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Remove MyChristianPortal (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

MyChristianPortal is the search hijacker that triggers issues with settings and preferences of the web browser

MyChristianPortalMyChristianPortal is the search engine that appears as a default out of nowhere.

MyChristianPortal is the search engine that takes over the browser, so the third-party content gets delivered to the screen. It manipulates the browser to change the start page, new tab settings, and reroute every online search through the same engine that delivers results injected with advertisements, other commercial content.  This is the Mindspark/Ask application family members. The potentially unwanted program that affects time online significantly only with those alterations done on the browser. This browser hijacker affects time online directly, and can trigger installations of other apps, browser-based content, redirect to commercial sites, show possibly malicious material. You need to react to these changes and strange activities, so you can clean the machine properly.

Name MyChristianPortal
Type Browser hijacker
Distribution Software bundle packages, deceptive ads, fake update prompts can lead to the installation of such PUPs. Users also can install the toolbar/ browser application on purpose by falling for the promotional advertisements
Symptoms Unknown extension or application is installed on the system; homepage and new tab address are set to something else; a customized search engine is appended to the homepage; search results are filled with sponsored links and ads
Risks Installation of other potentially unwanted programs, privacy risks due to information gathering practices, financial losses[1]
Removal You can remove MyChristianPortal by running a proper system scan using an anti-malware tool that detects and terminates the PUP properly
Optional steps Computer infections can cause significant damage to system files or disrupt normal settings. To repair the OS, perform a scan with ReimageIntego or another system optimizer/ repair software

MyChristianPortal should be helpful and provide various Christian sources for the user, so it might trick people into installing the program on the browser or the computer directly. There are no valuable features, however. This is the browser hiajcker[2] that is focused to alter search results. That's all.

MyChristianPortal virus is not the term for this application, but users tend to call the application like that due to intrusive and annoying behavior. This program gets to access settings on your browser and machine in general. After the installation, it also can change those preferences automatically without additional permissions needed. Pay attention to these issues.

MyChristianPortal is the same as other sites and browser hijackers from the same developer: My Forms FinderTotalrecipesearchMaps GalaxyMyScrapNook ToolbarPets by MyWay, Wallpaper by MyWayEasyDirectionsFinder ToolbarQuickWeatherAlert Toolbar.

These browser search engines or tools lead all the queries through the engine based on Hp.myway.com. This is why you can spot that the default search on the browser is set to My Way Search. MyChristianPortal can initiate other automatic installations of programs that further affect the performance and security of the machine.

MyChristianPortal PUPMyChristianPortal.com - site that is controlled by a PUP that triggers changes on the machine and the browser itself.

You should remove MyChristianPortal as soon as you can because the longer potentially unwanted program gets to run on the system, the more issues it can trigger. You should pay attention to details and find the best tool for threat elimination. It is not recommended by experts[3] to do it manually, so rely on SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes for this.

It can be difficult to achieve the best results of cleaning the machine if you try to perform MyChristianPortal removal yourself. You cannot find all PUPs and related files that get added behind your back. An automatic system scan can find all the possible threats and remove them properly.

Then you have to repair parts that get damaged by the intruder. It is known that adware, browser hijackers, general PUPs like MyChristianPortal all can trigger changes in settings, direct alterations to programs, and web browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. Run ReimageIntego for the system and file issue fix.

MyChristianPortal virusMyChristianPortal is the program that shouldn't be called a virus, but it is detected as a PUP by AV engines.

Freeware installations lead to unwanted app downloads

Internet is full of questionable content, including deceptive pages, ads, and other material that leads to issues with the machine, security, if the computer. You can end up on a free download site and get a program added to the computer without even noticing.

In most cases, pop-ups that promote updates or installations of additional pieces only need some interaction from you, so the automatic procedure is launched. Of course, there are particular PUP distribution methods like software bundling that can lead to undisclosed application downloads. Go for Advanced or Custom options to avoid that.

Make sure to remove MyChristianPortal virus from the system properly

You can be concerned about the behavior of the potentially unwanted program. It can run in the background and trigger unwanted changes. It is important to note that browser hijacker is intrusive and related to other PUPs. Remove MyChristianPortal as soon as you notice any suspicious activities and make sure to clear the damage too.

Even though this is not a virus or malicious program, various changes that hijacker creates can affect the success of MyChristianPortal removal. Rely on anti-malware tools, so the machine gets fully checked, and all the intruders terminated. Then, you can reset browsers and recover system damage, altered files, corrupted programs.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove MyChristianPortal, follow these steps:

Get rid of MyChristianPortal from Windows systems

Remove MyChristianPortal by running theses steps

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall MyChristianPortal and related programs
    Here, look for MyChristianPortal or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove MyChristianPortal from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Eliminate MyChristianPortal from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove MyChristianPortal from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for MyChristianPortal-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove MyChristianPortal, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to MyChristianPortal and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the MyChristianPortal-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase MyChristianPortal from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for MyChristianPortal and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete MyChristianPortal removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove MyChristianPortal from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the MyChristianPortal-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Delete MyChristianPortal from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Reset the browser, so all shady apps get terminated

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select MyChristianPortal and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete MyChristianPortal removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall MyChristianPortal from Google Chrome

Recover from MyChristianPortal infection by restoring Chrome to default

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select MyChristianPortal and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete MyChristianPortal removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of MyChristianPortal from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for MyChristianPortal or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by MyChristianPortal, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete MyChristianPortal removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

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If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 

 

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