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Should I remove IdleCrawler?

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 #25,566
United States Rank #15,637
Reach 0.0067%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.85 days
379.12 days >
Average installed length: 199.20 days


VersionDistribution 9.85% 3.03% 1.52% 25.00% 2.27% 4.55% 1.52% 49.24% 3.03%


What is IdleCrawler?

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."

The software is typically distributed through bundled deals such as with sponsored Conduit offers.

Copyright © web research foundation

About  (from GigaClicks LP)

IdleCrawler is a real capacity to track exactly, what do the visitors do on your website, how do they behave and interact, what pages they click. This is an ideal analytical tool for those marketers who wants to track the website visitors behavior. Due to IdleCrawler you can turn your visitors into happy customers. Cli...  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 IdleCrawler.
IdleCrawler.exe (09a8623b9e478867a52d2c1e9a93c24e) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 981 Gen:Variant.Kazy.381269
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Trojan.CL.Clikug
Avira AntiVir TR/Click.Clikug.C.13
avast! 2014.9-140530 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2015.0.3459 Clicker
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Kazy.381269
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Kazy.381269
ESET-NOD32 8.9835 a variant of Win32/GigaClicks.AE
Fortinet FortiGate 5/30/2014 W32/Malware_fam.NB
F-Secure 11.2014-30-05_6 Gen:Variant.Kazy.381269
G Data 14.5.24 Gen:Variant.Kazy.381269
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Clicker
K7 AntiVirus 13.178.12171 Riskware
K7GW 13.178.12171 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
McAfee 5600.7115 Artemis!09A8623B9E47
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 Artemis!09A8623B9E47
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10600 TrojanClicker:Win32/Clikug.C
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Kazy.381269
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
Sophos 4.98 Mal/Generic-S
Trend Micro 10.465.30 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DEL14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DEL14
VIPRE Antivirus 29492 Trojan.Win32.Clicker!BT
       View all 23 all detections
IdleCrawler 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

Displayed publisher: Internet Deep Research Foundation
URL: IdleCrawler.com/help
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\IdleCrawler
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\IDLECR~1\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 140.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IdleCrawler

Program executable:IdleCrawler.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Internet Deep Research Foundation) - IdleCrawler (Setup Application)
  • IdleCrawler.exe
  • IdleProfile.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove IdleCrawler?

You can uninstall IdleCrawler 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 IdleCrawler, 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 IdleCrawler.
  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) 57%
Win Vista 1%
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 60.61%
Windows 10 35.61%
Windows Vista 3.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.45%
Windows 8.1 17.42%
Windows 8 11.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 5.30%
Windows 8 Pro 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.77%
  United Kingdom 13.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.54%
Dell 23.08%
Acer 10.58%
ASUS 7.69%
Toshiba 7.69%
Lenovo 4.81%
Samsung 3.85%
Sony 1.92%
Packard Bell 0.96%
Gateway 0.96%
Alienware 0.96%
Common models
Gateway NE56R 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.65%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.65%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b012 1.77%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 1.77%


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