If your Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge web-browser homepage have replaced to Internetportalne.ws somehow, and you have tried to modify start page and search provider from web-browser settings, but it did not help, then it’s a sign that your web browser has become the victim of unwanted software from the browser hijacker family. The browser hijacker infection is an one type of unwanted programs which may introduce certain undesired changes to current settings of installed web-browsers without your’s permission, to redirect you into unwanted web-pages. The browser hijacker infection mostly replace the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge current new tab page, start page and search provider by default with its own.
Except that the Internetportalne.ws imposes various changes to browser’s home page and new tab, it also changes your search engine, which leads to the fact that use of the web-browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of tons of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad web sites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search engines like Google or Bing.
The Internetportalne.ws browser hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, can make changes to certain settings of installed browsers, and blocks them from changing. Also this hijacker can install additional internet browser extensions and modules that will display advertisements and pop ups. And finally, the Internetportalne.ws hijacker can collect a wide variety of user data like what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be sold to third parties.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain hijacker infections such as Internetportalne.ws to also alter all web-browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your web browser to annoying web sites, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole personal computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
It’s important, do not use Internetportalne.ws web site and don’t click on advertisements placed on it, as they may lead you to a more harmful or misleading pages. The best option is to use the guidance posted below to clean your PC of hijacker infection, remove the Internetportalne.ws , and thereby restore your favorite start page and search engine.
There are several steps to deleting Internetportalne.ws , because it installs itself so deeply into MS Windows. You need to delete all suspicious and unknown software, then delete harmful addons from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Edge and other browsers you’ve installed. Finally, you need to reset your web-browser settings to delete any changes Internetportalne.ws hijacker infection has made, and then scan your machine with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner to ensure the hijacker is fully removed. It will take a while.
How to manually remove Internetportalne.ws
Steps to delete Internetportalne.ws browser hijacker infection without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step steps completely to fully get rid of this intrusive Internetportalne.ws .
Delete Internetportalne.ws associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First method for manual browser hijacker removal is to go into the MS Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of applications on your system and see if there are any suspicious and unknown applications. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Remove Internetportalne.ws from Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset Google Chrome internet browser. It will return Chrome settings including home page, new tab page and search engine by default to defaults.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
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, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Internetportalne.ws home page from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the reroute to Internetportalne.ws site.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the screen below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker that cause a reroute to Internetportalne.ws web-page. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Internetportalne.ws homepage from IE
First, launch the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown below.
When the task is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s newtab page, home page and search provider by default to default state.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove Internetportalne.ws
After the hijacker is started, it can also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will display an annoying page.
Right click on the internet 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://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, press OK . You need to clean all web browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
How to automatically delete Internetportalne.ws browser hijacker
After completing the manual removal steps above all unwanted software and web-browser’s plugins which causes internet browser redirects to the Internetportalne.ws web-page should be removed. If the problem with Internetportalne.ws browser hijacker is still remained, then we recommend to check your computer for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free hijacker infection removal applications below.
How to delete Internetportalne.ws with Zemana Free
We suggest you to use the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) that are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the utility will allow you to remove potentially unwanted software, malicious software, toolbars and ad-supported software that your machine can be infected too.
Download Zemana from the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: April 20, 2017
Once downloading is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana AntiMalware will try to update itself and when this process is complete, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Internetportalne.ws hijacker and other browser’s harmful addons.
This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove browser hijacker which developed to redirect your internet browser to the Internetportalne.ws web-site.
How to automatically remove Internetportalne.ws with Malwarebytes
Remove Internetportalne.ws hijacker manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and ‘ad supported’ software that your computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: November 9, 2017
Once the download is done, close all programs and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the hijacker which cause a redirect to Internetportalne.ws web page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, MalwareBytes will open a list of found threats. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will delete hijacker that changes browser settings to replace your homepage, newtab and default search engine with Internetportalne.ws site and add items to the Quarantine. Once the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove ad-supported software, hijacker and other malicious software.
Run AdwCleaner to remove Internetportalne.ws from the machine
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and run to delete hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, malware, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can run this tool to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner tool on your computer from the following link.
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Once the downloading process is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” .AdwCleaner application will scan through the whole machine for the hijacker which alters web browser settings to replace your home page, newtab page and default search engine with Internetportalne.ws web page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will display a list of found threats like below.
In order to remove all items, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will begin to delete browser hijacker infection that reroutes your web browser to undesired Internetportalne.ws web page. After the task is done, the tool may ask you to reboot your personal computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
How to stop Internetportalne.ws
Use ad-blocking program such as AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your computer performance and impact your computer security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard adblocker application is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
After the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop ups, sites such Internetportalne.ws, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Internetportalne.ws browser hijacker
To sum up
Once you’ve done the step-by-step guidance outlined above, your system should be clean from hijacker that redirects your web browser to intrusive Internetportalne.ws page and other malware. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge will no longer open unwanted Internetportalne.ws start page on startup. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.