Remove Widgi Toolbar
Removal instructions

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Widgi Toolbar is also known as WidgiToolbar, Widgi virus | Type: Adware

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:

Automatic Widgi Toolbar Removal Guide

You can remove Widgi 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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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

Widgi Toolbar Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall Widgi 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 Widgi 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 Widgi Toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove Widgi 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 Widgi 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 Widgi 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 Widgi 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 Widgi 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 Widgi 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 Widgi 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 Widgi 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 Widgi Toolbar removal process.

Geolocation of Widgi Toolbar

Map reveals the prevalence of Widgi Toolbar. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Germany and United States.

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Information added: 08/19/14 07:27; information updated: 08/19/14 07:27

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