What is Sports Search?

Sports Search is a browser hijacker that looks like a regular search page, which, according to the developers, improves browning quality and browsing experience. In fact, this hijacker does nothing good. It changes the settings of your browsers, sets http://srchbar.com as the default homepage and default search engine, and also makes changes to the search results, replacing them with advertising links and so on. It is also worth noting that it can collect and transfer your personal data without your knowledge. Be that as it may, we strongly recommend that you remove Sports Search immediately by following our recommendations instructions.

Sports Search Hijacker

How Sports Search gets on your PC?

Like many other similar browser hijackers, Sports Search comes to the computer without the user’s consent. In most cases, it comes in the form of a browser extension and hijacks the browsers installed on your system. This is due to the fact that users very rarely pay attention to the installation process, downloading this or that content from the Internet. You need to carefully monitor the installation process, choosing the advanced idiotype, also do not install programs and utilities that cause you any suspicions. If Sports Search still got into your computer, then remove it using our instructions.

How to remove Sports Search from your computer?

To uninstall Sports Search remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Sports Search in their database. Please, use them to remove Sports Search.

Recommended Solution:

Norton – fully removes all instances of Sports Search – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Anti-Spyware – detects files, registry values and folders of Sports Search.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Sports Search

Or uninstall Sports Search manually.

Step 1: Remove Sports Search from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Sports Search.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Sports Search and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Sports Search, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Sports Search and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Sports Search from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Sports Search from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Sports Search.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Sports Search.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Sports Search.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Sports Search:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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