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Should I remove Idle-Crawler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,192
United States Rank #16,405
Reach 0.0052%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.49 days
515.96 days >
Average installed length: 271.10 days


VersionDistribution 27.00% 9.00% 64.00%


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What is Idle-Crawler?

"Idlecrawler is a software which is collecting data from the open sources in internet in 3 different fields such as: - google search engine result pages - advertising settings - twitter stream posts The data has been sending from pc of user to Gigaclicks work servers and after it's delivering to client in report form. The user find video downloading and converting possibilities in IdleCrawler. All the information about data research is open and Idle is collecting information from the open sources."

About  (from GigaClicks LP)

IdleCrawler will do it for you! You will be able to download videos and mp3 easily on your computer just in one click. Downloading media was never that easy. Type the name of your favorite video or music in the location bar and just get it. You can search by name or download it using web address. IdleCrawler video and ...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named Idle-Crawler.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 140.76 MB (147,601,576 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • 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 Idle-Crawler.
Idle-Crawler.exe (5490f131035a76fcd4eead1b4f3bf40c) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 960 Gen:Variant.Kazy.394248
Avira AntiVir TR/Kazy.394248.1
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Kazy.394248
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Kazy.394248
F-Secure 11.2014-20-06_6 Gen:Variant.Kazy.394248
G Data 14.6.24 Gen:Variant.Kazy.394248
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.SuspectCrc
McAfee 5600.7094 Artemis!5490F131035A
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7094 Artemis!5490F131035A
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Kazy.394248
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.b81
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0615

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: web research foundation
URL: IdleCrawler.com/help
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Idle-Crawler
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\IDLE-C~1\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 140.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Idle-Crawler

Program executable:Idle-Crawler.exe (Malware detected)
  • uninstall.exe (by web research foundation) - Idle-Crawler (Setup Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Idle-Crawler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Idle-Crawler Runner' (runs daily at 12:09 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Idle-Crawler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Idle-Crawler Runner.

How do I remove Idle-Crawler?

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Or, you can uninstall Idle-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 Idle-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 Idle-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) 66%
Win 7 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Windows Vista 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.00%
Windows 8.1 13.00%
Windows 8 9.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.96%
  United Kingdom 9.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.70%
Dell 18.60%
Toshiba 11.63%
Acer 10.47%
Lenovo 6.98%
ASUS 4.65%
Samsung 3.49%
Sony 2.33%
Intel 1.16%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 560 4.12%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.09%
Dell Latitude D830 2.06%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 2.06%
HP Pavilion m6 Notebook P... 2.06%


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