Remove Spigot Toolbar
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Spigot Toolbar | Type: Adware

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..


You can install Spigot toolbar either voluntary or not. It can be installed from the 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.


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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Spigot Toolbar manual removal

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

Spigot Toolbar Removal Process

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.

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Spigot Toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove Spigot Toolbar from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
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 Safari
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 Safari
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.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Spigot Toolbar or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Spigot Toolbar removal process.

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Information added: 08/13/14 05:14; information updated: 08/13/14 05:14

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Comments on Spigot Toolbar

Could not find anything to remove, but still get hijacked by yahoo search when I type anything into a search within metacafe =( not doing it to youtube, I wonder where all ?
I remember O.K.-ing a spigot before I looked at it, did everything I could think of to remove including removing the think it came from, never O.K. that again, going to clone my bookmarks and delete ALL of firefox, reinstal and hope that helps =(
On a macbook air using firefox 35.0 and OS 10.9.5

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