Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) GetSportScore


Posted: July 19, 2017

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 49
First Seen: July 19, 2017
Last Seen: June 12, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

GetSportScore is a browser-enhancing utility, which appears to have been taken from the Google Chrome Store. We were unable to identify any other variants of this utility since it appears that the publisher of GetSportScore has decided to release a version only compatible with Google Chrome. As the name of this extension suggests, it is meant to provide sports fans with the ability to receive instant sports score updates whenever they use their Web browser. However, the installation of GetSportScore may ask users to authorize the installation process to apply various changes to their Chrome installation, such as modifying their default new tab page to Feed.getsportscore.com.

Changes of this sort are not considered to be unsafe, but in the case of GetSportScore, they are unnecessary entirely. However, it is not uncommon for browser add-ons like GetSportScore to perform actions like these since their publishers might often use software like this to boost the traffic that certain pages receive greatly. In the case of GetSportScore, the publisher is aiming to increase the traffic to Feed.getsportscore.com, which serves as a search engine that yields results from the Yahoo Search.
Continuing to use GetSportScore should not be a problem for users who are happy with the changes and features this extension brings. However, if any users are interested in eliminating GetSportScore and the website it promotes, then they should know how to take care of this problem. Since GetSportScore is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), it is considered to be a safe piece of software, which can be uninstalled via the Chrome's extension manager. However, users who want to be a bit more sophisticated with their approach are welcomed to remove GetSportScore with the use of a suitable security tool.