http://the-official-survey.com pop-up virus is a nasty browser infection attached to Firefox, chrome, IE and Safari from internet. the-official-survey.com virus breaks into system security and then attaches itself to the browser as an add-on. After it has performed its setup, you,ll see http://the-official-survey.com ads popping up on your screen while you are browsing the web. You,ll be shown unwanted survey popups asking you to answer a few questions. At first this thing may not irritate you but lately it will become a headache when you,ll find no way to get rid of the-official-survey.com malware because it hijacks your browser and interrupts your Online work.
This type of infections spread through free-ware downloads, spam emails etc. their target is to promote some paid content to users so its owners could earn revenue. You are advised not to participate such unwanted and forcibly brought survey programs. they can collect your personal information which can be used for illegal activities lately. We recommend immediate uninstall of http://the-official-survey.com virus.
Disadvantages and risks of having the-official-survey.com:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack the-official-survey.com?:
To manually remove the-official-survey.com, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “the-official-survey.com”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for the-official-survey.com. Disable if found any.
Block the-official-survey.com pop-ups
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “the-official-survey.com”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware the-official-survey.com lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete the-official-survey.com infected files:
Have you tried methods above but still malware not removed? Then try Restoring your computer to an earlier state.
Click Start menu > All Programs > System Tools > System Restore
Start menu > Backup and Recover > Recover System
http://the-official-survey.com removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
Malware Bytes antimalware