DailySportSearch Browser Hijacker
DailySportSearch is a website that you may start to see every time you open your favorite browser. It may also appear when you open a new tab in the browser. In fact, this site is related to a potentially unwanted program of the same name. This program is further categorized as a browser hijacker as it alters main browsing settings in order to force people to use a hoax search engine.
The presence of a browser hijacker on your system may enable it to activate tracking technologies that collect specific data about your device and online behavior. As a result, another odd issue may occur and it is annoying advertising. The app will try to monetize its access to the device by trying to make you more prone to visit sponsored pages. Sponsored pages promoted by DailySportSearch, however, may host online scams and other rogue applications. So beware and proceed to the removal process that will help you stay safe online.
In the guide that follows you will find instructions on how to remove DailySportSearch hijacker from affected browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer, or Edge) and system.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||A website with questionable search enigne that hijacks browser homepage, new tab page and default search engine. All modifications happen without your knowledge.|
|Symptoms|| The homepage, new tab page and search enigne in preferred web browser are set to display the hoax search engine DailySportSearch.com
Browser is slowed down by an increased number of online ads.
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss DailySportSearch.|
DailySportSearch Browser Hijacker – Spread Techniques and Impact
DailySportSearch is yet another browser hijacker that aims to push a hoax search engine that records search queries and browsing history. This program is capable of hijacking main browsing preferences without the need to ask people for their permission. It is a typical potentially unwanted program that lands on computer operating systems via bogus mechanisms. Oftentimes, apps like DailySportSearch are hidden in the installers of other supposedly useful apps. Beware of apps you download and install, especially if they are free ones. You can protect your system from being affected by PUPs by choosing the Advanced/Custom setup approach and having an active anti-malware software.
How this browser hijacker affects a PC is by changing main browsing preferences of installed browsers. These changes enable it to display its related search engine DailySportSearch.com which should not be trusted. Even though the design of this bogus search engine is simple and quite familiar to most of us, the searching services of this engine are not reliable.
Since browser hijackers are apps that primarily aim to generate revenue for their owners, their search engines aim to support the realization of this goal. On the one hand, DailySportSearch will record every search query you enter and send info to its remote server. On the other hand, it will redirect you to search results generated by another service. Our research helped us understand that the DailySportSearch hijacker is one of the nasty programs that causes the so-called Yahoo Redirect virus.
The reason why this hijacker is causing this issue is probably its goal to remain on the affected system as long as possible. While running on the your PC, DailySportSearch may be collecting some additional details about your device and your browsing. The list of harvested details may include:
- Visited URLs and websites
- Browser’s home page
- Search queries
- Search queries on the visited web pages
- Type of used browser
- Operating system type
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
- Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system
Harvested data helps DailySportSearch’s owners to configure advertising campaigns in accordance with your interests and demographics. They hope that with a specific targeting you will be more prone to visit sponsored web pages. Action which will generate higher profits to hijacker’s owners.
It is good to mention here, that some of the presented ads may land on poorly secured or hacked web pages. So, please be careful when interacting with ads generated by DailySportSearch hijacker.
For the sake of your PC security, it’s best to consider the complete removal of DailySportSearch from the affected browser and system.
How to Remove DailySportSearch Hijacker
In order to remove the DailySportSearch browser hijacker along with all associated files, you should complete several removal steps in precise order. The guide below presents you with a manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen PC security, we recommend that you combine the steps. The manual DailySportSearch removal might be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.
In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.
- Guide 1: How to Remove DailySportSearch from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of DailySportSearch on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove DailySportSearch in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase DailySportSearch from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall DailySportSearch from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove DailySportSearch from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate DailySportSearch from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable DailySportSearch Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove DailySportSearch from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove DailySportSearch
Step 2: Uninstall DailySportSearch 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by DailySportSearch on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by DailySportSearch there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of DailySportSearch from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall DailySportSearch and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 DailySportSearch 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove DailySportSearch files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as DailySportSearch, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove DailySportSearch 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.
Erase DailySportSearch 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.
Uninstall DailySportSearch 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.
Remove DailySportSearch 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the DailySportSearch will be removed.
Eliminate DailySportSearch 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by DailySportSearch from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".