Search.portsayd.com is a website with own search engine what help user finds anything on the Internet. But the truth is different, Search.portsayd.com is a browser hijacker what will randomly redirect you to different sites and if you try to find images you will be redirected to another search engine. This hijacker can easily get to any browser includes Mozila, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Edge and other. This hijacker will change some setting so you will see Search.portsayd.com (or any else malicious site) as your new home page, your search engine will be changed and the most awful thing is that Search.portsayd.com will also install small programs with it what can also install some new virus stealthily.
So after Search.portsayd.com becomes part of your system you will receive many pop-ups, banners or coupons every time you go online. It`s really annoying. In addition, this hijacker can track your browsing activity and create pop-ups or banners more specific for you, so you click on it with higher chance. We highly recommend to remove Search.portsayd.com from your computer as soon as possible. Never ignore the fact that you was redirected to a different site! Many viruses of this kind can easily get your private information like passwords and logins, what you saved in your browser.
How does Search.portsayd.com get into my system?
Search.portsayd.com didn`t have any installation files on the official website that mean that if you was randomly redirected to it, then you already have some viruses on your computer (or you skip installaltion of some freeware). Be careful with program what you download from suspicious sites, most of them have bundled with other software, so never allow install such program with Custom options. Always check Advanced option, so you can cancel installations of unwanted programs. This site can appear as your new homepage after you installed free software from the internet. Almost all free software has `secrets` what you can if you carefully check all Advanced options while installation process. This simple step can save your computer in the future – always check every window!
Removal tool for Search.portsayd.com:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
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):