How to Get Rid of Portalseach.net Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 31, 2013

Portalseach.net Virus Description:

Portalseach.net has been classified as a kind of browser hijacker virus that should be removed from your computer immediately. To attack as many computers as possible, hackers often use many stealthy ways to distribute portalseach.net virus, such as spam e-mails, corrupt websites, pirated movie torrents and so forth. When you negligently open those infected files, portalseach.net will get the chance to enter your system. You need to keep cautious of portalseach.net and similar viruses, because after the installation, they will bring lots of troubles to you.
First of all, portalseach.net alters browsers and DNS settings, so as to take over your web browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.). As a result, your homepage is locked on portalseach.net virus and each time you boot up the system, this site will show up automatically, which seriously affects system startup. Secondly, portalseach.net is a bogus search engine and it can’t provide any accurate search results for you. When you do online searches, portalseach.net will reroute you to ads-related websites whose online traffic is related to hackers’ earnings. Thirdly, portalseach.net also acts as an adware infection. After invasion, it will produce numerous annoying and unreliable pop-up advertisements. Therefore, in order to protect your benefit, you should not click on those ads. Furthermore, hackers usually take advantage of portalseach.net virus to collect data from victims’ PC. That is to say, portalseach.net will monitor your browsing activities and steals valuable data for its creators.
In a word, portalseach.net is a really dangerous browser hijacker virus and before greater damage, you should take immediate action to get rid of it.

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Harmful Properties of Portalseach.net Virus

1. It enters your system without your permission.
2. It corrupts the Windows registry and damages system files.
3. It creates system leaks to make your PC more vulnerable.
4. It opens backdoor for remote hackers to perform vicious actions.
5. It helps cyber criminals to steal private information.
6. It decelerates computer running speed.

Manually Get Rid of Portalseach.net Virus

According to our research, we found that Portalseach.net redirect is caused by its toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And its toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Portalseach.net virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Portalseach.net malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Portalseach.net toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Portalseach.net toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Portalseach.net toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Portalseach.net virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Portalseach.net virus

%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random thing}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Portalseach.net malware

%AppData%\Protector\ [rnd].exe
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\[random]\.dll

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Portalseach.net virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of Portalseach.net virus.

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