Ads By Biggest Deals is a nasty piece of Adware and if you are reading this then your computer has probably been infected by it. Fear not, if you follow our removal guide found at the bottom of this page you will remove it from your computer fully. But this article has another goal – to teach you to recognize viruses similar Ads By Biggest Deals before they infect your computer.
This is important, because Adware like Ads By Biggest Deals actually relies on the user to install it unlike more dangerous virus type that can target system vulnerabilities you have no control over. Adwares prefer to masquerade as legitimate files and can only infect your computer with your explicit permission. Knowing the difference between an infected and an actual file is a better defense then even the best defensive programs.
Lets take a quick look at Ads By Biggest Deals
Ads By Biggest Deals is named an Adware and this stems from the way this whole family of viruses operate. Yes, they generate advertisements, or ads in short. These ads can be of a varying types, but ultimately they are all fake and share three common goals:
- Trick you into spending money for non-existing products.
- Waste your time AND make dangerous sites look legitimate by generating views for them.
- Install Malware on your computer in the form of “free” programs.
It’s worth knowing that these ads are never even real. They are generated by the virus on your own CPU – which in turn makes your computer run slower. You should never click on the ads – but in case you are curios – they lead to sites that are not related to the ad you’ve been shown.
Some of the programs offers may seem valid. This is because the virus seeks legitimate software names to lure unsuspecting victims into installing it. Anything you install on your computer associated with Ads By Biggest Deals will just be another virus.
Watch out of these!
Below is a short list of items that you may see while Ads By Biggest Deals is present on your machine. You can also see similar things on dangerous sites around the web. NEVER download anything out of this list. If you think you actually need an update or think you are missing a plug-in go to Google and look for the official developer of the program/plug-in and download it from the official site.
- Error messages wanting to install missing plug-in.
- Empty media player that claims you should install a certain video player to see the video.
- A download for an outdated program you may have.
- Free software downloads – perhaps even anti-malware.
And finally – watch out for file extensions! Virus file will always be executable files ending with .exe, but they may pose as many other files like music, videos, e-books etc. If the file extension is an .exe but the file is not supposed to install anything – its a virus!
How to Remove Ads By Biggest Deals
Our first step here is a reboot in Windows Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the window of time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Users:
Press the Windows Key and R at the same time. Select the Boot tab in the new window that appears.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For OS X Users:
When you Mac is turned off, press the Power Button. After you hear the Startup Sound, immediately press and hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears.
Proceed to Step 2.
Ads By Biggest Deals has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Ads By Biggest Deals . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
Ads By Biggest Deals should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads By Biggest Deals and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on after you supposedly removed it, the reason is that you missed something here.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
STEP 5 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing Ads By Biggest Deals. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested, you can check it out here.