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Spyware: How To Disable And Remove Widgi Toolbar Platform

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Widgi Toolbar Platform

We have been receiving a high volume of emails concerning the internet browser extension titled “Widgi Toolbar Platform”, some emails are in relation to Text Enhance adware. Widgi Toolbar Platform is known malware categorized as both adware and spyware which can create Windows registry entries causing Widgi Toolbar to re-install upon simple removal procedures. You will want to remove and disable Widgi Toolbar Platform from your internet browser’s extensions as well as from your operating system’s registry.[/Normal_Box][Normal_Box]

How to disable and remove the Widgi Toolbar Platform extension

Google Chrome
Step 1:
Open Chrome, click on the Settings icon, and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

 Step 2:
Select Widgi Toolbar Platform from the list of extensions, and click Uninstall or Disable.

Google Chrome Extensions

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Step 1:
 Click the Tools button and then click Manage add-ons.

Step 2:
 Under Show, click All add-ons. Or Toolbars and Extensions.

Step 3:
 Select Widgi Toolbar Platform from the list of software, and click disable.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Add Ons

Mozilla Firefox
Step 1:
In the menu bar at the top. Access Tools > Add Ons

Tools Addons Firefox

If you do not see the menu bar at the top of Mozilla Firefox (ie: File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help) right click the top area of the browser window and check “menu bar”.

 Step 2:
From here you can disable extensions, plugins, etc. as shown by the tabs on the left.
Widgi Toolbar Platform is located under the Extensions tab.

Step 3:
Disable and Remove Widgi Toolbar Platform extension

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How to remove Widgi Toolbar Platform Windows registry entries

If you are not comfortable removing registry entries I suggest downloading an anti-malware (spyware) program.
To manually delete the registry entries created by Widgi Toolbar Platform follow the instructions below.

  • Step 1: Type regedit in the search query on your start menu, press enter.

Regedit
A registry screen will pop up with 2 window panes (below).

  • Step 2: You will want to check the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT tab on the left. (Pictured below)

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Widgi Toolbar Platform registry entries

If you find these entries (labeled below) under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT simply left click and delete.

Follow the trail (ie: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT>Interface>{2DC9C611-D7C2-42A3-9312-BFF512812022}) the folders will open up below HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the left window pane (pictured above), for the first 2 entries you immediatly access the “Interface” folder. If you do not find these folders, consider yourself safe.[Normal_Box]

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{2DC9C611-D7C2-42A3-9312-BFF512812022}
 "(Default)" = "IWidgiToolbarHost"

 

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C3ABD5A3-E699-4B9F-97FF-25B121A41276
 "(Default)" = "IWidgiBHO"

 

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C089D5FC-CFE2-4BCD-A522-2981448227CE}[/Normal_Box]

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Protect Your Computer With Anti-Malware

For problems like Widgi Toolbar – an active, light, and popular anti-malware or malware removal program is strongly suggested.

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Jared Harrison is an accomplished tech author and entrepreneur, bringing forth over 20 years of extensive expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and various other tech domains. He has made significant contributions to the industry and has been featured in multiple esteemed publications. Jared is widely recognized for his keen intellect and innovative insights, earning him a reputation as a respected figure in the tech community.

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