Spigot Removal: Remove Spigot Forever

Threat indicator: HIGH

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Affected OS:

Spigot

TorontoMail.exe

Trojan

Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)


Spigot is a backdoor trojan that allows unauthorized access to the creator of this threat to an infected computer. Usually,, backdoor uses port 6667. The existence of the file gspotbot.exe is an indication of a possible infection.

Spread itself through an emails with e-mail attachment screensaver.zip and text similar to this:

"Hi, look what a great screensaver"
Attachment: screensaver.zip


After unzipping and running file from this attach spigot starts its malicious activity. It also sends system and personal data back to the hacker, via IRC


Spigot intrusion method

Spigot copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is TorontoMail.exe . Then it creates new startup key with name Spigot and value TorontoMail.exe . You can also find it in your processes list with name TorontoMail.exe or Spigot.

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How to remove Spigot manually?

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Spigot, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Spigot.

To get rid of Spigot, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• gspotbot.exe
• temp1.exe
• temp1.exe
• temp2.exe
• temp2.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Spigot Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Spigot Removal Tool for safe problem solution.


4. Manually fix browser problems

Spigot can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option "Reset Browsers" under "Tools" in Spigot Removal Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Spigot before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • Click the Advanced tab

  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.

  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage

  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spigot Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.

  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.

  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spigot Removal Tool.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.

  • Click the Reset Firefox button.

  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and crreate folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spigot Removal Tool.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Spigot and TorontoMail.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Spigot in Google Chrome

When I open Chrome I get two tabs, my normal homepage and the Yahoo search page with the following in the address bar - search.yahoo.com/?type=198484&fr=spigot-yhp-ch

I was able to change the homepages in internet explorer and firefox, but it keeps popping up in google chrome everytime I open it. This happened because I downloaded Youtube Downloader. I uninstalled it but I couldn't find the spigot files to delete them. I tried several options that I found on the internet but I still couldn't find it. I couldn't find it in my kaspersky software & spigot removal tool either

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Baidu

Can't uninstall Baidu Security in program files It says.... this action cannot be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program.... I can't find it open anywhere????????????????? Kind regards Doc46

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: redirection virus firefox/ spigot chrome

I have had this virus for quite some time and it seems impossible to remove. i have downloaded every virus scanner under the sun and none of them pick up a problem though the problems still persist. Please could you help.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: spigot trojan

When I open Chrome I get two tabs, my normal homepage and the Yahoo search page with the following in the address bar - search.yahoo.com/?type=198484&fr=spigot-yhp-ch

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: spigot removal tool

looks like the tool is scanning in a loop ?
windowds/system32/packet.dll
-----------------pthreatVC.dll
-----------------comdlg32.ocx

On and on and on ?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: baidu browser

wish to delete baidu browser in xp2

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: spigot .inc you tube downloader not remove

I had many time tried to uninstall youtube downloader spigot. inc but not able to remove it please suggest me
regards
Ravi

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Spigot, Inc.

Spigot, Inc. keeps suggesting a new default search provider. It wants me to select yahoo search or bing search. I can check the box that says, Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider but then the "OK" button is grayed out and not an option. So it keeps coming up constantly. I only want Google search and Google for my home page. Thank you.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Spigot, Inc.

Spigot, Inc. keeps suggesting a new default search provider. It wants me to select yahoo search or bing search. I can check the box that says, Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider but then the "OK" button is grayed out and not an option. So it keeps coming up constantly. I only want Google search and Google for my home page. Thank you.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Spigot, Inc.

Spigot, Inc. keeps suggesting a new default search provider. It wants me to select yahoo search or bing search. I can check the box that says, Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider but then the "OK" button is grayed out and not an option. So it keeps coming up constantly. I only want Google search and Google for my home page. Thank you.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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