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Aug 26, 2016

feed.getsportscore.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Hi sir. Please help me. My Internet Explorer has been hijacked by feed.getsportscore.com. It changed everything on my computer. My homepage, favorite programs and many other things are different. I believe this domain is as evil as a ghost as it never allow me change my browser settings. I tried everything to get rid of it, but no luck. I don’t know why I have many pop-up ads after I connect my computer to network. Is that caused by this website? Somehow, I have been redirected to weird websites frequently. Does that mean my browser is controlled by someone else? Is it possible to delete this nasty website completely?

Brief Information of feed.getsportscore.com Browser Hijacker

feed.getsportscore.com is a piece of ad-supported malware. However, less computer users pay attention to it as it looks good. It does look like other search engine in term of appearance. In fact, the truth is that it has been installed on your computer for immoral profit. It is not going to perfect your browsing experience or provide help to search for useful information. Not like other computer threat, there is no alert or warning pop up to inform you that your computer is infected. It performs vicious attack to help its developers get what they want silently in the background. Until one day you find that your browser acts strangely. The changes of homepage and default browser settings, frequent browser redirections and endless ads may attract your attention. You may wonder why your security program doesn’t report this threat. The reason is that this malware sneaks into your system along with the third party program which is not a threat itself. Hence, this threat has a “legit” identify in a way on your computer. Besides, it can partially block your security program so as to avoid being detected and removed. You have to remove it manually.

What feed.getsportscore.com Browser Hijacker Do?

feed.getsportscore.com browser hijacker is spread for marketing purpose. It bypasses the firewall and changes the browser settings without your approval. feed.getsportscore.com or other suspicious website will take the place of your original homepage. You are not allowed to change it back because a special browser helper is installed to prevent you making a change to the settings. To improve their products, its developers make this adware spy on your browsing habits. Your search terms, favorite websites, username and password that you use on the Internet, IP address and other sensitive information will be collected and sent to the remote hackers. When you try to search for information with key words, it injects sponsored links into the search results. Those links will lead you to websites with lots of ads which have nothing to with what you want. Sometimes, it just launches a new tab and loads its affiliated website thus helping its developer generate profit once you click on it. To help itself perform task, many plug-ins, ad-ons and other programs are installed on your browser. Every time you start the browser, feed.getsportscore.com will run automatically. Your computer runs very slow and takes a long to respond.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Removal Guide

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

Manage-browser-add-ons22

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools-in-Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize-and-control-Google-Chrome-button

(2). Disable the extensions of feed.getsportscore.com

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Task-Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win-8-Task-Manager

And then click Details tab

Details-Tab-in-Win-8-Task-Manager

(2). Find out and end feed.getsportscore.com’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

Appearance-and-Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

Folder-Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

Show-Hidden-Files-Folders-and-Drives

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View-in-Computer-Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View-Tab-in-Folder-Options-Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to feed.getsportscore.com through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

Regedit

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion

As we mentioned above, feed.getsportscore.com can disguise itself very well. At the first place, it hides in other legit programs to make itself look harmless. Then, once it’s installed, it pretends to work like a typical search engine. All it wants is your precious data and hard-earned money. The cyber criminals can access your financial information and use it to do illegal thing for money. When you are forced to visit unknown websites or redirected by pop-up ads, dangerous viruses will have the chances to attack your system. Vital error can take place to destroy your computer. Never trust this tricky program and leave it on your system. You may find that you are not able to find the option to uninstall or disable feed.getsportscore.com. It is true. You can not uninstall it in a traditional way. You have to locate the suspicious files related to feed.getsportscore.com and remove them one by one. Do not hesitate. Take action right now.

Published by & last updated on August 26, 2016 9:08 am

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