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Remove BringMeSports Redirect

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The article will help you to remove BringMeSports entirely form affected web browser and Windows system.

BringMeSports is a dubious browser extension that could hijack browser settings without your prior permission in order to track your online activities and display lots of online advertisements in the affected browser. Thus, it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program that is better to be removed completely from the browser and system as well. As long as BringMeSports has access to your device it constantly obtains your private data which may relist in serious privacy-related issues and even identity theft. If you want to stay safe online and keep your system secure proceed with the guide that follows.

Threat Summary

NameBringMeSports
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP (potentially unwanted program)
Short DescriptionAll browsers on your computer could be affected. The BringMeSports hijacker will redirect you and filter your search queries.
SymptomsBringMeSports alters the settings of the homepage, search engine, and new tab. A browser extension and a toolbar can be added, as well. You can see targeted advertisement content.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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BringMeSports – Distribution Ways

BringMeSports could find its way to your system with the help of various shady techniques of distribution. One of the most common is via software bundling. It is often practiced by vendors of free apps available for download on various websites. Thus, by installing a desired app on your PC you may unnoticeably install the suspicious BringMeSports as well. The unwanted app could be incorporated into the installer of the desired third-party app but information about it may lack. So you understand about the infection after it has already altered essential system and browser settings. In some cases, by choosing the Advanced or Custom configuration options you could understand whether some additional software is set for installation and deselect all you don’t need.

BringMeSports is also available on Chrome web store and on its main website of the same name – BringMeSports.com. However, it is less likely that you will download it intentionally from these two channels as the app primarily aims to sneak into the system without your knowledge.

bringmesports browser extension chrome web store

Even though, it targets mainly Chrome web browser users, BringMeSports could also affect other frequently used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Safari.

BringMeSports – In Detail

What BringMeSports pretends to be is a tool that provides real-time sports scores, sports news, live sporting event coverage, video highlights and other sports related features. However, there are a lot of nasty functionalities that you may miss at first.

To begin with the capabilities of the extension connected to the hijacker. Once installed in the browser it does the following:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Replace the page you see when opening a new tab
  • Read and change your browsing history
  • Manage your downloads
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

This extension configures your new tab page, homepage and default search engine without any notification or permission. Afterward, BringMeSports start to redirect you to the MyWay search engine each time you are browsing online. Beware with this search engine as it is primarily designed to obtain the data you provide online and trick you into clicking as much sponsored results as possible.

hp.myway.com deceptive search engine pushed by bringmesports

Pay attention to the results you see when you type something in the address bar or in the search field of BringMeSports hijacker. The organic ones are quite a few compared to the sponsored. With such a limited number of organic search results that could be modified as well, you may not be able to see and reach the most relevant information available across the net. And with a hijacker like BringMeSports in your browser, it is not a big surprise as it is mainly developed to serve well to its owners and not its users.

For the purpose BringMeSports is likely to flood your browser with lots of annoying advertisements that could slow down your browser and diminish your browsing experience. At worst, by visiting an add you may end up with a severe malware infection installed on your PC as some web pages may be compromised to deliver the malicious code on the devices of users who land on them.

BringMeSports – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of BringMeSports redirects to the official EULA and Policy page of Mindspark. Mindspark Interactive Network is a well known developer of numerous nasty apps with hijacking capabilities like BringMeSports. Just to name a few reported by our team – ProPDFConverter, OnlineMapFinder, MyFunCards. The policy can be seen from the picture below:

BringMeSports redirect Mindspark Interactive Network privacy policy

According to this Policy, as long as you are using the services of the products provided by Mindspark you agree with the collection of the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Email address
  • Number of your page views
  • What links you clicked
  • Telephone number
  • Your login times

As stated in the Privacy Policy, Mindspark allows third-parties, including their authorized service providers, IAC affiliates, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements or place ad tags or beacons on or via their Services. Thus, these companies could also obtain information about you and your online behavior. In case you do not want your private space to be invaded in this or any similar way, you should remove the unwanted software.

Remove BringMeSports Redirect

Below are listed all the steps that will help you to remove BringMeSports redirect completely from an affected Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer, or Safari browser. The removal of the program from the browser may not be efficient as the hijacker may still adjust browser settings and this way continues to appear during each browsing session. So the guide reveals how to remove the nasty program from the Windows system as well. You have two removal options manual and an automatic. Make sure your PC is secure by running a scan with an advanced anti-malware tool that will locate all harmful files so you can remove them completely from the PC.

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How to Remove BringMeSports from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BringMeSports

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall BringMeSports and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BringMeSports on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BringMeSports there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for BringMeSports with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of BringMeSports from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall BringMeSports and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to BringMeSports:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to BringMeSports. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to BringMeSports. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove BringMeSports via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as BringMeSports. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove BringMeSports files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as BringMeSports, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove BringMeSports from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase BringMeSports from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall BringMeSports from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove BringMeSports from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BringMeSports will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate BringMeSports from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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