Bring Me Sports Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Bring Me Sports Toolbar - how to eliminate redirects to mywebsearch.com?
The Bring Me Sports browser toolbar was developed by Mindspark. This extension promises to show live sports events, scores, etc. on your computer. This browser toolbar alone is not related to malware or virus infections, however, it changes users' homepage and default search engine settings to mywebsearch.com This behaviour can be categorized as ad-ware. The toolbar is installed in a number of ways: Internet users can download this toolbar from its homepage, or it may automatically install together with freeware downloaded from the Internet. Internet users should always express caution when installing free software - developers of these products commonly bundle their free programs with browser add-ons for monetization purposes.
The Bring Me Sports toolbar redirect to mywebsearch.com is applied in order to monetize incoming web traffic - each user-click on the sponsored search results within the displayed search engine, generates revenue for Mindspark. Using mywebsearch.com for your daily Internet searches adds no real value when compared with legitimate search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, etc. Moreover, the displayed third party ads can lead to installation of other unwanted software or even malware.
The Bring Me Sports toolbar is an unwanted browser toolbar that causes redirect issues and diminished Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox) performance. Note that all of the shortcuts presented by this browser extension can be reached without using this toolbar. If you have willingly installed this toolbar and are aware of the redirects to mywebsearch.com, you need take no further action. If, however, you feel that you have inadvertently installed the Bring Me Sports toolbar, use the information provided to eliminate this browser toolbar and associated redirect issues.
Bring Me Sports toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for Mindspark Interactive Network related entries: "BringMeSports Toolbar", select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for Mindspark Interactive Network related entries: "BringMeSports Toolbar", select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling BringMeSports Toolbar, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Bring Me Sports Toolbar removal from browsers:
Remove Bring Me Sports Toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Mindspark Interactive Network related entries (BringMeSports, Search Assistant BHO, Toolbar BHO) and disable them. To change your homepage from home.mywebsearch.com to your preferred domain, click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove home.mywebsearch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue to have problems with redirects to this website, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Bring Me Sports Toolbar from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable add-ons and remove "BringMeSports". To reset your homepage, click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove home.mywebsearch.com and enter your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with redirects to this website, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.