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Should I remove Crawler Desktop Notes?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,006
United States Rank #35,059
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 97.71 days
907.37 days >
Average installed length: 476.75 days


VersionDistribution 84.78% 2.17% 10.87% 2.17%

Crawler Desktop Notes

What is Crawler Desktop Notes?  (from Crawler)

Organize and remember your important events, meetings and memos with colorful sticky notes. Don't forget important meetings, things to do, and shopping lists. With Crawler Notes you can create your own virtual message board right at your desktop and online to help you remember important tasks. Keep track of all your im...  Read more


Crawler Desktop Notes is a software program developed by Crawler. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named cnotes.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 14.03 MB (14,714,338 bytes). The installed file CUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 58% of users of Crawler Desktop Notes come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.crawler.com
Help link: www.crawler.com/faqs.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Crawler\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Crawler\Notes\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Crawler Desktop Notes

Program executable:cnotes.exe
Name:Crawler Toolbar
Crawler Notes
Path:C:\Program Files\crawler\notes\cnotes.exe
Additional files:
  • CShared.dll - Crawler Shared Library (Crawler Toolbar)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • ctbcomm.dll - Crawler Toolbar (Crawler Toolbar Common Extension)
  • ctbr.dll - Crawler Toolbar Browser Object
  • CTipsDef.dll - Crawler Tips for CT5
  • CToolbar.exe
  • xcomm.dll - Crawler Firefox Common Library
  • xshared.dll - Crawler Firefox Shared Library
  • CUpdate.exe - Crawler Toolbar Update Utility
  • xsupport.dll - Crawler Firefox Support Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • CShared.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {DB35C569-5624-4CFC-8043-E5139F55A073}.
  • ctbr.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name '&Crawler Toolbar Helper' with the class of {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • CNotes.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {035E680E-B668-472F-91F3-E850BCC5051F}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ctbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&Crawler Toolbar' with the class of {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • ctbr.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • ctbr.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&Crawler Toolbar' with a class of {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • CNotes.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CrawlerNotes' and executes as C:\progra~1\crawler\notes\cnotes.exe /notes.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0811435543%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.06311165%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01803190%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Crawler Desktop Notes?

You can uninstall Crawler Desktop Notes 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Crawler Desktop Notes, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Crawler Desktop Notes.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Crawler Desktop Notes you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.17%
Windows XP 17.39%
Windows Vista 15.22%
Windows 10 15.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.39%
Windows 7 Professional 13.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.70%
Windows 8 6.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.18%
  Italy 7.27%
  United Kingdom 7.27%
  Brazil 5.45%
  Germany 5.45%
  RW 1.82%
  Qatar 1.82%
  France 1.82%
  Russia 1.82%
  India 1.82%
  Spain 1.82%
  Canada 1.82%
  Czech Republic 1.82%
  Slovakia 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.19%
Dell 19.05%
Acer 11.90%
Samsung 9.52%
ASUS 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
Lenovo 4.76%
Sony 2.38%
Sahara 2.38%
Intel 2.38%
Medion 2.38%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 580 4.76%
Gateway NV55C 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satell 2.38%

About Crawler

Run by Xacti Group Companies Crawler provides toolbar type programs for various Web browsers.
Publisher URL: www.crawler.com

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Luciousover a year ago
I do like the sticky notes. It helps me to keep a list of, chores or ideas that I want to check out, handy where I am able to see them every time I walk by my computer.