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Should I remove Crawler Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,173
United States Rank #8,452
Reach 0.0162%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.54 days
517.56 days >
Average installed length: 271.94 days


VersionDistribution 2.19% 32.50% 5.63% 19.06% 0.31% 20.63% 6.25% 1.25% 0.31% 2.19% 0.94% 8.13%
6.0.0 0.63%

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Crawler Toolbar

What is Crawler Toolbar?

Crawler Toolbar is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 erros and DNS redirections, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels. This is a potentially unwanted program and may interfere with the functions of some of the browser's normal features and web search behaviors. In many cases in addition to modify the search provider and default home pages, the toolbar will push additional advertisements to the browser.

About  (from Crawler)

Enhance your Internet experience and your computer's desktop environment with the easy-to-use, feature-packed, free Crawler Toolbar. Stay informed with news feeds from your favorite sources such as CNN or Yahoo. Get up-to-the-minute weather updates for forecasts, storms and traffic news. Crawler gives you a whopping ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Crawler Toolbar.
Crawler.exe (ad1191e9561ed0817255a5096d7a48f2) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Crawler.BB
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CrawBar
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1007
Crawler.dll (b4818cac4343f5f65ddda76c07d9486a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Crawler.BB
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CrawBar.c
Crawler Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Crawler.com, LLC
URL: www2.crawler.com/legal/about.aspx
Help link: www.crawler.com/contact.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Crawler Toolbar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Crawler Toolbar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Crawler Toolbar

Program executable:crawler.exe
Name:Crawler Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\crawler toolbar\crawler.exe
Additional files:
  • cmail.dll - Email Notifier Plugin
  • Crawler.dll - Crawler Toolbar
  • Crawler64.dll
  • (Malware detected) CUpdate.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Crawler.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Crawler Toolbar' with the class of {9234F5E0-56CC-4F0B-AAE4-0D4BD5032180}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Crawler.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&Crawler Toolbar' with the class of {C4D78C72-08DB-4A3F-9175-B265157283F3}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • Crawler.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Crawler Toolbar' with a class of {9234F5E0-56CC-4F0B-AAE4-0D4BD5032180} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Crawler.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&Crawler Toolbar' with a class of {C4D78C72-08DB-4A3F-9175-B265157283F3}.
Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D6798CC-CE66-4604-B2F8-870B2D478F99}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Crawler.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CrawlerToolbar' and executes as "C:\Program Files2\CRAWLE~1\Crawler.exe" /STARTUP.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Crawler.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CrawlerToolbar' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Crawler Toolbar\Crawler.exe" /STARTUP.

How do I remove Crawler Toolbar?

You can uninstall Crawler Toolbar 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 Toolbar, 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 Toolbar.
  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 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 10 21.25%
Windows Vista 10.31%
Windows XP 5.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.50%
Windows 8.1 9.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.64%
Windows 8 7.01%
Windows 7 Professional 6.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.59%
  Iran 1.56%
  DZ 0.58%
  MA 0.58%
  Saudi Arabia 0.58%
  TN 0.39%
  Austria 0.39%
  Turkey 0.39%
  GE 0.19%
  IQ 0.19%
  Slovakia 0.19%
  China 0.19%
  France 0.19%
  Israel 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.17%
Dell 27.97%
Acer 12.29%
Toshiba 10.59%
ASUS 5.51%
Samsung 2.54%
Lenovo 1.69%
Intel 1.27%
Medion 0.85%
Sony 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.52%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.87%
Dell Inspiron 570 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 1.94%
MSI MS-7592 1.94%

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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