Did you just get interrupted by a pop-up surveys from topwebsiteconnect.xyz ?. You are not alone. I also get the topwebsiteconnect.xyz pop-ups while browsing. Do the surveys also find a way round the pop-up blocker in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Then read on.
Here is a screenshot on the topwebsiteconnect.xyz pop-up survey from my machine:
(Sorry for the watermarks. Need to add them to prevent the most blatant attempts of other bloggers using my screenshots without attribution)
Does this sounds like your story, you presumably have some adware installed on your computer that pop up the topwebsiteconnect.xyz ads. So there’s no use contacting the site owner. The ads are not coming from them. I’ll try help you to remove the topwebsiteconnect.xyz surveys in this blog post.
Those that have been visiting this blog already know this, but here we go: Some time ago I dedicated some of my lab machines and deliberately installed a few adware programs on them. I have been monitoring the behaviour on these computers to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware auto-updates, or if it installs additional unwanted software on the machines. I first found the topwebsiteconnect.xyz pop-up on one of these lab systems.
topwebsiteconnect.xyz was registered on 2014-11-19.
So, how do you remove the topwebsiteconnect.xyz pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the topwebsiteconnect.xyz ads I had BuyNSave, TinyWallet and BlockAndSurf installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the topwebsiteconnect.xyz pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The issue with this type of pop-up is that it can be launched by many variants of adware. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
To remove the topwebsiteconnect.xyz pop-up ads you need to check your machine for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
The first thing I would do to remove the topwebsiteconnect.xyz pop-ups is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows Operating System you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Click on the “Uninstall a program” link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:
Do you see something dubious in there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if some program was installed approximately about the same time as you started observing the topwebsiteconnect.xyz pop-ups.
The next thing to check would be your browser’s add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons dialog in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Anything that you don’t remember installing?
I think you will be able to track down and remove the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I started develop many years ago. Freefixer is a tool designed to manually identify and remove unwanted software. When you’ve identified the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.
FreeFixer’s removal feature is not crippled like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to purchase the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you’re having difficulties determining if a file is legit or adware in FreeFixer’s scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains more information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:
Did this blog post help you to remove the topwebsiteconnect.xyz pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.