What is Spigot?
Spigot is a term used to describe potentially unwanted applications developed by Spigot Inc. Adware created by this company installs together with free software using a deceptive software marketing method called ‘bundling’. Commonly, computer users install such unwanted applications whilst downloading free software. Today, most freeware download websites (including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc.) use deceptive ‘download clients’, which manage the download process of free software – these small programs are also used to monetize the free downloads by offering installation of promoted browser plugins.
How to quickly remove Spigot?
Scan your computer with Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware (e.g. Spigot), malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars.
How to manually remove Spigot?
Uninstall Spigot Safari Extensions;
You can easily uninstall the Searchme, Savings Slider, Ebay Shopping Assistant, Amazon Shopping Assistant extensions by selecting Safari > Preferences > Extensions > Uninstall
(Remove Extensions from Safari detailed instructions)
Uninstall Spigot Firefox Extensions;
You can easily uninstall the the Searchme, Savings Slider, Ebay Shopping Assistant, Amazon Shopping Assistant extensions by selecting: Firefox > Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > Remove
(Remove Extensions from Firefox detailed instructions)
Uninstall Spigot Google Chrome Extensions;
You can easily uninstall the Searchme, Domain Error Assistant, Ebay Shopping Assistant, Amazon Shopping Assistant, Savings Slider extensions by selecting Window > Extensions > click the Trash Can icon.
(Remove Extensions from Chrome detailed instructions)
Locate and delete the following files;
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.spigot.SearchProtection.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.spigot.ApplicationManager.plist ~/Library/Application Support/Spigot/
Afterwards, go through your browser’s preferences and adjust your search engine and homepage settings.