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Should I remove PremierOpinion?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,195
United States Rank #4,021
Reach 0.0962%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.00 days
206.56 days >
Average installed length: 108.53 days


1.3.338.311 0.42%
1.3.337.412 2.69%
1.3.337.407 4.80%
1.3.337.398 4.38%
1.3.337.392 4.64%
1.3.337.388 3.38%
1.3.337.379 0.90%
1.3.337.376 6.65%
1.3.337.354 20.57%
1.3.337.346 12.76%
1.3.337.344 7.49%
1.3.337.341 15.51%
1.3.337.335 0.05%
1.3.337.328 2.37%
1.3.337.327 3.96%
1.3.337.320 3.85%
1.3.336.320 2.22%
1.3.336.318 0.05%
1.3.336.317 0.11%
1.3.335.337 1.32%
1.3.335.325 0.95%
1.3.335.312 0.05%
1.3.334.331 0.84%
1.3.334.330 0.05%

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What is PremierOpinion?  (from VoiceFive)

VoiceFive, a comScore, Inc. company, is a leading global market research company that studies and reports on Internet trends and behavior. VoiceFive is routinely commissioned to conduct research on numerous topics of concern to industry leaders in diverse fields, including travel, pharmaceuticals, and publishing.
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PremierOpinion is a program developed by VoiceFive. The most used version is 1.3.337.354, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is pmservice.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 6.62 MB (6,939,337 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of PremierOpinion come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PremierOpinion.
pmservice.exe (148a797a6238d0c27ae5c949c7af094e) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130627 Win32:Relevant-Y [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3481 RelevantKnowledge
Comodo Security 16500 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 7.8494 a variant of Win32/Adware.RK
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.RK.v.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.06.27.11 Adware.PremierOpinion
pmropn.exe (b98138d54d2837cb868af400cb8a37ab) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Application.Bundler.PremierOpinion.A
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
Avira ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.RK.bAE
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Bundler.PremierOpinion.A
Comodo Security 20147 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10757 a variant of Win32/Adware.RK.AE
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/RK
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Bundler.PremierOpinion
G Data 24 Application.Bundler.PremierOpinion.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.14085 Adware ( 004a9c4f1 )
K7GW 9.185.14086 Adware ( 004a9c4f1 )
Malwarebytes Adware.PremierOpinion
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Bundler.PremierOpinion.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic Proxy-OSS Application
VIPRE Antivirus 34978 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Adware.RK.Win32.367
pmls.dll (3ab2e86284d9136fbba436eb87d84472) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG Skodna.Generic_r.DG
Comodo Security 16131 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.Win32.RelevantKnowledge.AMN (A)
ESET-NOD32 8287 a variant of Win32/Adware.RK.AM
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Heur.KVMF41.hy.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.PremierOpinion
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0104
pmxf.dll (e80574b30d0a086eacc04a82b2207c79) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.RelevantKnowledge.gen
AVG RelevantKnowledge
Malwarebytes Adware.PremierOpinion
Sophos 4.88.0 Generic Proxy-OSS Application
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0106
pmph.dll (6bb069e978d3b3213c8cc8f0e33a98c4) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes Adware.PremierOpinion
Sophos 4.88.0 Generic Proxy-OSS Application
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0104
pmls64.dll (bca6e5c6a6e52dbe370e4772d27a14fa) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG RelevantKnowledge
F-Prot W64/Relevant.A2.gen!Eldorado
Malwarebytes Adware.PremierOpinion
pmropn64.exe (9e641cd036169b6ef7e8215b7e237265) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
F-Prot W64/Relevant.A2.gen!Eldorado
Malwarebytes Adware.PremierOpinion
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PremierOpinion has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\premieropinion
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PremierOpinion\pmropn.exe -bootremove -uninsC:PremierOpinion
Estimated size: 6.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PremierOpinion

Program executable:pmservice.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:VoiceFive
Path:C:\Program Files\premieropinion\pmservice.exe
(From the publisher) “PremierOpinion is part of an online market research community with over 2 million members worldwide. PremierOpinion relies on its members to gain valuable insight into Internet trends and behavior. In exchange for...”
Additional files:
  • pmls.dll - PremierOpinion
  • pmls64.dll
  • pmph.dll
  • pmropn.exe
  • pmropn32.exe
  • pmropn64.exe
  • pmxf.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pmservice.exe runs as a service named 'PremierOpinion' (PremierOpinion).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • pmropn.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\premieropinion\pmropn.exe'.

How do I remove PremierOpinion?

You can uninstall PremierOpinion from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PremierOpinion, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PremierOpinion.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 10 61%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 61.13%
Windows 7 33.97%
Windows XP 2.48%
Windows Vista 2.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 26.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.14%
Windows 8.1 16.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.98%
Windows 10 Pro 6.66%
Windows 7 Professional 6.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.70%
  United Kingdom 12.07%
  Canada 4.94%
  Italy 4.09%
  Germany 3.93%
  Netherlands 2.31%
  France 1.78%
  Brazil 1.13%
  Spain 1.09%
  India 0.77%
  Australia 0.69%
  Mexico 0.61%
  Singapore 0.45%
  MA 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.16%
Acer 18.39%
Dell 17.79%
ASUS 10.14%
Toshiba 7.66%
Lenovo 6.98%
Samsung 3.23%
Intel 0.83%
Sahara 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.68%
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.07%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.26%
ASUS All Series 2.84%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.64%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.23%


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