What is Search.easysportsaccess.com?
Even if you are interested in sports and related news, we do not recommend keeping Search.easysportsaccess.com in your browsers. It is quite possible that this search engine is present without your consent or knowledge for starters. It can happen when your computer is infiltrated by a browser hijacker that most likely arrives in a software bundle. Have you installed free software lately? Are you sure you got it from a reliable source? These are the most common reasons for such malware infections to show up on your computer seemingly uninvitedly. Since this browser hijacker may change your browser settings, including home page, new tab, and default search engine, you cannot really escape its exposure. According to our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com, you cannot trust any content related to this hijacker; therefore, we advise you to delete Search.easysportsaccess.com from your PC. If you chose to keep this useless search engine on board, you would probably risk being infected with more malware programs or worse; you might experience online scams.
Where does Search.easysportsaccess.com come from?
You can get this tool through official sources, such as its promotional website, easysportsaccess.com, or the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easy-sports-access/noflkibefpjggihoiolndndmgoinklha. It does not seem too popular, though, as the counter only shows over 3000 installations through the store. As a matter of fact, before you install such a browser extension, you should always run a web search first. You can try to Google Search.easysportsaccess.com or its unique Chrome ID to find out about this useless tool. This ID, noflkibefpjggihoiolndndmgoinklha, you can obtain either from the URL of the web store address or, if you have already installed it, from the browser settings if you tick the Developer mode checkbox at the top. If you check on this extension, you will probably find a number of articles and links on how you should remove Search.easysportsaccess.com as a browser hijacker and the like. This should give you an idea of what you are dealing with and what you are about to install onto your computer; or you already have. But, obviously, this is not the only way this hijacker is distributed on the web.
According to our specialists, it is more likely that you let this browser hijacker on board through a freeware bundle. But such a bundle will probably contain a number of malware threats and not only this single browser hijacker. Most users get infected with such packages when they visit unreliable P2P websites, such as torrent and freeware pages. These usually host lots of shady third-party ads that can also be disguised. That is how it is possible that you think you are clicking on a download button, but it is indeed an advertisement that only looks like a download button. The result of such a click can be a redirection to a number of new tab pages with malicious content or the drop of a malicious bundle onto your machine. This is a typical situation when it is not sufficient to delete Search.easysportsaccess.com only because there may be several other malware programs on your computer. Therefore, we advise you to run a free online malware scanner to detect all threats and issues, but make sure that you are using a reliable one.
How does Search.easysportsaccess.com work?
It seems that this browser hijacker is mostly popular in two English-speaking countries, the United Kingdom 52.1% and the United States 46.2%. Of course, it does not mean that you cannot find this hijacker in your browsers if you live in another country. Since the bundle-promoting file-sharing sites can be accessed from most corners of the world, there is really no boundary when it comes to this malware. When this browser hijacker sneaks onto your computer, it may set this search page as your home page, new tab page and default search engine as well in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. A lot of users may not even realize that there is a new home page because not everyone sets a preferred URL as their home page. However, it is important to understand that this hijacker may promote third parties through the third-party services it offers. For example, you can see a number of easy-access buttons that lead to Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, and Auto Racing-related streaming and news sites, which may host third-party ads and might be used by this hijacker to inject its own ads.
But the search tool cannot be trusted either as your searches get redirected to search.yahoo.com through the extsearch.maxwebsearch.com server. This little trick gives this extension a chance to alter the search results and include affiliated ads and sponsored links. Therefore, even if you think you are on a trustworthy Yahoo results page, we must remind you that you have been redirected there from Search.easysportsaccess.com. Engaging with any content this search engine offers could result in visiting unsafe websites or even becoming a victim of an online fraud. That is why we believe that you should remove Search.easysportsaccess.com as soon as possible.
How do I delete Search.easysportsaccess.com?
Although this extension has an uninstaller, it does not seem to do too much apart from taking care of the Internet Explorer extension. So even if you run this uninstaller in Control Panel, you will have to reset the other two browsers if you want to make sure that no leftovers remain. Protecting your computer from such malware attacks is in your best interest if you want security on your PC. That is why we remind you that there may be other infections on board as well. In order to clean these from your system, we suggest that you download and install a decent anti-malware program.
Remove Search.easysportsaccess.com from Windows
- Access the Start menu and pick Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the application and click Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Press Win+R and type in Control Panel. Hit Enter.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and click Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Tap Win+I and open Control Panel.
- Pick Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and click Uninstall.
Reset your browsers
- Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
- Click Reset settings at the bottom.
- Press Reset.
- Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox.
- Press Finish.
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