If you are reading this article, the chances are, you are doing so through the web-browser that is affected with something called Sports Streaming Now. Sports Streaming Now is a browser hijacker. In many cases it’s installed without your permission. It takes control of your browser and modifies your start page, search engine and newtab page to its own. So, you will notice a new homepage and search engine installed in the Chrome, MS Edge, IE and Firefox web browsers.
When you’re performing searches using the web browser that has been affected with Sports Streaming Now, the search results will be returned from Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search. The developers of Sports Streaming Now hijacker are most likely doing this to make advertisement revenue from the advertisements displayed in the search results.
And finally, the Sports Streaming Now hijacker has the ability to gather lots of marketing-type data about you such as what web-sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, can be sold to third parties.
|Name||Sports Streaming Now|
|Type||browser hijacker, search engine hijacker, start page hijacker, toolbar, unwanted new tab, redirect virus|
|Removal||Sports Streaming Now removal guide|
How can a browser hijacker get on your computer
These days some freeware authors bundle additional software which could be potentially unwanted applications such as the Sports Streaming Now hijacker, with a view to making some money. These are not free programs as install an unwanted programs on to your Microsoft Windows computer. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the Web, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual install method, uncheck all optional software.
It is important, do not use Sports Streaming Now webpage and don’t click on ads placed on it, as they can lead you to a more malicious or misleading web sites. The best option is to use the guidance posted below to free your PC of hijacker infection, get rid of the Sports Streaming Now redirect, and thereby restore your favorite home page and search provider.
How to remove Sports Streaming Now from computer
There are several steps to deleting Sports Streaming Now search, because it installs itself so deeply into Microsoft Windows. You need to uninstall all suspicious and unknown software, then delete harmful extensions from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox and other web-browsers you’ve installed. Finally, you need to reset your browser settings to get rid of any changes Sports Streaming Now hijacker has made, and then check your system with Zemana, MalwareBytes Free or HitmanPro to ensure the browser hijacker is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Sports Streaming Now, use the following steps:
- Manual Sports Streaming Now removal
- How to remove Sports Streaming Now with freeware
- Run AdBlocker to block Sports Streaming Now and stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual Sports Streaming Now removal
Sports Streaming Now is a browser hijacker infection that can rewrite your web-browser settings and redirect you to the websites which may contain countless advertisements. Not every antivirus program can detect and remove Sports Streaming Now easily from your machine. Follow the steps below and you can delete browser hijacker infection by yourself.
Uninstall Sports Streaming Now associated software by using Windows Control Panel
One of the first things to attempt for removal of hijacker is to check your machine installed programs screen and look for unwanted and suspicious applications. If there are any apps you do not recognize or are no longer using, you should remove them. If that doesn’t work, then you may need to run malware removal tool such as Zemana AntiMalware.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all software installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Remove Sports Streaming Now search from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting Mozilla Firefox internet browser will reset all the settings to their original state and will remove Sports Streaming Now, malicious add-ons and extensions. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the Sports Streaming Now browser hijacker. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Sports Streaming Now from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer web-browser you return your web browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by browser hijacker such as Sports Streaming Now.
First, run the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will remove Sports Streaming Now browser hijacker infection and other browser’s malicious extensions, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as default search engine, newtab page and start page to default state.
Remove Sports Streaming Now from Google Chrome
In this step we are going to show you how to reset Chrome settings. PUPs such as the Sports Streaming Now can make changes to your browser settings including home page, search engine and new tab page, add toolbars and undesired extensions. By resetting Google Chrome settings you will remove Sports Streaming Now and reset unwanted changes caused by hijacker infection. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through 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 instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
How to remove Sports Streaming Now with freeware
The manual tutorial above is tedious to follow and can not always help to remove Sports Streaming Now hijacker infection easily. Here I am telling you an automatic solution to get rid of this hijacker from your web browser fully. Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes and HitmanPro are anti malware utilities that can locate and remove all kinds of malware including browser hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your browser to Sports Streaming Now web site.
Automatically get rid of Sports Streaming Now redirect with Zemana
Thinking about delete Sports Streaming Now home page from your internet browser? Then pay attention to Zemana AntiMalware. This is a well-known tool, originally created just to detect and remove malware, adware software and PUPs. But by now it has seriously changed and can not only rid you of malware, but also protect your computer from malicious software and adware software, as well as identify and get rid of common viruses and trojans.
Installing the Zemana is simple. First you will need to download Zemana by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When downloading is done, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Sports Streaming Now web-page.
Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software. Make sure to check mark the items which are unsafe and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove browser hijacker that cause Sports Streaming Now website to appear.
Run Hitman Pro to delete Sports Streaming Now startpage
HitmanPro is a free program which developed to delete malware, PUPs, adware and browser hijackers from your PC running MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It will help to search for and remove browser hijacker that changes browser settings to replace your search provider, startpage and newtab page with Sports Streaming Now web-page, including its files, folders and registry keys.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, open the file location and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro tool. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker related to Sports Streaming Now search. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, adware software or potentially unwanted applications are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
As the scanning ends, a list of all items found is produced similar to the one below.
Make sure to check mark the threats that are unsafe and then press “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will start to remove browser hijacker infection which changes browser settings to replace your home page, new tab and default search provider with Sports Streaming Now website. Once the task is done, the tool may ask you to restart your machine.
Scan and clean your machine of hijacker with MalwareBytes Free
You can get rid of Sports Streaming Now startpage automatically through the use of MalwareBytes. We suggest this free malicious software removal tool because it can easily remove hijacker infection, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Once the download is done, close all software and windows on your system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is done, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that causes web browsers to open intrusive Sports Streaming Now web page. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware application is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- After MalwareBytes has finished scanning your computer, a list of all items found is prepared. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected”. When the procedure is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video offers a guidance on how to delete hijackers, adware software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
Run AdBlocker to block Sports Streaming Now and stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad-blocking application that can block Sports Streaming Now and other intrusive web pages. The ad-blocker tool such as AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Web and stops access to malicious web-sites. Moreover, security experts says that using adblocker programs is necessary to stay safe when surfing the World Wide Web.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your system by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the downloading process is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired ads, block Sports Streaming Now, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your system should be clean of the hijacker which alters browser settings to replace your home page, search provider and newtab with Sports Streaming Now webpage. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup advertisements and unwanted harmful web sites) and Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your computer for new malicious software, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, harmful software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Sports Streaming Now search from your browser, then ask for help here.