Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net is a malicious website, causing browser redirects. The redirects may lead to ad-supported or online shopping sites. You may also get redirected to potentially malicious and phishing sites. To know how to remove the redirects, you should carefully read the article.
At the moment, the redirects lead to phishing sites that look like official Alibaba.com domains. Your home page might be modified, and there could be a toolbar or a browser extension added that is making the redirects.
|Short Description||The homepage of a browser may be changed and you can get redirected to various malicious and phishing sites.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings are modified. There are browser redirects. Advertisements may appear on webpages.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net.|
Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net – Distribution
Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net may show in your browsers because of an unwanted program extracted from third-party installers. You can get the program on your computer, without knowing, because it is hidden in freeware installations and bundle packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are not disclosed in a proper way, and the Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net redirect can appear. You can avoid all that, if you check the Custom or Advanced settings in an install setup.
The malicious domain may also be distributed through advertisements, pop-ups, banners or from visiting suspicious websites. Affiliate sites of Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net might try setting you up with an application generating the redirects. The malicious domain might get you a browser extension to send redirects.
Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net – Details
Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net is a malicious domain. If you are experiencing redirects from that domain, then you certainly have some software related to it. You might even see other changes in your browsers, like a modified homepage, or added browser extension. The main domain is Traffic-portal(.)net. That domain has been closed and sold in the past, probably used for redirects and advertising by its buyers.
Whenever you try to browse you might get redirected to various domains. At the moment of this article being written, the most common redirect is to the offer.alibaba(.)net domain:
It is possible that webpages might show advertisements related to the Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net site. The redirects may get you to phishing or potentially malicious sites. Or to affiliate ones, which make money on a pay-per-click scheme. Each internet browser can be affected, especially Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.
AVG researchers at avgthreatlabs.com have discovered other malicious activities. One of them is a fake video player being shown by the domain as pop-ups or message boxes, prompting you to install it, while there is some malicious code inside.
Such data may be collected by Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net with the purposes of sharing it with third-parties. Your internet activity may be tracked by browser cookies and other technologies for probable nefarious purposes.
Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net – Removal
To remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net and all of its contents manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions down below. If the manual removal does not get rid of the browsers redirects completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware program. Such software will also keep your computer safe in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net
Step 2: Uninstall Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net will be removed.
Eliminate Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Alwaysnewsoft.traffic-portal(.)net from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".