The Browser Opinion survey is an ‘ad’ web-site, already at the first sight of which there are various doubts. This page is created only for one purpose – display misleading advertisements. Its appearance in your internet browser means that your machine is infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). This type of dangerous applications does not delete files or infect them, but such as a virus can modify personal computer settings like the startpage, new tab page and default search engine and download and install malicious extensions that generates a large number of popup ads. All the time, while the adware is running, your web browser will be fill with annoying ads. Moreover, this ad supported software will be able to collect a lot of information about you, everything related to what are you doing on the World Wide Web. Thus, it’s clear that the presence of adware on your computer is not desirable, and you need to clean up your system in order to remove Browser Opinion survey as quickly as possible.
The full text of the “Browser Opinion survey” webpage is:
You’ve been personally selected to take part in our 2017 Annual Visitor Survey! Tell us what you think of Firefox and to say “Thank You” you’ll receive a chance to get a $100 Amazon Giftcard!
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common web-browsers such as the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the browser, it will redirect to the annoying Browser Opinion survey page. Even if you setup a new home page, an annoying site will be the first thing you see when you open the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
The adware may insert a huge number of advertisements directly to the web-sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the web-site. Moreover, a legal ads may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad-supported software has the ability to collect a lot of personal information about you (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), which can later transfer to third parties.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the ad supported software as quickly as possible. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will help you clean your computer and thereby get rid of the Browser Opinion survey annoying advertisements.
How does Browser Opinion survey pop-ups get installed onto machine
How to manually remove Browser Opinion survey ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your computer of ad supported software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the personal computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to delete adware that causes annoying Browser Opinion survey ads. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your PC.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove Browser Opinion survey pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove Browser Opinion survey ads from Firefox
- Remove Browser Opinion survey pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Browser Opinion survey redirect
- Get rid of 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 press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program” It’ll display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list and delete any suspicious and unknown programs.
Remove Browser Opinion survey pop-ups from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been changed by ‘ad-supported’ software.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Browser Opinion survey ads from Firefox
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Browser Opinion survey pop-ups from Internet Explorer
First, run the IE, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Browser Opinion survey redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to open your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the internet browser which is redirected to the Browser Opinion survey or other annoying web page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The ad supported software can rewrite the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you launch your web-browser. Depending on the web browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe, Opera: opera.exe, Firefox: firefox.exe, Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe. If you are seeing an unknown text similar “http://site.address” that has been added here, then you should delete it, as shown on the screen below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Browser Opinion survey page or any other annoying sites that is advertised by the adware. Once the step is complete, we recommend to go to the next step.
Get rid of 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 open your personal computer, it will show Browser Opinion survey annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown 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, press 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of Browser Opinion survey pop-ups with Malwarebytes
Delete Browser Opinion survey 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 system. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and delete the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your system. Moreover, this free application will help you to remove browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the steps below to remove the Browser Opinion survey annoying completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system.
Once setup is finished, you will see window as shown below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software that causes the reroute to Browser Opinion survey site. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your system, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the system.
The following video explains the steps above on how to remove ad supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Block Browser Opinion survey advertisements and other annoying sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying ads and malicious web pages, you need to use application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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After the download is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following image.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is done, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 launch automatically and block pop-up ads, web-pages like Browser Opinion survey, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Get rid of Browser Opinion survey ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the unwanted Browser Opinion survey pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner using the link below.
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After the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC system for the malicious extensions and ad-supported software that shows ads from Browser Opinion survey page. When it has finished scanning your PC, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to delete adware, browser hijackers and other malicious programs.
Once you have finished the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your personal computer should be free from malware and adware. The Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer display Browser Opinion survey unwanted pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted web sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.