Have you become that your browser randomly displays Big Picture Pop pop-up ads? It is a sign that you have an installed adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) on your PC system. The adware virus is a part of harmful software that made to display a ton of annoying popups. Use the tutorial below as soon as possible. It will clear your PC system from virus that generates a large number of popups in the web browser and thereby remove the redirect to Big Picture Pop site.
The virus is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the virus can install additional browser extensions and modules that will inject advertising links within the Chrome, FF, IE and MS Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware virus may install web browser hijacker that once started, will change the web-browser’s homepage and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Table of contents
- What is Big Picture Pop
- How to remove Big Picture Pop virus
- Manual Big Picture Pop virus removal
- Uninstall adware and other potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
- Fix browser shortcuts, altered by adware virus
- Remove Big Picture Pop from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Big Picture Pop virus from Chrome
- Remove Big Picture Pop from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- How to automatically get rid of Big Picture Pop adware virus
- Manual Big Picture Pop virus removal
- Use AdBlocker to stop Big Picture Pop pop-ups and stay safe online
- How to prevent Big Picture Pop virus from getting inside your computer
- To sum up
Most often, the adware virus affects the most common web browsers like the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the web-browser, it will redirect to the unwanted Big Picture Pop web-site. Even if you setup a new home page, an annoying web site will be the first thing you see when you launch the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the step-by-step guidance below ASAP. The few simple steps will allow you to remove adware as well as clean your computer from the Big Picture Pop virus. What is more, the step-by-step guidance below will help you get rid of other harmful applications such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that could penetrate into PC along with the virus.
How to remove Big Picture Pop virus
Most commonly adware virus requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team created several removal methods which we have combined in a detailed guidance. Therefore, if you’ve the annoying Big Picture Pop pop-up ads on your computer and are currently trying to have it uninstalled then feel free to follow the step by step guide below in order to resolve your problem. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web browser or restart your PC.
Manual Big Picture Pop virus removal
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to get rid of the Big Picture Pop adware virus from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers.
Uninstall adware and other potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
First method for manual adware virus removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your personal computer and see if there are any suspicious and unknown programs. If you see any, you need to delete them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware or malicious software, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and get rid of all applications that has the name similar to the Big Picture Pop site. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker, adware or potentially unwanted programs, then choose this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your computer.
Fix browser shortcuts, altered by adware virus
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web-browser, and not on any unknown file.
Open the properties of the web browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser and choose the “Properties” option and it’ll display the properties of the shortcut. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as shown on the image below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been modified by adware virus like Big Picture Pop usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as on the image below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts which have been changed by virus.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are re-directed to the Big Picture Pop intrusive web site.
Remove Big Picture Pop from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If your FF web-browser is redirected to Big Picture Pop without your permission or an unknown search provider displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Remove Big Picture Pop virus from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the hijacker infections, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s home page, newtab and default search engine that have been changed by Big Picture Pop adware virus that cause intrusive pop ups to appear.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the screen below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Big Picture Pop from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web-browser home page, new tab page and default search engine you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware virus can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will display Big Picture Pop annoying page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically get rid of Big Picture Pop adware virus
Run malware removal tools to get rid of Big Picture Pop adware automatically. The free programs tools specially designed for browser hijackers, ad-supported software and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These tools can remove most of adware virus from Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE. Moreover, it can remove all components of ad supported software from Windows registry and system drives.
Remove Big Picture Pop adware with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility which can remove adware, potentially unwanted software, hijacker infections and other malicious software from your system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
Download Zemana Anti Malware by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once downloading is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out Big Picture Pop adware virus that causes annoying pop-up advertisements.
Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will delete Big Picture Pop virus that causes web-browsers to open unwanted pop up ads and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Scan and clean your machine of adware virus with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine of the virus. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you delete intrusive Big Picture Pop adware virus from your web browsers, PUPs, malicious software, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the downloading process is complete, please close all programs and open windows on your PC. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will start and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Big Picture Pop adware virus that causes a large amount of unwanted pop up ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- When the system scan is finished, it’ll display a list of detected threats.
- Review the report and then click the “Quarantine Selected” button. Once the task is done, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
If the problem with Big Picture Pop adware virus is still remained
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana antimalware cannot remove this virus, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for hijacker infections, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and Big Picture Pop adware which cause annoying pop ups to appear.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 25, 2019
- Once the downloading process is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button for scanning your system for the Big Picture Pop adware which designed to reroute your browser to various ad web-pages. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan it will detect all threats exist on your computer.
- When the scan is finished, a list of all items found is produced. Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stop Big Picture Pop pop-ups and stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad blocking program that can stop Big Picture Pop and other undesired web-sites. The ad blocker utility such as AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is complete, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block ads, web-pages such Big Picture Pop, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How to prevent Big Picture Pop virus from getting inside your computer
Most often, the adware virus is bundled with the setup files from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find a bundled adware. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the installation, choose the Custom or Advanced setup option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install optional programs. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any programs or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your machine such as this Big Picture Pop virus that causes lots of undesired pop up ads.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the Big Picture Pop adware virus that cause unwanted popup ads to appear. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your computer for new malicious software, browser hijackers and ad-supported software) and AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and malicious web sites). Moreover, to prevent adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Big Picture Pop virus related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.