Title: Spigot Toolbar
Type: Adware

Remove Spigot Toolbar
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Spigot Toolbar severity is 7  (7 / 100)
 

Spigot is a legitimate company, which offers for other companies to design their own toolbars in order to increase their customers' loyalty. However, many people on the Internet have reported about redirections after installing Spigot toolbar on their computers. While most of the pages, people are redirected to, are legitimate, such activity can be quite annoying. Besides, some of the users haven't even installed it by themselves and claim that it has just come in with some other programs. It becomes obvious that Spigot creators not only try to promote their toolbars, but they also seek to earn some money by making people visit specific domains against after changing search providers on computers..

HOW CAN I GET SPIGOT TOOLBAR ON MY COMPUTER?

You can install Spigot toolbar either voluntary or not. It can be installed from the spigot.com website but it has also been reported to come in a bundle with other programs that are usually offered for free. Basically, these programs are known as freeware and shareware. Once it gets there, it settles down on IE and Google Chrome browsers and starts interrupting users' search sessions. While we don't say that Spigot Toolbar is malicious or can give you virus, it uses quite unfair methods on user's computer after being installed. It must be added that it is related to Widgi Toolbar, which has also been included into our data base as potentially unwanted program.

HOW CAN I UNINSTALL SPIGOT TOOLBAR?

Click on your Windows Start button -> Click "Control Panel" -> Click "Add or Remove Programs" or "Uninstall a program" -> From the dialog box that appears, choose the Spigot Toolbar and click "Uninstall" to remove it. 

We also recommend to scan your computer with STOPzilla or SpyHunter if you haven't installed Spigot Toolbar on your computer.

For more information about Spigot Toolbar removal, follow the guide give below:

Automatic Spigot Toolbar Removal Guide

You can remove Spigot Toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Spigot Toolbar. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Spigot Toolbar using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Spigot Toolbar snapshot:
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Spigot Toolbar manual removal:

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C089D5FC-CFE2-4BCD-A522-2981448227CE}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C3ABD5A3-E699-4B9F-97FF-25B121A41276 (Default) = IWidgiBHO
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{2DC9C611-D7C2-42A3-9312-BFF512812022} (Default) = IWidgiToolbarHost

Manual Spigot Toolbar Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Spigot Toolbar and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Spigot Toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

Step 2: Remove Spigot Toolbar from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Spigot Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Spigot Toolbar removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Spigot Toolbar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Spigot Toolbar removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Spigot Toolbar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Spigot Toolbar removal.

What is adware?

Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.

Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Spigot Toolbar:

•  Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
•  Appearance of banners and in-text ads
•  Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
•  Changes in homepage and default search engine
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

QR code for Spigot Toolbar removal instructions:

Spigot Toolbar qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Spigot Toolbar are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Spigot Toolbar right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-13 05:14:51
Information updated: 2014-08-13 05:14:51

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