What is PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic?

PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic is a severe PC threat which causes more damage than common virus. And we call it as a Trojan horse. PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic will change your systems and make path for virus to get inside your PC. Besides, it will mask itself as a normal application so as to blind the eyes of users and make its tactics going secretly. So users may be unaware of it until their PC is heavily destroyed.

Where there is PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, there is error. There is no exaggeration to say that PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic is a trouble maker. Comparing with other malware, it can also stop your internet and disable your firewall functions. Users can be fine out many virus infecting their PC and speculate that there is loophole on their pcs, but it is difficult for them to realize these are blame for PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, a Trojan.

In the slip side, PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic can serve as a password function with negative purpose. It will encrypt your files or your documents and then blackmail users. It will fake to provide you decoding IT support and threaten you to make the payment first. In this case, the more important the files are, the higher price will be charged with.

the former tricks from PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic will put your PC in danger, but the latter will make you lose money. if you want to save both, you would better to get it removed. Here are some guides for your reference.


Recommended Solution – Find out files of PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic or hidden threats within 15 Minutes (Win OS):

(In case you have virus on Mac OS, please check this guide – Remove Threat from MAC OS )

To remove PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic or similar threats from PC completely, the first and may be the most important thing you should do is to find out all files of PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic and other hidden / potential threats.

Maybe you have encountered such issues while trying to remove a computer threat: When you try to uninstall a unwanted app from Control Panel, the app keeps coming back; when you try to delete a unwanted extension or search engine from web browser, the item appears over and over again… All such issues can be triggered by the hidden files of the item or other threats related with the app. That’s why we suggest that you should find all files of threats first.

To manually find out files of threats and potential threats is not easy because the threats might show different names in your PC and all the related files may be located in different locations. The process may take hours and you may not be able to identify the real malicious files when you need to find registry files. So we recommend you a quick and safe way to do that – Scan Your PC with SpyHunter Anti-malware, one of the most professional malware scanner for PC.

SpyHunter’s advanced proprietary anti-malware engine is designed to protect your system against the latest malware threats. It has the ability to detect and remove the most aggressive threats, including rootkits, which use exploits and undocumented tricks to secretly install ransomware, rogueware, trojans, keyloggers and other security threats. We Recommend Downloading SpyHunter to scan your whole PC for malicious files and potential threats:

(The below link will open the the app’s official website to download SpyHunter. Please come back to this page after you download it)

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SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. Once it detects a virus or malware, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove the threat. And please note that, I am not the maker of SpyHunter. but one of its affiliates promoting SpyHunter.

[Note] In case you failed to open the download link of SpyHunter, it might be blocked by your existent anti-malware tool. In that case, please TURN OFF your running anti-malware tool first and come back to this page to click Download Link above.

– Once downloaded, please Double-click SpyHunter-Installer to install SpyHunter Anti-Malware :

– Click Yes to continue the download when User Account Control message appears:

– Then Follow its installation prompts to complete the install. Once installed, launch Spyhunter 5 and click Start Scan Now to diagnose your system:

– Once SpyHunter Anti-Malware completes its scan, you can view all the potential threats or dangerous items on your PC. To use SpyHunter clean up all detected threats, you’ll need to purchase its full version.



Steps – Remove PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic From Windows OS Manually

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Note – To completely remove PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic or similar threats from computer, please execute all the following steps.

Step 1. End malicious or suspicious processes in Windows Task Manager.

– Press “Ctrl + Shift+ Esc” keys together to open processes tab in Windows Task Manager:

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– If you can confirm the process related with PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic or malicious programs, right-click on the process and click “End Process“.

Kindly Suggestion

If you cannot determine if the suspicious process is related with PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic or threat. We recommend downloading SpyHunter Anti-malware to see if it will find potential threats or malicious programs on your PC.

(The below link will open the the app’s official website to download SpyHunter. Please come back to this page after you download it)

Download SpyHunter Anti-Malware To Scan Your PC

SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. Once it detects a virus or malware, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove the threat. And please note that, I am not the maker of SpyHunter. but one of its affiliates promoting SpyHunter.

 


Step 2. Uninstall suspicious or unknown programs from Control Panel.

– Press “Win + R ” keys together to open Run box:
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– Type control panel in Run box and click OK button:

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– In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program under Programs:

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– Right click on PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic or related unknown programs, then click Uninstall:

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Kindly Suggestion

If you cannot uninstall a stubborn program, you may need to find out all files related with it. To do so, we recommend downloading SpyHunter Anti-malware to see if it will detect files of the program for you.

(The below link will open the the app’s official website to download SpyHunter. Please come back to this page after you download it)

Download SpyHunter Anti-Malware To Scan Your PC

SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. Once it detects a virus or malware, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove the threat. And please note that, I am not the maker of SpyHunter. but one of its affiliates promoting SpyHunter.


Step 3. Delete nasty extensions / add-on related with PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic.

Chrome User:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon by the extensions you’d like to completely remove.
  5. A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.

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Firefox User:

  1. Click the menu button firefox menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
  3. Remove all extensions you do not know or need.
  4. Click its Disable or Remove button. Remove button is preferred if available.
  5. Click Restart now if it pops up.

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IE User:

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click Manage add-ons.
  3. Under Show, tap or click All add-ons, and then remove all add-ons you do not know or need.
  4. If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Tap or click Remove and then tap or click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.

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Microsoft Edge User:

(Edge currently does not provide extension, so we only need to reset homepage and search engine to remove hijacker )

Reset Edge Homepage:

  • Click More (…) on the address bar, then click Settings;
  • Under Open with, select A specific page or pages. Then you can select a recommended website from drop-down list, or type in your favorite website with Custom option in the list.

Reset Edge Default Search Engine:

  • Click More (…) on the address bar, then click Settings >> Click View advanced settings;
  • Click <Add new> under “Search in the address bar with”, type in your favorite search engine;
  • Choose the search engine you prefer and click Add as default;
Kindly Suggestion

If you cannot delete a stubborn browser extension, you may need to find out Adware or PUP related with it. we recommend downloading SpyHunter Anti-malware to see if it will detect Adware or related files for you.

(The below link will open the the app’s official website to download SpyHunter. Please come back to this page after you download it)

Download SpyHunter Anti-Malware To Scan Your PC

SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. Once it detects a virus or malware, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove the threat. And please note that, I am not the maker of SpyHunter. but one of its affiliates promoting SpyHunter.


Step 4. Remove malicious registry files.

Computer threat may hide deeply in infected PC with different names and adds files to different locations to avoid being found or removed. That’s why user having trouble to find or remove the malicious extension, program or process related with PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic. In such situation, you will need to find and delete files related with the threat in Registry. Check the guide below to do it:

– Press “Win + R ” keys together to open Run box >> – Type regedit to open Registry and click OK to open Registry Editor:

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– In Registry Editor, press CTRL + F keys together and type the virus’s Name to search the entries related with it .

– If you can find out registry files related with threat, you can try to remove them at your own risks. (If you intend to do so, please be carefully. Don’t damage your system.)

Kindly Suggestion

If you have trouble on identifying or locating registry files related with the infection, we recommend downloading SpyHunter Anti-malware to see if it will detect malicious registry files of PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic for you.

(The below link will open the the app’s official website to download SpyHunter. Please come back to this page after you download it)

Download SpyHunter Anti-Malware To Scan Your PC

SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. Once it detects a virus or malware, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove the threat. And please note that, I am not the maker of SpyHunter. but one of its affiliates promoting SpyHunter.