What is Dollarsurvey.live?
There are many scam web sites on the Internet and Dollarsurvey.live is one of them. It is a web-site that is designed to trick unsuspecting users into accepting push notifications via the browser, as well as to redirect the users to other scam pages. The users can be redirected to web pages offering to install potentially unwanted programs and dangerous browser extensions. Of course, users do not visit Dollarsurvey.live and similar sites on purpose. Usually, users end up on scam sites by going to a misspelled URL, clicking on a fake link, or having adware (PUPs) on their computers.
The Dollarsurvey.live web site displays a show notifications popup that attempts to get you to press the ‘Allow’ to subscribe to its notifications. Once you click on the ‘Allow’ button, this website starts sending browser notifications on your screen. You will see the pop-up adverts even when your browser is closed.
|Type||browser notification spam, spam push notifications, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||social engineering attack, shady pop-up ads, adware, PUPs|
|Removal||Dollarsurvey.live removal guide|
Where the Dollarsurvey.live popups comes from
Cyber threat analysts have determined that users are redirected to Dollarsurvey.live by adware or from malicious advertisements. Adware is a term that originates from ‘ad supported’ software. In most cases, ‘adware’ is considered by many to be synonymous with ‘malware’. Its purpose is to make money for its author by presenting unwanted ads to a user while the user is surfing the Web.
Remove Dollarsurvey.live notifications from internet browsers
If you are in situation where you don’t want to see browser notifications from the Dollarsurvey.live website. In this case, you can turn off web notifications for your browser in MS Windows/Mac/Android. Find your browser in the list below, follow guide to delete browser permissions to display browser notifications.
How to remove Dollarsurvey.live advertisements from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
We are presenting a few methods to get rid of Dollarsurvey.live popups from the Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and IE using only internal Microsoft Windows functions. Most of adware and potentially unwanted apps can be uninstalled via these processes. If these steps does not help to remove Dollarsurvey.live pop up ads, then it’s better to run a free malware removal tools linked below.
To remove Dollarsurvey.live pop ups, follow the steps below:
- Remove Dollarsurvey.live notifications from internet browsers
- Manual Dollarsurvey.live pop-up advertisements removal
- Automatic Removal of Dollarsurvey.live popup ads
- Stop Dollarsurvey.live popups
Manual Dollarsurvey.live pop-up advertisements removal
Looking for a method to remove Dollarsurvey.live popup advertisements manually without downloading any software? Then this section of the post is just for you. Below are some simple steps you can take. Performing these steps requires basic knowledge of web-browser and Windows setup. If you doubt that you can follow them, it is better to use free utilities listed below that can help you remove Dollarsurvey.live pop ups.
Remove unwanted or newly added apps
You can manually get rid of most nonaggressive adware by removing the program that it came with or removing the adware itself using ‘Add/Remove programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ option in Windows Control Panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) like below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and remove all suspicious and unknown applications. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. After you have found anything dubious that may be the adware software that causes Dollarsurvey.live pop-ups in your internet browser or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your PC.
Remove Dollarsurvey.live pop-ups from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome will allow you to delete Dollarsurvey.live pop-ups from your internet browser as well as to restore browser settings hijacked by adware. All unwanted, malicious and adware extensions will also be deleted from the web-browser. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First start the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box as displayed in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the task of cleaning. After it is complete, the internet browser’s settings including start page, default search provider and newtab back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Delete Dollarsurvey.live advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your browser, that installed by an malicious software.
First, open the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware related to the Dollarsurvey.live pop-ups, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, search engine by default and newtab to default state.
Remove Dollarsurvey.live from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox web browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as homepage, new tab and search provider to their original state. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, run the Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () similar to the one below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Dollarsurvey.live adware software. When, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of Dollarsurvey.live popup ads
The simplest method to remove Dollarsurvey.live advertisements is to run an anti-malware application capable of detecting adware. We recommend try Zemana Free or another free malicious software remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware software, hijackers and other PUPs.
How to get rid of Dollarsurvey.live popups with Zemana
Download Zemana AntiMalware to remove Dollarsurvey.live ads automatically from all of your browsers. This is a free software specially created for malicious software removal. This utility can remove adware software, hijacker from Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and MS Windows registry automatically.
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once downloading is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti Malware will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press the “Scan” button for checking your PC system for the adware that causes multiple annoying popups.
A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your device. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana will delete adware that causes popups and move the selected threats to the program’s quarantine.
Use Hitman Pro to remove Dollarsurvey.live advertisements
HitmanPro is a portable utility that scans for and uninstalls undesired apps such as hijackers, adware, toolbars, other internet browser plugins and other malware. It scans your PC system for adware software which causes pop ups and produces a list of threats marked for removal. HitmanPro will only remove those unwanted apps that you wish to be removed.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro on your Windows Desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware which causes the intrusive Dollarsurvey.live advertisements. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
When Hitman Pro is finished scanning your personal computer, a list of all items found is prepared as shown on the image below.
Once you have selected what you wish to delete from your device click “Next” button. It will display a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will start to remove adware that causes Dollarsurvey.live pop-ups. After the task is complete, the tool may ask you to reboot your computer.
How to get rid of Dollarsurvey.live with MalwareBytes Free
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM). You may download and install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to find adware software and thereby remove Dollarsurvey.live popup ads from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically identifies and removes all threats present on the device.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your device. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called MBSetup like below.
When the install starts, you’ll see the Setup wizard that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your PC system.
Once installation is finished, you will see window like the one below.
Now press the “Scan” button to locate adware software that causes Dollarsurvey.live pop-ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your device.
After finished, you can check all items found on your computer. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete adware that causes Dollarsurvey.live pop-up advertisements in your internet browser and move the selected items to the Quarantine. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video explains guidance on how to delete browser hijacker, adware software and other malware with MalwareBytes.
Stop Dollarsurvey.live popups
To put it simply, you need to use an ad-blocker tool (AdGuard, for example). It will block and protect you from all annoying web pages such as Dollarsurvey.live, ads and pop-ups. To be able to do that, the ad blocking program uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious website, an advertising content, a banner and others. The ad-blocking program automatically uses these filters, depending on the websites you are visiting.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Dollarsurvey.live, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the adware that causes Dollarsurvey.live advertisements. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your PC system for new adware softwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying popups and harmful webpages). Moreover, to prevent any adware software, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect PUPs.
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