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Should I remove Idle~Crawler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,050
United States Rank #13,431
Reach 0.0078%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.06 days
532.65 days >
Average installed length: 279.86 days


VersionDistribution 25.69% 42.20% 22.94% 9.17%


What is Idle~Crawler?

This program which could be classified as spyware will monitor the web pages and domains the user visits. It bundles a version of Chrome it uses to crawl web sites and pages in the background as instructed by a remote server.

The software is typically distributed through bundled deals such as with sponsored Conduit offers.

Copyright © web research foundation


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named Idle~Crawler Loader.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 164.12 MB (172,088,166 bytes).
Idle~Crawler has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Idle~Crawler.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: web research foundation
URL: IdleCrawler.com/help
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\idle~crawler
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Idle~Crawler\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 164.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Idle~Crawler

Program executable:Idle~Crawler Loader.exe
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\idle~crawler\Idle~Crawler Loader.exe
  • uninstall.exe (by web research foundation) - Idle~Crawler (Setup Application)

How do I remove Idle~Crawler?

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Or, you can uninstall Idle~Crawler from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Idle~Crawler, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Idle~Crawler.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 8.1 1%
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.89%
Windows 8 27.52%
Windows Vista 3.67%
Windows 8.1 0.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.79%
Windows 8.1 25.69%
Windows 7 Professional 9.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.57%
  United Kingdom 7.34%
  Canada 2.82%
  Australia 0.56%
  Pakistan 0.56%
  IQ 0.56%
  Peru 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.71%
Dell 20.43%
Toshiba 11.83%
ASUS 9.68%
Acer 9.68%
Lenovo 6.45%
Samsung 2.15%
Sony 1.08%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.88%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.91%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.91%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 1.94%


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