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What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,723
United States Rank #26,036
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.82 days
83.16 days >
Average installed length: 43.70 days


VersionDistribution 1.89% 66.04% 9.43% 11.32% 3.77% 1.89% 3.77% 1.89%

Other programs by Crawler

Crawler Smileys

What is Crawler Smileys?  (from Crawler)

Enjoy free animated smileys and emoticons in your IM messages and emails. Choose from over 2500 animated free emoticons and smileys. Spice up your messages and posts in blogs and forums with free Crawler Smiley. Insert wonderfully animated smileys directly into your messages and posts with a single click.


Crawler Smileys is a program developed by Crawler. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is csmileysh.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 17.91 MB (18,784,993 bytes). CUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. 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 79% of users of Crawler Smileys come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Ireland.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Crawler Smileys.
CShared.dll (3ebb3d78085ad855e22217fea1e98cd1) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADSPY/AdSpy.Gen2
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7267 Ad-Spyware.AdSpy.Gen2
Bundled relationships

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\Smileys\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Crawler Smileys

Program executable:csmileysh.exe
Name:Crawler Smileys
Path:C:\Program Files\crawler\smileys\csmileysh.exe
Additional files:
  • CShared.dll - Crawler Shared Library (Crawler Toolbar)
  • ctbr.dll - Crawler Toolbar (Crawler Toolbar Browser Object)
  • CToolbar.exe
  • ctbcomm.dll - Crawler Toolbar Common Extension
  • CTipsDef.dll - Crawler Tips for CT5
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • CSHook.dll - Crawler Smileys
  • CSIMHook.dll - Crawler Smileys IM support DLL
  • CSmileyAX.dll - Crawler Smileys ActiveX Library
  • CSmileysIM.exe - Crawler Smileys IM support
  • xcomm.dll - Crawler Firefox Common Library
  • xshared.dll - Crawler Firefox Shared Library
  • CSSaver.exe - Crawler Screensaver
  • CUpdate.exe - Crawler Toolbar Update Utility

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}.
2 Internet Explorer Extensions
  • CSmileyAX.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as '&Crawler Smileys' with a class of {82E2B317-7C9C-4F12-B920-AC37D928CD43}.
  • CSSaver.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'CSaverObj' with a class of {CDAFD956-97BE-443D-8EF7-F4F094EB5766}.
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)
  • CSmileysIM.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CSmileys' and executes as "C:\Program Files1\Crawler\Smileys\CSmileysIM.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CSmileysIM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CSmileys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Crawler\Smileys\CSmileysIM.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0213670870%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01769060%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00367649%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:3.71 MB
Total CPU:0.2613563743%
Kernel CPU:0.19376421%
User CPU:0.06759217%
Memory:2.54 MB
Total CPU:0.0227985099%
Kernel CPU:0.01367911%
User CPU:0.00911940%

How do I remove Crawler Smileys?

You can uninstall Crawler Smileys 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 Smileys, 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 Smileys.
  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 Smileys you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 39.62%
Windows 7 37.74%
Windows 10 13.21%
Windows XP 9.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 38.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 5.77%
Windows 10 Home 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.22%
  Germany 10.39%
  Ireland 2.60%
  United Kingdom 2.60%
  Belgium 1.30%
  India 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.30%
  Egypt 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.37%
Dell 25.49%
Acer 15.69%
Toshiba 5.88%
Sony 3.92%
Lenovo 3.92%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Sahara 1.96%
Medion 1.96%
Gateway 1.96%
Intel 1.96%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.08%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.08%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.08%
Dell Inspiron 2200 2.04%
Dell Inspiron 1750 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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