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How to Remove Portaldosites.com Redirect Virus? (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

 

Substituting for normal homepage, Portaldosites.com homepage constantly appears on users’ web browser these days. However, many of us don’t know how to get free from this pretty nasty hijacking and how to keep a secure network environment. Take a careful look at this article as it tackles these questions one by one for you.

 

About Portaldosites.com Browser Hijacker

 

Portaldosites.com (also can be called Portaldosites.com redirect virus) is browser hijacker hijacking your browsers in the form of Portaldosites.com. Similar to Qvo6.com and Delta-homes.com hijack, this irritating redirect infiltrates your PC bundled with the 3rd party software installers from the internet to alter your current browser settings without your knowledge and permission. Let’s take a closer look at its distribution and malicious traits.

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Distribution

 

As a member of browser hijacker, the main way for Portaldosites.com to go to our PC is packaged with the 3rd party software installers including video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators from websites like download.com, softonic.com, software.informer to trick you into installing such software under its default installation settings by exploiting your carelessness.

 

Malicious traits

 

Once Portaldosites.com hijack appears, it means that there must be adware/toolbar/PUPs (all can be called the 3rd party software) installing on your PC. In the view of this infection got on computers alongside these software, you are at the risk of being infected by other malicious redirects, adware or toolbars. (one freeware from the internet can carry several infections)

Besides, Portaldosites.com may act on your browser via extensions added by adware/toolbar/PUPs sneakily. So it is necessary to check if there are annoying add-ons and extensions on your browsers.

Hijack your browsers in the form of Portaldosites.com. Meanwhile, the items your search for will be redirected to the result from Portaldosites.com. That is to say, your provider is also changed, let alone your browsing experience such as displaying ads in your search result.

Monitor your online activities, collect the browsing habit as well as save your personal information privately.

Generate traffic and monetize it by misleading you to visit spam websites marketing practice on internet.

 

Below is the step by step removal guide, please follow in a right order. For any question, please leave it below. We will solve it for you.
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How to Remove Portaldosites.com redirect from IE/Firefox/Google Chrome

 

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Step 1 Uninstall Portaldosites.com related programs from computer

 

Note: It is reported that PUP including Outfox.tv, Nation Zoom, Search Protected by Conduit, alnaddy.com, ect will cause Portaldosites.com hijack so you are suggested to uninstall all of PUP and suspicious programs installed in your control panel. In order to facilitate you to distinguish this kind of danger programs, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of http://www.portaldosites.com. malicious homepage appearing.

For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for any dubious program, select them and click Remove.

 

For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

–Alternative removal method

 

To easier remove all malicious applications installing on your PC, it available to use Anvi Uninstaller to get rid of them automatically. It detects all of suspicious apps and displayed them in the Recently Install tab.

Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.

1. Install free version of Cloud System Booster( System maintenance and optimizing tool containing the small tool Anvi Uninstaller)

Download link: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html

2. Uninstall PUPs such as Outfox.tv. alnaddy.com, Nation Zoom, etc from computer.

After installing, open it and click ToolBox just below the interface, and then click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several senconds; and then run it.

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Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove PUPs such as Outfox.tv. alnaddy.com, Nation Zoom, etc any dubious programs. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when remove)

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You can directly clean up leftovers caused by these dubious PUP after uninstall the PUP if you use the Pro Version.


 

Step 2 Remove Portaldosites.com malicious files and registry from computer

 

PUP.XXX including PUP.Portaldosites.com refers to malicious files and registry of potentially unwanted programs like Portaldosites.com redirect virus remaining in your PC which can’t removed from control panel. You need to remove them. In addition, as Portaldosites.com hijack might mislead you to malicious websites containing virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.

Please install Anvi Smart Defender(download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html,Purchase:http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php) firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scan

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Besides, The antivirus software Anvi Smart Defender will give you a 24 hours web guard trying best to detect any malicious websites opened and popped up on your PC.

Anvi Smart Defender warns you that you are opening the malicious websites, for exampleSearch.conduit.com that contains unsafe and malicious code.

