Are you seeing portuguese2.gift-today78.online advertising in the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge every time you use the web-browser to surf the Internet? This means that your personal computer is infected with an adware which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it popups a lot of of annoying ads. Currently, this ad supported software are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find freeware, download and install them on the PC system without proper attention to the fact that the adware can penetrate into the computer along with them.
Most often, the adware affects the most common internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://portuguese2.gift-today78.online’ into Target field of a browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the browser, it will redirect to the unwanted portuguese2.gift-today78.online web-page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an annoying web site will be the first thing you see when you run the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
The adware may insert a large number of ads directly to the sites that you visit, creating a sense that the ads has been added by the creators of the page. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect a huge number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Therefore it is very important to as quickly as possible follow the step-by-step instructions below to remove adware and clean your computer from the redirect to portuguese2.gift-today78.online advertisements. What is more, the guide will help you remove other malicious software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC along with the adware.
How does portuguese2.gift-today78.online ads get installed onto PC
How to manually remove portuguese2.gift-today78.online
This useful removal guide for the portuguese2.gift-today78.online pop-up ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of portuguese2.gift-today78.online advertisements let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of portuguese2.gift-today78.online redirect
- Delete portuguese2.gift-today78.online redirect from Google Chrome
- Get rid of portuguese2.gift-today78.online from Firefox
- Remove portuguese2.gift-today78.online pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and get rid of the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and web-browser redirect to unwanted pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
To get rid of the program from your computer, which is responsible for the portuguese2.gift-today78.online .
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of portuguese2.gift-today78.online redirect
Once installed, the adware may add “http://portuguese2.gift-today78.online” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will display the portuguese2.gift-today78.online annoying site.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://portuguese2.gift-today78.online” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe. Click OK to save changes. You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge.
Delete portuguese2.gift-today78.online redirect from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus remove the redirect to portuguese2.gift-today78.online annoying advertising which is caused by the adware.
Start the Google Chrome. Click on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter. The internet browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown below and click on the “Reset settings” button. The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press on the “Reset” button. The program will start the process of cleaning and when it is finished, the internet browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Get rid of portuguese2.gift-today78.online from Firefox
Open the Mozilla Firefox menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu click on the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button. Confirm your action. Click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove portuguese2.gift-today78.online pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To remove the portuguese2.gift-today78.online advertising you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings to the state, they were when the Windows OS was first installed on your computer.
Launch the Internet Explorer. Open the Tools menu (click ‘gear’ icon ). It opens the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options”. In the “Internet Options” dialog screen, you need to click on the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Click on the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next press the “Reset” button. Once the task is done, click “Close” button, then close the Internet Explorer. Restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to back your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ad-supported browser’s extensions.
Remove portuguese2.gift-today78.online ads with MalwareBytes Anti-malware
Remove portuguese2.gift-today78.online advertising manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your PC system. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware is a reputable malware removal software. It can automatically detect and remove the adware of the your computer. Moreover, this free software will help you to get rid of web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC system may be infected too. You can follow these simple steps below to eliminate the portuguese2.gift-today78.online annoying advertisements completely.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 3, 2015
Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your PC system.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC system for the ad supported software which causes the redirect to portuguese2.gift-today78.online web-page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start to remove the ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
How to block portuguese2.gift-today78.online
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertising and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertising and sites. Moreover, the software can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: August 16, 2016
- After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, portuguese2.gift-today78.online redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Remove portuguese2.gift-today78.online ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the annoying portuguese2.gift-today78.online advertising within the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Update: December 3, 2016
Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see a icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Start” button to perform a system scan for malicious extensions and the adware which displays the advertising from portuguese2.gift-today78.online web site. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system.
When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for portuguese2.gift-today78.online advertising removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the redirect to the annoying portuguese2.gift-today78.online ads.
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.