PremierOpinion Surveys

Also Known As: PremierOpinion or RelevantKnowledge adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

PremierOpinion removal instructions

What is PremierOpinion?

Created by VoiceFive Inc, the PremierOpinion program claims to help users to express their opinions about products and services that matter most to them. By participating in online research, PremierOpinion members have the opportunity to influence leading companies while earning cash rewards, gift cards, or entries into valuable sweepstakes. While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that the PremierOpinion app is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it displays surveys on various shopping websites. Many users report that this browser plug-in was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent, and furthermore, many experience diminished browser performance as a result. The developers of the PremierOpinion app employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' for distribution.

premieropinion adware

Unwilling installation of this adware is often a consequence of not paying close enough attention when downloading and installing free software. Be aware that many download websites and freeware developers bundle their free downloads and programs with additional promoted software such as toolbars, browser add-ons, etc to monetize incoming web traffic. If you do not pay close attention by checking each step during the freeware installation phase, you may inadvertently install PremierOpinionor or other adware. This plug-in is not technically a computer virus, however, it is categorized as adware and you are advised to remove it from your computer since it tracks users' Internet browsing activity. After successful installation, PremierOpinion tracks IP addresses, websites visited (and interactions with those sites), Internet search terms, videos viewed, products purchased from online shops, form data, content downloaded or uploaded, and other software and hardware information that can be personally identifiable. This tracking can result in privacy issues and identity theft.

A previous variant of PremierOpinion named RelevantKnowledge:

premieropinion is a new variant of relevantknowledge

Most adware is distributed via small programs called 'download managers' within freeware download websites such as download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, amongst many others. PremierOpinion adware is similar to other potentially unwanted programs that are distributed via free software downloads. Examples include Consumer Input, PicRec, Easy Deals, and SelectNGo. Most freeware download websites employ download managers to monetize their free services by offering installation of promoted browser extensions together with the chosen free software. Thus, careless download and installation of free software may lead to adware or malware infections. This situation can be prevented by closely inspecting each step of the freeware download process and never accepting installation of any additional applications offered. If you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Typical' or 'Quick' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and enable you to decline them. Computer users who have installed PremierOpinion should follow this removal guide to eliminate this adware from their Internet browsers.

Deceptive free software installer distributing PremierOpinion potentially unwanted application to Mac users:

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Deceptive free software installers used in PremierOpinion (at time of testing PremierOpinion was presented as RelevantKnowledge) adware distribution (Windows Users):

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PremierOpinion adware generating intrusive online surveys:

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Quick menu:

PremierOpinion adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

premieropinion adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for "PremierOpinion", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes PremierOpinion surveys), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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Remove PremierOpinion adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, PremierOpinion installed no browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logo Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing premieropinion surveys from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed browser add-ons and remove them. Note that by default, there should be no browser extensions.

Removing premieropinion surveys from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the premieropinion or relevantknowledge adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logo Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing premieropinion surveys from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed (potentially unwanted) browser add-ons and click the trash can icon.

Removing premieropinion surveys from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the premieropinion or relevantknowledge adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logo Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing premieropinion ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove any recently-installed add-ons. Note that by default, the extensions list in Firefox is empty.

Removing premieropinion ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with premieropinion or relevantknowledge adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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