What is PUP.SportStreamSearch?

Are you impulsive when you install new extensions and programs? If you are, you might have installed SportStreamSearch without thinking it through. Did you install it just because of its name? Did you install it because it was free? Did you install it because it was attached to something else that you wanted, but you were not given the chance to reject the additional extension? Whatever the case is, if this PUP (potentially unwanted program) can be found on your browser, you must have installed it, even if just by accident. If you have come prepared to remove this extension, most likely, you tried it out and realized that it offered nothing you wanted or needed. Even if you believe that you have all of the information about this PUP, we invite you to read this report to learn how it works from entrance to removal. The last section of the report is dedicated to demonstrating how to delete SportStreamSearch.test

How does SportStreamSearch work?

If you know exactly where you downloaded SportStreamSearch from, we bet that you used the installer found on the Chrome Web Store. When we analyzed the PUP, the installer was still active and available at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sportstreamsearch/dbabcdmajmpfkohmeemhchocmnfakeec, but it is surprising that Chrome users are duped into installing this extension. That is because it does not promise much. It basically claims to optimize search results, but it informs that Yahoo Search is involved, and that is not a good sign. Why would a search engine, whose sole and only purpose is to provide you with search services, would use Yahoo Search? The only reason for that is that it is not a real search tool at all. And that is the case. Once the PUP is installed, feed.sportstream-search.com replaces the default search provider, and when you use it to browse the web, you are redirected to search.yahoo.com. So, basically, this pseudo search tool is just a redirector? Not exactly. It is also a search results modifier. What does that mean? When it redirects you to Yahoo Search, it shows modified search results.

Just like PDFConverterSearch4Free, HDMusicStreamSearch, ConvertItSearch, and many other clones, the suspicious SportStreamSearch does not intend for its search service to be useful. All it cares about is showing as many third-party links as possible. The more users click on them, the more money the creator of the PUP is likely to earn for basic promotional services. To ensure that visitors are inclined to click on the injected third-party links, SportStreamSearch tracks user-related browsing information, and passes it on to the associated advertisers, who can then offer a more personalized service. Needless to say, users are much more likely to click on links that, first of all, correspond to search queries and, second, refer to something they searched or browsed in the past. Can this service be useful? We cannot know for sure, but since the advertisers that the PUP works with are concealed, we cannot know how risky or safe clicking on their links could be. Therefore, we suggest that you delete the PUP and forget about it.

How to delete SportStreamSearch

If you have been using Google Chrome for a while now, we are sure that you have installed and removed extensions before. Even if you do not remember how exactly to find and delete unwanted extensions, we are sure that you can follow the guide below. Do not be intimidated by the number of steps that you must take to remove SportStreamSearch. It is just that we have made the guide very detailed and easy-to-follow. Of course, if you get stuck, do not hesitate to contact us, which is easiest to do via the comments section below. If you do not want to delete SportStreamSearch manually, you certainly do not have to. In fact, our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends implementing anti-malware software, which can delete the PUP automatically. This software is especially helpful if other threats exist, but even if you only have to deal with the PUP, it is worth installing because it can offer full-time protection for your system.

Removal Guide

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Simultaneously tap Alt and F keys on the keyboard.
  3. Click More tools in the Chrome menu.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Find the PUP and click Remove next to it.
  6. Repeat steps 2-3.
  7. Click Clear browsing data.
  8. Click Advanced at the top.
  9. Pick a time range and also boxes.
  10. Click Clear data and then restart the browser. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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