PUP.Optional.Spigot is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for a large family of browser hijackers.
Users of affected systems may find that their newtab page has changed and their default search engine is a different one.
PUP.Optional.Spigot extensions are promoted as a useful additional search extensions for a specific subject (f.e. file converters).
PUP.Optional.Spigot extensions are usually installed by users themselves due to aggressive and misleading advertising.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Spigot by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes alos blocks the domains associated with these extensions.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Spigot without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.
To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:
Associated registry key:
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