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What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,642
United States Rank #12,123
Reach 0.0125%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.47 days
368.01 days >
Average installed length: 193.36 days


VersionDistribution 3.25% 0.41% 1.22% 11.38% 0.41% 0.81% 16.26% 1.22% 0.41% 6.10% 5.69% 2.03% 50.81%

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GigaClicks Crawler

What is GigaClicks Crawler?

This spyware/adware program monitors a user's web browsing activity and captures click-stream data in order to aggregate and track a user's behavior including search and browse. This is done through it's "WebStroller" application.

"When WebStroller runs on your computer, GigaClicks inc may automatically receive non- personally identifiable information, such as your system’s IP address, when you contact our servers. WebStroller itself does not set any cookies. WebStroller stores some of your information locally on your system. For example, the WebStroller may store basic browsing history such as URL’s of pages is visited by WebStroller, text and images from those pages, IP addresses linked from the pages, index of most pages you visit, cookies deposited on your system by and a record of downloads you have made. All stored data will be automatically deleted after WebStroller session ends. Also, WebStroller will put unique identifier to your computer in order to track further WebStroller sessions."

About  (from GigaClicks inc)

Clickstream Analysis is a fairly new tool used by marketers to track the behaviour of visitors to a site by following the sequences in which they click to different pages.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in GigaClicks Crawler.
Controller.exe (0f71a7c02d6ac02525e3ffa34880231d) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Trojan.Generic.11224359
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
ALYac Trojan.Generic.11224359
avast! 2014.9-150817 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Clicker
Avira TR/Click.Clikug.A.8
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.GigaClicks.AC
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.11224359
CAT-QuickHeal TrojanClicker.Clikug.r5
Comodo Security 21309 UnclassifiedMalware
Cyren W32/Trojan.VEKO-6486
Dr.Web DLOADER.Trojan
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11224359
ESET-NOD32 9.11276 a variant of Win32/GigaClicks.AC potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Riskware/GigaClicks
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Trojan.Generic.11224359
G Data 15.8.25 Trojan.Generic.11224359
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Clicker.BFOI
Kaspersky Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Agent
McAfee 5600.6671 RDN/Generic.dx!djj
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.gh
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.1.11400.0 TrojanClicker:Win32/Clikug.A
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11224359
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Click.ddyfnq
nProtect Trojan.Generic.11224359
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.d83
Sophos 4.98 GigaClick
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Click.Iir
Trend Micro 10.465.17 TROJ_GEN.R02LC0DAM15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 TROJ_GEN.R02LC0DAM15
VIPRE Antivirus 38158 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 34 all detections
GigaClicks Crawler 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: gigaclicks.net/help
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\gcc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\GCC\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 140.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GigaClicks Crawler

Program executable:Controller.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - GigaClicks Crawler (Setup Application)
  • (Malware detected) Controller.exe
  • GccProfiler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Controller.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UP_Scheduler' (runs when idle).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Controller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GC_Scheduler.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0016664833%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00139891%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00026757%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,996,971
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:918 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove GigaClicks Crawler?

You can uninstall GigaClicks Crawler 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 GigaClicks Crawler, 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 GigaClicks Crawler.
  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.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.35%
Windows 10 30.49%
Windows Vista 10.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.37%
Windows 8.1 13.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.57%
Windows 8 10.16%
Windows 7 Professional 9.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.40%
  United Kingdom 6.78%
  Israel 1.18%
  MA 1.18%
  Indonesia 1.18%
  India 1.18%
  Australia 0.88%
  Latvia 0.59%
  Mexico 0.59%
  Belgium 0.59%
  DZ 0.59%
  Italy 0.59%
  Ecuador 0.59%
  Iran 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.20%
Dell 17.42%
Toshiba 12.36%
Acer 10.67%
ASUS 8.99%
Samsung 4.49%
Lenovo 2.25%
Alienware 1.12%
MSI 1.12%
Sony 1.12%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.35%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.38%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.38%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.59%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.59%


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