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- What are the aims of the XJZ Survey Remover Project?
- Does the remover work for Sharecash (or its mirrors)?
- I can't download a file after the survey is removed
- The survey isn't been removed correctly
- How can I use the remover for free?
- Can I use the addons without donating?
- Is this legal?
- Who runs this project?
- My question still hasn't been answered
What are the aims of the XJZ Survey Remover Project?The project is designed to stop the exploitation of the visitors to websites by getting them to fill out surveys which profit only the website owners. Furthermore, often these websites contain no valuable content and people are tricked into visiting them. The XJZ Survey Remover allows these surveys to be bypassed, saving people's time, money and privacy.
However, not all surveys are bad: it is possible to make money for your personal gain if you sign up to do surveys (more tips found on this page). The XJZ Survey Remover project though does not agree that you should be used to make other people money, when trying to find information on the internet.
Does the remover work for Sharecash (or its mirrors)?The XJZ Survey Remover DOES NOT work with Sharecash. This is due to the way surveys from Sharecash work. In summary, aside from them been surveys, they are nothing at all like the surveys which the XJZ Survey Remover is designed to work with. For related information, view here.
Don't report the remover not working on sharecash.org, fileml.com, fileups.net or any other site which upon running the remover, tells you that it is Sharecash related.
I can't download a file after the survey is removedThe XJZ Survey Remover is designed to remove surveys from pages to allow access to their "premium" content. It does not fool anyone into thinking you have completed a survey when you have not. Sometimes, the location of the file which is to be downloaded is only given when a survey has been completed. As of this, you will not be able to download the file when you use the remover.
You can identify surveys where downloads are given only on survey completion as they will often have a "close" button. It may look like this:
It is obvious that the remover will not help with surveys with a close button as, if the survey can already be closed manually, removing it with the XJZ not be any extra help.
The survey isn't been removed correctlyIf a survey is not automatically supported, you'll notice that the remover asks if you want to use the "User Removal Kit" to bypass it. Most of the time, this point and click method of survey removal will work. However, if you think the survey in question should be automatically removed, just post a bug report on the site and usually it'll be fixed in a day or so.
How can I use the remover for free?The XJZ Survey Remover bookmarklet is completely free to use. It always has been and it always will be. The bookmarklet is able to remove exactly the same surveys as the addon (just with less features and a small advert after using it), allowing you to browse the internet and not have to complete surveys, which waste your time, money and threaten your privacy. The bookmarklet can be found on this page.
How can I use the addons without donating?We sympathise with the fact that you may want to try the addon and would donate if you could but there is currently no way to get a permission key to use the XJZ Survey Remover Chrome and Firefox addons, without donating. Also, you are not allowed to share a permission key with someone.
However, the bookmarklet is completely free to use. For related answers about the XJZ Survey Remover bookmarklet, read here.
Is this legal?The remover does not do anything adverse to any servers: it merely changes the way you see pages so that you don't have to fill in surveys. However, you should read the Terms and Conditions of this site before using the remover and that of the site you are using the remover on to ensure that you are not breaking any rules. (This site takes no responsibility for the use of the remover.)
Who runs this project?Despite what many people think, this project is not run by a team of developers; it has instead been created and is kept alive by one dedicated individual, who believes that content blocking surveys are detrimental to the internet and bad for any individual's privacy (and often finances too).
However, there are many people who are also vital to keeping this project alive. Notable figures include Norman who has helped greatly in the development and maintenance of the site and remover. Another special thanks goes out to anyone who has donated to the project: without them, the XJZ Survey Remover would have never reached this stage, and it certainly wouldn't be able to keep running.
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