The Annual User Survey 2017 is a page which can be loaded into your web browser with the help of ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The adware may change the settings of web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge or install a dangerous browser extension, which created to generate a ton of annoying pop-ups. It’ll lead to the fact that when you start the browser or surfing the World Wide Web, it will always be forced to display Annual User Survey 2017 pop-up ads, even when your internet browser is configured to block popup ads or your system has a application that blocks pop-ups. On current date, the ‘ad-supported’ software continues to increase the number of machines that have been infected.
The ‘ad-supported’ software usually affects only the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer by changing the browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad-supported’ software will perform a scan of the computer for web browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the internet browser, you will see an unwanted Annual User Survey 2017 web site.
The ad-supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to display dozens of ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. So, the Annual User Survey 2017 is just one of the many web sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the browser’s constant stream of ads, or reroute the browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-pages. Moreover, the ‘ad-supported’ software can substitute the legitimate advertisements on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their sites, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ad supported software receive income. It’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
So, obviously, you need to remove the adware as quickly as possible. Use the free step-by-step instructions below. This guide will help you clean your personal computer and thereby remove the Annual User Survey 2017 unwanted ads.
How does Annual User Survey 2017 pop-ups get installed onto PC
How to manually remove Annual User Survey 2017 pop-up ads
This guide will help you get rid of Annual User Survey 2017 advertisements. These Annual User Survey 2017 removal steps work for the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the browser or reboot your computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete Annual User Survey 2017 from Firefox
- Delete Annual User Survey 2017 from Chrome
- Remove Annual User Survey 2017 pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Annual User Survey 2017 redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the application that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web-pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Delete Annual User Survey 2017 from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto Annual User Survey 2017 web site.
First, start the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following image. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it is finished, press the “Finish” button
Delete Annual User Survey 2017 from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default that have been modified by adware.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that 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 Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Annual User Survey 2017 pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To remove the Annual User Survey 2017 you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as on the image below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the task is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Annual User Survey 2017 redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted ads.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
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 open your computer, it will show Annual User Survey 2017 annoying web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicios application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a dialog box which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click 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 show 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 programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicios application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove Annual User Survey 2017 ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect Annual User Survey 2017 threat and get rid of it, using the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, press “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
Block Annual User Survey 2017 advertisements and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the application can block the open 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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Once the downloading process is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, 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 assist 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, pages like Annual User Survey 2017, as well as other dangerous or misleading web 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.
Remove Annual User Survey 2017 pop-up ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the annoying Annual User Survey 2017 advertisements from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF 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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Once 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 . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out malicious extensions and ‘ad-supported’ software which displays ads from Annual User Survey 2017 web page. Once the checking is finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning procedure 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 get rid of ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
After completing the few simple steps outlined above, your machine should be clean from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer display Annual User Survey 2017 annoying popup ads and redirect you to unknown web sites. Unfortunately, if the guide 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.
- When the system scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, press 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 annoying Annual User Survey 2017 .