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Should I remove Idle # Crawler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Idle # Crawler

What is Idle # Crawler?

This program which could be classified as spyware will monitor the web pages and domains the user visits. It bundles a version of Chrome it uses to crawl web sites and pages in the background as instructed by a remote server. The software is typically distributed through bundled deals such as with sponsored Conduit offers. Copyright © web research foundation Publisher SADDLEBACK PROC LTD.

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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 main program executable is Idle # Crawler.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 68.54 MB (71,867,892 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Idle # Crawler.
Idle # Crawler.exe (7783ce1941ca6721e9fe4adbf612faf7) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 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 11.2014-20-11_5 Adware.IdleCrawler.A
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.IdleCrawler
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Clikug
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.IdleCrawler.A
McAfee 5600.6941 Artemis!7783CE1941CA
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.Ransom.ch
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.11104 TrojanClicker:Win32/Clikug.D
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.IdleCrawler.A
nProtect Adware.IdleCrawler.A
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_SPNR.3AJJ14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_SPNR.3AJJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 34316 Trojan.Win32.Clicker!BT
       View all 19 all detections
Idle # Crawler has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

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: 68.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Idle # Crawler

Program executable:Idle # Crawler.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\idle # crawler\Idle # Crawler.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Internet Resources Analyzing Foundation) - Idle # Crawler (Setup Application)
  • (Malware detected) Idle # Crawler.exe
  • msvcp110.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr110.dll (by Microsoft)

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.

How do I remove Idle # Crawler?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 17%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Windows 10 Pro 16.67%
Windows 10 Home 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  Australia 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Toshiba 33.33%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L50... 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L750D 16.67%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 16.67%
HP G71 Notebook PC 16.67%
Dell Inspiron N5010 16.67%
Acer Aspire M1201 16.67%


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