MyChristianPortal is a browser extension that is compatible with Chrome and Firefox. This app is also a potentially unwanted program because users might add it to their browsers accidentally. If you are one of those who didn’t want to have MyChristianPortal, scroll down to the bottom of this entry, where you will find the manual removal guidelines. Also, please take your time to read through our description because there are many other browser extensions out there that employ similar distribution methods. So, you can never know when you encounter another unwanted application again.
MyChristianPortal comes from the Mindspark Toolbar family, and from that, we know that this application has tons of predecessors. It is practically identical to Screen Dream Toolbar, Quick Radio Search, Get Search Plus, and multiple other extensions that we have discussed before. All of those apps come forth with one specific function. That function seems to be useful, but there’s also a catch. Even though MyChristianPortaln and other Mindspark apps offer some feature for free, they also perform a number of modifications on your browser so they could provide you with that function. For instance, upon installation MyChristianPortal asks for the following permissions:
Replace the page you see when opening a new tab
Read your browsing history
Manage your apps, extensions, and themes
Now, what does that mean? It means that MyChristianPortal can change your new tab settings, and it redirects your search results to int.search.myway.com. Also, it can employ tracking cookies to collect information on your browsing history. The data that this app collects can, later on, be used for third-party advertising. And sure, the app says that it can provide you with “all the Christian resources you need – Bible Verses, Holiday recipes, Christian music, and more.” However, it also notifies you about the oncoming browser modifications. So, technically, you should be aware of those changes when you add the app.
What if you didn’t app MyChristianPortal willingly? What if you have no idea why this app is on your browser? Well, that probably means that this application reached you through third-party distribution sources. While the app has its official homepage and a page at the Chrome Web Store, there are also many other ways for this extension to reach you. It could come bundled with freeware when you download apps from file-sharing websites. It could also come via pop-ups that jump into your screen when you visit all sorts of websites. The bottom line is that you can avoid MyChristianPortal as long as you remain careful when you browse the web.
The main problem with MyChristianPortal is not the Bible verses that it promotes. It’s the third-party content this extension might display through its ads. And since it collects information on your browsing habits, it could generate custom ads that you would find interesting. Whenever you click on such ads, you help MyChristianPortal generate financial profit. There is nothing illegal about it, but it’s also not 100% safe. Malevolent third parties could exploit this extension to promote their content, too.
Thus, if you didn’t plan to have MyChristianPortal, you can remove it following the guidelines below. You should also consider scanning your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. We believe that these programs often come in groups. So, if you have more unwanted applications, you should remove them all at once.
Finally, be sure to review your browsing habits, so that you could avoid similar apps in the future. They might not be the most dangerous thing out there, but why suffer the constant notifications and ads when you can browse the web smoothly?