What is bigpicturepop.com?
Bigpicturepop.com is a deceptive website that makes users often visit unexpectedly or accidentally, and they are redirected by various rogue applications and other malicious programs. The experts says that most of these apps infiltrate systems without consent from the users. More over, they deliver intrusive ads and continually keep track on various user-system information. That’s why these applications are categorized as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and adware.
Once it infiltrates, PUPs employ a “virtual layer” to generate pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar advertisements that may contain malicious links and redirects you to some vicious and malicious websites. This virtual layer is basically a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any site to draw users to click on it. The displayed ads often conceal underlying web content that obviously and significantly diminish the browsing experience and may also slows down your computer. Also take note that PUPs use an identical tool to redirect users to bigpicturepop.com. What typically happens is that they open a new browser tab and redirect users to bigpicturepop.com, which, in turn, redirects users to certain fake websites that might contain malicious content. These redirects obviously can lead to high-risk adware or malware infections that definitely may lead to computer issues. The ads displayed, more often than no, may lead to malicious websites by clicking them, it can result in various computer infections. Another downside is data tracking; the adware-type applications continually record various user-system information relating to users’ Internet browsing activity and history. The collected data such as the IP addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc. might contain personal details that PUPs’ developers share with third parties which maybe potentially, cyber criminals who misuse private information to simply generate revenue. Therefore, information tracking by these PUPs can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you encounter redirects to bigpicturepop.com, you should uninstall all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins immediately as soon as you know it exist.
Tons of PUPs/adware-type applications exist in the internet-all waiting for that single click, and a chance to sneak into your computer-all of which are very similar. The all carry similar purpose and ways, like offering a variety of ‘useful features’, applications such as MediaPlayAir, unTabs, WebDiscover, and many others, attempt to trick users into believing that they are legitimate and useful. The truth is, these apps offer different features, however they have identical behavior. The only purpose of all adware is to generate revenue for the developers, more profits, whilst regular users receive no value. PUPs merely cause unwanted redirects, deliver intrusive ads, and continually gather various user-system information for the benefits of the developers and potentially, cybercriminals.
How did adware gets onto my computer?
Developers execute and proliferate adware by creating and employing a deceptive marketing method called “bundling”. Many users install PUPs inadvertently, without their consent and knowledge. “Bundling” is stealth installation of third party applications with mostly free software which undoubtedly convey users to click on it and drive traffic into the host sites. Usually, the developers hide bundled apps within the “Custom” or “Advanced” settings. Rushing and skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of PUPs, so be very careful in installing software into your computer.
Prevention of installation of potentially unwanted applications:
It’s all on you. You can definitely avoid installation of PUPs into your computer in two simple steps. First, never rush when downloading and installing software, make reading a habit. Then, choose the “Custom” or “Advanced” settings and carefully analyze each step. Second, ignore if not, decline offers to download/install additional applications and opt-out of those already included. It’s indeed the key to computer safety is caution, and prevention is always better than cure.
How to remove Bigpicturepop.com manually:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8
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.
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 programs, select these entries and click “Uninstall” or “Remove“.
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Bigpicturepop.com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
How to automatically remove the Bigpicturepop.com redirects:
Use an anti-malware program
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To remove Solimba Installer from your computer using SpyRemover Pro, you need to perform the following steps:
Basic steps of SpyRemover Pro:
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Click on the .exe file that just downloaded in the lower right corner of your browser window.
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Click Yes to accept the User Account Control settings dialog.
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Follow the instructions to get SpyRemover Pro set up on your computer and you will be good to go!