Spigot malware: general description not to caught up in their trap
Spigot malware is a general name for a number of different malware that has some similar features in common. First of all, they are targeted on browser hijacking. The main problem is that these programs are widely advertised as useful tools for browsers or Mac and users download them by free will. So, see below the main signs of the virus to avoid it and not to infect the Mac.
What is spigot malware?
If to simply describe spigot, that is a decisive application that shows undesirable advertisements or pop-ups while visiting sites. In most cases these ads are clickable. On the Internet it is extensively advertised as an extension to the browser, and it targets both the Mac OS system and Windows. Among browser extension services improvements to research systems and additional services while viewing videos on sites are proclaimed. Unfortunately, it has no common with reality.
Let’s see the regular signs to know that your system is infected with Spigot. The first sign is the appearance of the ads. This information encourages you to update the program, buy the full version, go to another site or just click on it. Another basic sign is that you notice programs that you have not installed. It changes the home page of your browser and the main search system, e.g. from Google to Yahoo. It can swing you to infected webpages to force you to download other viruses and dramatically slow down Mac OS.
Mac OS spigot virus: how you can download it unintentionally
As was noticed above, in most cases users download spigot on Mac by themselves. Sometimes they can install the program intentionally, after watching a good add in the Net. But in most cases, spigot viruses are installed together with free programs from suspicious sites. The standard mistake here is not to read the instruction during installation and to accept all additional apps. Another possible option is to download it from untrusty sites.
If to sum up, keep an eye on these signs and always read the instruction and on what you consent before downloading unpaid programs from the Internet. But the best variant is to use antiviruses, such as Clario, to secure your system from infection.