Bigdater[.]me redirect removal instructions
What is bigdater[.]me?
Bigdater[.]me is an address of a website that most people visit unwillingly. When visited, this website either opens more untrustworthy pages or it displays questionable content. Bigdater[.]me functions like many other websites of this type, for example, carbamylife[.]info, talkreply[.]com and track.nuxues[.]com. Typically, people end up on these pages because of potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that they have installed on their browsers or computers. These apps usually are designed to collect various details about their users and/or feed them with unwanted ads too.
Once visited, bigdater[.]me displays shady content or it opens about two or three other untrustworthy pages that might be malicious. Its actions depend on visitor's IP addresses. Additionally, bigdater[.]me is one of the websites that ask their visitors for a permission to show notifications. Typically, they do it using clickbait technique. For example, they ask visitors to verify their age, prove that they are not robots, and so on by clicking the "Allow" button. If clicked, it allows untrustworthy websites like bigdater[.]me to show notifications (unreliable, deceptive ads and other unwanted content). Applications that open such websites often are designed to gather various information too. Usually they collect data such as user's IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of opened/visited websites, entered search queries, and so on. In some cases PUAs can be used to record personal, sensitive details as well. In one way or another, their developers share all collected information with other parties who misuse it to generate revenue. Note, some of those parties could be cyber criminals. Additionally, there are many PUAs that are designed to display various advertisements. Some examples of ads that these apps force users to see are various coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc. When clicked, they either open questionable websites or start download (or even installation) processes of apps that may be malicious.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Yandex Safebrowsing (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|Observed Domains||0.bigdater[.]me, 1.bigdater[.]me, 2.bigdater[.]me, 3.bigdater[.]me, 4.bigdater[.]me, 5.bigdater[.]me, 9.bigdater[.]me, 6.bigdater[.]me, 10.bigdater[.]me|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate bigdater.me pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are many cases where people who create PUAs advertise them as useful, legitimate programs. However, most of the times it is not true. If installed, these apps cause unwanted redirects (open shady pages), display intrusive, often deceptive ads and collect details related to user's browsing habits and possibly other, personal data. In other words, PUAs do not provide any real value/do not operate as advertised and might cause problems related to privacy, browsing safety or even identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
The majority of unwanted apps get downloaded and/or installed when people click intrusive advertisements or when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They use it to trick people into downloading or/and installing PUAs through setups of other, regular software. To accomplish it, they hide included apps in settings like "Custom", "Advanced" of various setups and hope that people will not check and change them. When downloads or installations are completed without changing any of the settings that are available in their setups, then additionally included PUAs automatically get downloaded or installed too.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
We recommend to avoid downloading software from untrustworthy, unofficial websites, through tools like torrent clients, eMule, or other Peer-to-Peer networks, and so on. Proper way to do it is to use direct download links and official websites. All settings like "Custom", "Advanced" and other options that are included in download or installation setups should be checked and if they contain offers to download or install unwanted apps, they should be changed. In other words, these offers should be dismissed. Also, have in mind that there are many intrusive ads that redirect people to untrustworthy websites. As It applies mostly to ads that are displayed on pages that are related to pornography, gambling, adult dating, torrent and other questionable sites. To stop browsers from causing unwanted redirects or/and showing ads, it is required to remove all unwanted plug-ins, add-ons or extensions that are installed on them. If there are any programs of this type installed on the operating system, then they should be uninstalled too. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of bigdater[.]me website (GIF):
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable its notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic removal of bigdater.me pop-up:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of bigdater.me pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is bigdater[.]me?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes bigdater[.]me redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bigdater.me pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bigdater.me pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with bigdater.me pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove bigdater.me pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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