Widgi Toolbar

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Widgi Toolbar Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Widgi Toolbar is categorized as adware and created by Spigot Inc. The Widgi Toolbar is actually a set of toolbars, which means several of these toolbars have been known to infiltrate PCs. These include YouTubeDownloader, Dealio, MyBrowserBar and several others. At the outset, Widgi Toolbar may appear to be quite harmless, since all it seems to do is to display advertisements. Add to that the fact that this malware is difficult to detect once it has already infiltrated a system. More than just an annoying adware, however, Widgi Toolbar is also a type of spyware, since it may force information out of a targeted PC. Security analysts have discovered how this malicious software extracts financial data such as credit card numbers and banking details from legitimate PC users. Worse, the Widgi Toolbar spyware may leave any infected PC exposed to further threats and other malicious infestations. To take care of this malware, you need to remove this from your computer using legitimate PC security software.

How Widgi Toolbar May be Installed


One of the telling factors about the malicious nature of Widgi Toolbar is that it enters any targeted PC through security or browser vulnerabilities, much like any other virus or malware. Most PC users are not aware that a Widgi Toolbar infection has already taken place. Malware researchers have also noted that installing some types of freeware or share downloads this spyware almost instantaneously. The infiltration goes undetected, since most PC users are not aware of the malware component associated with these freeware or shareware downloads.

The Dangers of the Widgi Toolbar Spyware


As malicious software, Widgi Toolbar is known to carry out dangerous and spurious activities. This malware has the ability to scrape personal, financial data from any infected system, as already mentioned. This means your credit card numbers and personal log in details such as passwords may be susceptible to detection by this spyware. The Widgi Toolbar may also affect PC security settings, mainly by imitating mouse clicks in dialog windows. Any attempt to access security websites may be blocked, especially if you intend to download PC security applications. Further discoveries point to the possibility of the toolbar creating a hidden window, so that it is able to run programs unbeknownst to you. It will also add a specific registry key, or more specifically the RUNONCE registry key, so that it will launch automatically as the system starts. Finally, the presence of the Widgi Toolbar malware is in itself an invitation for other types of malicious software and corrupt files to gain entry to your PC. Removing this malware is, therefore, highly urgent.

Despite the malevolent nature of the Widgi Toolbar spyware, you can still eliminate it completely from your system. Make sure that you use legitimate and licensed computer security software since this spyware has been known to re-install itself after simple, manual removal. Get the help of authentic PC security software to protect your online privacy and PC security from Widgi Toolbar today.

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Detection of Widgi Toolbar (Recommended)

Widgi Toolbar is difficult to detect and remove. Widgi Toolbar is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Widgi Toolbar, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Widgi Toolbar and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Widgi Toolbar scan/check to successfully detect all Widgi Toolbar files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Widgi Toolbar, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Widgi Toolbar or follow the Widgi Toolbar manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Widgi Toolbar. Widgi Toolbar can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Widgi Toolbar involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Widgi Toolbar on your system. Widgi Toolbar installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Widgi Toolbar, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Widgi Toolbar and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Widgi Toolbar, the next advised step is to remove Widgi Toolbar with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

Widgi Toolbar may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Widgi Toolbar from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Widgi Toolbar, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Widgi Toolbar along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Widgi Toolbar, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Widgi Toolbar and other types of spyware.

Remove Widgi Toolbar manually

Another method to remove Widgi Toolbar is to manually delete Widgi Toolbar files in your system. Detect and remove the following Widgi Toolbar files:

Processes

  • applicationupdater.exe
  • searchsettings.exe

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{2DC9C611-D7C2-42A3-9312-BFF512812022} "(Default)" = "IWidgiToolbarHost"
  • KEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C3ABD5A3-E699-4B9F-97FF-25B121A41276 "(Default)" = "IWidgiBHO"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C089D5FC-CFE2-4BCD-A522-2981448227CE}

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