Google Survey Scam

What is Google Survey Scam?

Google Survey Scam redirects the user to web pages showing fictitious surveys, lotteries, and so on. Thus, coming across this threat might put your privacy at risk. The problem is that the fake alerts could offer various rewards and so convince users into submitting their personal information. Needless to say, in reality, you will not get any rewards. On the contrary, if the cyber criminals behind this scam obtain sensitive data they could attempt to scam you. For this reason, our researchers at highly recommend not to submit any information or answer any questions on notifications displayed by Google Survey Scam. Instead, we advise users to close the fake alert immediately and then reset the browser. If you do not know how to get rid of the threat’s shown alerts or reset the browser, you should take a look at the instructions we will add below this article.testtesttest

Where does Google Survey Scam come from?

We would not be surprised if Google Survey Scam were being distributed with adware or other suspicious software alike since a lot of similar threats are spread this way. Accordingly, the ones coming across these fake alerts might be the ones who carelessly download programs from torrent or other P2P file-sharing networks. Obviously, to stay away from unreliable applications and scams alike, the user should not download any content from such sites or even visit them. If you need some specific application, just go to its official website and get it from there. Of course, you have to be sure the chosen program is reliable and was not created by some unknown company. Also, if you pick a legitimate antimalware tool it could help you identify unreliable software as well, so if you did not select such a tool yet, it would be recommendable to do so.

How does Google Survey Scam work?

Provided, Google Survey Scam manages to sneak in, the computer’s user should notice he is being redirected to questionable web pages even if he does not click any ads or links. The fake alerts available on such websites might have different offers. In fact, our researchers discovered the material you see could depend on your location.

To give you an example, one of the suspicious notifications shown by Google Survey Scam that we saw asked to submit user's first name, surnames, address, postal code, city, and e-mail address for a chance to purchase a new iPhone X for only $1. The text below the survey said “iPhone X totally free! Get it in less than 1 minute!” The website itself may not look too suspicious except the offer itself, but if you take a look at the link the user was redirected (, you should realize it is a scam since the site does not look like it could be legitimate or anyhow related to Apple.

The personal information the user might be asked to submit could be used for future scams, which is why our researchers advise not to provide any data for suspicious surveys, lotteries, and so on. The smartest choice would be eliminating the fake alert immediately.

How to remove Google Survey Scam?

If the user cannot close the tab or window showing the Google Survey Scam’s fake alert he should shut the whole browser and even kill its process via Task Manager if the browser becomes unresponsive. Then we would advise resetting the browser in case the threat showing the suspicious notifications was able to settle in or modify some settings. Users who wish to be one hundred percent sure they will not see such fake alerts or other threats alike again should scan the system with a legitimate antimalware tool. This way they could remove adware or other questionable tools that might be responsible for distributing this scam.

Eliminate Google Survey Scam

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Choose Task Manager.
  3. Go to Processes and look for your browser’s process.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Close the Task Manager.

Reset browser showing fake alerts

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Open Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  4. Choose Delete personal settings.
  5. Select Reset again and tap Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Help icon.
  2. Pick Troubleshooting information.
  3. Select Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox again.
  5. Press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Click Alt+F.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Scroll below and choose Advanced.
  4. Slide down again and press Reset.
  5. Click the Reset button. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Google Survey Scam*

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