FirstRowSportsApp

Also Known As: FirstRowSportsApp Virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

FirstRowSportsApp - how to eliminate adware related to this software?

What is FirstRowSportsApp?

FirstRowSportsApp is a free program claiming to enable users to watch various sports-related channels and events. In fact, this is a useless program created with the sole purpose of gaining affiliate revenues from browsers add-ons bundled with it. FirstRowSportsApp is a clone of TornTV. When computer users download and install this program, they will also inadvertently install the Babylon toolbar (causing browser redirects to search.babylon.com), Yontoo Adware (causing unwanted ad pop-ups), and the Browser Protect plug-in (disabling changes to your hijacked Internet browser settings).

firstrowsportsapp adware

Many free software developers bundle their programs with browser add-ons for monetization purposes, and therefore, you should be careful when installing such software. To prevent installation of unwanted browser toolbars and extensions, always closely inspect each installation step of any free software, disallowing any changes made to your Internet browsers. Note that this freeware does not allow installation without first making modifications to your Internet browser settings. You are advised not to use this program. If you have been redirected to freedhsport.tv, we recommend that you do not download FirstRowSportsApp, since installation of this program will cause browser redirects, pop-up ads, and diminished browser performance. Furthermore, it may cause installation of malware and viruses.

FirstRowSportsApp is not a legitimate program. It is a useless software package, which installs unwanted browser toolbars, causes browser redirects, and unwanted ads. Computer users often download and install this app having been tricked by online ads or redirected to FirstRowSportsApp's homepage by deceptive pop-ups. If your Internet browser redirected you to freehdsports.tv, leave this website immediately and do not download the FirstRowSortApp software. If you have already installed this free software on your computer, use the removal guide provided to eliminate FirstRowSportsApp and any associated bundled adware.

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Quick menu:

FirstRowSportsApp removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

firstrowsportsapp uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Babylon Chrome Toolbar, Babylon tolbar, BrowserProtect, FirstRowSportsApp, Yontoo", select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling FirstRowSportsApp, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

FirstRowSoprtsApp adware removal from browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

firstrowsportsapp adware internet explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for these entries (Babylon toolbar helper, Babylon Toolbar, Yontoo Api, Yontoo) and disable them.

To change your homepage from search.babylon.com (or any other unwanted website) to your preferred domain, click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove search.babylon.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the firstrowsportsapp virus, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

firstrowsports app adware google chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate "Babylon Toolbar, BrowserProtect, FreeHDSport.TV" select these entries and click on the trash can icon.

To change your homepage from search.babylon.com (or any other unwanted website) to your preferred domain, click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In the "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over search.babylon.com and click the "x" symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the firstrowsportsapp virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

firstrowsportsapp adware mozilla firefox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Babylon Toolbar, BrowserProtect, FreeHDSport.TV, Yontoo".

To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window remove search.babylon.com (or any other unwanted website) and enter your preferred domain.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with firstrowsportsapp virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the firstrowsportsapp virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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