Cyber security specialists called the MixSportTV Search Plus a browser hijacker. What is a browser hijacker? The browser hijacker is a web-browser extension or program that engages in behavior that is unexpected, or that negatively affects the user’s Net surfing experience. Examples include software that rewrites internet browser’s home page, search engine or other settings of a browser to ones you don’t want.
The MixSportTV Search Plus hijacker will modify your web browser’s search engine so that all searches are sent via MixSportTV Search Plus, which redirects to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine that displays the search results for your query. The developers of this hijacker are utilizing legitimate search engine as they may generate profit from the ads that are opened in the search results.
Browser hijacker is usually written in ways common to malware, spyware and adware. In order to remove browser hijacker infection and thus delete MixSportTV Search Plus , you will need complete the steps below or run free removal tool listed below.
Remove MixSportTV Search Plus from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
In the steps below we will have a look at the hijacker infection and how to remove MixSportTV Search Plus from Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers for MS Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Certain of the steps below will require you to shut down this web site. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove MixSportTV Search Plus, use the steps below:
- Uninstall questionable apps using MS Windows Control Panel
- Remove MixSportTV Search Plus from Internet Explorer
- Remove MixSportTV Search Plus from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- Get rid of MixSportTV Search Plus redirect from Google Chrome
- MixSportTV Search Plus automatic removal
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
Get rid of MixSportTV Search Plus without any tools
Most common browser hijackers may be uninstalled without any antivirus applications. The manual browser hijacker infection removal is few simple steps that will teach you how to delete MixSportTV Search Plus . If you do not want to delete MixSportTV Search Plus in the manually due to the fact that you are not skilled at computer, then you can use free removal tools listed below.
Uninstall questionable apps using MS Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious apps. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded apps can clean up the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge from pop up ads hijackers and so on.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed in the figure below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (MS Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the following example.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and get rid of all suspicious and unknown programs. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker infection related to MixSportTV Search Plus home page or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your computer.
Remove MixSportTV Search Plus from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all browser new tab page, search engine by default and home page you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the MS Windows was installed on your PC.
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove MixSportTV Search Plus from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If Firefox startpage or search provider are hijacked by the MixSportTV Search Plus, your web browser shows annoying popup advertisements, then ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the MixSportTV Search Plus hijacker. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
Get rid of MixSportTV Search Plus redirect from Google Chrome
In this step we are going to show you how to reset Chrome settings. PUPs like the MixSportTV Search Plus can make changes to your web-browser settings including new tab page, search engine by default and home page, add toolbars and undesired add-ons. By resetting Chrome settings you will remove MixSportTV Search Plus and reset unwanted changes caused by browser hijacker. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
- First launch the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your browser’s new tab page, start page and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
MixSportTV Search Plus automatic removal
The browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the hijacker infection once again infect your personal computer and change some settings of installed browsers to MixSportTV Search Plus. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to delete browser hijacker infection manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best method to search for and remove hijacker infections is to use free malicious software removal software.
How to automatically delete MixSportTV Search Plus with Zemana
Zemana Free is extremely fast and ultra light weight malicious software removal utility. It will assist you get rid of MixSportTV Search Plus hijacker, ad supported software, potentially unwanted programs and other malware. This program gives real-time protection which never slow down your computer. Zemana is designed for experienced and beginner computer users. The interface of this tool is very easy to use, simple and minimalist.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When downloading is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, open the setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, Zemana will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan” button . Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) program will scan through the whole personal computer for the hijacker that cause MixSportTV Search Plus web-page to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When the checking is finished, you can check all items detected on your computer. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will begin to get rid of browser hijacker that causes internet browsers to show intrusive MixSportTV Search Plus web-site. When disinfection is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
By installing an ad-blocker application such as AdGuard, you are able to block MixSportTV Search Plus redirect, autoplaying video ads and remove lots of distracting and unwanted ads on websites.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- When the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
Don’t know how your internet browser has been hijacked by MixSportTV Search Plus?
Once you’ve complete the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your system should be clean from this browser hijacker and other malicious software. The Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Chrome will no longer display undesired MixSportTV Search Plus website on startup. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive MixSportTV Search Plus homepage.