Title: Widgi Toolbar
Type: Adware
Also known as: WidgiToolbar, Widgi virus

Remove Widgi Toolbar
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Widgi Toolbar severity is 27  (27 / 100)
 

Widgi Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) from Spigot inc., which can also be categorized as adware. It is presented as one of Internet Explorer components and, in most cases, downloaded together with IE updates. However, it may also appear on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and any other web browser without any permission asked. As soon as it enters computer, it starts messing it up by displaying continuous pop-up ads. Besides, it may start slowing down the system or return altered search results and then redirect you to unfamiliar websites. We don't recommend ignoring Widgi Toolbar redirects because they may trick you into visiting dangerous sites and make you to install more potentially unwanted programs on the system. So, no matter that technically this program is not a virus, you should be very careful with it. We recommend you to remove Widgi Toolbar Platform from computer.

How can Widgi Toolbar infiltrate my computer?

You can download this application from the Internet just like any other application. It is available at download, cnet and other download sites. However, Widgi Toolbar virus can also infiltrate your computer unnoticed because it's actively spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware. In order to prevent its infiltration, you should be very careful when downloading free programs from the Internet. Instead of clicking the "Next" button until the "Finish" comes up and letting Widgi Toolbar hijack your browsers, you should choose Custom or Advanced installation and then deselect all unfamiliar check marks that typically agree with the installation of various toolbars, extensions, plugins and add-ons.

How to remove Widgi Toolbar?

If Widgi Toolbar infiltrated your computer, you shouldn't leave it there because it may initiate various annoying and dangerous activities on it. In order to avoid misleading pop-up ads and security-related issues, you should follow these instructions:

  • Check your computer with one of these programs and remove malicious entries: SpyHunterSTOPzillaMalwarebytes Anti Malware.
  • Uninstall unknown freeware via Add/Remove Programs list. For that, use these instructions:
  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for Search Settings, Widgi Toolbar Platform, PDF Forge Toolbar, Dealio Toolbar, You Tube Downloader Toolbar and other unknown entries.
  3. Select 'Uninstall/Change' and click OK to save the changes.
  • Finally, reset your browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer):

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click the Gear icon or ‘Tools‘ -> 'Internet Options'.
  2. Here, go to the 'Advanced' tab and click the 'Reset' button.
  3. Go to the 'Reset Internet Explorer settings' -> 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' option.
  4. Finally, click 'Close' and OK to save the changes.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go to the 'Help' section -> 'Troubleshooting Information'.
  2. Here, choose a 'Reset Firefox’ for a couple of times and 'Finish'.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions'.
  2. Here, look for unknown extensions and get rid of them by clicking on the Recycle Bin.


Automatic Widgi Toolbar removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Widgi 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 Widgi Toolbar using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Widgi Toolbar snapshot:

Widgi Toolbar manual removal:

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

QR code for Widgi Toolbar removal instructions:

Widgi 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 Widgi 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 Widgi Toolbar right in your pocket.

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

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Information added: 2014-03-03 06:57:35
Information updated: 2014-03-03 06:57:35

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