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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Spigot is a software developer that partners with McAfee, AVG, IObit and other official and well-known software producers. This makes an impression that all the extensions released by Spigot should be safe and reliable. Nevertheless, that is not exactly the case. Optional.Spigot.A is a detection for potentially unwanted program from Spigot group. Due to the fact that almost anyone can make use of Spigot to create extensions, some programs made by Spigot could prove to be detrimental to your system security. Thus, you have to remove Optional.Spigot.A from your computer to prevent any serious security issues.

More information on this software developer can be found at the official Spigot’s website via It looks highly professional and full of promotional information. The promotional information suggests that with Spigot applications you can earn more revenue. It says that “Spigot’s industry leading browser add-ons provide software developers with the ability to maximize monetization per user.” What is more, it also offers low cost and flexible browser extensions with daily reporting and targeted marketing. Sure enough, quite a few customers may find Optional.Spigot.A programs useful especially when they no longer need to develop extensions on their own – Spigot does everything for them.

However, this kind of simplicity is often exploited by suspicious third parties. It is true that not all Spigot programs are potentially harmful, but there are particular adware and potentially unwanted programs that you should not tolerate. For example, some programs made by Spigot, such as Dealio Toolbar, Widgi Toolbar and Slick Savings adware application, should be removed from your computer as soon as possible. It is also very likely that if you were to run a full system scan with a potential antispyware application, the aforementioned programs would be detected as Optional.Spigot.A.

Adware programs may not be direct computer security threats, but they could expose your system to potential security threats by collecting data on your web browsing habits. They later on share the data with third parties in order to generate commercial content that would be relevant to your likes and preferences. It is done to make financial profits and at first glance, this would be exactly what Optional.Spigot.A promises to help its customers do. However, Spigot cannot be blamed for whichever way a third party decides to exploit its programs.

You have to be responsible for your own computer security, so the best option in this situation would be uninstalling all the programs related to Optional.Spigot.A from your computer. If you do not know which programs and extensions must be removed, scan your PC with a legitimate antispyware tool. You will receive a list of potentially unwanted programs. If you are not sure you can delete them all manually, invest in a reliable antispyware application that would terminate all unnecessary Optional.Spigot.A apps automatically.

Manual Optional.Spigot.A programs removal

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove all the unwanted applications.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove unwanted apps.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted Spigot apps.

How to remove extensions from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Remove unwanted add-ons from Toolbars and Extensions.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
  2. Disable and remove unwanted add-ons from Extensions.
  3. Restart browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Open Extensions and remove unwanted add-ons from the list.
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