What is yoursurveyprogram[.]com?
Yoursurveyprogram[.]com is a rogue website designed to load dubious content and/or redirect visitors to various (likely untrustworthy or malicious) sites.
The Internet is rife with such pages; alertsx.com, loopanews.com, and akaiksots.com are just a few examples of ones similar to yoursurveyprogram[.]com. Users typically access these websites via redirects caused by other rogue webpages, intrusive ads, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Whether visitors are presented with questionable content and/or get redirected elsewhere - depends on their IP addresses/ geolocations. Additionally, yoursurveyprogram[.]com has been observed promoting scams akin to "Norton Antivirus 2021 Update", "Your ANTIVIRUS subscription has expired", etc.
Most rogue pages try to trick visitors into allowing their browser notifications. This applies to yoursurveyprogram[.]com as well; should its notifications be enabled - it will begin running intrusive ad campaigns.
The delivered advertisements endorse sale-based, suspect, compromised, deceptive/scam, and even malicious sites. Furthermore, some intrusive adverts can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
|Name||Ads by yoursurveyprogram.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Potentially unwanted application overview
PUAs appear legitimate and harmless, yet they seldom work as promised. Instead, this software can force-open pages, run intrusive advert campaigns, hijack browsers, and collect private data. In summary, PUAs can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other programs - this technique is called "bundling". Rushed downloads/installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the device. Intrusive ads proliferate these apps by executing scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent - once clicked on. Some PUAs may also have "official" download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is highly recommended to research software and only download from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - commonly offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all additions. Intrusive adverts appear innocuous, yet they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., pornography, adult-dating, gambling, etc.).
In case of encounters with such advertisements and/or redirects, the system must be inspected and all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of the yoursurveyprogram[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is Ads by yoursurveyprogram.com?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome:
Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".
In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):
Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen. Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:
Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications".
Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):
Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences...". Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane.
Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
How to avoid browser notification spam?
Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.
Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by yoursurveyprogram[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites deliver browser notifications when users allow them to do so. Hence, you've likely visited yoursurveyprogram[.]com and permitted it. It is worth mentioning that websites of this type are typically accessed inadvertently and use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA, etc.) to lure visitors into enabling their notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
Clicking on a notification will not jumpstart any malware download/installation processes. However, these ads are often used to promote malicious content that can cause system infections.
Is yoursurveyprogram[.]com a virus?
Websites like yoursurveyprogram[.]com are not deemed to be viruses, yet they can push virulent content. Sites of this kind are commonly used to endorse various scams, untrustworthy and harmful apps, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove yoursurveyprogram[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can remove the permissions granted for yoursurveyprogram[.]com without any additional manual steps being necessary. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner can block access to this and other rogue/malicious websites.