Search.hgetsports.net is a browser hijacker targeted at users interested in sports news. Apparently, it might come with a doubtful browser extension called Get Sports. Its description says it lets the user get latest sports news with just one click. It could sound like some advanced feature, but in reality, the application only places a toolbar with links to sites providing the mentioned content. Besides, the threat might modify particular browser preferences to replace user’s homepage, new tab page, or default search engine. Thus, the hijacker browser may start loading Search.hgetsports.net on various occasions. The problem is this search engine might show unreliable third-party advertisements, and so there is a possibility it could introduce you to potentially dangerous content. Because of this, our specialists do not recommend keeping the mentioned extension installed, and if you think it might not be a good idea too, we encourage you to follow our recommended removal steps located a bit below.
Users who continue reading our report can learn more about this browser hijacker as we will provide information that we discovered while testing Search.hgetsports.net further in the article. First of all, it is essential to mention that the application should work with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. As said earlier it might be bundled with a browser extension called Get Sports. This application is available on Chrome Web Store page (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/get-sports/kilmgdjnepppejpgejangmgahhnjjjkj), but we believe it could also be spread through bundled setup files found on various file-sharing web pages. In other words, it is entirely possible that some of you may have placed it on your browsers without even realizing it. As you see, it is rather easy to overlook bundled programs. In some cases, they are mentioned and can be deselected only after choosing advanced installation settings, but sadly some users skip this option to rush the process.
In any case, if the browser hijacker enters the system and you start surfing the Internet with Search.hgetsports.net you may see various advertising content from the software’s third-party partners. Such content could be injected into the search results, as our specialists noticed the search engine might be using a modified or a custom version of search.yahoo.com. This means that the threat could have the option to inject the already gathered search results with its own content. Unfortunately, in its End User License Agreement document the browser hijacker's developers claim they do not take any responsibility for Search.hgetsports.net or third-party content that could be displayed through it. Therefore, it does not look like there are any guarantees the third-party ads cannot be malicious, which is why we believe it to be possible some of them might be dangerous, e.g., lead the user to sites distributing malware, offering to participate in fake surveys, and so on.
All things considered, we do not think Search.hgetsports.net is worth taking any risks and if you think the same we urge you not to waste any time with this browser hijacker and get rid of it at once. To do so manually you should remove the extension it came with and reset the hijacked browser. Users who do not know how to complete these tasks can take a look at our recommended removal steps located a bit below. The other way to eliminate this threat is to with the help of a reliable security tool of your choice.