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Remove mixSportTV Search Plus

mixplugin.com official website of mixSportTV Search Plus PUP

This article aims to give insight on mixSportTV Search Plus and its impacts. At the end it also presents removal steps that will help you to get rid of all suspicious and potentially harmful files.

mixSportTV Search Plus is a browser extension for Chrome. It could sneak into your device without your knowledge. Once the extension gains access to your system it configures main browser settings in order to become able to force you using its deceptive services. As presented by its owners mixSportTV keeps you up to date with the program of various sport TV channels. However, it is often considered to be an undesired app due to its intrusive behavior.

Threat Summary

NamemixSportTV Search Plus
TypeBrowser extension, PUP
Short DescriptionA questionable browser extension that alters browser settings without your permission.
SymptomsDubious search engine replaces your default one. Lots of annoying pop-ups and other types of ads appear in the browser. Affected web browser becomes sluggish.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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mixSportTV Search Plus – Spread Techniques

As a typical undesired program mixSportTV Search Plus usually aims to sneak into target systems without notifying the owners of there systems. So it is often spread via shady techniques like malvertising, installers of free third-party apps, file sharing networks, and other.

It is most likely that you have unnoticeably installed it along with any desired program. There are many free third-party applications that seem useful but at the same time deliver undesired programs on your device. As a way to protect your system from being affected by nasty undesired programs like mixSportTV you should always select the Advanced/Custom configuration option when installing new apps.

An additional channel that offers this PUP is its official website. As found on Chrome Web Store its domain address is mixplugin.com. Currently the website has the following look:

mixplugin.com official website of mixSportTV Search Plus PUP

mixSportTV Search Plus – More About Its Impact

Once mixSportTV finds its way to load its configuration files on your system, it alters essential settings that affect how you use your browser. As a result of applied unwanted changes you see a strange search engine to appear each time you open the affected browser.

Be advised to refrain from using its services as it is likely to display you as much sponsored content as possible and eventually trick you into visiting promoted web pages. In some cases a visit of one of those sponsored results may lead to serious issues related to the security of your device.

The display of many sponsored results, pop-ups, pop-unders, banners and other kinds of online ads could be explained by the fact that owners of deceptive services like mixSportTV Search Plus mainly use them for revenue. Unfortunately, they often launch live advertising campaigns regardless of the security level of ads’ components. Hence cyber criminals could easily attempt to reach your device. All they need is to inject their malicious code into the source code of any web page and set the URL address as final destination of any ad that will be generated by mixSportTV.

The moment mixSportTV Search Plus get at your web browser it receives all of the following permissions:

  • Read and change all your data on webisites you visit
  • Change your search settings to: apps.searchalgo.com
  • Change your privacy-related settings

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Along with all impacts mentioned above lots of annoying redirects are witnessed to be caused by this nasty extension. Soon after its installation your web traffic will be redirected to various suspicious websites. Among the domains we detected are

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MovixHub.com. Both are reported to act like typical undesired programs that secretly evade computer systems and start spying on affected users’ online behavior.

From information presented on the privacy policy page of mixSportTV Search Plus becomes clear that this program is also configured to collect certain details from affected systems and keeps a record of them on its servers. With the help of various tracking technologies it obtains all of the following details:

  • IP addresses
  • browser type
  • internet service provider
  • referring/exit pages
  • operating system
  • date/time stamp
  • clickstream data
  • Information collected by cookies, web beacons, scripts, etc.

As well as your name, e-mail address and phone number when you submit them.

Data records could be disclosed to unidentified third-party vendors, service providers, agencies and affiliate partners. At worst they could be acquired by malicious intenders who could make you a target of their attack campaigns.

How to Remove mixSportTV Search Plus

In order to remove mixSportTV Search Plus and all files associated with its presence on your PC, you should complete all steps from the removal below. It presents both manual and automatic instructions that combined could help you to secure your device and keep it safe from malware attacks. In case that you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.

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How to Remove mixSportTV Search Plus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove mixSportTV Search Plus

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall mixSportTV Search Plus and remove related files and objects

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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 mixSportTV Search Plus:

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 mixSportTV Search Plus. 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 mixSportTV Search Plus. 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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus. 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 malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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 mixSportTV Search Plus 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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