Browser Opinion Survey

September 6, 2018

What is Survey

Browser Opinion Survey is a scam message that tries to convince users that they are eligible to a valuable prize

Browser Opinion Survey (also known as 2018 Annual Visitor Survey) is a malicious advertisement that shows up unexpectedly on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or another browser and claims that the user has been selected to participate in an online survey and win an Amazon voucher worth $1000, iPhone X, or other valuable prizes. While it might seem like an excellent opportunity to win some money, users should refrain from participating as the fake alert is a survey scam and should be ignored. Users who agree to participate in Browser Opinion Survey risk losing money, installing bogus software or disclosing sensitive information to bad actors.

Browser Opinion Survey

Browser Opinion Survey scam is not the first of that kind, as countless others emerged over the years. Once users are aware of these hoaxes, they are pretty easy to identify. As soon as users realize it is a scam, they need to remove Browser Opinion Survey advertisements from their browsers by simply closing them.

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Nevertheless, some users may be redirected to fake surveys simply out of nowhere repeatedly. In such case, the computer is affected by an adware application that must have entered the PC while user was carelessly installing freeware or shareware. Adware applications can come in various forms, including:

Browser extensions Toolbars System optimizers PDF converters Media Players Download managers, and similar

In some cases, users might not even notice any difference within their system, like no slowdowns or additional processes running in the Task Manager. However, redirects to Browser Opinion Survey scam can become a daily struggle. Users might see the following fake message:

Nevertheless, those who get tricked by cybercrooks who created Browser Opinion Survey virus might be forced to disclose their personal information, such as home address, email, name, location, or even banking details. This data can be used by criminals to enroll you in ad campaigns which will spam your inbox with commercial content, or even sell this data on the Dark Web for profit.

In some other cases, users might be tricked into subscribing to a service they do not require, and their credit card will be billed every month. Victims have to manually opt out of such subscriptions, even if they were not clearly explained that they are being enrolled. Unfortunately, none of the money that already has been paid can be claimed back. Thus, by trusting the Browser Opinion Survey scam, you risk losing your money.

Additionally, crooks might request remote access to the computer. This activity is especially dangerous as they might install malware on the targeted machine. Threats like trojans cannot be spotted quickly, and they do not emit many symptoms (if any). Therefore, what started as innocent participation in an online survey, might end in a severe malware infection.

Security researchers advise users to be vigilant and quit the bogus web page instantly. In case they experience the unwanted redirects frequently, they should take care of Browser Opinion Survey removal. There are two options for that: users can make use of PUP elimination tools like or , or get rid of all the adware-related components manually.

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How does Survey works

As we already mentioned, survey scams can be easy to recognize. Users who are hard to convince of “you get this for free” idea already have it covered. Those who are more gullible might be in trouble, however. Thus, all users should be cautious and remember, that if the deal is too good to be true, it most likely is. Look at everything with skepticism and do not provide any information or download anything before you make sure it is legitimate.

To avoid adware infections, users should carefully study the installation procedure of new programs or even its updates. Unfortunately, even well-known companies use software bundling to deliver optional components to users and increase their revenue. While some of the applications might be useful and can be trusted, most the third-party installers offer nothing but junk.

Therefore, do not rush the software installation process and do not click “Next” several times without looking. Check every step carefully and, when prompted, always opt for Advanced/Custom installation mode instead of Recommended/Quick one. This way, you will be able to get rid of any additional components that are offered together with the desired application.

How to delete Survey

It is vital to remove Browser Opinion Survey virus as soon as the suspicious activity is noticed on the device, as potentially unwanted programs can often lead you to dubious websites where more of unwanted applications can be installed. This way, adware multiplies quickly, making it hard to detect and get rid of.

For a quick Browser Opinion Survey removal, use security software, especially if the adware was present on your computer for a while. Additionally, anti-virus software is capable of preventing other malware from entering your PC.

Those who are more computer-savvy and do not want any additional software to be installed on their machines, feel free to use our manual instructions below. However, please make sure each step is executed precisely and in the correct order.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Survey. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Survey Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Survey or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Survey Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Survey or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Survey Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Survey or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Survey.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Survey Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Survey or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Survey is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Survey program.
  7. Select Survey or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Survey

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Survey

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  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Survey, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Survey in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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