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What to do if my Mac has a Spigot on?

First, Spigot is not a virus in general understanding. It can’t steal your personal data from your Mac and can’t infect other computers by using shared information. This is an adware which is attached to free software programs or apps on sites like download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc. It’s best to ignore such pages and do not use programs from them.

 

What is Spigot malware?

Spigot is a virus , which is categorised as an adware. This application was created by Spigot Inc. to make an income on advertisements sponsored by other companies.

This program works easy and visitors do not even know they have downloaded it. Users install free software programs, which have Spigot and this virus can make an extension in your browser. Then when you use the browser it starts to show you promotions on every page you visit. But the most insecure thing about this malware is that it can redirect you to suspicious pages where you can get your computer infected or your personal intel may be ripped off .

 

How to remove Spigot

The easiest way to remove it from Mac is to install and scan your computer with any good adware cleaner. It will remove adware and other dangerous viruses from the PC. If you want to make profound cleaning of your Mac you must do it manually. Luckily, you just need to remove your Internet browser extension. Here is a guide.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E or Alt+F, press Settings.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Find Spigot or extension, related to Spigot.
  5. Click on the garbage icon to remove extension.

If you have a few browsers, you’ll have to go check all of them and remove it the same way you did with Chrome.

 

Is Spigot a real threat to your Mac?

Although we do not call the Spigot toolbar a virus program, it uses dishonest methods of installing on a user’s computer. Fortunately, it is not hard to ditch from your Mac and this virus can not cause any real harm to Mac.

To prevent malware installation, pay attention to every step of the installation process and do not use sites which offer free programs.

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