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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • 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.

Apart from showing you advertisements in its search results, Search.getsports.co is also set to collect information anonymous information about you automatically. According to the Privacy Policy, it is set to collect information that includes but is not limited to Internet Protocol (IP) address, geographic location, Internet service provider (ISP), browsing history, entered search queries, and so on. This information might not look like much, but it is very valuable to this hijacker’s developers because they use it to determine your preferences and interest. With the help of this information, they can customize and personalize the advertising campaign for each unique user, but they do not do that for the benefit of the user, but you make more money.

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.

How to uninstall GetSports

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find GetSports and double-click it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar.
  2. Click Settings and select Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program.
  4. Find GetSports.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find GetSports and click Remove.

How to remove Get Sports and Sports extensions

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and click More tools.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Find Get Sports.
  5. Click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Find Sports and click Remove.
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