BigDeal is a suspicious app that many PC users report for its intrusive behavior. BigDeal is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) due to the stealth manner in which it installs on the user’s computer and the ability to install tracking cookies on the affected machine. BigDeal also pushes various advertisements in the web pages the user views, none of which is worth clicking, experts warn. Although the application is supposed to brief the users about the best deals online, security experts recommend removing the tool because the issues related to BigDeal outweigh its benefits.
In most cases, BigDeal is delivered to the user’s system in a freeware bundle. Stealth installations are not hard to prevent – choose the Advanced options when you install new software on your PC and un-check any additional programs.
BigDeal offers the same features as many other adware programs with money-saving functionality. Once installed, BigDeal displays a variety of pop-up ads labeled BigDeal Ads or Ads by BigDeal that interrupt the online routine of the user. The promoted ad content may direct the user to unsafe web locations and pose a risk to the system’s safety. The presented deals, offers, and coupons serve one single purpose – to generate profit for their creators.
The following personally non-identifiable data is most likely to be tracked – IP address, search queries, browsing history. This information may be tracked for advertising purposes.
BigDeal may also lead to:
- Browser slowdowns
- Unwanted redirects to suspicious sites
- Poor system performance
Remove BigDeal Safely
BigDeal is not a virus per se, but the security issues related to the displayed ad materials may make the system vulnerable to malware infiltration. Analysts recommend deleting BigDeal either manually or with a trustworthy anti-spyware tool. The options below will help you remove BigDeal from your PC permanently.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove BigDeal from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BigDeal from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BigDeal from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BigDeal from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BigDeal from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BigDeal from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BigDeal from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove BigDeal from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BigDeal
Step 2: Uninstall BigDeal and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BigDeal on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BigDeal there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BigDeal from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BigDeal and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove BigDeal via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove BigDeal files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as BigDeal, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove BigDeal from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase BigDeal from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall BigDeal from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove BigDeal from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BigDeal will be removed.
Eliminate BigDeal from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.