Malwarebytes Survey? Is this real or a scam?

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  1. Yoda

    Yoda Level 3

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    #1 Yoda, Sep 7, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Trying to download the latest version, a survey popped up.
    While filling the survey I faced the following question:

    What is your gender?
    -Male
    -Female
    -Other (Please specify)

    i couldn't resist from the answer below.
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  2. Paul Lee

    Paul Lee Level 9

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    Looks like a legitimate survey but I still wouldn't answer. Those questions look quite personal to me.
     
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  3. daljeet

    daljeet Level 5

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    Exactly :confused:
     
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  4. tim one

    tim one Level 19
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    Not sure but it looks like a statistical survey asking for general information, but probably I wouldn't answered. Nowadays around every corner of the street you always find someone who wants to know as much as possible about you.:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Level 6

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    I can't find the survey anywhere so I say scam.
     
  6. Yoda

    Yoda Level 3

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  7. NikolayfromRussia

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    I always give wrong answers for such surveys because I don't like wasting my time
     
  8. Yoda

    Yoda Level 3

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    That comes to my answer, Identifying me as a... Pickle... :LOL:
     
  9. Opcode

    Opcode Level 18
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    The survey is embedded into the HTML document for the download page over on the ToolsLib website.

    Code:
    <div class="modal fade" id="surveyModal" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="surveyModalLabel">
    <div class="modal-dialog modal-md" role="document">
    <div class="modal-content">
    <div class="modal-header">
    <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close">
    <span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span>
    </button>
    <h4 class="modal-title" id="surveyModalLabel">Take a survey, chance to win an iPad!</h4>
    </div>
    <div class="modal-body text-center">
    <div class="text-center">
    <p>Click the button below to start a short survey. It will only take two minutes of your time. By completing the survey you are entered into a drawing to win an iPad!</p>
    <p>Don't worry, your download of AdwCleaner will complete while you fill out the survey.</p>
    </div>
    </div>
    <div class="modal-footer text-center">
    <div class="text-center">
    <a class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AdwCleanerSurvey" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Start survey</a>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    

    Please see the following change log:
    Source: AdwCleaner

    This is evidence that the survey is genuinely from Malwarebytes, and I hope this helped you. :)
     
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  10. Yoda

    Yoda Level 3

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    Thank you! ;)

    Still, Identifying myself as a pickle as the "other" option is still there for the gender... :ROFLMAO:
     
  11. mlnevese

    mlnevese Level 10

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    You're green small and wrinkled... I'm not sure pickle is a wrong answer ;)

    Anyway whenever I'm hit by a survey or a "we want to know about your experience" site or email I always ignore it... I'll not spend my time giving anyone more data about their target user base....
     
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  12. Fritz

    Fritz Level 11

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    I thought it was legit actually. :p

    Maybe they should have asked instead if people appreciate their inept attempt at launching a blown-up security suite and taken those results as a hint rather than how many pickles in how many households they can serve clickbait. :unsure:
     
  13. Yoda

    Yoda Level 3

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    LOL Guys :ROFLMAO:
     
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  14. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Level 6

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    Well I want to have some from MB confirm it, because if they did indeed do it I could no longer trust them. If you are curious as to why PM me
     
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  15. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Level 6

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    I confirmed it is indeed real. Pretty stupid if you ask me
     
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  16. L S

    L S Level 5

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    I use to do the survey on the legitimate sites - but always stoped on half, now I don't do it even it's from a legitimate sites / legitimate survey,
    = I Don't Do Surveys = ;););) :):)
     
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  17. plat1098

    plat1098 Level 5

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    Did you happen to continue with the survey? How many pickle-people live in your household?

    lol!
     
  18. Yoda

    Yoda Level 3

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    Actually we live in a jar... :ROFLMAO:
     
  19. Viking

    Viking Level 22
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    #19 Viking, Sep 8, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
    I received the pop up survey today when I downloaded Adwcleaner. I answered most of the survey with all fake answers just to see what kind of questions they were. Some of the questions asked seem like they belong in the census. Very personal.:eek: I gave up near the end.

    ps: Some nice new emoticons added, nice work MT:cool:
     
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  20. ElectricSheep

    ElectricSheep Level 12

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    Pickle.... :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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