PremierOpinion Unwanted Application (Mac)

Also Known As: PremierOpinion potentially unwanted application
Type: Other
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove PremierOpinion from Mac?

What is PremierOpinion?

According to the developers, the PremierOpinion app monitors browsing activity. In exchange for allowing PremierOpinion to perform this function, users are supposedly rewarded with access to certain software, entries to "sweepstakes", and other benefits. In fact, developers proliferate PremierOpinion using the "bundling" method and thus it often infiltrates systems without permission. PremierOpinion is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

PremierOpinion unwanted application

As mentioned above, PremierOpinion is designed to track information. The list of collected data types usually includes system information and web browsing activity (IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, and so on). This application also periodically delivers pop-up windows and surveys that users must complete. In this way, PremierOpinion collects additional information such as users' names, ethnicity, native languages, email addresses, and so on. It is stated that the information is used to help the "industry" understand digital content trends and patterns, however, there is a high probability that collected data will be used for other dubious purposes. Although it is not yet confirmed, there is a chance that developers will sell data to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who might attempt to misuse private information to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of a data-tracking app can lead to serious privacy issues. We recommend that you consider uninstalling the PremierOpinion application. As mentioned, this app is distributed using the "bundling" method, which is often used to proliferate several potentially unwanted applications (mostly adware and browser hijackers) at once. Therefore, as well as removing PremierOpinion, also remove other dubious applications and browser plug-ins.

There are dozens of potentially unwanted applications online, all of which are virtually identical. By offering "useful features", they attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, they often provide no value for regular users (claims to provide these features often false). These unwanted applications gather information, cause unwanted redirects, and deliver advertisements, thereby posing a direct threat to your privacy and computer safety.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

PremierOpinion is free for anyone to download on its official website, however, developers proliferate it using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of third party apps with regular software/apps. Developers are not honest enough to disclose these informations properly and conceal bundled apps within "Custom/Advanced" options or other sections of the download/installation processes. In addition, many users rush these processes and skip steps - behavior that often leads to inadvertent installation of unwanted applications such as PremierOpinion.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

As well as "bundling", potentially unwanted applications are often distributed using intrusive advertisements that redirect to malicious websites and execute scripts that download/install PUAs (or even high-risk malware). To prevent this situation, be very cautious when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Carefully analyze each step of the download/installation processes, opt-out of additionally-included programs, and decline offers to download/install them. Avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since developers monetize them by promoting ("bundling") software. Apps should be downloaded only from trusted sources, using direct download links. Bear in mind that developers invest many resources into intrusive ad design, thereby making them seem legitimate. In fact, these ads redirect to dubious websites (pornography, adult dating, etc.). If you experience these redirects, remove all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. The key to computer safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Deceptive free software installer distributing PremierOpinion app:

PremierOpinion installer

Another deceptive free software installer bundling PremierOpinion unwanted application:

premieropinion mac bundling sample 2

Pop-up displayed by PremierOpinion app:

PremierOpinion delivering popups

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove adware and browser hijackers from a Mac computer:

Potentially unwanted applications removal:

Remove potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac adware removal from applications folder

Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select “Applications”. In the applications folder, look for “MPlayerX”,“NicePlayer”, or other suspicious applications and drag them to the Trash. After removing the potentially unwanted application(s) that cause online ads, scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

Remove premieropinion potentially unwanted application related files and folders:

Finder go to folder command

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar. Choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

step1Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from launch agents folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from launch agents folder step 2
In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step2Check for adware generated files in the /Library/Application Support folder:

removing adware from application support folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/Application Support

removing adware from application support folder step 2
In the “Application Support” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious folders. For example, “MplayerX” or “NicePlayer”, and move these folders to the Trash.

step3Check for adware-generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 1


In the Go to Folder bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 2

In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step4Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder:

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 1
In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 2
In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, look for recently-added suspicious files. For example “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, "com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, etc., and move them to the Trash.

step 5 Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps in the correct order you Mac should be clean of infections. To be sure your system is not infected run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Download it HERE. After downloading the file double click combocleaner.dmg installer, in the opened window drag and drop Combo Cleaner icon on top of the Applications icon. Now open your launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon. Wait until Combo Cleaner updates it's virus definition database and click "Start Combo Scan" button.

scan-with-combo-cleaner-1

Combo Cleaner will scan your Mac for malware infections. If the antivirus scan displays "no threats found" - this means that you can continue with the removal guide, otherwise it's recommended to remove any found infections before continuing.

scan-with-combo-cleaner-2

After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

PremierOpinion potentially unwanted application removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove premieropinion potentially unwanted application related Safari extensions:

safari browser preferences

Open Safari browser, from the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

safari extensions window

In the preferences window, select "Extensions" and look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions. When located, click the "Uninstall" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Safari browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

firefox browser iconRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove premieropinion potentially unwanted application related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

accessing mozilla firefox add-ons

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser. At the top right corner of the screen, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button. From the opened menu, choose "Add-ons".

removing malicious add-ons from mozilla firefox

Choose the "Extensions" tab and look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Remove" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Mozilla Firefox browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

chrome-browser-iconRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove premieropinion potentially unwanted application related Google Chrome add-ons:

removing malicious google chrome extensions step 1

Open Google Chrome and click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button located in the top-right corner of the browser window. From the drop-down menu, choose "More Tools" and select "Extensions".

removing malicious Google Chrome extensions step 2

In the "Extensions" window, look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Trash" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Google Chrome browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.