I am running Windows 7 and I run Firefox and IE as my browsers. Today I notice my computer is running out of order. Whenever I connect to the Internet, I get OpinionMart Survey Pop Up which says “Please take a few moments to take our brief survey” and the URL seems to be Suitesmart.com/survey….etc.. It appears every time when I open up my browser. Although it does not keep popping up, just occasionally, it still annoys me. I have run updated my antivirus and perform a full scan, but no luck. How to remove OpinionMart Survey Pop Up from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox?
OpinionMart Survey Pop Up is affiliated with browser hijackers or an adware that is known to attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, and can function in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8. Once running, it displays coupon ads, offers, coupons and advertisements of different products on the infected browsers. This adware changes the browser settings and also changes the homepage settings. Thus, whenever your computer is online, it will be filled with crazy pop ups. It asks users for survey in order to get their personal information.
This virus may install itself if a computer user has ever visited illegal or malicious websites or downloaded freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. When it gets inside, it will install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions. Furthermore, it controls your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer. Therefore, don’t click on the pop-up link, or it will redirect you to website that containing other malware and spyware. All you have to do is to remove OpinionMart Survey pop up as quickly as you can.
It is said that you can easily get infected with this redirect virus when you visit illegal websites, download porno movies and other unidentified programs and open spam emails. You may still do these above activities even if you are aware of their dangers because you think your legitimate antivirus software can take care of the threats. But as a matter of fact, the creators of this browser redirect virus are so familiar with the functions of antivirus tools that they can make it escape from the detection and removal of any virus protectors. Thus, it is suggested users to follow the manual guide to get rid of OpinionMart Survey pop up.
Considering OpinionMart Survey pop up can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once this dangerous redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1′
Having a problem of removing OpinionMart Survey Pop Up? Many PC users try to scan the infected PC when they detect this pop up on the screen. However, they still end up with frustration since antivirus always detects nothing related to this threat. Every time you surf the web, the browser hijacker displays numerous pop ups on your screen terribly. Moreover, it has the ability to modify your browser code and make victims redirected when they are browsing. Hence, it is urgent for you to remove the OpinionMart Survey entirely as early as possible.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on June 20, 2013 5:23 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide