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Should I remove Idle-#-Crawler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,309
United States Rank #40,845
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.96 days
441.21 days >
Average installed length: 231.82 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


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What is Idle-#-Crawler?

According to the company, this software runs in the background of the user's PC and collects browsing habits and advertising data. "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." According to the Privacy Policy the following data is collected: "Software stores some of your information locally on your system. For example, the Software may store basic browsing history such as URL’s of pages is visited by Software, 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 Software session ends. Also, Software will put unique identifier to your computer in order to track further Software sessions. When Software runs on your computer, Company may automatically receive non- personally identifiable information, such as your system’s IP address, when you contact our servers. Software itself does not set any cookies. However, Software may set specific registry keys for Software installation and Software usage analysis. These registry keys are not used by Software to track your activity across sites you visiting."


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. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 125.26 MB (131,348,484 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Idle-#-Crawler.
Idle-#-Crawler.exe (08895c7a6f01e0592c06cc90ca2e638a) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Adware.IdleCrawler.A
Avira Adware/IdleCrawler.A
AVware Trojan.Win32.Clicker!BT
Bitdefender Adware.IdleCrawler.A
CAT-QuickHeal TrojanClicker.Clikug.r6
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.IdleCrawler
F-Secure 11.2014-21-11_6 Adware.IdleCrawler.A
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.IdleCrawler
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Clikug
Malwarebytes v2014.11.21.02 PUP.Optional.IdleCrawler.A
McAfee 5600.6940 Artemis!08895C7A6F01
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 BehavesLike.Win32.Ransom.ch
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.11104 TrojanClicker:Win32/Clikug.D
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.IdleCrawler.A
nProtect Adware.IdleCrawler.A
Sophos 4.98 Mal/Generic-S
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 PUA.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.21 TROJ_SPNR.3AJC14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 TROJ_SPNR.3AJC14
VIPRE Antivirus 34672 Trojan.Win32.Clicker!BT
       View all 20 all detections
Idle-#-Crawler has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Idle-#-Crawler.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Internet Resources Analyzing Foundation
URL: IdleCrawler.com/help
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\idle-#-crawler
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Idle-#-Crawler\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 125.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Idle-#-Crawler

Program executable:Idle-#-Crawler.exe (Malware detected)
  • uninstall.exe (by Internet Resources Analyzing Foundation) - Idle-#-Crawler (Setup Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Idle-#-Crawler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Idle-#-Crawler Update' (runs when idle).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Idle-#-Crawler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Idle-#-Crawler Runner.

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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) 45%
Win Vista (SP2) 10%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.16%
Windows 10 45.16%
Windows Vista 9.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.03%
Windows 8.1 22.58%
Windows 8 12.90%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.50%
  Canada 15.00%
  United Kingdom 15.00%
  Australia 7.50%
  Belgium 2.50%
  Iran 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.81%
Dell 19.35%
ASUS 16.13%
Hewlett-Packard 12.90%
Acer 6.45%
Sony 6.45%
Gateway 3.23%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Samsung 3.23%
Lenovo 3.23%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L50... 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L950 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300D 3.33%


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