What is BigSporting?
Lots of computer users may be interested in sports events and related news; therefore, BigSporting wants to attract them by offering sports news feed right from the desktop. But we must warn you because it has proved to be just another annoying adware application whose main and only concern is obviously to make money for its creators through advertising. Our malware specialists at Anti-Spyware-101.com have found that any content provided by this desktop software may be unreliable. It is quite risky to have such an infection on your computer even though adware programs are usually considered to be the least dangerous of all malware threats. Do not be misled by this because you can easily put your system security at risk if you click on corrupt content or advertisements coming from this adware. This is a totally useless program that should not be kept on your computer if you do not want to be introduced to harmful web content or online fraud. We recommend that you delete BigSporting ASAP. But before we reveal the cure for this infection, let us tell you more about this malware so that you see more clearly what risks it may hold and how you can avoid similar infections in the future.
Where does BigSporting come from?
Our research shows that this ad-supported program is not a new invention but a new clone coming from an adware family that is gaining more and more “popularity.” This family includes MovieJackpot, WorkatHomeStar, and Rainy Day Travel just mention a few of the more recent ones. If you have any of these “nasties” on board, you should not hesitate to act. You will see shortly why we say so. For starters, this adware has a promotional webpage, bigsporting.com, which is, just like in the case of all other clones, a potentially harmful page. At least, that is what you learn if your PC is protected with an up-to-date anti-malware application. In fact, you cannot even load this page as it gets blocked. This could be the first sign that there is something shady going on with this application. However, if you do not have any protection, you may well be able to visit this site.
Another suspicious thing about this webpage is that there are a couple of third-party ads on the page. As you may know, third-party ads are always a source of risk and never should be fully trusted; unless, of course, your computer is perfectly clean and you are visiting a reputable website. You should know that if there is even one single adware program on board, you can never be safe online because even legitimate advertisements can be corrupted by such an infection. And when you have BigSporting on your computer, you can be sure that there are other malware infections, too. According to our specialists, the official downloader of this application bundles a number of malicious software installers and other threat sources. You may find Walasearch.com, EasyHotspot, and MyDownloadManager among others in this downloader. These infections can change according to your region and, most probably, with time, too, in order to always promote the latest threats. So, practically, installing this software equals to installing a few adware applications, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs as well. Removing BigSporting will not save the day as you may already see. You need to run a reliable malware scanner on your system if you want to detect all possible threats.
Even more so, because reports and our research confirm that this adware mainly spreads through corrupt third-party ads. These ads are mostly pop-up download offers. These offers can come from an adware infection from your own computer or a shady file-sharing website you are visiting. It is quite obvious that you need to stay away from such sites and clicking on third-party ads if you want to avoid more infections or worse. It is also clear that the presence of this adware means multiple threats on board. You need to act now if you want to save your PC. We advise you to remove BigSporting immediately.
How does BigSporting work?
It does not get any better, to be frank, when you learn how this application works. When its window launches, you will see a specific promoted website loaded below the typically large logo or header. This website is usually a sports news-related one, such as instagram.com/sportingnews. This adware may integrate affiliated third parties’ advertisements in these pages, which could be risky for you to click on as you might get redirected to unsafe websites. This application is totally useless because it simply displays a sports-related website and you cannot actually do anything with it. So why not use a proper and reliable browser instead? Even if you want to use a desktop application to view a feed of sports news, we advise you to search a bit more and find a reliable one instead.
This program may also open an Internet Explorer browser window with an advertising, offer, or survey type of webpage. Since it is an ad-supported program, you can expect it to make use of every single third-party surface and inject its own affiliates’ offers. However, cyber criminals can easily exploit this adware and use it as a bait for unsuspecting computer users. We advise you not to click on any content associated with this adware because you may be taken to malicious websites. This can result in more dangerous infections on your computer or you may even be scammed by crooks. The only choice is for you to remove BigSporting right now.
How to delete BigSporting
Fortunately, we can serve you with some good news finally. This application has a working uninstaller that can be run through Control Panel after you locate it. If you are an inexperienced user and have never uninstalled a program before, please use our guide below. However, if you are looking for a bit of challenge and want to delete BigSporting manually, we have also included manual instructions below. Please remember that this method requires certain changes in the registry database, which may hold risks. Only use the manual instructions if you are perfectly sure of knowing what you are doing. Also, keep all your drivers and programs regularly updated in order to patch up security holes.
BigSporting Removal from Windows
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Tap Win+X and pick Programs and Features.
- Click on the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Press the Windows button on the Taskbar and go to Control Panel.
- Access Uninstall a program.
- Click on the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
- Access the Start menu and open Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the uninstaller and press Remove.
- Tap Win+R and enter regedit. Press OK.
- Locate the following registry keys and remove them:
- Close the registry editor.
- Tap Win+E.
- Locate the following directories and delet them:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BigSporting (Windows XP)
%USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BigSporting (Windows XP)
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Restart your PC.
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