Search.portsayd.com is considered as a typical browser hijacker from already known family of hijackers, it attaches to such browser as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and so forth. It is a web page that uses not very decent ways to be installed on your computer. This adware might present a potential threat to your system security and help cyber criminals to steal your identity or infect your computer with malicious programs.
To spread Search.portsayd.com page among users, the developers are trying to install it in bundles with other programs. This method of installation is so popular because users are not paying attention to the installation process of such unwanted programs.. This method of installation is so popular because users are not paying attention to the installation process of such unwanted programs.
Search.portsayd.com page breaks in and changes some of your browser settings, like a homepage and default search engine. These options will be set on Search.portsayd.com website, you will see it every time you open your browser or use a search from it. Although the website is not malicious, the searching result could show you adverts instead of the answer and they can lead you on viral links, which could only mean more malware programs in your system. That is why we strongly advised you to remove Search.portsayd.com web page from your browser and scan your computer for more malicious activity. Follow the removal instruction below to do that as soon as possible.
Search.portsayd.com automatic removal tool:
Search.portsayd.com removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Search.portsayd.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):