Adware.Spigot is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of browser hijackers targeting both Windows and macOS systems.
Users of affected systems may find that their newtab page has changed and their default search engine is different from normal.
Adware.Spigot hijacks browser so they can show the user advertisements. Its extensions are usually installed by users themselves due to aggressive and misleading advertising because they are promoted as useful additional search extensions for a specific subject (e.g., file converters).
Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.Spigot by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Spigot without further user interaction.