PortalMore adware is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) responsible for ads, deals, coupons, and pop-ups displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens if PortalMore adware infected your computer when you installed it yourself, or got it installed with a free program that you download. PortalMore is not malicious, and your antivirus didn’t warn you on this potential threat. Now, you want to remove PortalMore and it is a good idea because any adware program is a potential threat to your security and privacy.
PortalMore installation is often deceptive. If you wonder how PortalMore was installed on your computer, then you just failed to disable optional PortalMore installation offered by the download client that comes with a free program from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. PortalMore is one of adware programs that is used for this purpose, and it is set to be automatically installed unless you notice it and disable PortalMore before installing a free program.
PortalMore is installed as a Windows application and as multiple web browser components installed as PortalMore BHO (browser helper objects), extension or add-on in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If you want to remove PortalMore and get rid of advertising in your web browser, then you need to uninstall PortalMore application and remove extensions related to PortalMore from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following PortalMore removal guide placed below.
This removal guide helps to remove PortalMore manually or use special security software that removes PortalMore and other malicious programs. SpyHunter is definitely one of the best. It offers reliable malware detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against future infections.
What is PortalMore?
PortalMore is a program and web browser extension that are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads and deals in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. PortalMore adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins present as web browser extensions, add-ons, and BHO. These PortalMore components are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying advertising in various ways. If you click on PortalMore ads, then the owner gets profit for your click from promoters. That is why PortalMore is often deceptively installed. It wastes your time, web traffic, and compromises your privacy since gathered information about your habits are often shared among promoters. PortalMore is often distributed with free program downloads. It is deceptively installed unless you disable this optional program before installing the program that you download. Removing PortalMore is quite straight, but other adware that might come with it is often difficult to remove without special tools.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like PortalMore, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs, and it will save your time. Use SpyHunter as a PortalMore removal tool instead. This anti-malware product is very reliable and offers a premium real-time anti-malware protection against dangerous or malicious software that otherwise might infect your computer.
PortalMore Adware Removal ToolPortalMore Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove PortalMore and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to PortalMore malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete PortalMore components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against PortalMore and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove PortalMore Ads Manually
First, you need to uninstall PortalMore application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to PortalMore adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall PortalMore on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "PortalMore" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall PortalMore on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight PortalMore program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall PortalMore on Windows XP
Uninstalling PortalMore from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on PortalMore program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove PortalMore from Chrome
Remove PortalMore extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find PortalMore extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove PortalMore from Firefox
Remove PortalMore add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find PortalMore add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove PortalMore from Internet Explorer
Remove PortalMore extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on PortalMore, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can make a check for presence of suspicious programs with the list of adware removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. This checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.
Remove PortalMore Adware Infection Completely
PortalMore is often spread in a bundle with other adware programs, and your computer might also be infected with other malware. Malicious programs are used by cyber criminals for spying on your security information, stealing your money, and using your computer as a bot for fraud. After you remove PortalMore adware, run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and use SpyHunter for anti-malware protection.