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What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,840
United States Rank #27,461
Reach 0.0030%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.49 days
338.98 days >
Average installed length: 178.11 days


VersionDistribution 18.33% 68.33% 10.00% 3.33%

Crawler Radio & MP3 Player

What is Crawler Radio & MP3 Player?

During setup of this program the installer offers the user's the ability by default to install the potentially unwanted Crawler Toolbar.

About  (from Crawler)

Listen to Internet radio streams and music on your computer while browsing the Web. Choose from our Radio Tuner or add your own favorite streams. Record your favorite radio shows and music, listen to them whenever you want. Play music even quicker thanks to "drag & drop" function. Start your ongoing music collection no...  Read more


Crawler Radio & MP3 Player is a program developed by Crawler. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is cradio.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 4.22 MB (4,424,118 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 64% of users of Crawler Radio & MP3 Player come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.
Crawler Radio & MP3 Player has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

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\Radio\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Crawler Radio & MP3 Player

Program executable:cradio.exe
Name:Crawler Toolbar
Radio & MP3 Player
Path:C:\Program Files\crawler\radio\cradio.exe
Additional files:
  • CrawlerScreensaver.exe - Crawler Screensaver (Crawler Screensaver Setup)
  • ctbcomm.dll - Crawler Toolbar (Crawler Toolbar Common Extension)
  • ctbr.dll - Crawler Toolbar Browser Object
  • CTipsDef.dll - Crawler Tips for CT5
  • CToolbar.exe
  • WebSecurityGuard.dll - Crawler Web Security Guard
  • CShared.dll - Crawler Shared Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • CRadioScheduler.exe - Radio & MP3 Player Scheduler
  • CMail.exe - Mail Notifier
  • xshared.dll - Crawler Firefox Shared 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 Browser Helper Object with the class of {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • CRadio.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {C461FBFE-C0DE-4757-89DD-A5A833B9AC1F}.
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 loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named '&Crawler Toolbar Helper' with a class of {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • ctbr.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Barre d'outils &Inbox.com' with a class of {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • CRadio.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RadioMP3Player' and executes as C:\progra~2\crawler\radio\cradio.exe.
  • CMail.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Mail Notifier' and executes as C:\Program Files\Inbox\CMail.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CRadio.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Crawler\Radio\CRadio.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.3347312526%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.24067852%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.09405273%
0.015104% average
Memory:9.48 MB
Total CPU:0.1352514689%
Kernel CPU:0.13074309%
User CPU:0.00450838%
Memory:3.27 MB
Total CPU:0.0003525385%
Kernel CPU:0.00024407%
User CPU:0.00010847%
CPU cycles/sec:196,601
I/O reads/min:79 Bytes

How do I remove Crawler Radio & MP3 Player?

You can uninstall Crawler Radio & MP3 Player 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 Radio & MP3 Player, 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 Radio & MP3 Player.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Crawler Radio & MP3 Player you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.10%
Windows Vista 26.23%
Windows XP 16.39%
Windows 10 3.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 3.33%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.53%
  United Kingdom 4.71%
  Germany 3.53%
  Canada 3.53%
  Singapore 2.35%
  Netherlands 2.35%
  Hong Kong 1.18%
  Brazil 1.18%
  France 1.18%
  Norway 1.18%
  Australia 1.18%
  Russia 1.18%
  India 1.18%
  Greece 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.54%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 13.46%
American Megatrends 7.69%
NEC 3.85%
Sony 1.92%
Samsung 1.92%
Lenovo 1.92%
Intel 1.92%
ASUS 1.92%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.08%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 NoteBook ... 4.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite P505 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 2.04%

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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