The survey.circularly.xyz site is the first thing that pop up once you launch your web browser? It means that your PC has become the victim of malware from the group of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). If you get it on your PC, this adware can change the internet browser’s settings like homepage and search engine by default and install malicious extension that will show lots of annoying advertisements within the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge screen. It’s important, do not click on these ads, as they can lead you to more malicious or misleading web pages. The best option is to use the steps posted below to free your computer and thereby remove survey.circularly.xyz ads.
The malicious programs from the adware family that modifies the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad-supported’ software may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the internet browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying survey.circularly.xyz advertisements.
What is more, the adware may open ads depend on a web page that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ‘ad-supported’ software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the adware as soon as possible. Use the free instructions below. This guide will help you clean your PC system and thereby delete the survey.circularly.xyz unwanted advertisements.
How does survey.circularly.xyz ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove survey.circularly.xyz advertisements
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your machine. So you need to quickly and completely remove this dangerous software. To remove this ‘ad-supported’ software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to delete survey.circularly.xyz easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in machine or in the case where ad-supported software is not removed automatically.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of survey.circularly.xyz redirect
- Get rid of survey.circularly.xyz redirect from Chrome
- Remove survey.circularly.xyz pop-up ads from Firefox
- Delete survey.circularly.xyz from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown in the following image.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It’ll display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown applications.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of survey.circularly.xyz redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can rewrite it. If you are seeing something similar “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example on the screen below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted web pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Get rid of survey.circularly.xyz redirect from Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby delete the redirect to survey.circularly.xyz unwanted advertisements that is caused by the ad-supported software.
At first, run the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will start the procedure of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Remove survey.circularly.xyz pop-up ads from Firefox
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete survey.circularly.xyz from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby remove the reroute to survey.circularly.xyz unwanted web site.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your PC system, it will show survey.circularly.xyz annoying page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by malicios program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a prompt which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove survey.circularly.xyz pop-up ads with free malware remover
Remove survey.circularly.xyz advertisements manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, web browser hijacker and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all software and windows on your PC. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the setup of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- When installation is done, click on the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out ‘ad-supported’ software which redirects your internet browser to the survey.circularly.xyz annoying web-site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block survey.circularly.xyz ads and other annoying web-sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying ads and malicious web pages, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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When downloading is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown in the following image.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, sites such as survey.circularly.xyz, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove survey.circularly.xyz advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the annoying survey.circularly.xyz advertisements from the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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After downloading is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the malicious extensions and adware that displays advertisements from survey.circularly.xyz web site. Once the system scan is done, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to delete adware, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
Once you have finished the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your computer should be clean from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer show survey.circularly.xyz unwanted ads and redirect you to unknown sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the scanning is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted survey.circularly.xyz advertisements.