How to Remove Scorecardresearch Virus (Pop-up Survey) and B.scorecardresearch.com Malware)

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How to Remove Scorecardresearch Virus (Pop-up Survey) and B.scorecardresearch.com Malware)

Postby Sophia » 2012-11-23 3:44


Is there a pop up survey Scorecardresearch or B.scorecardresearch.com comes up on your computer? Want to figure it out or just want a detailed removal guide to get rid of it completely. Read more here to reach what you want.

What is Scoreresearch.com( Scorecard Research Surveys)

ScorecardResearch.com, including b.scorecardresearch.com and Scorecard Research surveys are recognized as severe malware and it is most noted to be connected to a Trojan infection that attempts to disguise as a legitimate marketing research group collecting anonymous data and information about the user’s Internet activity, usage, etc.

The ScorecardResearch.com website also notes that third party websites may implement the ScorecardResearch script onto their websites. Please note, this may also be the primary reason you are affected by what is often referred to as the Scorecard Research virus. You can use the options below to block yourself from being a part of privacy violating marketing lists displayed via Scorecardresearch.com

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Is ScorecardResearch a virus?

Yes! ScorecardResearch is considered a virus! A very serious virus capable of remotely recording keystrokes, which in turn puts the victim of risk of cyber crime such as credit card theft, identity theft, and much more severe vulnerabilities.


How to remove ScorecardResearch virus (Scorecardresearch.com)

The suggested way to get rid of malware affecting your computer due to ScorecardResearch.com is to run a full scan using a reputable malware scanner. Free or paid versions of Anvi Smart Defender will work great!

Then you still need to repair the browser settings that have been changed by scorecardresearch by following below guides. Also if you simply wish to block or restrict scorecardresearch.com webpages from displaying pop-up surveys, we highly recommend you the Anvi Ad blocker, which is integrated in the toolbox of Anvi Smart Defender Pro.

In many cases, you may notice pop-ups from Scorecard Research due to a third party infection, most commonly a browser hijacker. If a browser helper objects attached itself to an internet browser installed on your computer without permission, you are infected with a browser hijakcer. The directions below can help detect suspicious add-ons, extensions, and Toolbars for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer in order to remove them to stop symptoms of the ScorecardResearch virus.


ScorecardResearch Virus Removal Options
    1. Antivirus / Anti-Malware Software Scan and remove malware
    2. System Restore (Troubleshoot Malware Removal)
    3. Uninstall Malicious Programs(windows Uninstaller)
    4. Block ScorecardResearch.com Block Pop-up Surverys
    5. Remove Malicious Browser Helper Objects (Add-ons, Extensions, & Toolbars)
    6. Repair Home Page (Remove Unwanted Home Page URL)
    7. Repair Provided Search Engine (Stop Unwanted Browser Redirections)
    8. Clear Browser Data (Cache & Cookies)

1. Anti-Malware Software (Detect And Remove Malware)

First off, you need to ensure the computer is clean from any related Trojans, malware and other possible infections with a scan of Anti-malware program-Anvi Smart Defender is such a trust-worthy tool. After download, install it to your computer, run a full scan to detect and remove all possible infections there.

Anvi Smart Defender download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/

Please note, browser settings that changed by Scorecardresearch are still needed to be repaired manually. Or you can just use a browser repair tool here to get it done in IE. And, to manually fix the issue and completely heal the computer, you need patience to follow all way up below. Good luck.

2. System Restore (Troubleshoot Malware Removal)

Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Windows each week or during system updates. A System Restore can be used to set the computer system back to a date and time before the Download n ‘Save infection was contracted.

• Learn more and view complete System Restore instructions

3. Uninstall Malicious Programs (Window’s Uninstaller)

Browser hijackers are often accompanied by add-ons, extensions, and Toolbars and these browser helper objects often install onto a system undetected in order to attach to certain web browsers and/or collect system and user data, etc.

Use the steps below to search for any program negatively affecting your internet browser and system in order to properly remove them from your browser, etc.

