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What is iSportTV Search Plus?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that iSportTV Search Plus is a search hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.

How do I know if my computer is affected by iSportTV Search Plus?

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:

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and these warnings during install:

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You will see this icon in your Chrome menu-bar:

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and this changed setting:

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How did iSportTV Search Plus get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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How do I remove iSportTV Search Plus?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.

  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of iSportTV Search Plus?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes iSportTV Search Plus completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the iSportTV Search Plus hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 

CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxp://sport.searchalgo.com/go/?category=web&s=itdp&vert=sporttv&var=plus&q={searchTerms}
CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> iSportTV Search Plus
CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxp://sug.searchalgo.com/search/index_sg.php?q={searchTerms}
CHR Extension: (iSportTV Search Plus) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao [2019-09-19]

Alterations made by the installer:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0
       Adds the file background.js"="5/7/2017 2:12 PM, 8767 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="9/19/2019 10:57 AM, 2143 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="9/19/2019 10:57 AM, 6251 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="5/7/2017 2:10 PM, 3041 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\icons
       Adds the file 38.png"="9/19/2019 10:57 AM, 1886 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon128.png"="9/19/2019 10:57 AM, 7096 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon16.png"="9/19/2019 10:57 AM, 599 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\images
       Adds the file search.jpg"="9/21/2016 2:09 PM, 162449 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus
       Adds the file index.html"="5/7/2017 2:11 PM, 3201 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\css
       Adds the file style.css"="9/21/2016 2:09 PM, 3941 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\img
       Adds the file 38.png"="9/21/2016 2:09 PM, 16825 bytes, A
       Adds the file close.png"="9/21/2016 2:09 PM, 1109 bytes, A
       Adds the file dislike.png"="9/21/2016 2:09 PM, 1151 bytes, A
       Adds the file like.png"="9/21/2016 2:09 PM, 1108 bytes, A
       Adds the file search.jpg"="9/21/2016 2:09 PM, 162449 bytes, A
       Adds the file share.png"="9/21/2016 2:09 PM, 1170 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\js
       Adds the file jquery.min.js"="9/21/2016 2:09 PM, 85660 bytes, A
       Adds the file main.js"="5/7/2017 2:12 PM, 3652 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao"="REG_SZ", "46418ED7A27CF56D733353C8298B6983C29905695F9439029FC6B5B2CC566F07"

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 9/19/19
Scan Time: 11:08 AM
Log File: 12427c4c-dabd-11e9-9a92-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.8.3.2965
Components Version: 1.0.613
Update Package Version: 1.0.12555
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: METALLICA-PC\Metallica

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 235654
Threats Detected: 32
Threats Quarantined: 32
Time Elapsed: 11 min, 43 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, HKU\S-1-5-21-1350903546-318028887-1286703239-1003\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 9
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\css, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\img, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\js, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\images, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\icons, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\METALLICA\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\OFHBIOJECNJGMHLFIHGDMCIHINLIEPAO, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555

File: 22
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\METALLICA\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\METALLICA\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\METALLICA\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\OFHBIOJECNJGMHLFIHGDMCIHINLIEPAO\1.0.1_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\icons\38.png, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\icons\icon128.png, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\icons\icon16.png, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\images\search.jpg, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\css\style.css, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\img\38.png, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\img\close.png, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\img\dislike.png, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\img\like.png, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\img\search.jpg, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\img\share.png, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\js\jquery.min.js, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\js\main.js, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\Plus\index.html, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ofhbiojecnjgmhlfihgdmcihinliepao\1.0.1_0\background.js, Quarantined, [14692], [443085],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.SearchAlgo, C:\USERS\METALLICA\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [376], [454816],1.0.12555
PUP.Optional.SearchAlgo, C:\USERS\METALLICA\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [376], [454816],1.0.12555

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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