Remove PortaldoSites.com Homepage (Redirect Virus Removal Guide)

This article is going to offer removal instructions for the Portaldosites.com homepage redirect virus. Please follow this guide to remove Portaldosites.com homepage and any associated malicious file from your computer.
 
PortaldoSites.com is a browser hijacker which is distributed via free program from some torrent website or even from website that with good reputation. When you install a free program, you could be forced to let the adware change your web browser settings that results to PortaldoSites.com as the homepage and the default search engine.
 
PortaldoSites.com is categorized as adware program because it use dishonest tactic to spread the search engine. When search with PortaldoSites.com, you may find that it display you unwanted or unrelated result.
 
Below is a screenshot of PortaldoSites.com, a certain symptom of browser hijacker:
 

 
Most users report portaldoSites.com search as a redirect virus and want to get rid of it from their computer because it is suspected of collecting users’ personal information to distribute advertisement or for commercial use. And it is very annoying that it acts as a redirect virus on web browser because it changes the browser settings and can not be restored easily.
 
What’s more, users also report that portaldoSites.com search may add random Windows shortcuts on users’ desktop and Windows Start Menu. If you find your homepage has been changed to portaldoSites.com, you are highly encouraged to get rid of it with instruction below.

 

Remove PortaldoSites.com Homepage (Redirect Virus Removal Guide)

Step 1> Run anti-malware program Anvi Smart Defender to kill PortaldoSites.com redirect virus.
 
Step 2> Uninstall Portaldosites and related programs from your computer.
 
Step 3 > Repair your web browser and remove PortaldoSites.com from IE/Firefox/Chrome.
 
Step 4> Run System Optimization and maintenance program Cloud System Booster to clean junk files, registry entries added by Tidy Network. (Optional)
 

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Step 1> Run anti-malware program Anvi Smart Defender to kill PortaldoSites.com redirect virus.
 

Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful anti-malware program which is designed to detect and remove virus, malware, Trojan, worms and PUP. You are highly recommended to download and install the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender to remove any possible potential unwanted program related to PortaldoSites.com Homepage.
 

1. Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-malware software.
 

2. After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate possible Portaldosites infection file. Anvi Smart Defender will scan registry objects automatically to make sure your registry entries are clean and neat.

 

3. Once the scan is over, you can click view button to check the detail information of the detection. Please make sure to click “Remove” button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.
 


 
4. If you are using Anvi Smart Defender Pro version, please switch to PC Tuneup tab, run Registry Fix to remove unused and old registry entries.

 


 
 
Step 2> Uninstall Portaldosites and related programs from your computer.
 
Uninstall Portaldosites and related elements, such as eSave Security Control, Portaldosites toolbar, New Tabs Uninstall, Desk 365, BrowserProtect from your computer,
 
Windows 7/Vista users:
 
Click Start button in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and Features. Search for eSave Security Control, Portaldosites toolbar, New Tabs Uninstall, Desk 365, BrowserProtect, select click Uninstall.
 
 
Windows XP users:
 
Click Start, click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs. Search for eSave Security Control, Portaldosites toolbar, New Tabs Uninstall, Desk 365, BrowserProtect one by one and click Remove.
 

 
Please note that, the malicious applications is rarely listed as Portaldosites in the currently installed programs list. Please check carefully and try to remember what software you installed recently. Please make sure to remove them all. If you miss one of the malicious elements, you will still experience the same problem.

 
 
Step 3 > Repair your web browser and remove PortaldoSites.com from IE/Firefox/Chrome.
 
Remove PortaldoSites.com homepage and PortaldoSites.com search engines in Google Chrome:
 
1. Please open your browser, go to Google Chrome Settings, in the “On Startup” area, please click on Set pages.
 

 
You will be forwarded to Startup pages, in this page, please click on the X button to delete PortaldoSites.com startup page.
 

 

2. Please continue and go to Appearance area, and then click Change.

 

Remove www.PortaldoSites.com from the Open this page tab and then Select Use the New Tab page and click OK to save changes.

 


 

3. You should move forward and go to Search area, click on Manage Search Engines…
 


 

Select Google or any other search engine you like from the list and make it your default search engine provider, and then select Portaldosites from the list and remove it by clicking the “X” mark as shown in the image below.
 

 
4. Please close your Google Chrome, right click on the shortcut, in the drop-down menu, please select Properties.
 
In Shortcut tab, please remove “http://www.Portaldosites.com….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Chrome executable file. Nothing more.

 

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Remove Portaldositescom homepage and Portaldosites.com search engines in Firefox:

 
1. Click on the Portaldosites search icon as shown in the image below and select Manage Search Engines…., In the Manage Search Engine list, please remove PortaldoSites search engine from the list.
 

 

2. Right-click on the Mozilla Firefox shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select .
 
In Shortcut tab and remove “http://www.Portaldosites.com….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Firefox executable file.
 


 
Alternative: If you still experience the problem after repair the Firefox, you can reset your web browser to original state. To use that, please follow steps below:
 
1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button; go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
 
2 Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
 
Firefox will close and be reset. All data keep in Firefox will be removed, please save your important date before you move on.
 
 
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Remove Portaldosites.com homepage and Portaldosites.com search engines in Internet Explorer:

It would be easy for you to fix problem caused by Portaldosites.com virus on your Internet Explorer, because Anvisoft team has developed a free to quick troubleshoot IE problem caused by malware infection. You can take the free tool, Anvi Browser Repair tool to repair the homepage, malicious toolbar and search engines with one-click solution.
 


 
Anvi Browser Repair Tool Download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/browser-repair-tool.html
 

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Step 4> Run System Optimization and maintenance program Cloud System Booster to clean junk files, registry entries added by PortaldoSites. (Optional)
 
Cloud System Booster is designed to clean up and optimize Windows operation system with one-click boost mode, by throwing out junk files, optimizing system services, cleaning up installed apps and repairing registry errors. You are highly recommended to download and install Cloud System Booster free or Pro version to get rid of PortaldoSites.com junk files.

 
1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Booster System maintenance & optimizer software.
 
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2. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
 

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

We Anvisoft are devoted to provide computer users with professional malware killer tool as well as system maintenance and optimization tool. If any problem, please leave a message below, we will go to reply you as soon as possible.

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