How to Remove the WidgiToolbar Adware and PUP

Jun 4th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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 WidgiToolbar: What is it?

There are lots of annoyances and risks for your computer these days, and one of them is the Widgi Toolbar. It is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) from Spigot inc., which is primarily categorized as an adware and a potentially unwanted program. Basically, it is presented as one of Internet Explorer components and, in most cases, can be downloaded together with IE during  updates. However, it may also appear on  other Internet browsers like your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and any other web browser without your permission being asked. As soon as it gets inside your computer and penetrates in the system, it may modifies system settings what may cause the appearance of unknown start page, default search engine and even a new tab page on each of your web browsers. Once this toolbar finishes needed system changes, it may start messing up around by displaying non-stop annoying pop-up ads, change search results and other questionable content during victim’s browsing on the web or simply redirects. More so, it may start to slow down your PC system or may also redirect you to unfamiliar or malicious  websites. This technique is used for helping these sites to increase their page and traffic to their websites, thus monetize the tactics. No matter how this toolbar may seem like a typical  and harmless search tool, you should be mindful in order your computer because when you ignore the Widgi Toolbar redirects you may be tricked into visiting dangerous or unsafe sites. These sites may trick you into installing more potentially unwanted programs on the system knowingly and unknowingly.

Generally, though technically this program is not considered to be a virus, you should be very careful in dealing with Widgi Toolbar. We recommend you to remove it from the computer system as soon as you know it’s starting to hijack your Internet Explorer or other web browser. The easiest way to do that is by running a full system scan using the  reputable anti-spyware , anti-malware, anti-virus tools and then eliminating malicious files that are detected. We can easily recommend you to use SpyRemover Pro program because it showed really great results when detecting this application and also in eliminating it from the system.

 

How does Widgi Toolbar hijacker works?

How do you get infected with it? Well, it can be easily downloaded over the internet. It is available at download from cnet and other download websites. However, this Widgi Toolbar virus can infiltrate your computer system unnoticed because it’s actively spread that comes  bundled with freeware and shareware. To prevent its infiltration, you should be very careful when downloading  and installing free programs from the Internet. Reading is a very important habit to acquire as well, and 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. If you think that it’s too late because this program has already infiltrated your system, you may follow the guide given below and get rid of it.

 

How to eliminate Widgi Toolbar Virus?

If Widgi Toolbar has already infiltrated your computer, you shouldn’t leave it there and let it stay there for long because it may initiate various annoying and dangerous activities that may lead to future trouble. To avoid misleading pop-up ads and security-related issues, you should follow these instructions:

 You can remove Widgi Toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyRemover Pro, PC Cleaner Pro. 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.

MANUALLY REMOVE THE WIDGI TOOLBAR :

Kill processes:
applicationupdater.exesearchsettings.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTInterface{2DC9C611-D7C2-42A3-9312-BFF512812022} “(Default)” = “IWidgiToolbarHost”

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTInterface{C3ABD5A3-E699-4B9F-97FF-25B121A41276 “(Default)” = “IWidgiBHO”

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{C089D5FC-CFE2-4BCD-A522-2981448227CE}

Delete files:
applicationupdater.exe

searchsettings.exe

Removing Widgi Toolbar from Windows systems

1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

2. If you are Windows 10 / 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.

 

3.  Uninstall Widgi Toolbar and related programs 

Here, look for Widgi Toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.

4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

 

Removing the  Widgi Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

1. 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.

2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Widgi Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable.

3. 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.

4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.

 

Removing Widgi Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

1. Remove dangerous extensions
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.

2. Select Widgi Toolbar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.

3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.

4. 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.

 

Removing Widgi Toolbar from Google Chrome

1. Delete malicious plugins
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.

2. Here, select Widgi Toolbar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.

3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.

4. When in Search Engines…, remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.

5. Reset Google Chrome
Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.

6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.

7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Widgi Toolbar removal.

 

 

Final Words:

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Widgi Toolbar registry traces and will also identify related pesky viruses or possible malware infections  in the future on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyRemover Pro

 

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