Big-news.xyz Ads Pop-up. How to Remove?

Written by Valdis Koks

Big-news.xyz search hijacker is a kind of malware that squeezes into your WIndows, and then alters the search engine configurations in your web browser to one which it is paid for. It additionally makes different unpleasant changes that can trigger private data leaks, in addition to other malware delivery. In this article, you will see the manual of Big-news.xyz hijacker elimination in a couple of strategies, as well as additionally the technique of making your browser like new.

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Big-news.xyz info

Name Big-news.xyz extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Big-news.xyz hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Big-news.xyz hijacker.

The ways of injection of Big-news.xyz search hijackers are different. Many of them belong to the malware spreading with the malvertising or evil-minded links of different websites. In some cases, your personal computer can be contaminated with this virus via the trojan-downloader, which is put to use to disperse different other malware. There is a solitary form of this unwanted program – web browser plugin that may build right into any type of internet browser which supports the add-on installment2.

You will not likely add this plugin on your own, since their names are highly suspicious, and also the usefulness is very debatable. The “developers” of Big-news.xyz hijacker usually mention that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the websites already to .pdf format, or to save the entire website on your disk. It is extremely difficult to picture if somebody can be needed in such functions in 2022, when the Internet access is not time-limited as well as every system has the ability to open the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

Nonetheless, besides their uselessness, they can easily be spotted in the Chrome Web Store. Of course, virus experts sound the alarm regarding such spam into the official source of web browser extensions, calling for the Google response – getting rid of these extensions from their place. However, they are still not hurrying to deal with that safety issue.

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Is the Big-news.xyz virus?

At the first blush, you may assume that these redirects are just irritating, but not hazardous. Because of this factor a lot of people are just playing for time as opposed to removing this malware, obtaining more and more chances of being contaminated with various other infections, which are much more serious than Big-news.xyz is.

Besides the changed browser search engine or search engine result, you can additionally see various ads even on those sites that do not have any type of ads on it by default. And you may easily misclick while turning off the advertisement, and begin the downloading of an unidentified file, which can be a virus, or a potentially undesirable program, and even ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker want.

If your web browser is corrupted as a result of the Azorult trojan task, the system can begin malfunctioning soon – this symptome is one of the most typical in case of trojan infiltration.

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How to remove Big-news.xyz?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Big-news.xyz virus infiltration. It is very simple to refer to the methods of protecting your personal computer from such irritating items as browser hijackers, but it is very easy to be caught on this lure even being a skilled user. As it was stated above, this virus may hide after the eye-catching (at the first sight) ad, or in packs with other adware you can get in dozens of ways. But despite the common complexity of the penetration methods, it is extremely easy to prevent the Big-news.xyz hijacker presence in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.
Big-news.xyz may remain persistent on your system and may re-infect it. We recommend you to download Trojan Remover and run free scan to get rid of all infected files on your device. This saves you a lot of time and efforts compared to the manual malware removal.

Preparation before removing Big-news.xyz.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • Make sure you have this manual tutorial always ready to use.
  • Execute a backup of every one of your information, consisting of the saved logins, passwords and other credentials. You must back up your info with a cloud backup solution and also ensure your documents are safeguarded from any type of kind of loss, also from one of the most extreme infections.
  • Wait till the lasting back-up process mores than.

Step 1: Uninstall Big-news.xyz and related software from Windows

Here is a method in couple of very easy steps that must have the ability to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 11/10 or 7, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl

 

3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Big-news.xyz from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’

Manage-add-ons

3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Big-news.xyz on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Big-news.xyz. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting “Step 4”, please boot back into Normal modein case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use Loaris Trojan Remover successfully.

 

Step 4: Scan for Big-news.xyz with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.

 

3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

 

  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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