Clean & Remove Annual Visitor Survey Fake Questionnaire Redirection in Google Chrome

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When clicking on random links on Google Chrome web browser, such as when clicking on search results on Google Search to visit the website, launching the web browser with homepage auto-loads, or when opening a new tab with homepage set, you may be automatically redirected to a spammy website on a random URL, but the website generally contains the title of “YEAR (i.e. 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020) Annual Visitor Survey” with following content:

Dear Chrome user,

You are today’s lucky visitor for: April 1, 2018

Please complete this short survey and to say “Thank You” we’ll give you a chance to get a $1000 Supermarket voucher!

Browser Opinion survey
April 1, 2020

Congratulations!

You’ve been personally selected to take part in our 2018 Annual Visitor Survey! Tell us what you think of Chrome and to say “Thank You” you’ll receive a chance to get a $1000 Supermarket voucher!

Question 1 of 4:
How often do you use Chrome ?

Dear Chrome user,

You are today’s lucky visitor for: April 1, 2017

Please complete this short survey and to say “Thank You” we’ll give you a chance to win HD Streaming Movies®!

Chrome Opinion Survey

Congratulations!

You’ve been personally selected to take part in our 2015 Annual Visitor Survey! Tell us what you think of Chrome and to say “Thank You” you’ll receive a chance to win HD Streaming Movies®!

Question 1 of 4:

How often do you use Chrome?

Browser Opinion survey
January 1, 2010

Thank you for your participation, we have the following products today: Sunday, January 1, 2020.
You may choose only (1) product from the list below.

Apple iPhone X
Quantity: 1
Regular Price: 970$
Limited time: 1$
Click Here

Annual Visitor Survey

If you’re redirected to such a web pages to complete the survey or questionnaire, do not participate in any of them. Instead, you should just close and leave the web page immediately. Their purpose is to trick online users to provide individual information, complete questionnaires or surveys, purchase products or services by pretending to offer valuable rewards, which in actual are advertisements that require purchase and payment, delivering commission or incentive for scammers. In summary, the Annual Visitor Survey is a advertising disguised as fake survey or questionnaire with fake rewards that is delivered via malicious way, that is you’re forced to the website unwittingly, hoping that you will do some purchases.

While the website itself is unlikely to be doing any harmful or malicious activity on your computer, but getting redirected to the web page is annoying and potentially dangerous if you have giving out your bank details and/or credit card information. So it’s important to clean and remove the trace of “Annual Visitor Survey” malware from the computer. The stubborn malware cannot be easily removed by anti-virus or anti-malware security software.

How to Remove and Clean the Annual Visitor Survey Fake Google Chrome Questionnaire

In the Chrome web browser, open the Customize and control Google Chrome Menu -> Settings. Expand the Advanced at the bottom. Under “Privacy and security” section, hit Clear browsing data.

Clear Cookies and Other Site Data

Select at least the Cookies and other site data (you can select other options as you wish) and then hit the CLEAR DATA button. The step should remove all the components that cause the YYYY Annual Visitor Survey redirection.

If the above step does not fix the issue, try to clear all user data and preferences in Google Chrome. Note that this step will wipe off all user data in Google Chrome, such as bookmarks, browsing history, open tabs, and others. To do so, open File Explorer or Windows Explorer in Windows, the navigate to the following folder:

~\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

In macOS (Mac OS X), open Finder and go to:

~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/

Delete the Default user profile folder. Note that if you have create many people or users on Google Chrome, the user profile folders are named as Profile 1, Profile 2, Profile 3 and so on (identify which profile path is yours by visiting chrome://version/.)

The redirection to Annual Visitor Survey should stop once and for all.

By |2018-05-25T11:32:03+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Web Browsers|Tags: |0 Comments

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