OnlineSportsSearch Removal Guide

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If you are planning on installing OnlineSportsSearch, we suggest that you change your course of action. Although this extension might seem useful, it is not, and you will come to regret letting it in sooner or later. So why bother with this potentially unwanted program (PUP) at all? Have you downloaded it already? If that is the case, and you know that you want to delete OnlineSportsSearch, we share tips that we are sure will help you eliminate this PUP quickly. If you are not sure if you want to remove this extension, and if you are not sure why it is identified as a threat at all, you want to keep reading too because we share all the information you need to know about this strange PUP. As always, if you would like to communicate with our research team or ask questions, you can do so using the comments area below.

It turns out that OnlineSportsSearch is a clone of NetGameSearch, GetSearchConverter, and a bunch of other extensions that although have unique names are, in fact, identical. We cannot claim that they were created by the same party, but it sure looks like that is the case. After all, these PUPs are usually introduced via the Chrome Web Store, and the description is always the same. The Privacy Policy statement is also the same in every case, despite being represented via a unique website each time. So, did you acquire the PUP from chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onlinesportssearch/anklmomahpndggnpbfknmingcnfkijnk? If you have not, you need to think carefully about how the PUP was installed because you want to make sure that you are not ignoring any additional threats. Of course, the best thing you can do at this stage is to install a malware scanner that will let you know if there are other threats that you need to research and delete.

Whether OnlineSportsSearch stands alone or along with other threats, feed.onlinesportssearch.com must have replaced the default search provider. Due to this, some identify the extension as a browser hijacker. That is not even the worst thing about it. Our researchers warn that if you use it for web searches, it redirects to Yahoo Search, and it would be a mistake to assume that this search engine can be trusted. On its own, it is great, but when you are redirected to it via OnlineSportsSearch, know that the results are modified. Basically, the PUP adds sponsored links from unknown third parties, and because they are likely to look completely normal, you might end up interacting with them whether you like it or not. Is that dangerous? That depends on whose links are added, and since the third-party partners are anonymous, it really is hard to say whether their intentions are pure. Even if the involved parties were harmless, the PUP brings nothing to the table, and so removing it is strongly recommended.

Do you think that you want to remove OnlineSportsSearch yourself? That is a great option if other threats do not exist. If they do, you will need to research and eliminate them all one by one. If you are not dealing with additional threats, use the guide below, and make sure you remember to research new extensions and programs before installing them in the future. If additional threats do exist, implement anti-malware software without any hesitation. This is the software that not only can automatically eliminate all threats but also can ensure that your system is protected at all times. If it is lacking trusted protection, we suggest implementing anti-malware software even if you are able to get rid of the PUP manually.

How to delete OnlineSportsSearch from Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and tap Alt+F keys.
  2. In the Chrome menu, select More tools.
  3. Open the Extensions menu and Remove the PUP.
  4. Access the Chrome menu again and click More tools.
  5. This time, click Clear browsing data.
  6. Click the Advanced tab and, first, pick a time range.
  7. Pick the boxes you want and click Clear data.
Download Remover for OnlineSportsSearch *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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