Widgi Toolbar - How To Remove?

Type: Browser Hijacker

Widgi Toolbar is a set of toolbars built on platform, provided by spigot inc. The toolbars are known to be installed together with other software, most often freeware or shareware. Typically, PC owner is not careful enough and leaves some check boxes unchecked. That is how one of such Widgi toolbars lands on their browsers. There are multiple toolbars in circulation, namely MyBrowserBar, Dealio, YouTubeDownloader and others.

On itself, Widgi Toolbars are not very dangerous. They might display advertisements or change your browser’s default search provider to the one that pays the most. Despite of the fact that they do not cause any direct harm, these toolbars are definitely undesirable. Firstly, they might collect data about your browsing habits. Secondly, they display advertisements. Thirdly, changing a search provider without a user’s consent is rarely welcomed, especially when the new search tool is worse than the earlier because of ads mixed in search results. Due to all of the above reasons Widgi Toolbar is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUP). In my opinion, you should remove Widgi Toolbar if you, someone from your family or company installed it accidentally. Additionally, you should be cautious with programs that distribute such toolbars.

Widgi Toolbars can be removed in several ways. Firstly, they can be removed from control panel if you know which toolbar to uninstall. Additionally, they are listed under browser extensions and can be disabled from there. In some cases, it is advisable to use anti-malware programs like Spyhunter or Spybot S&D to scan your system for Widgi Toolbar or “shareware” that installs such programs without your consent. Some sources recommend cleaning registry entries manually too.

Automatic Widgi Toolbar removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Widgi Toolbar, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


Widgi Toolbar screenshots


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June 8, 2012 01:11, February 25, 2014 06:48

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  1. My registry should have a different hexa-code, I could not find it.
    Is there some another way to find?


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