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Survey Bypasser

Posted: October 18, 2013

Threat Metric

Ranking: 10,938
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 960
First Seen: October 18, 2013
Last Seen: October 8, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Survey Bypasser is a program that claims to be able to help you bypass surveys on unspecific websites – but its real job, ironically, is to make you fill out new surveys of its own. Irony aside, Survey Bypasser doesn't have any benefits to offer to you or your PC, and SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends that you get used to using legitimate browser security techniques to block any unwanted Web content, including surveys and other advertisements. If you've installed Survey Bypasser onto your computer, do your best to withhold any personal information that Survey Bypasser may request and, of course, use anti-malware programs as they're needed to remove Survey Bypasser safely.

When Trying to Use a Hackers' Tool Gets Your Privacy 'Hacked' in Return

Survey Bypasser is marketed as a program that allows you to dispense with all of the usual time-consuming surveys that may stand between you and a streamed video or a file download. A very basic, stand-alone program, Survey Bypasser seems to be fully functional while you enter in a relevant URL... but afterward, Survey Bypasser will demand that you 'prove you're human' before Survey Bypasser will bypass all surveys.

In a dizzying height of irony, Survey Bypasser's means of proving that its user isn't a bot is to force you to fill out... a survey. As is typical for surveys from disreputable sources like Survey Bypasser, these actually are scams that are designed to steal personal information like your e-mail address without giving you anything in return – although they may promise to offer any of a variety of rewards. Adding insult to injury, malware experts also have not been able to confirm any legitimate functionality on the part of Survey Bypasser, even if you do fulfill this prerequisite.

Keeping Surveys out of Your Browser the Legal Way

In light of Survey Bypasser's identification, using illegal hacking tools to bypass legitimate means of authenticating or monetizing Web content never is a safe thing to do, and very often, may result in your being victimized by the very thing you're attempting to bypass. If you have any reason to think that you're being exposed to surveys that aren't legal or safe, then appropriate browser features, plugins and anti-malware tools should be used to block them. Meanwhile, legitimate authentication measures never should be circumvented for your personal convenience.

Besides redirecting you to surveys, Survey Bypasser doesn't have any other side effects and usually doesn't need to be treated as a major danger to your PC. However, you still should remove Survey Bypasser with a decent anti-malware program when it's applicable since Survey Bypasser may bundle unrelated PC threats in its installer.

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