    1. Access Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel
    2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs

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    3. Look for malicious and suspicious software in the list of installed programs, once found (if at all) select the unwanted program and click the Uninstall button or double click the program to remove it.

4. Block Scorecardresearch.com Pop-ups

There are many ways to simply block a website such as ScorecardResearch.com and block scripts from running per browser and system. And here recommends you a tool-Anvi Ad Blocker, which is integrated in Anvi Smart Defender Pro for convenience use.

To use Anvi Ad Blocker to block survey pop ups from Scorecardresearch.com: ( below Scorecardresearch.com is instead by liveolymptictickets.com)

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Deny Flash Option

Some pop-ups are displayed by flash script. Denying flash is a temporary fix that will block annoying flash popups, adware, and spyware platforms.

    1. To disable (deny) flash visit: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html

    2. Select the “Deny” radio option

    3. Proceed to a removal option (detailed below): Anti malware software scan and removal or system restore.


5. Remove Malicious Browser Helper Objects (Add-ons, Extensions, & Toolbars)

Make sure you have accomplished the uninstall instructions above before attempting to remove malicious browser helper objects. Or, in any other scenario, if an add-on is detected via internet browser settings, check to see if a program is installed alongside the BHO afterwards.

Example: If the Botstart Toolbar is attached to your internet browser, search for Botstart Toolbar using the instructions in step 3 (Botstart is a fictitious Toolbar).

Mozilla Firefox
    1. Click Tools and select Add-ons. (Ctrl+Shift+A)
    2. On the Extensions and Plugin look for any suspicious add-ons and Toolbars and remove them.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
    1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
    2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab look for any suspicious add-ons and Toolbars and remove them.
Google Chrome
    1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and navigate to Tools >Extensions.
    2. Look for any suspicious extensions and Toolbars and remove them by clicking the trashcanicon adjacent to the add-on/extension.


6. Repair Home Page (Remove Unwanted Home Page URL)

If your home page has changed without your permission alongside Scorecard Research malware, use the instructions below to repair your home page settings to normal.

Mozilla Firefox
    1. Click Tools and select Options.
    2. On the General tab search for and remove any malicious URLs and click Restore to Defaultor add your preferred web address.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer
    1. Click Tools and select Internet Options.
    2. On the General tab remove any malicious URLs and click Restore to Default or add your preferred web address.

Google Chrome
    1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and select Settings.
    2. Under the On startup section click Set pages.
    3. To remove an unwanted URL click the X and add or keep your preferred home page address such as Google.com.


7. Repair Provided Search Engine (Stop Unwanted Browser Redirections)

If your browser is redirecting to unwatned websites while searching the internet using the address bar or inputting URLs into the address bar, etc, use the steps below to repair your browser’s search engine to normal.

Mozilla Firefox
    1. Click the small search arrow or magnify glass near the search bar at the top of the internet browser.
    2. Click the Manage search engines… option.
    3. Select the unwanted search provider and click remove. If you don’t see the unwanted search provider on the list of search engines, it might be set as default or listed under Other search engines.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
    1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
    2. Navigate to the Search Providers list.
    3. Select the unwanted search provider and click the Remove button.

Google Chrome
    1. Click the 3 bar or wrench settings icon (Customize and control Google Chrome icon) and select Settings.
    2. In the Search section click the Manage search engines… button.
    3. Remove the unwanted search provider by clicking the X next to it when highlighted.

If the website URL is set as the default search engine, add and chose another search engine (such as Google.com) as a default engine by selecting the other search engine and clicking the make default transparent blue box that appears when the selection is highlighted.



8. Delete Browser Cache And Cookie Files (Browser Data)

If you visited malicious websites such as ScorecardResearch.com, B.ScorecardResearch, and/or related websites, or may have clicked third party links including links provided via Scorecard Research survey it is strongly recommended to delete your browser data to protect your privacy. You can delete your browser cache and cookie files in your browser’s preference or settings options.
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