Remove EasySportsAccess.com Completely

“EasySportsAccess.com” is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that after being installed on a computer will attach itself to a browser, change the homepage, the new tab page and the search engine. The user may be redirected to websites containing potentially malicious content and falsified searches.

NameEasySportsAccess.com
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe homepage of a browser may look like a legitimate search engine, and there can be page redirects from the search results.
SymptomsSets a custom homepage, search engine and changes the new tab setting. The user may have installed the application without his approval.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundling, Official Website
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by EasySportsAccess.com
User ExperienceJoin our forum to discuss about EasySportsAccess.com and Search.EasySportsAccess.com.

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EasySportsAccess.com – How Did I Get It?

The “EasySportsAccess.com” PUP usually gets into your computer through third-party installers. It can sneak into your computer without your consent, by hiding itself in freeware installations and bundled packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are usually not disclosed in a proper way and people get tricked into installing potentially undesirable programs such as “Easy Sports Access”. Sometimes that can be avoided by clicking on the “Advanced” or “Custom” setting in an installation setup to see what may be installed.

Other ways of getting infected are by opening spam emails and downloading e-mail attachments, or by clicking on different advertisements and banners containing potentially malicious content which may also add a browser extension. The domain name is the same: “EasySportsAccess.com”.

EasySportsAccess.com – More About It

EasySportsAccess.com” is classified as a browser hijacker. When it is installed on your computer, it may change DNS settings, different browser settings, such as the homepage, new tab and search engine, and may also install a browser extension and a toolbar.

All these settings make “Search.EasySportsAccess.com” a default search engine and for you to use that domain whenever you try making a search query. It can affect any browser, especially the most popular ones, like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

This is how the hijacker looks like:
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This hijacker is developed by “Safer Browser”, a company also responsible for other PUPs, as we at STF have discovered in the past. Also, when searching for something in any browser, the hijacker can display sponsored and incorrect results. You may also be shown advertisements in the form of pop-ups or banners. The sites which you may be redirected to, generate profit on a pay-per-click basis and they could contain potentially malicious code to further infect your PC.

The Terms and Conditions, and the Privacy Policy (EULA) of “EasySportsAccess.com” can be viewed from the site. It is stated there, that the hijacker may potentially collect different information about your internet activity and usage, such as your search queries, the sites you visited, your IP address, browser homepage, what you clicked on, even if it contains personally identifiable information and other similar data. And that cookies can be used to collect that information and provide it to third parties.

Remove EasySportsAccess.com Completely

To remove “EasySportsAccess.com” manually from your system, be certain to follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker completely, you should search for and remove any leftover files with an advanced anti-malware program. Installing such software will also make sure that your system is safe from other threats that you come across in the future.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall EasySportsAccess.com in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes 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:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall EasySportsAccess.com.

    Step 2: Remove EasySportsAccess.com from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select EasySportsAccess.com and click “Remove

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    After EasySportsAccess.com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate EasySportsAccess.com and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After EasySportsAccess.com is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select EasySportsAccess.com to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After EasySportsAccess.com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on EasySportsAccess.com
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall EasySportsAccess.com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the EasySportsAccess.com will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove EasySportsAccess.com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove EasySportsAccess.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
    2. Remove EasySportsAccess.com with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    3. Remove EasySportsAccess.com with STOPZilla AntiMalware
    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to EasySportsAccess.com in the future
    NOTE! Substantial notification about the EasySportsAccess.com threat: Manual removal of EasySportsAccess.com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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