- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If you were hoping to download a useful extension from livesportsonlinenow.com but received Search2.searchlson.com 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 Search2.searchlson.com 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 livesportsonlinenow.com. 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 Search2.searchlson.com 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 Search2.searchlson.com or Home.searchlson.com. 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 yahoo.com, 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.
One way to deal with Search2.searchlson.com 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 Search2.searchlson.com from the Internet Explorer
Windows 8\Windows 10
Windows Vista\Windows 7
Delete Search2.searchlson.com from Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome
Reset hijacked browser