Users often do not realize how many unwanted and potentially dangerous programs they have in their systems. Take BigGameCountdown Toolbar, for example. This browser extension is not a malicious virus, but it is something that any security-minded user should not tolerate. Our research team says that it is important that you remove BigGameCountdown Toolbar from the system the moment you notice this application on your browser. Such browser extensions could be easily exploited by cyber criminals to track your online browsing and then expose you to potentially dangerous content. Thus, in the long run, BigGameCountdown Toolbar might inadvertently become responsible for a severe computer infection, and that is something you have to prevent.
Computer security experts categorize BigGameCountdown Toolbar as adware because the application displays a lot of commercial content. This means that it is not a direct computer security threat. Not to mention that the application can be downloaded from biggamecountdown.com. It is one of those adware apps that have their official homepages and provide users with all the information they need to know before the installation. Thus, BigGameCountdown Toolbar and other browser extensions from the MindSpark family (BestBackground Toolbar, EmailFanaticToolbar, ActionClassicGames Toolbar, and so on) fall into a grey zone when you cannot really call these programs severe computer security threats, and yet they are not 100% safe as well.
One of the reasons it is recommended to be careful about BigGameCountdown Toolbar is that direct distribution is the only way how this program spreads around. In fact, the most common method of system entry is through a software bundle. This means that computer users are seldom aware that they install BigGameCountdown Toolbar on their systems because they are too focused on some other program they initially intended to download from a third-party source. You have to realize that whenever you download a program from an unfamiliar website, there is a good chance that this program is bundled with additional apps you neither need nor want. Most of the time, these are just random adware applications or browser extensions like BigGameCountdown Toolbar that do not put your computer into acute danger. However, you should not take any chances because a malicious infection might be right around the corner.
Once BigGameCountdown Toolbar enters your computer, the extension will be installed on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Also, if you install the full version of this application, your default homepage and search engine will be changed to Ask Search. This search engine comes along with BigGameCountdown Toolbar, and the association is promoted on the official toolbar’s website. What’s more, when you install the application, you give your permission to modify the browser settings as well.
However, any user should understand that such browser settings modification implies potential monitoring and tracking of you web browsing history. This leads to exposure to insecure commercial content, which could eventually lead to a malware infection. You should definitely take such risks into consideration and remove BigGameCountdown Toolbar from your computer at once.
Luckily, it is not complicated to uninstall BigGameCountdown Toolbar via Control Panel, but if your browser settings have been modified, you will have to restore them yourself. To do that, check out the instructions below this description, and do not forget to scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner because your system security should be your primary concern.
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