PortalMore - How to remove

PortalMore is yet another free application that is listed as an adware and a PUP (potentially unwanted program) due to its malicious attributes. It is defined as an application that should enhance your web browsing by providing you with tools to search the web easier and compare prices from various websites when shopping online. However, it is not actually true and you should not believe that. PortalMore works as a browser add-on that can be added to all most popular web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. It can be installed only on Windows OS, all versions from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. That means users with Mac computers don’t need to worry about this malware at least for now.

At its official website http://portalmore.com this application is described as a “tool to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to thine the best prices. We’ve combined all of our great ideas into the PortalMore product suite, a Free set of tools that work to make your browsing experience…better!” As you can see, this application is absolutely free for the users. You should know that no one is working for free and the developers of PortalMore get their share of money as  well but not from the users. The thing is, that once installed PortalMore will display tons of ads on your web browser. They can be shown in all kinds of forms, such as pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text or banner ads. The problem is that all those ads come from third parties that pay to PortalMore’s owners for displaying their promotions through this advertising network. PortalMore developers love money so much, that they allow absolutely everyone to put their ads on their network. They do not administrate their commercial customers, that means various cyber criminals, such as malware developers or scammers are free to advertise their products or services on your web browser through this malicious application. This is the main reason why you should think twice and don’t click on those ads delivered by PortalMore. However, if you decide to do so, you will be immediately redirected to a third party website that may be infected by cyber criminals and that may result in your computer being attacked by viruses or you getting scammed. Furthermore, PortalMore will collect your personal information, such as browsing history, search queries, Top visited sites or IP address and transfer this information to the mentioned third parties. They adjust their ads according to the given data, make them more engaging and relevant to your browsing habits this way. PortalMore can collect your e-mail address and sell it to third parties. What would happen afterwards – you will get spammed with tons of useless emails.

PortalMore

The main goal of this unwanted application is to make you click on those ads, because the owners of adware gain revenue this way. That’s why those ads are so annoying and you can click on them even accidentally. PortalMore generates web traffic and collects sales leads. You can see on its official website that there is no valid contact information. That means no one takes responsibility for what could happen due to this malware. Cyber security specialist advice to remove this malware from your computer as soon as possible, and we do as well.

A lot of users may think that it is a dangerous virus, because they don’t remember installing it. This is because PortalMore travels bundled with other free software and get’s installed without users even being aware of it. I.e. when you download and install some software downloaded from a suspicious looking website, there is a chance that PortalMore will get added alongside. If you want to avoid this happening, you should pay attention to the installation process of such a software. Do not skip any steps (don’t just click “next” and “agree” before reading the whole information first) and opt out for a custom or advanced install mode if possible. This will allow you to see all possible options. It would be wise to read all terms and conditions and privacy policy as well. If you see that some additional software that you are not aware of is being installed alongside, you should not allow it. In case it is too late and your computer is already infected with PortalMore, you should wait no more and take needed actions to get rid of it right now. There are several ways to do that. For example, you can do this automatically. Just download a trustworthy anti-malware, such as Spyhunter or malwarebytes and scan your computer with it. It will detect and remove the virus automatically. Moreover, it will protect your PC from similar malicious software in the future as well. If you don’t want to download anything additionally, you can simply follow our step-by-step PortalMore removal guide given below and complete this manually.


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How to get rid of PortalMore virus

How to remove PortalMore virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like PortalMore install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to PortalMore virus . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make PortalMore easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopRemove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to PortalMore virus and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to PortalMore, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving PortalMore virus from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to PortalMore. Click on the trash bin icon next to PortalMore virus or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to PortalMore, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving PortalMore virus from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything PortalMore related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to PortalMore virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove PortalMore from Microsoft Edge:Top


  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to PortalMore. Click on the "Remove" icon next to PortalMore virus or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

TopRemoving PortalMore from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the PortalMore virus. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to PortalMore, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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