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Should I remove Crawler Toolbar with Web Security Guard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,154
United States Rank #23,445
Reach 0.0098%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.50 days
486.79 days >
Average installed length: 255.77 days

Crawler Toolbar with Web Security Guard

What is Crawler Toolbar with Web Security Guard?

Crawler Toolbar is a web browser toolbar that may modify the browser's home page, search provider and new tab pages. Changes to the browser include the following:

- Change of the default home page and new tabs and protect your search settings
- Change of the default search engine in your Internet Browser, including the browser's built-in search box
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”

About  (from Crawler)

Web Security Guard alerts helps you to prevent entering potentially dangerous Web sites that may cause adware, viruses, spyware, or spam. Free for home and office, it uses growing database of Web site ratings. Crawler Toolbar comes with Web Security Guard keeping it up to date and providing combined search results from...  Read more


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is CToolbar.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 30.27 MB (31,735,571 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Crawler Toolbar with Web Security Guard 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

URL: www.crawler.com
Help link: www.crawler.com/faqs.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Crawler\Toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Crawler\Toolbar\CToolbar.exe uninst
Estimated size: 30.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Crawler Toolbar with Web Security Guard

Program executable:CToolbar.exe
Name:Crawler Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Crawler\Toolbar\CToolbar.exe
Additional files:
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ctbr.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411}.
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 '&Crawler Toolbar' with a class of {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}.

How do I remove Crawler Toolbar with Web Security Guard?

You can uninstall Crawler Toolbar with Web Security Guard 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 with Web Security Guard, 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 with Web Security Guard.
  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 with Web Security Guard you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.22%
Windows XP 26.94%
Windows Vista 19.17%
Windows 10 4.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 26.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.57%
Windows 7 Professional 6.28%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.08%
  Germany 7.17%
  Italy 7.17%
  Spain 5.38%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  Czech Republic 4.04%
  Canada 3.59%
  Brazil 3.14%
  Hungary 2.69%
  Australia 2.24%
  IQ 2.24%
  Mexico 1.79%
  Russia 1.79%
  Austria 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.45%
Dell 21.57%
Acer 12.75%
American Megatrends 8.82%
Intel 6.86%
ASUS 4.90%
Lenovo 4.90%
Samsung 2.94%
Toshiba 2.94%
Sahara 1.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.88%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.92%
Acer AO751h 1.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 0.96%

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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