How to remove (uninstall) Browser Opinion Survey

Today we’ll discuss a very important matter: what is Browser Opinion Survey browser hijacker and how you can make it go away from your system. This program is pretty tough, so you’ll need some help in cleaning up your system and your browsers.

What is Browser Opinion Survey

Browser Opinion Survey

Browser Opinion Survey is a nasty program, designed by low-grade “hackers” to make easy money. That’s how it is, basically, and that means two things:

  • Browser Opinion Survey is not a virus, as it can’t do literally anything except the things that you’ll allow it to. It cannot reproduce itself, can’t infect other computers in your local web, and can’t cause direct harm to your computer or your OS.
  • Browser Opinion Survey is not a complex program. It’s created with an eye toward the novice users, and the ones that don’t care about their computers at all. This means that you won’t need any intricate defensive measures to protect the system against this threat.

We hope that these facts will help you to get the point: Browser Opinion Survey is not a problem at all unless you let it live in the system for a month or more. Here in this article, we’ll explain everything about Browser Opinion Survey, its modus operandi, and the ways to eliminate it completely.

Browser hijackers (to which Browser Opinion Survey belongs, apparently), are the simple programs, created to trick their victims into the use of scammers’ fake search engine. The only thing that Browser Opinion Survey does is the change of your browser settings, to display the scammers’ website instead of a default search engine and homepage. Some users can’t even tell the difference, as scammers make their websites very similar to the Google, Yahoo, Bing and other major search engines. So, when Browser Opinion Survey is in the system, it changes the security settings of your browser (allows to show pop-ups, allows the one-click download, etc.), and tricks you into using fake search. The most “complex” hijackers can protect themselves against the deletion, by placing scheduled system tasks and adding new strings in the registry, for self-reinstallation after removal. In fact, the browser hijacker is not on your computer, it’s the fake search that shows you fake results. The program is only a starter kit, so to speak. Browser Opinion Survey achieves its goals in few minutes after the installation and becomes inactive unless you’re trying to remove it. Everything else you do by yourself: you use the suspicious website instead of the reputable ones, you receive the fake search results and click on ads and pop-ups, letting more and more advertising programs in the system, until it becomes totally cluttered. Now you know how Browser Opinion Survey got past your system’s security, and how it works. It’s time to get rid of it!

 

How Browser Opinion Survey gets into the system

There are many methods for unwanted programs to infect your computer. They can do it independently, but that’s what viruses do, and Browser Opinion Survey is not a virus. They also can use your email and trick you into launching a viral script that will download and install a virus. That’s what ransomware does, but this scheme is too complicated for adware and hijackers, as their estimated lifespan is about a week or two in average. So, what’s left? It’s the affiliate installation, also known as the bundled installation.

This method is preferred by scammers that distribute adware because it’s simple and requires almost no efforts. They just create an adware bundle, with one bait program (a useful one), and three or more unwanted tools. The bundle is wrapped tightly, so you can’t see what’s inside, and can only run the installation. On one of the stages, you will be offered a choice between a recommended and advanced ways of installation. The first variant is pre-set, and if user skips all windows and clicks “ok” everywhere – he installs everything that is in the bundle and has its computer infected. The second variant is colorfully described as a very complex one, but the only difference between it and the first one is that you can pick what to install and what to decline. That’s how Browser Opinion Survey got into your OS.

Methods to remove Browser Opinion Survey

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Browser Opinion Survey manually

Step 1. Uninstall Browser Opinion Survey from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Browser Opinion Survey from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

The deletion of Browser Opinion Survey is a matter of few minutes, but you have to choose the method of removal, according to your own preferences and the state of your computer. If Browser Opinion Survey is the only unwanted program in the system, and you can easily remove it, following our instructions – you better take a manual deletion. Remember that we can’t ensure the accuracy of your performance, so you better make a system backup before starting. On the contrary, an automatic deletion is way simpler, as it requires no additional skill and knowledge. You have to install an antiviral program, launch a scanning process and wait until the job is done. This method is perfect when you have more than one adware in the system, or if you’re not sure that you can remove it all manually. We offer you Spyhunter AntiMalware, which is perfect against adware and browser hijackers and has everything you need to keep your system clean and protected.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Browser Opinion Survey from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Browser Opinion Survey and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Browser Opinion Survey
  • C:\ProgramData\Browser Opinion Survey
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Browser Opinion Survey

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Browser Opinion Survey" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Browser Opinion Survey and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Browser Opinion Survey from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Browser Opinion Survey and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Browser Opinion Survey from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Browser Opinion Survey

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Browser Opinion Survey

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Browser Opinion Survey

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Browser Opinion Survey and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

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