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Step 3 Remove Portaldosites.com Redirect from Google Chrome, Firefox and IE

 

Here we offer you 2 option to remove Portaldosites.com redirect from your browser.

Option 1Manually remove Portaldosites.com redirect from your browsers
Option 2Remove the redirect via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)


 

Option 1 Manually remove Portaldosites.com redirect from your browsers

 

For Google Chrome users
For Mozilla Firefox users
For Internet Explorer users


 

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1. Go to wrench or three bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5, click on Settings, and then come to On startup tab, select Open the new tab pages and click Set pages.

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When Startup pages pops up, remove malicious url by clicking X behind it.

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2. Next, switch to the Appearance tab, click Show Home button and click Change, and then change the malicious domain into http://www.Google.com/ or any one you prefer.

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3. When the operation above is finished, come to Search tab, and click Manage Search engines.

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Then remove malicious search engine by clicking X behind it; make Google your default search engine and click Done.

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4. Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate unknown extensions and then remove them by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

 

Next step–remove Portaldosites.com malicious argument form Chrome shortcut


 

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1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Options and switch to the General Tab. Then click on Restore to Default, hit OK to recovery your default homepage.

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2. Click the down arrow next to the search engine icon and select Manage Search Engines…, select the malicious web search and other unknown search engines and click Remove.

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3. Go back to Firefox, click Add-ons to remove Portaldosites.com extension.

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4. Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture. And then Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.

Firefox-configuration

 

Then, on the appeared window, type Portaldosites.com in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.

 

Next step–remove Portaldosites.com malicious argument form Firefox shortcut


 

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1. Go to The gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR ( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, change Portaldosites.com URL to the one you prefer, like http://www.msn.com/ and hit Apply and then click on OK.
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2. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Manage Add-ons>Toolbars and Extensions. And remove all of extensions related to Portaldosites.com.

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Then switch to Search Providers, right click on Bing or others and select Set as default, and then right click on the malicious one, click on Remove. (the order for removing can’t be reversed absolutely)

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3. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, find the Tabs area, click on Settings, click on the button under “When a new tab is opened, open:”, select A blank page and hit OK to complete the operation.

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Next step–remove Portaldosites.com malicious argument form IE shortcut


 

Option 2 Remove Portaldosites.com redirect via Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove Portaldosites.com homepage from browsers one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove toolbars from browsers

 

After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select unknown extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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 Note: it is normal there isn’t any extension on your browser.

3. Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.

 

In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.

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Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.

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Step 4 Remove Portaldosites.com malicious argument from the shortcuts of browsers

 

The removal guide below is available for Internet Explorer, FireFox and Google Chrome. We take Internet Explorer as an example.

1. Right click the shortcut of the browser and click Properties. (take IE as an example) 12

 

2. When below window appears, switch to Shortcut tab, then remove Portaldosites.com malicious argument from the Target and click OK to finish the operation.

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Step 5 Remove junk files of Portaldosites.com hijack and optimize your PC

 

The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of Portaldosites.com hijack and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.

Download link of Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

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3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 Cloud System Booster 3.2-Clear

Note: Because some users had thier computers been infected with Portaldosites.com Hijack via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.

Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.

Clear cookies

Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.

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Give your disk a depth cleanup

 

After computer working for a long time, your disk drives will carry a heavy load. What’s more, due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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Tips for surfing safely

 

To ensure be safe online in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs.

1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking.

To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.

Download link http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html.
Because this free version is only vaild for 15 days, if you want to get a long-time online protection, you have to purchase its pro version in this link http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php

After install the software according to instructrons, please start it and click “ON” button to keep it running. Then close it to allow it works in the background to give you a real-time protection.

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for detailed instruction, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker

 

Besides, if you decide to block a website forever and allow Anvi AD Blocker to block it automatically for you without a notification, please do this according what the picture shows to achieve it.

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As Anvi AD Blocker is a free small tool offered by Anvi Smart Defender, so it is avalible for you to install it by downloading Anvi Smart Defender in the step 2 for removing viruses hiding in your PC.

2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.

3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.

4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.