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Remove Bigclicker.me (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

Bigclicker.me is the program that creates tons of pop-ups redirects to promote other applications and generate pay-per-click revenue

Bigclicker.me
Bigclicker.me is the redirect virus that shows pop-up ads to trick into allowing notifications.
Bigclicker.me is the bogus website designed to unwanted redirects and make people subscribe to its push notifications. This is a website that presents misleading information and attempts to trick users into enabling additional content. Any interaction with such content leads to agreement of getting notifications to your browser or screen of the device directly. Social engineering[1] is the technique used by the PUP developers because this method allows them to achieve their goals of tricking people into clicking on the promotional commercial content and generating views.

This Bigclicker.me virus is a typical adware-type intruder because it shows nothing aside from those continuous redirects. Although this intruder mainly affects Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and other browsers, the speed of your system gets significantly affected. To eliminate all those annoying redirects and content added without your permission, you should clean the machine fully because adware is the main program that causes fake alerts and diminishes your time online.

Name Bigclicker.me
Type Adware/ redirect virus
Symptoms Redirects constantly show up on the browser rerouting the traffic to more suspicious commercial pages. Pop-ups on the browser trick into subscribing to notifications, various ads fill up the screen affecting the speed of the device
Domains 0.bigclicker.me; 1.bigclicker.me; 2.bigclicker.me; 3.bigclicker.me and other names of the similar domain shows up on the screen, in most cases, without any content, but once clicked automatically opens tons of different windows
Possible damage Deceptive pop-ups promote tools and applications, sometimes even load those programs automatically on the machine. The ad-tracking leads to privacy issues and redirects expose the user to malicious content or even cause unwanted illegal activities like downloading pirated software, installing malware[2] 
Distribution Deceptive commercial content, automatic downloads from such pages, freeware installations, other PUPs
Elimination To remove Bigclicker.me or any other PUP, you should get a tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner and run a system scan

Bigclicker.me causes redirections that occur without your intention and those ads display commercial content that sometimes gets even disturbing or exposes to sites like gaming services, adult dating online networks. You may also encounter promotional content that shows fake updates of software like Flash Player or different browser extensions.

This intrusive redirecting is the main issue regarding adware-type infections. However, this is also a push notifications virus. Bigclicker.me shows pop-ups and other types of messages where you are encouraged to allow the additional content. This redirect virus tries to trick you into allowing notifications from this or any other sites with the message that shows:

Bigclicker.me wants to Show notifications
Click Allow to watch the video

or

Click Allow to enable notifications

or

Press Allow to verify, that you are not robot

These pop-ups only need one your click to trigger the changes in your browser settings. Once that is done Bigclicker.me removal becomes even more difficult. This PUP then can change startup preferences, allow notifications, install other content on the web browser and so on. This makes the intruder more persistent and significantly diminishes the performance of the infected machine. Bigclicker.me push notifications virus
Bigclicker.me virus is the PUP that makes effort to redirect your online traffic to shady sites, so money can be generated later.

As soon as your machine gets those constant redirects to Bigclicker.me, you can be sure that some type of potentially unwanted program is running in the background. Experts[3] always stau that redirects, continuous pop-ups with promotional content and intrusive commercial content – a sign of PUP infiltration.

You need to remove Bigclicker.me from the system with all the traces and redirects, pop-ups stop. But that means that you need a professional anti-malware tool to help you. Reimage Reimage Cleaner can be a great tool for cleaning the machine, but some of these applications can be disabled by the PUP or not detect it as malicious since it is not a virus initially. So try a few different tools to achieve the best results.

You should note that Bigclicker.me redirects trick you into allowing or even automatically alters settings to show notifications on the screen and the browser directly. Due to this behavior, it is required to disable and block the page, other shady services from sending you unwanted content by:

  • Clicking the Menu button on the right upper corner of the screen.
  • Selecting Settings, then choosing Advanced to have more options.
  • Scrolling down to the Privacy and Security section leads to Content settings and then Notifications.
  • When there, disable all the adware services by finding each suspicious URL and clicking Block or Remove, the latter means that when you visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again.

Bigclicker.me PUP
Bigclicker.me is the potentially unwanted program or adware-type intruder that affects the speed of your machine with its intrusive ads.
 

Unsecure pages lead to PUP infiltrations and privacy issues

Pop-ups, banners and other commercial content often promote tools and applications that although seems legitimate, give no value for the machine and even affect the speed significantly. This adware-type intruder is one of many PUPs that get to be downloaded from such sources. This is definitely an unreliable software source and any silent installation or unwanted installing of the program should be considered as malicious activity.

Yet another method used to spread potentially unwanted programs – software bundling. Similarly to these deceptive websites, promotional content this method relies on freeware providers and their services. However, the difference is that people willingly download the program that is attached to the PUP and silently gets and infection. To avoid such instance, you can choose Advanced or Custom options and block any additional content from entering the machine.

Eliminate Bigclicker.me and block any shady content on the machine

Bigclicker.me virus delivers various unwanted material on the screen and affects the time online because this way the PUP redirects you to other ad-supported pages. There is no guarantee that those pages don't contain malware scripts, so you need to make sure that the machine is virus-free completely.

Since adware hides in various places on the machine, Bigclicker.me removal requires an automatic system check with tools that can find and remove various threats not only the browser-based malware. When you proceed with such a method of virus termination, you can detect and clean all the intruders.

It may seem easy to remove Bigclicker.me from the browser, but this site and all those extensions, in-browser applications are the results of this potentially unwanted application that runs in the background. However, you can manually set your browser to default and change those notification settings, to ensure that infiltration is not going to occur again.

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To remove Bigclicker.me, follow these steps:

Uninstall Bigclicker.me from Windows systems

Get rid of these push notifications by eliminating Bigclicker.me completely from the system

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Bigclicker.me and related programs
    Here, look for Bigclicker.me or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove Bigclicker.me from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Bigclicker.me or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of Bigclicker.me from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Bigclicker.me and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Bigclicker.me removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Bigclicker.me from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Bigclicker.me should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Bigclicker.me from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Firefox should be cleaned or even reset to default, so Bigclicker.me-related applications cannot damage the machine

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Bigclicker.me and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Bigclicker.me removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Bigclicker.me from Google Chrome

Make sure to delete Bigclicker.me with all the associated programs and files loaded behind your back

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Bigclicker.me and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Bigclicker.me removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Bigclicker.me from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Bigclicker.me or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Bigclicker.me removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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