The appearance of unwanted Themovie-portal.com pop-up ads in your web-browser means that your personal computer is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It makes changes to the system settings and configures itself so as to run automatically each time the personal computer is turned on. Immediately after startup, the adware begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert advertisements directly into the open windows of the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. So, if you notice that your web-browser has become display a lot of undesired pop ups, then you do not need to wait . Use the step-by-step guidance below and remove Themovie-portal.com pop-ups as soon as possible.
What is more, the adware may display advertisements depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
Most often, the adware affects the most common web-browsers like the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the browser, it’ll reroute to the intrusive Themovie-portal.com web-page. Even if you setup a new home page, an unwanted web site will be the first thing you see when you run the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your computer from the adware as well as remove Themovie-portal.com annoying pop up advertisements from the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge and other web browsers.
Remove Themovie-portal.com popups (removal guide)
The ad supported software is a form of malware that you might have difficulty in uninstalling it from your personal computer. Thankfully, you have found the effective Themovie-portal.com pop-up ads removal instructions in this article. Both the manual removal solution and the automatic removal way will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or close this page. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Delete Themovie-portal.com pop-up ads without any utilities
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Themovie-portal.com popup advertisements from the Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge internet browsers.
Delete suspicious programs using Windows Control Panel
In order to remove PUPs like this ad supported software, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker or PUPs. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a applications which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the PC system.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Themovie-portal.com redirect
Important to know, most anti-malware programs that are able to remove adware, but unable to find and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web-browsers manually.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 such as “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete Themovie-portal.com popups from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings such as newtab, homepage and search provider by default having been replaced by adware which cause annoying Themovie-portal.com pop up ads to appear, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will delete ‘ad supported’ software which created to redirect your web-browser to various ad pages like Themovie-portal.com, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings such as start page, new tab and search engine by default to default state.
Delete Themovie-portal.com from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the Firefox settings like startpage, newtab and default search provider have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software that causes multiple unwanted popups. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Themovie-portal.com pop-ups from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the adware, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage, newtab and default search provider that have been modified by adware that causes web-browsers to show unwanted Themovie-portal.com popups.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the procedure of cleaning. When it is finished, the web-browser’s settings including homepage, new tab and default search provider back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Themovie-portal.com web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ application, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Use free malware removal tools to completely remove Themovie-portal.com redirect
There are not many good free anti malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, ad-supported software, hijacker infections and other PUPs. We recommend to use several programs, not just one. These applications which listed below will help you remove all components of the ad supported software from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove Themovie-portal.com popups.
Automatically delete Themovie-portal.com popup ads with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of Themovie-portal.com pop up ads automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malicious software removal tool because it may easily remove browser hijacker infections, PUPs, ad-supported software that redirects your internet browser to Themovie-portal.com page with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana on your computer by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When downloading is done, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Anti Malware on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you may see its main window as displayed below.
Next, press the “Scan” button .Zemana Free program will scan through the whole PC system for the adware that causes browsers to open unwanted Themovie-portal.com popups. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Anti-Malware is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
When Zemana AntiMalware has finished scanning your PC, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will show a list of found items. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will remove ‘ad supported’ software that developed to reroute your web browser to various ad web pages such as Themovie-portal.com and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Use Malwarebytes to get rid of Themovie-portal.com popup advertisements
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to scan for ad supported software and thereby get rid of Themovie-portal.com pop up ads from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on the system.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware by clicking on the following link and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When downloading is complete, 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 displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your machine for the ad supported software that causes internet browsers to display unwanted Themovie-portal.com pop-up advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. During the scan MalwareBytes Anti Malware will detect all threats present on your personal computer.
Once the system scan is finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will display a list of all items detected by the scan. In order to get rid of all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will delete adware that causes browsers to display intrusive Themovie-portal.com advertisements and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to remove ad supported software, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Scan and clean your system of adware with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can scan your PC for a wide range of security threats like malicious software, ‘ad supported’ softwares, PUPs as well as ad supported software that causes web-browsers to show undesired Themovie-portal.com ads. It will perform a deep scan of your machine including hard drives and MS Windows registry. Once a malicious software is found, it will allow you to get rid of all detected threats from your PC with a simple click.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 8, 2019
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then click Save.
- Once downloading is finished, launch the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the adware which created to redirect your web-browser to various ad web-pages such as Themovie-portal.com. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. While the AdwCleaner utility is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- After that process is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your PC system, click “OK”.
The step-by-step guide shown in detail in the following video.
How to stop Themovie-portal.com ads
Use an ad-blocker utility like AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web pages. Additionally, ad blocking programs will help you to avoid unwanted ads and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker application is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
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 shown on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop up ads, web sites such Themovie-portal.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How does your system get infected with Themovie-portal.com popup advertisements
To sum up
Now your machine should be clean of the adware that causes unwanted Themovie-portal.com pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up ads and unwanted malicious sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new ‘ad supported’ softwares and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Themovie-portal.com redirect from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.