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Should I remove GigaClicks Crawler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,945
United States Rank #17,485
Reach 0.0057%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.17 days
152.65 days >
Average installed length: 80.20 days

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GigaClicks Crawler

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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)

Knowing where, how and which ads your competitors are buying is key to marketing success. We provide multi-dimensional analysis of ad placement information. 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 differen...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the 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 (5cb3a94990f6c9a139eb83c59df4f9af) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Bkav FE W32.Clod7ec.Trojan
Dr.Web DLOADER.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8.9175 a variant of Win32/GigaClicks.AC
G Data 14.1.22 Win32.Trojan.Agent.OFM37G
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Virus.Win32.Dropper
Malwarebytes v2014.01.11.03 Trojan.Clicker
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!5CB3A94990F6
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!5CB3A94990F6
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
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\gcc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\GCC\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 784.27 KB

Program filesFiles installed by GigaClicks Crawler

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Controller.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GC_Scheduler' (runs daily at 3:18:52 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Controller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GC_Scheduler.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003779308%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002250%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00035543%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,306,812
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:636 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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Or, 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: 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: 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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 2%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.55%
Windows 10 30.00%
Windows Vista 3.64%
Windows XP 1.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.73%
Windows 8 11.82%
Windows 7 Professional 8.18%
Windows 8.1 6.36%
Windows 8 Pro 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.65%
  Iran 1.89%
  Argentina 1.26%
  Colombia 1.26%
  Spain 1.26%
  Poland 1.26%
  Saudi Arabia 1.26%
  Belgium 0.63%
  BG 0.63%
  Brazil 0.63%
  Canada 0.63%
  Germany 0.63%
  Finland 0.63%
  Indonesia 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Dell 22.11%
Acer 21.05%
Lenovo 9.47%
ASUS 9.47%
Toshiba 5.26%
Gateway 1.05%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.96%
HP Pavilion g6 NoteBook P... 3.96%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.98%
Gateway DX4870 1.98%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 1.98%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 ... 1.98%

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
Mr. Concernedover a year ago
I tried to uninstall gigaclicks crawler, but it tells me I don't have sufficient access to remove it, and to contact my system administrator. What should I do?
expert comment
SteveG (Expert)over a year ago
Controller.exe is a scheduled task named "UP_Scheduler", runs at startup and on system idle.
user comment
Connoisseurover a year ago
I've attempted this numerous times and it claims to have been removed, then asks if I would like it removed from the list. I'm afraid to do this, in case it is still hiding in my computer somewhere. Anyone else have experience with removing this "program?"