What is bigyshare[.]com?
Bigyshare[.]com is a file-sharing website hosting primarily illegal content as it infringes/breaks copyright laws. Additionally, this site uses rogue advertising networks for monetization purposes.
Thousands of web pages employ this technique on the Internet; gospeljingle.com, ytop1.com, yifymovies.pro, 320ytmp3.com, and 1337x.to are but a few examples. These networks promote various untrustworthy, deceptive, and even malicious websites.
Rogue advertising networks can force-open sites when the initial page is accessed or cause redirects to the websites when hosted content (e.g., buttons, links, ads, etc.) is clicked on. The endorsed webpages can be sale-based, misleading, untrustworthy, deceptive/scam, compromised, and malicious.
Furthermore, sites that use these networks can also host intrusive advertisements and/or attempt to trick users into enabling their browser notifications. Should they be enabled, the page in question will start running intrusive advertisement campaigns.
The adverts promote similarly unreliable and harmful webpages. What is more, some intrusive advertisements can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs) - when they are clicked on.
|Name||Ads by bigyshare.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Potentially unwanted application overview
PUAs appear legitimate and harmless. They entice users into download/installation with "handy" features, which are seldom operational. Instead, unwanted apps can cause redirects to rogue/malicious sites, run intrusive advertisement campaigns (adware), modify browsers (browser hijackers), and collect private data. In summary, PUAs can cause system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" technique - packing regular programs with various supplements. Rushed downloads/installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system. Intrusive adverts proliferate PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission. PUAs may also have "official" download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is highly recommended to research software and download it from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy sources, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, study available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all additions. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate, yet they redirect to various questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this kind, the system must be checked and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of the bigyshare[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is bigyshare[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 bigyshare[.]com 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 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 ads by bigyshare.com, 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 ads by bigyshare.com 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by bigyshare.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I have clicked on ads, is my computer infected?
While some advertisements can infiltrate malware into systems when they are clicked on, this is not especially common. Ads are more often used to promote virulent content. For example, they can redirect users to harmful websites that are designed to stealthily download/install malicious software or trick visitors into doing so.
Is bigyshare[.]com a virus?
Websites like bigyshare[.]com are not considered to be viruses, yet they can promote deceptive/malicious content (e.g., sites, apps, etc.) - through their advertising networks.
Will Combo Cleaner eliminate the threats posed by bigyshare[.]com website?
Combo Cleaner can scan visited websites and warn if the pages encountered are suspicious or malicious. It can also block access to sites of this kind. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can scan downloaded files and likewise issue alerts if they are dangerous.