mixSportTV Search Plus
Have you checked all the extensions that you have added to your Chrome browser? Don’t you know whether you have any? Well, if your default search engine suddenly gets changed to searchalgo.com, you can be sure that you have a potentially unwanted program in the shape of a browser extension. That extension is probably mixSportTV Search Plus, and you will do yourself a favor if you remove it from your system as soon as possible. In this description, we will tell you more about this extension, and why it is not a good idea to tolerate such intruders.
One point that we would like to make here is that mixSportTV Search Plus might be just one of the many potentially unwanted programs on-board. Such annoying apps tend to travel in groups. If you encounter a freeware distribution source, it is very likely that it will try to offer you at least several applications at once. Hence, when you get down to removing mixSportTV Search Plus, you should also scan your computer with a reliable security tool to see whether there are more potential threats installed.
As far as the distribution of this extension is concerned, we can find it on legitimate sites, too. For instance, it has a homepage that you can access via mix.tvnoo.com/sport, and it is also available at the Chrome Web Store. At the Chrome Web Store, you can find the following information about this extension:
At first glance, it looks like mixSportTV Search Plus comes with useful features. If you are an avid sports fan, you might even think that this extension can now provide you with every single type of sports content that you want. However, please take note how it says that it “configures your default search to mixSportTV Search Plus.” Therefore, with this extension added to your browser, all of your search queries will be redirected through their server. Eventually, you will land on a modified Yahoo! Search page, and this clearly shows that the extension does not have an original search service. It makes use of Yahoo! Search to provide you with modified search results.
How do the search results get modified? Well, the chances are that this extension uses tracking cookies to monitor your online activity. Luckily, these extensions cannot collect your personally identifiable information, but the data it gathers could be used for online advertising. For instance, some of the search result links that you encounter could be tailored according to your likes and preferences. And what happens when you encounter something you may like? You are more likely to interact with it, and this is exactly what mixSportTV Search Plus wants.
Whenever you click a modified link, you help the people behind this extension generate a financial profit via the pay-per-click system. The problem here is that the extension does not review the content it promotes through its modified search result links. Anyone could make use of mixSportTV Search Plus to share their links, and if a malevolent party does that, you could end up being involved in some shady marketing scheme. In the worst-case scenario, you could also get infected with malware. Therefore, taking everything into account, it is for the best to remove mixSportTV Search Plus from your computer.
You can get rid of this extension by deleting it via Chrome settings. Luckily, this application works only on the Chrome browser. However, it does not mean that there are no unwanted apps added to your other browsers (if happen to use them).
It is strongly recommended that you scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner to see just how many undesirable applications you have installed. While most of the potentially unwanted programs are far from malicious infections, it is not a good idea to keep them because you can never know who could exploit them for their own malevolent gains. Hence, you need to make sure that your system is safe and clean, and for that, it is better to delete all undesirable applications.
How to Remove mixSportTV Search Plus