PortaldoSites.com is a bogus search engine, which is promoted by a browser hijacker virus used to redirect visitors to its homepage. You may get infected with this hijacker by installing freeware or shareware software. Usually, the virus is bundled with the installer and you it silently installs itself without the knowledge of the PC user. Once your computer gets infected, it starts acting up after modifying your home page and browser default search engine. It is advisable NOT to use this search engine, because your searches are forged and usually you are taken to insecure websites and the site tracks your browsing history. Also, many users report about serious problems when trying to use Google or Bing for their online searches. If you see search.portaldosites.com page instead of google.com or other search engine, you should check your computer with an anti-spyware software and remove the hijacker from the PC as soon as possible. Remember, using Portaldosites.com as your search engine may cause serious problems for you, your privacy and your computer!
Why am I redirected to PortaldoSites.com?
Usually, you get redirected to portaldosites.com when your PC get infected with the browser hijacker. The virus is distributed by malicious pop-up advertisements, illegal sites and spam email messages. Also, there are some download sites that provide free downloads of applications and software. They usually bundle their own installer with the software you want to install plus additional adware or unwanted toolbars. In order to avoid problems like this, you should watch carefully every installation window, while installing freeware programs and uncheck every option that is not familiar to you.
As soon as the redirect virus invades your computer it makes search.portaldosites.com as a default search engine and changes your homepage to portaldosites.com without your approval. We advice you to clean your browser settings and clear your browsing activities by removing PortaldoSites redirect virus from the system.
How to remove PortaldoSites redirect virus?
To remove Portaldosites.com redirect virus, click the ‘Start’ button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs. Find anything related to Portaldosites.com and click ‘Uninstall’.
Also, you need to, remove Portaldosites.com from your browsers:
For Internet Explorer:
Open Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> General tab. Enter some legit page like Google.com to make it the default start page.
For Mozilla Firefox:
Open Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools -> Options -> General -> Startup. Select ‘Show a blank page’ when Firefox Starts or set a certain website, like Google or similar..
For Google Chrome:
Open Google Chrome, click on upper-right icon, go to settings and choose ‘Manage search engines’. Change search engine to google and delete Portaldosites.com from the list. Then Go to section “On start” and make sure you get blank page while creating new tab.
Please note, that it is IMPORTANT to scan your computer with up-to-date anti-spyware software to make sure your computer is free of spyware and viruses.