Winbigdrip.life is a browser-redirecting and ad-displaying software component that gets attached to popular browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. The intention behind Winbigdrip.life is to turn the browsers it gets installed on into advertising tools that will continuously put commercials on the users’ screens.
If opening your browser results in your screen getting bombarded with different colorful ads, invasive clickbait prompts, big flashy banners and sudden page-redirects to odd-looking sites, then you should definitely take care of this annoying issue as it may eventually cost you your computer’s security. In most cases, the culprit behind such activities are apps of the adware or of the browser hijacker category, with the difference between the two being that the hijackers may also set a new homepage address to your browser or make search engine replacements. Here, we will tell you about Winbigdrip.life which is one such browser hijacker. It is a recently released app and yet there are already quite a lot of users who have made complaints about its invasive activities in their browsers. Speaking of the targeted browsers, those could be Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera or any other type of browsers. The hijackers are typically multi-compatible which allows them to get installed onto most of the popular browsers that people use.
The one thing that you could do that will definitely fix this situation is remove the invasive Winbigdrip.life.com as this will end its ad-generation and page-redirection activities and it will also allow you to restore your previous browser settings. If the Winbigdrip.life.com hijacker isn’t removed, you will probably not be allowed to set your preferred search engine tool or remove the hijacker-imposed homepage address in favor of one that’s been chosen by you.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Mainly, the symptoms include changes in the browser and random pop-up ads.|
|Distribution Method||Usually, such an app would be bundled with and distributed alongside other software.|
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Winbigdrip.life!
How to remove Winbigdrip.life
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Winbigdrip.life in the programs list that would show up.
- Select Winbigdrip.life from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
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If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
- From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
- Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Winbigdrip.life.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Winbigdrip.life.
- If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Winbigdrip.life from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the Winbigdrip.life extension
- Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
- Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to the malware and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
- Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
- Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.
How to get rid of Winbigdrip.life on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the Winbigdrip.life extension
- Get rid of Winbigdrip.life by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
- Open Firefox
- Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
- Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
- Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
- Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
- Start Edge
- Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
- Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
- Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
- Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by the malicious program or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Winbigdrip.life
- Open task manager
- Look for the Winbigdrip.life process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete Winbigdrip.life
- Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
- Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
- If you don’t see a malicious process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
- Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
- If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
- Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
- If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
- Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Winbigdrip.life
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for Winbigdrip.life in there
- Uninstall Winbigdrip.life from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Winbigdrip.life-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
- Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
- After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Winbigdrip.life in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
What is Winbigdrip.life?
This is all part of the way that apps like Winbigdrip.life, Searchesmia and Bestsearch.ai achieve their main goal, which is, of course, making as much money as possible through the adverts they present you with. The browser components imposed by the hijackers are also there to help with the advertisement of different sites, products and services. And, the more you get exposed to such ads and made to click on them, the more the money that would get generated for the people who are behind this advertising campaign. Each click on an ad or visit to a site advertised by the hijacker is converted into a small commission fee earned by the developers of Winbigdrip.life. This is is what is typically known as Pay Per Click or Pay Per View and it is the modus operandi for such applications. Of course, you don’t earn anything from that, nor do you get anything beneficial form the presence of the hijacker in your system. Instead, you are the one left to put up with the constantly popping-up ads and invasive page-redirects. Such redirects can lead to other browser hijackers like and many more. As you probably know, there are all kinds of insidious viruses, Ransomware encryption-infections and Trojans out there and they oftentimes get distributed via malicious ads. The hijacker itself is not really a virus and won’t try to lock your data like a Ransomware, nor would it attempt to conduct any other malicious activity. However, it’s ads and page-redirects are still not to be trusted which is why it’s simply best if you make sure that they don’t show up on your screen by removing the app that’s generating them.
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