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.
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:
If you are using Windows 7/XP/Vista, then you can perform the steps provided below:
Users of the Windows 8 Operating System can follow the given points to eliminate the PUP.Optional.Spigot program from the system:
Finally, check if the PUP.Optional.Spigot program is removed from the computer.
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).
Follow the below steps to reset the Chrome browser but at first, you must be logged in with the admin privileges.
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:
To reset the Mozilla Firefox browser, you can perform the steps as follows:
These steps will help you to reset Internet Explorer:
Now, you can check if and note that the PUP.Optional.Spigot program is eliminated from the system.
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.