What is liveonscore[.]tv?
Liveonscore[.]tv offers live scores from soccer, boxing, motorsports, basketball, and other sports. The problem with this page is that it uses rogue advertising networks: it has deceptive ads on it and forces users to visit various websites. Moreover, it is likely that this page illegally streams sports content (without the copyright owner's permission).
In one way or another, it is strongly advisable not to trust liveonscore[.]tv or other pages of this kind.
At the time of the research liveonscore[.]tv opened topsport[.]lt, 365sports365[.]com (betting sites), and best.aliexpress[.]com (online shopping site) - three legitimate websites. However, it is very common for pages that use rogue advertising networks to promote various untrustworthy pages as well.
For example, various scam pages like "Win The New iPhone 12", "WARNING CRITICAL MESSAGE", etc., that are used to trick unsuspecting users into providing sensitive information (e.g., login credentials, credit card details), installing unwanted software or even into providing scammers are remote access to their computers.
Also, pages like liveonscore[.]tv (and ads on them) can be used to promote download pages for various browser hijackers, adware, other potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), or even malicious software. It is possible that ads on liveonscore[.]tv could be designed to distribute (download or install) unwanted applications by executing certain scripts.
These are the main reasons why pages that use rogue advertising networks cannot be trusted/should not be visited. It is worthwhile to mention that there are certain potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that generate ads and promote unreliable pages (similarly to liveonscore[.]tv) too.
They are called PUAs because users download and install them without knowing about it. Those apps generate banners, coupons, surveys, pop-up ads, etc., that tend to be designed to open shady pages, or even download, install unwanted software.
Another issue with PUAs is that many of them function as data collectors: they gather Internet Protocol addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, geolocations, or other browsing data. Some of them can be capable of reading sensitive information like passwords, credit card details, telephone numbers, etc., as well.
If a browser causes unwanted redirects, various adds appear on most or all opened pages, then it is very likely that this happens because a browser has some PUA installed on it.
|Name||Ads by liveonscore.tv|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
More examples of pages that use rogue advertising networks are youtube-to-mp3[.]org, anitube[.]site, and keepv[.]id. It is important to know that it is common for such pages to be offering their visitors illegal services (e.g., illegal streaming, downloads).
If it is a torrent site, then it may contain torrent uses to spread malware. Either way, it is advisable to avoid using, visiting such pages and make sure not to have any unwanted apps that may be designed to promote shady pages (or generate ads) installed on a browser or computer as well.
How did adware install on my computer?
It is common that users download or install potentially unwanted applications together with other programs - when PUAs are bundled with some freeware. In other words, there are downloaders, installers that contain extra offers. In most cases, users can opt unwanted offers via "Manual", "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings or by unticking certain checkboxes.
When users finish downloads and installations without changing default settings (opting out included PUAs), they download and install not only desired but also undesired apps. It is important to mention that sometimes clicked deceptive ads can be the reason behind unwanted downloads, installations too.
There are ads that, if clicked, can run certain scripts and download, install unwanted apps.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Advertisements on shady websites (e.g., on gambling, adult dating, pornography websites) can be designed to promote/open other dubious sites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. It is strongly advisable not to trust (click) such ads. Files, apps should be downloaded only from official websites (and via direct links).
Other sources for downloading files, programs such as third-party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites, etc., should not be used.
Third party installers should not be used too. Downloads and installations should not be finished without checking downloaders, installers for "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings and seeing if they can be used to decline unwanted offers.
Unwanted, suspicious extensions, plug-ins or add-ons that are installed on a browser and/or programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system should be removed. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Liveonscore[.]tv opens topsport[.]lt (GIF):
Liveonscore[.]tv opens 365sport365[.]com (GIF):
Liveonscore[.]tv opens best.aliexpress[.]com (GIF):
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- What is liveonscore[.]tv?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes liveonscore[.]tv redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by liveonscore.tv, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by liveonscore.tv removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by liveonscore.tv, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by liveonscore.tv, 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 the 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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by liveonscore.tv from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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