content it may introduce you to. Yet, it may not even be the worst thing with regard to this adware. In fact, this program can bring a number of threats to your system. These may sneak onto your computer in the same installer. You should be alarmed when you notice this application on your PC. If you have noticed annoying third-party advertisements and browser setting changes, it may be just a question of time when your computer gets slower and finally crash. We recommend that you remove FetchSports right now and detect all other programs that may hold risks.

Our research shows that the most likely way for this adware to appear on your computer is through clicking on unreliable third-party content. This can happen in a number of ways. For example, you may be presented with a pop-up ad, such as a download offer. This can be generated by an adware application that infected your computer previously. But it is also possible that you land on a freeware or torrent site that is unfamiliar to you and also of questionable reliability and you click on a corrupt ad there. But this kind of risky content can also find you through modified search results. If there is a browser hijacker on board, you may not even realize that you search the web through an unreliable search engine. Again, one click is more than enough to download this adware. What is even worse, it is possible that you download a malicious bundle by clicking on these ads or links. If it is a bundle, it means multiple system security threats as there can be browser hijackers, adware programs, and potentially unwanted program as well in one package. That is why it is important that you scan your system with a reliable malware scanner after you delete FetchSports.

It only gets worse to learn that even the official downloader contains a bunch of potentially unwanted programs, adware programs as well as browser hijackers. So if you visit fetchsports.com, and download and install this application through that source, you may find several malware threats on your system afterwards, including Search.searchlwa.com, IWinstore Toolbar, and AdBeaver. We have noticed that these infections can change according to your location. Thus, it is possible that you will have different infections in your version. In any case, the presence of FetchSports is a very bad sign that should not be taken lightly. If you do not remove FetchSports and all other threats from your computer, you can never feel totally secure when going online or even after switching on your PC.

The members of this recently emerged adware family has a lot in common. In fact, they look very much like clones of each other that have the same functioning and operation, and only the promoted websites are different according to their individual themes. This family now includes dozens of ad-supported programs, such as BigSporting, DatingDone, and WeatherGrind. If you find any of these programs on your computer, you need to delete them all if you do not want more trouble on your system. FetchSports displays its window with the usual big logo at the top and a sports news-related website, such as performgroup.com, below. All you can do with this application is check out this promoted website. Something you can easily and more safely do through a regular and reputable browser actually.

We have also found that this application may open a browser window with advertising and survey pages. These pages may hold certain risks because of their content that can be exploited by cyber criminals to lure you onto their websites. Landing on fake websites operated by crooks can end very badly for unsuspecting computer users. You may let more malware threats onto your machine or even get scammed and lose your money. If you want to end this fountain of unfortunate possibilities, you should remove FetchSports without a second thought.

You can easily put an end to this infection if you execute its uninstaller via Control Panel. Please follow our removal guide if you do not know how to do this. Remember that you can avoid a lot of malware issues if you do not visit unfamiliar and suspicious torrent and shareware websites and do not click on random third-party advertisements. You should know that if an adware program is on your system, it is possible that even reputable ads become risky to click on. If you want perfect protection, you should think about investing into a reliable malware removal application, such as SpyHunter.

How to remove FetchSports from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and click Remove.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Press Win+R and type in control panel. Press Enter.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+Q and type in uninstall a program. Hit Enter.
  2. Select the application and click Uninstall.
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