Even if you installed Search.hgetsports.net yourself thinking that it would serve you in a beneficial manner, you still want to delete this browser hijacker from your web browser. Whether you installed it onto Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer, you are more likely to face trouble rather than reap any benefits by using this tool, which is why this report was created. Our research team analyzed this browser hijacker in an internal lab, but that was not really necessary because the threat is a clone of Search.hgetsports.net, which is another hijacker we have already discussed in a different report. Both of these hijackers are linked to the same extension, “Get Sports,” but, of course, it represents one hijacker at a time, which means that the original threat is not longer active. Without a doubt, you should continue reading to learn more before you remove Search.hgetsports.net, but if you cannot wait to get rid of this hijacker, note that a full removal guide is available below.
The suspicious “Get Sports” extension is officially represented at getsports.net, but only Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer users can download it from this source. Google Chrome users are introduced to the threat via chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/get-sports/kilmgdjnepppejpgejangmgahhnjjjkj. Both sources inform that the extension can provide one with direct access to sports-related websites from the homepage and the new tab. Well, the extension itself does not have an interface, and it represents sports sites via Search.hgetsports.net. This hijacker takes over the new tab, homepage, and default search provider on Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, but it only changes the new tab on Chrome. Even though users are informed about this, the suspicious search tool is classified as a browser hijacker. To confuse users and make them believe that the search tool is trustworthy, the hijacker provides easy-access links to such sites as espn.com and nfl.com. All hijackers created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. – including Search.searchgtp.com and Search.searchtmpn.com – present several legitimate links to make themselves appear useful. Useful links are not the reason you should delete these hijackers.
Have you used the suspicious Search.hgetsports.net to surf the web? If you have, you already know that all searches are redirected to Yahoo Search. What’s wrong with that? There is nothing wrong with the search engine per se, but the hijacker can inject its own search results to expose you to sponsored links, and we cannot say whether or not these links can be trusted. Unfortunately, in many cases, unpredictable links and ads are used to expose unsuspecting users to scams and even malware, which is why you must be vigilant. You also need to be careful about what kind of data you enter into the search field because the cookies used by Search.hgetsports.net can record everything you enter. Needless to say, you do not want to disclose any personal data. Overall, we are sure you do not want to tiptoe around while browsing the web, and so deleting Search.hgetsports.net is strongly recommended. After all, this hijacker does not offer beneficial services anyway, and so you would lose nothing by removing it.
Uninstall Get Sports via Control Panel to remove Search.hgetsports.net, and delete the extension from Chrome or Firefox to get rid of the hijacker. Needless to say, eliminating this suspicious, unreliable software manually is not that challenging. Unfortunately, if this software was installed along with malware – which might be case if you used unfamiliar sources and installers – cleaning your operating system and browsers all by yourself might be quite difficult. In this case, installing and using anti-malware software is strongly recommended. Without a doubt, you must be interested in having your system cleaned as fast and as efficiently as possible, but that is not all you need to think about. You also need to think about protection against hijackers and more serious infections. The good news is that reliable anti-malware software can take care of that. Now that you have your options, the only thing you need to do is choose the one that fits your situation best. If you have concerns about the removal process, or you have questions, you can start a conversation in the comments section.