Optional.Spigot.A refers to a potentially unwanted application that comes from Spigot family. Spigot is a company that offers a variety of programs for monetary purposes. They are not malicious computer infections, and for the most part users often install them into their systems willingly. However, some Spigot products are labeled as adware, so if you have any Optional.Spigot.A product on your computer, you are strongly recommended to remove it. To determine which unwanted programs have to be removed, you should scan the PC with a legitimate antispyware application.
If you take a look at the official website via spigot.com, you will see that Spigot promotes customized browser extensions. It tells the customers to left them “do the heavy lifting” as it gets harder to maintain and develop browser extensions with browsers changing all the time. Optional.Spigot.A also says that with “improved user engagement, brand awareness and user’s satisfaction all culminate in the realization of maximized revenue.” From this, we can tell that Spigot certainly does not promote or distribute malware. It simply develops applications according to their customer’s orders.
We cannot say that all Optional.Spigot.A programs are potentially dangerous because this company also develops applications for such reliable software makers as IObit and AVG. It means that we have to treat each case separately. Some of the Spigot programs that are classified as adware include Dealio Toolbar, Widgi Toolbar and Slick Savings. If you are running a computer security application, it will detect the aforementioned programs as potentially unwanted or adware apps. Chances are that you will have more than just one potentially unwanted application on your PC as they seldom travel alone.
You might say that you do not remember having installed Optional.Spigot.A applications on your computer. However, adware apps and browser extensions often travel with freeware. In other words, they come bundled with other applications. When you run a bundled setup file, you automatically install Slick Savings, Dealio Toolbar and other Spigot apps onto your PC.
Spigot itself is not to blame for the associated applications and their annoying behavior. Third parties simply use the developers for monetary purposes. Also, computer users themselves need to remain cautious and attentive when it comes to downloading freeware from third-party file hosting web pages.
In case you happen to have a potentially unwanted program from Spigot family on your computer, you need to uninstall it via Control Panel and then remove any unfamiliar extensions from your browser. After that, you should scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner to check whether you have removed all the potential threats. To ensure your system’s security, do not hesitate to invest in a licensed antispyware tool.
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