Danger level 6
Type: Malware

Widgi Toolbar

Widgi Toolbar is malware designed with the sole purpose of compromising the integrity of any system is has infiltrated.

Widgi Toolbar, is further classified as a Browser Helper Object and it registers itself as a toolbar named WidgiToolbarIE. Being a typical virus infection tends to infiltrate a system via security or browser exploits and is usually unseen once in the system.

According to studies and research carried on to find out more about this particular parasite, it was found that Widgi Toolbar may display the following characteristics:

- Widgi Toolbar is capable of extorting information such personal financial data (credit card numbers, online banking login details), user profiles, software registration keys, and passwords – from the infected system.

- Widgi Toolbar may attempt to compromise security settings/rules of security products by emulating mouse clicks on the dialog windows.

(For example, when a security product pops up a dialog box asking for user permission to block suspicious activity, a threat may click Allow button to enable its malicious payload.)

- Widgi Toolbar may host file modification that may block access to the security web sites.

- Widgi Toolbar might download/request other malicious files from Internet.

- Widgi Toolbar could create a start-up registry entry.

Widgi Toolbar may also contain the following additional characteristics:

* Creates a hidden window which can be used to run other programs without your knowledge
* Adds a Registry Key (RUN) to auto start Programs on system start up
* Adds a Registry Key (RUNONCE) to auto start Programs on system start up
* Found on infected systems and resists interrogation by security products
* Registered as a Dynamic Link Library File
* Created as a new Background Service on the machine
* Added as a Registry auto start to load Program on Boot up
* Created as a process on disk
* Deleted as a process from disk
* Copied to multiple locations on the system

In light of the above, one can safely assume that upon installation, Widgi Toolbar will carry out its harmful functionality, and will only compromise the system it has infiltrated.

Widgi Toolbar may work in conjunction with various other malware applications.
Important to bear in mind is the fact that once embedded within a computer system, Widgi Toolbar may gather personal, financial and banking information stored on the system, and allow an outside remote controller access to this gathered information.

To avoid any unneeded risks of damage to your computer system, it is highly recommended to utilize a reliable and legitimate anti-spyware application, to remove Widgi Toolbar and all its components from the infected computer system.

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  1. Hans Mar 16, 2011


  2. kepe Dec 18, 2011

    Kiitos infosta,( thank you info), mutta miten widgi Toolbarin saa manuaallisesti poistettua (how Widgi Toolbar mamual remove ?

  3. Laurentiu May 2, 2012


    My name is Laurentiu and I work for Spigot.
    The toolbar is not malware. Malware is defined as malicious software that is designed to attack and/or corrupt your machine - The Spigot Toolbar(widgi) or MyBrowserBar Toolbar are merely applications that come bundled with software you already purchased or downloaded. There is no risk with using the Spigot Toolbar, however if you wish to uninstall the toolbar, we've provided clear instructions on how to do so here: you

  4. Laurentiu May 2, 2012


    I see my URL got removed.

    To uninstall the Widgi Toolbar follow these steps:

    - Click on your Windows Start button

    - Click "Control Panel"

    - Click "Add or Remove Programs" or "Uninstall a program"

    - From the dialog box that appears, choose the MyBrowserBar and/or Spigot Toolbar (Widgi Toolbar) and click "Uninstall" to remove it.

    Thank you

  5. Pcthreat May 2, 2012


    Malware is also defined as one that gathers sensitive information, or gains unauthorized access to computer systems.

    URL's are automatically removed on comment post.

  6. Laurentiu May 4, 2012


    Spigot has a privacy policy located on our website which is presented to the users when they are asked to install the toolbar. No data is collected to selling purposes and we do not track user behavior. Also, the user must specifically click on an Accept button to install our product. If anyone has any issues with the toolbar or removing it, we provide free support from our website. Thank you for allowing us to make this information available to the users.

  7. Brian May 8, 2012

    Complete BS. There is no uninstall option in the control panel; there is no policy on any website. Just makes this infestation worse!

  8. steve Jun 2, 2012

    Click "Add or Remove Programs" or "Uninstall a program"

    - From the dialog box that appears, choose the MyBrowserBar and/or Spigot Toolbar (Widgi Toolbar) and click "Uninstall" to remove it.

    Thank you
    none of these are in there

  9. see kee liong Jun 8, 2012

    this toolbar is invested with virus, do not wish to use this

  10. Desparo Jun 16, 2012

    Somehow this program got on my ff even though I did not choose to install it. First sign its a virus.

    2nd I completely agree with Brian. There are no options to uninstall widgi toolbar as described.

    I need no more convincing that its malicious and that the company are fraudsters.

  11. shapirit computers Jun 18, 2012

    Maybe "Laurentiu" writes about some other program with the same name, I am a comp. technician and right now I'm preparing a used computer for another user i.e. uninstalling unnecesary programs, checking for HW/SW defects and such and I have found on this computer the "widgi" fingerprint but there was no program to uninstall by the name of "mybrowserbar".

  12. william Sep 28, 2012

    removed FreeRIP software from Spigot and Widgi is gone as well... tadaaa!

  13. Semeria Mar 20, 2013

    To remove Widgi Toolbar look for Publisher 'Spigot' in 'Add or Remove Programs'

  14. Deuce May 7, 2013

    Spigot is clearly malware, even though someone claiming to be from teh company posts the exact same message everywhere.

    It is malware because it is doing bad things that we do not want it to do, and because it was installed against the user's wishes.

    End. Of. Story.

  15. Adam May 7, 2013

    To be clear, users do NOT click on something to install the toolbar. It is in fact maliciously installed.

    If it wasn't malicious, why would so many people be trying to get rid of it? Go die somewhere Laurentiu, get off the internet.

  16. Chloe Sep 25, 2013

    Hi all,

    My computer got this malware attack. Even I tried "Uninstall a program" to remove Widgi Toolbar, my computer still can scan this virus but fail to remove it. Does spyhunter really helps remove this annoying malware..? I have tried so many removal tool already..so frustrated I am not date to use my computer to login any account :(

  17. Pcthreat Oct 7, 2013


    Just check by scanning with the demo software - its free. It really does remove.

  18. Whocares Apr 16, 2014

    It's Malware. It remains even after you uninstall.

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