Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How to Remove Spigot As My Homepage - Get Rid of Yahoo Spigot Virus

Problem with Spigot virus? Browser has been hijacked?

Spigot virus, is categorized as a browser hijacker that appears in a form of toolbar or search engine. This program has been programmed to be associated to fake Yahoo and generates from a URL Commonly, Spigot malware modifies computer setting and creates web traffics to Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. The main purpose of this installation is to distribute commercial purposes. This Spigot virus redirects browsers to advertising websites and prevents accessing other pages. Once it is installed, the internet homepage would be replaced as, which cannot be set back. Spigot virus is not just annoying, it is very malicious that has been created for cyber criminal. Similar to many other computer threat, this application is configurated to launch automatically with browser extension. It comes out with a new tab each time browser is loaded. Actually Spigot virus is a fake yahoo search program it triggers unexpected internet attacks. However, this malware compromises all of advanced security tools, so it is not surprised that removal programs fail to pick it up, even it finds nothing after scanning. Spigot malware comes alongside softwares that you download from the internet. This application has been prompted by rogue website, suspicious downloads, porn materials, email attachments and fake java updates. It gets inside immediately once you click on a sponsored links. Spigot virus enters into computer in order to collect money. We don’t recommend leaving it in computer.

Dangers caused by Spigot virus (

  1. Spigot virus damages windows values to mess up the computer
  2. Spigot virus allows system hooks and drops additional computer threats
  3. Spigot virus completely slows down computer performances and causes high CPU occupation
  4. Spigot virus modifies yahoo search results and caused unwanted redirections to irrelated sites
  5. Spigot virus bombards computer with endless pop-up advertisements
  6. Spigot virus cannot be removed by system auto removal tools 

How to stop Spigot virus from spreading in computer? It puts computer into being vulnerable. As you keep it, a series of problems would be aroused. You should get rid of Spigot search engine or toolbar ( ( early as you can. Manual removal is the best way to help. If you don’t understand well or need instant help, please get in touch with MiTechMate PC Lab. 

Step 1 Show all hidden files

  1.     Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
  2.     Click the View tab.
  3.     Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

Step 2 The following files must be deleted 
%AppData%\<random characters>

Step 3 Uninstall Spigot virus search  from control panel
Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Spigot virus related programs.

Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Spigot virus related programs, and hit Remove.

Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Spigot virus search engine or toolbar related programs, and click on Uninstall.

Step 4 Reset Browser setting 
Mozilla Firefox
1.Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
2.Click Reset Firefox.
3.Again click another Reset Firefox and click Finish.

Internet Explorer
1.Press Alt+T.
2.Click Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
3.Click Reset.
4.Select the tick box and again click Reset.

Google Chrome
1.Press Alt+T.
2.Point to Tools and click Extensions.
3.Remove the unwanted browser add-on.
4.Click Settings.
5.In the On startup section, click the last option and click Set pages.
6.Change the startup page.
7.In the Search section, click Manage search engine and change the search provider.

Attention: Nasty as it is, Spigot virus ( cannot be removed easily. If you meet trouble during the procedure, please contact us for instant help.


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