How to remove PremierOpinion (RelevantKnowledge) adware

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The PremierOpinion is a former RelevantKnowledge adware program. They have a lot of similarities like installation methods, malicious behavior after the installation. Even though developers are advertising this program as legit service, it is a typical adware that can be very dangerous for your computer and make a lot of damage to it.


PremierOpinion
PremierOpinion

PremierOpinion detailed information:

Folders:

C:\Program Files (x86)\PremierOpinion
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PremierOpinion

Main service:

PremierOpinion (C:\Program Files (x86)\PremierOpinion\pmservice.exe)

pmropn64.exe and pmservice.exe processes:

pmservice.exe
MD5: bcddea16b5d3f3d3a0abba3c69aa822b
File size: 200.9 KB

pmservice.exe detection:

Antivirus Result
AVG

RelevantKnowledge

AVware

Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Ad-Aware

Application.Generic.1678444

AegisLab

Adwareare.Relevant.Envsc!c

AhnLab-V3

PUP/Win32.Relevant.R181424

Antiy-AVL

Trojan/Win32.BTSGeneric

Arcabit

Application.Generic.D199C6C

Avira (no cloud)

ADWARE/Relevant.envsc

BitDefender

Application.Generic.1678444

Comodo

UnclassifiedMalware

CrowdStrike Falcon (ML)

malicious_confidence_75% (D)

Cyren

W32/Adware.INDT-3805

DrWeb

Adware.Relevant.142

ESET-NOD32

a variant of Win32/Adware.RK.AU

Emsisoft

Application.Generic.1678444 (B)

F-Secure

Application.Generic.1678444

GData

Application.Generic.1678444

Ikarus

PUA.RK

Invincea

virus.win32.sality.at

Jiangmin

Adware.Agent.txd

K7AntiVirus

Adware ( 004f25ec1 )

K7GW

Adware ( 004f25ec1 )

Malwarebytes

Adware.PremierOpinion

McAfee

Generic Trojan.ag

McAfee-GW-Edition

BehavesLike.Win32.Worm.dh

eScan

Application.Generic.1678444

NANO-Antivirus

Riskware.Win32.Relevant.efmbzs

Panda

PUP/PremierOpinion

Rising

Trojan.Generic-7GHjdNAnirB (cloud)

SUPERAntiSpyware

PUP.PremierOpinion/Variant

Sophos

Generic PUA DF (PUA)

VBA32

AdWare.Agent

VIPRE

Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

ViRobot

Adware.Relevant.205760.J[h]

Yandex

PUA.Agent!

Zillya

Adware.RK.Win32.1676

nProtect

Trojan/W32.Agent.205760.C

pmropn64.exe
MD5: f2e0f6be48b25bd9f4144dd9ea62d263
File size: 185.4 KB

pmropn64.exe detection:

Antivirus Result
AVG

RelevantKnowledge

AVware

Win64.Adware

Ad-Aware

Application.Generic.1685226

AegisLab

Relevantknowledge.Gen!c

Arcabit

Application.Generic.D19B6EA

BitDefender

Application.Generic.1685226

Cyren

W64/Application.MHOT-0037

DrWeb

Adware.Relevant.142

ESET-NOD32

a variant of Win64/Adware.RK.A

Emsisoft

Application.Generic.1685226 (B)

F-Secure

Application.Generic.1685226

GData

Application.Generic.1685226

Ikarus

AdWare.RK

Invincea

virus.win32.slugin.a!dll

Jiangmin

Adware/Agent.qyp

K7AntiVirus

Adware ( 004f69c61 )

K7GW

Adware ( 004f69c61 )

Malwarebytes

Adware.PremierOpinion

McAfee

Artemis!F2E0F6BE48B2

McAfee-GW-Edition

BehavesLike.Win64.PUP.ch

eScan

Application.Generic.1685226

Panda

PUP/PremierOpinion

Rising

Malware.Generic!rw2Wmn78hWD@5 (thunder)

SUPERAntiSpyware

PUP.PremierOpinion/Variant

VIPRE

Win64.Adware

ViRobot

Adware.Premieropinion.189888.B[h]

Yandex

PUA.Agent!

Zillya

Adware.Agent.Win32.102222

Reliated files:

pmls.dll
pmls64.dll
Both these dlls can be found in C:\Windows\System32 folder once the adware infects the computer.

Cyber criminals using a lot of different installation techniques to spread their malicious program on the internet. The PremierOpinion adware program installs along with some const-free programs that can be downloaded from suspicious internet websites. To avoid this mistake, users must always look for any bundle related checkboxes during the installation of freeware program and remove them. But besides using these tricks, developers of this adware are also promoting it as normal service on various websites.

Once the installation of PremierOpinion program is complete, it will start its malicious activity. Because of the relation to RelevantKnowledge adware, this program also switches the searching results to promote specific websites, but the main purpose is to generate ads and pop-ups. They will appear in your browser blocking the view on a page like forcing to click on them, and when you do, these adverts will reroute you to another website. Such pages may be viral and phishing, they intend to fool users and squeeze money from them. Also, a lot of other malicious programs can be downloaded on these redirect pages. These are the reasons why PremierOpinion adware program should be removed at once. Use a reliable tool to locate and remove all parts of this infection and protect your computer from possible reinfection in the future. Follow the removal instruction below to do that.


Automatic removal tool for PremierOpinion adware:

Step by step instructions how to remove PremierOpinion adware.

  1. First of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
  2. Then you should choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan”.
  3. scan3

  4. Run to scan your computer system with it.
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  6. After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Apply” button to remove PremierOpinion adware:
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    Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

    How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with PremierOpinion adware in the future.

    GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

    The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.

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