PUP.Optional.Spigot.SID is a detection for risky adware that are active in attacking software such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Technically, it may be installed on the system as add-on, extension, or plug-in. Users are mostly not fully aware on the arrival of PUP.Optional.Spigot.SID since it is installed alongside ideal programs that they have obtained.
By bundling PUP.Optional.Spigot.SID to freeware or shareware, victims may install it voluntarily but without their full knowledge on its risk. Thus, we highly suggest reviewing all programs you are about to download before obtaining them. If it falls in the category of Adware, better not put your computer in danger by looking for a clean alternative.
PUP.Optional.Spigot.SID is capable for modifying settings on the browser. It can affect your default home page, newtab, and search engine. Although the effect may vary from one computer to another depending on the number of adware it has dropped on the system. Another thing that may keep you from using Internet browser normally is the hijacking capabilities of PUP.Optional.Spigot.SID and its allies.
As mentioned, this adware comes with other malicious files that serve different functions and one of the most common is browser hijacking. In this method, your browser will be redirected to promotional websites or any web pages that are predefined by the adware.
Other supplements of PUP.Optional.Spigot.SID may also display basic to annoying advertising platform such as pop-up, banners, in-text links, and so on. Ads shown in these blocks are mostly relevant to your search term as PUP.Optional.Spigot.SID is capable of monitoring your internet activities and gathers data. In return, the ads shown are mostly attractive to users.