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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).
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  • 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

    1. Remove EasySportsAccess.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove EasySportsAccess.com.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove EasySportsAccess.com.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any EasySportsAccess.com files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Remove EasySportsAccess.com with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    2. Remove EasySportsAccess.com with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove EasySportsAccess.com. 2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all EasySportsAccess.com associated files automatically.
    Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.
    Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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    Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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    Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to detelete them permanently.
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    Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

    3. Remove EasySportsAccess.com with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    4. Remove EasySportsAccess.com with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    1. Install STOPZilla Anti Malware to scan for and remove EasySportsAccess.com. 2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all EasySportsAccess.com associated files completely.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to EasySportsAccess.com in the future

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from EasySportsAccess.com (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by EasySportsAccess.com.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from EasySportsAccess.com.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from EasySportsAccess.com is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by EasySportsAccess.com should be restored.

    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.
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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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