Amazon Survey Scam Amazon Survey Scam is page-rerouting software that is essentially not malicious and is mainly designed to redirect users\u2019 search queries to pre-defined web locations. Amazon Survey Scam can typically display different click prompts, pop-up messages, ads, banners and sponsored links all over the web browser\u2019s screen in an attempt to make web users interact with them. The following article has been created to answer all the questions that you may have regarding Amazon Survey Scam, including the methods to successfully remove it from your Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari or any other browser that might have been affected. In general, Amazon Survey Scam is classified as a browser hijacker and its potentially intrusive pop-ups ads and unwelcome web browser changes are probably what is causing your recent web surfing disturbance. You may have noticed that your main search engine has been replaced with a different one and the homepage URL has been modified to another domain. Or, you may have already experienced some random automatic redirects to sites that you never had the intention to visit. To help you solve these problems and get rid of the unwanted changes, below we have included a removal guide and some safety tips that may be worth your attention if you want to keep browser hijackers like this one away from your computer in the future. Amazon Shopper Survey Amazon Shopper Survey is a type of software that most often shows various pop-ups, banners, pop-unders and other sponsored web ads on your screen, without your consent. The Amazon Shopper Survey browser hijacker will open new browser windows and tabs, install new browser components and in general \u201chijack\u201d the settings of your main web surfing program. When you first meet Amazon Survey Scam, you can easily mistake it for a redirect virus or some form of malware simply because its ad-generating activities are typically very aggressive. Usually, it is very hard to remove the pop-up messages that this software generates, let alone to uninstall the browser modifications it has imposed.\u00a0In reality, however, Amazon Survey Scam is nothing more than an irritating source of web browsing distraction that floods the screen with pay-per-click ads and page-redirect prompts that are hard to close. Unlike real computer threats, from the rank of Trojans, Ransomware and other viruses, this program is generally harmless and cannot perform any destructive actions while on your computer. Still, if such a browser hijacker is left in the system for long, it may compromise the computer\u2019s overall performance. The different ads the hijacker tries to display can consume a large portion of the system\u2019s resources which can lead to unresponsiveness to other commands, significant lags and sudden crashes of the web browser that has been hijacked. Such issues, though not fatal for the system, can definitely be irritating and can be a good reason to uninstall a program like Amazon Survey Scam. Some security experts also question the quality of the promoted advertisements and the web links to which the browser hijackers typically reroute user searches. Unfortunately, there are web locations full of unreliable content (including pages that distribute viruses, Ransomware, Trojans and other malware) and programs like Amazon Survey Scam may redirect unsuspecting web users to such locations thanks to their random clicks. Fortunately, we have prepared a guide to support you in removing Amazon Survey Scam and saving you from the irritating pop-ups and an accidental click on a questionable link. Follow these steps and you'll soon be hijacker-free. SUMMARY: Name Amazon Survey Scam Type Browser Hijacker Danger Level Medium\u00a0(nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk) Symptoms The symptoms of the Browser Hijacker are visible and hard to ignore since they involve aggressive ad-generation and page-redirects to random websites. Distribution Method Such software can typically be found inside free software bundles, spam messages, torrents, click-bait ads, and spam. Detection Tool Amazon Survey Scam Removal If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below. If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide. If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide. If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference. Reboot in\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(use this guide if you don't know how to do it). WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING! Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab (the "Details" Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If you are sure something is part of the infection - delete it, even if the scanner doesn't flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.\u00a0 Hold together the Start Key and R. Type\u00a0appwiz.cpl -->\u00a0OK. You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries.\u00a0Uninstall it\/them. Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below: If there are suspicious IPs below "Localhost" -\u00a0write to us in the comments. Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter. \tRight-click on the Network Adapter you are using --->\u00a0Properties --->\u00a0Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP\/IP), click \u00a0Properties. \tThe\u00a0DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself. \tClick on Advanced --->\u00a0the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something)\u00a0--->\u00a0OK. \tAfter you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a\u00a0system reboot. Right click\u00a0on the browser\u2019s shortcut --->\u00a0Properties. NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but\u00a0you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge). Properties \u2014\u2013> Shortcut.\u00a0In\u00a0Target, remove everything\u00a0after\u00a0.exe. \u00a0\u00a0Remove Amazon Survey Scam\u00a0from Internet Explorer: Open\u00a0IE, click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Manage Add-ons. Find the threat\u00a0--->\u00a0Disable. Go to\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Internet Options --->\u00a0change\u00a0the\u00a0URL\u00a0to whatever you use (if hijacked) --->\u00a0Apply. \u00a0Remove\u00a0Amazon Survey Scam\u00a0from Firefox: Open\u00a0Firefox,\u00a0click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 \u2014\u2014->\u00a0Add-ons\u00a0---->\u00a0Extensions. Find the adware\/malware\u00a0--->\u00a0Remove. Remove\u00a0Amazon Survey Scam\u00a0from Chrome: Close Chrome. Navigate to: \u00a0C:\/Users\/!!!!USER NAME!!!!\/AppData\/Local\/Google\/Chrome\/User Data.\u00a0There is\u00a0a Folder called "Default" inside: Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome. Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat's Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don't show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete\/uninstall them: \tHKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software-----Random Directory. It could be any one of them - ask us if you can't discern which ones are malicious. HKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software---Microsoft----Windows---CurrentVersion---Run-- Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software---Microsoft---Internet Explorer----Main---- Random If the guide doesn't help, download the\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!