Seekportals.com is affiliated with browser hijackers and the ZeroAccess Rootkit that can infect a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities. The nasty hijacker mainly attacks browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once access the targeted computer, it will modify your browser or your system’s settings to redirect your browser to websites you don’t want at all, and attempt to prevent you from changing your settings back to stop Seekportals.com redirection.
The most common symptom of this hijacker is that your homepage will be changed without your permission, and you will find that every time you go to Google to search up something, it lags and then when you click a link, it redirects you to a different site or open a new tab automatically. Browser hijackers for Searchregard.com are confirmed to be distributed through free software sources, such as freeware sites and torrent networks. Thus, you must realize that this a highly dangerous virus created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes only. It has no benefit for your computer but brings harm to it. Remove it as quickly as you can.
1. Annoying pop-up alerts and advertisements always come up while a user is browsing online;
2. Other spywares like the FBI pay fine virus and viruses will be installed without your permission under the help of Trojans;
3. Personal privacy is in high risk of loss as Seekportals.com can create a fake website for you to register and enter important information and passwords;
4. Significant files will be relocated or hidden which may pose a sudden death of computer;
Maybe lots of PC users will try to scan their computers once they detect Seekportals.com on their computers, but after spending several hours scanning the computer, finally they get nothing related to the virus. According to this situation, every computer user should understand a fact that Antivirus tools are not omnipotent. Sometimes they can’t detect or catch viruses timely. That’s because that antivirus is produced by human being, it also takes time to make its function well to handle with a new virus. Furthermore, this type of browser hijacker is tricky, it can block any legitimate security programs already installed on the system which may lead to its removal, hiding itself in the root of the infected system and helping other malware to get in. Therefore, if you want to remove Seekportals.com completely, you need to delete all the infected files, processes, as well as registry entries which are related to this nasty virus so that to ensure the security of your computer.
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1”
When Seekportals.com hijacks a system, it uses browser helper objects and third party malware including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to change your homepage and modify your browser settings without your permission. Thus, it causes internet searches inputted into the browser address bar redirecting to Seekportals.com randomly. This website is a low-quality search engine that displays more advertisements than legitimate results. It can bring unwanted to the compromised PC as well. In a word, all it can do is to causing an immense problem to the functioning of a computer system by altering the browser settings and changing browser settings without any consent. Get rid of Seekportals.com as early as possible to secure your PC.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on May 24, 2013 12:06 pm