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How To Remove PUP.Optional.Spigot? [Essential Hacks]

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During the installation process of certain applications if you are not cautious enough then malicious software can enter the system. The most common among these unwanted threats is PUP.Optional.Spigot.

It is a potentially unwanted application that contains freeware and shareware. The presence of this program primarily affects the installed browser of the system. It started to modify, search engine, or the home pages of the browser automatically. 

Some users even report facing excessive pop-up ads while browsing. Sometimes, new tabs or sites open automatically because of the presence of this program.

If you also face the same problem on your computer and unable to use the browser normally, then this guide can help you a lot. Here are some simple hacks which can help you to on how to remove PUP.Optional.Spigot adware from your computer in minutes.                                                                                                                                                                

Easy Hacks to Eradicate the PUP.Optional.Spigot Adware

You can easily uninstall the PUP.Optional.Spigot program by using an anti-malware tool. A Malware Removal utility has the ability to scan the entire computer and detect the problem. Thereby, you can eliminate the problem from the computer. 

You can also remove the PUP.Optional.Spigot program manually. To do this, you can perform the steps stated below: 

  • For Windows 7/XP/Vista: 

If you are using Windows 7/XP/Vista, then you can perform the steps provided below: 

  1. Open the Control Panel by going to the Start menu. 
  2. Afterward, click on the ‘Add or remove program’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ option. 
  3. Search for the PUP.Optional.Spigot program and right-click on it. 
  4. Tap on the Uninstall or Remove option from the list. 
  • For Windows 8: 

Users of the Windows 8 Operating System can follow the given points to eliminate the PUP.Optional.Spigot program from the system: 

  1. First, hit the Q and Win key both at the same time to open the Control Panel. 
  2. Now, go to the ‘Uninstall a Program’ section. 
  3. Search for the “PUP.Optional.Spigot” program by scrolling down the list and right-click on that.
  4. Now, click on the Delete option to remove it from the system. 

Finally, check if the PUP.Optional.Spigot program is removed from the computer. 

Additional Tip: Reset the Browser

You can also solve this by resetting the Chrome browser. Here, we are going to discuss the resetting process for the 3 most preferred browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer). 

How to Reset Google Chrome? 

Follow the below steps to reset the Chrome browser but at first, you must be logged in with the admin privileges.  

  1. Go to the File Explorer. 
  2. Navigate to the path “C:\Users\{YOUR USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\.”
  3. Now, you will see the User Data folder. Right-click on that and choose the Delete option from the list. 

Some users report that they are facing difficulties while performing these steps. If you are also one of them, then these are the alternative hacks: 

  • Launch the Chrome browser and open the menu. Choose the Settings option from the list. 
  • Afterward, click on the ‘Show Advanced Settings’ option from the list. Tap on the ‘Reset browser settings’ option. 
  • At last, click on the Reset button to complete this procedure. 

How to Reset Mozilla Firefox? 

To reset the Mozilla Firefox browser, you can perform the steps as follows: 

  1. Open the browser and navigate to the Firebox button located at the upper left pane of the home page. 
  2. Click on the Help option and choose the ‘Troubleshooting information’ from the list (You can also open this directly by pressing the H and Alt key simultaneously from the keyboard). 
  3. Choose ‘Reset Firefox’ option from the list. 
  4. Now, click on the Reset button from the pop-up box to confirm the action. 
  5. Next, select the Finish button from the list. It will automatically restart the Mozilla Firefox browser. 

How to Reset Internet Explorer? 

These steps will help you to reset Internet Explorer:

  • Launch the Internet Explorer browser. 
  • Navigate to the ‘Wrench’ icon located at the upper right corner of the screen. 
  • Choose the Internet Options from the list. 
  • Go to the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button. 
  • Now, click on the ‘Enable’ option to turn the Delete Personal Settings on. 
  • Tap on the Reset button from the list to complete this process. 

Now, you can check if and note that the PUP.Optional.Spigot program is eliminated from the system. 

Concluding Remarks…

In the above guide, we have discussed some possible ways to remove the PUP.Optional.Spigot program from the computer. We hope, after performing the above ways it will surely help you to put an end to your troubles. 

But still, if you have any other queries or doubts regarding this post, then you can share that in the comment box given at the end of this post.