There! Do you know something about Consumer-responses.com survey pop-ups? I don’t know where this thing comes from. I just found it with a sudden on my computer while I was surfing the internet. I don’t know how to do with it now. As a matter of fact, my antivirus program fails on catching it on the computer. It is so uncomfortable to let it stay in my computer. How do I get rid of it completely? Any helpful suggestion will be highly appreciated!
Consumer-responses.com survey pop-ups is manifested to be a hazardous adware which has attacked many computers through the internet. Its purpose is to generate profits by promoting commercial activities and increase sales by posting tons of annoying pop-ups and constant redirection during your web browsing activities especially when you are going shopping online. You will be frustrated as it constantly causes a major distraction and irritates you by redirecting you to unwanted websites. Therefore when you surf the internet, you may get some unsafe websites and commercial advertisements instead of the websites you want. It would revamp the default home page or default toolbar by changing all crucial parameters and altering registry entry with executable files in order to run automatically each time the system starts up. What is more, it eats up system space, creates many unwanted issues like instability of the computer, freezing up and etc.
Consumer-responses.com survey pop-ups will penetrate the users’ computer if they visit porn websites, download unwanted softwares or get a browser helper object. After the adware is installed automatically, you will find it change the web pages you visit and you encounter countless advertisements and sponsored websites in search results as it can inject a dynamic link library to conduct particular tasks like adding tool bars to your browser. Furthermore, your personal data which is not for public viewing such as password, bank account and your assets are regularly monitored and reported to the third party. And you will find task manager can’t be opened, illegal network traffic happens and you need to take a long time to run the normal program and etc. What is worse, it will bind its vicious codes and infections onto the system to further mess up the target computer. The virus is surely a dangerous threat on your computer and should be deleted as soon as possible before it harms your computer.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Consumer-responses.com survey pop-ups hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this adware completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu 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”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Consumer-responses.com survey pop-ups adware is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, 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 to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
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 related to this hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Once Consumer-responses.com survey pop-ups made a successful invasion, it will add many malicious browser extensions to generate countless pop-ups to annoy you. And it is able to create rubbish files, corrupt registry, make programs not responding and the computer even gets stuck. As a matter of fact, many antivirus programs are unable to deal with it as it can hide its presence from security products that you can’t use antivirus to delete the adware once for all. It can really be an annoying infection for many computer users. Therefore, the manual removal process is a more effective way to delete the virus completely.
Published by & last updated on November 23, 2014 8:56 am