What is WidgiToolbar?

YTD Downloader

Image 1: YTD Downloader being installed

The WidgiToolbar is an unscrupulous application designed to advertise other applications as a part of a bundle, steal financial information and penetrate the security of a computer system, making it open to other threats. In most cases, WidgiToolbar claims to centre its installs on toolbars but that’s not always the case.

Technical details about WidgiToolbar Malware include:

Digital Publisher: GreenTree Applications srl

Product Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.9.7

Original File Name: YTDStub.exe

Entry Point:  0x0000323C

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Assessment of WidgiToolbar

Created by GreenTree Applications/ Spigot Inc., the WidgiToolbar is a list of nested toolbars. This application was in fact a bundle, installing several other applications upon installation. For this installation, WidgiToolbar installed only the YouTube Downloader toolbar and several other applications. Thereafter, the application appeared pretty harmless but is intended on distributing advertisements over the user’s computer, often without the user’s discretion. It’s all in the ads.

Additionally, based on evaluations made by Security Analysts, the WidgiToolbar application is used for extracting personal and financial information from a user’s computer system. Financial information encapsulates banking and credit card details. Your passwords and other highly confidential information might be detected by the WidgiToolbar application, if care is not taken.

Overall, the WidgiToolbar installs and collects information from your computer system without your knowledge and permission. Furthermore, WidgiToolbar leaves a computer system vulnerable and susceptible to other threats and malware. The application is known for opening a portal or door into your computer system. This implies that other software can be installed on your computer via this avenue, once again without your knowledge.

Responsible for wreaking havoc on your computer, it’s then pertinent that you remove it altogether. Manually removing the WidgiToolbar is not an option. Why? A manual removal procedure will not be able to remove the software in its entirety. An automated tool is the best option.

Like all other programs offered as a bundle, several other programs were installed. These include:

  1. MS Build
  2. Reference Assemblies
  3. PRO PC Cleaner
Programs installed with WidgiToolbar

Image 2: Programs installed as a bundle.

Image 2: Soon after the installation of WidgiToolbar was completed, there were a total of four (4) new applications installed on the computer. These were all found in the computer’s Local Drive.

WidgiToolbar changes search engine provider

Image 3: WidgiToolbar changing the default search provider.

Image 3: After WidgiToolbar was installed, the application attempted to change the default search provider to search.yahoo.com. This was a clear indication that this was a promotion to get more Internet users to use the Yahoo search engine.

Why Use Spyhunter to Remove WidgiToolbar?

As a result of its nature, the WidgiToolbar is difficult to remove. You might be able to remove other programs that were manually installed within the bundle, but to remove WidgiToolbar completely; an automated tool is a necessity. This is to ensure that specific registry keys installed by WidgiToolbar are found and removed.

To completely remove WidgiToolbar from your computer, click here to download and install Spyhunter.

Sphyhunter detected threats

Image 4: Spyhunter detected threats after WidgiToolbar installation

Image 4: After a scan was done with Spyhunter, there were 330 threats detected. Spyhunter was able to remove all 330 threats with ease and success.

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