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Should I remove Malware Striker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
48% remove it52% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Malware Striker

What is Malware Striker?

Bundles the Crawler Toolbar as well as other potentially unwanted web browser extensions or products including Best Web Vault, System Protect, Safety Optimizer and more.

About  (from Crawler)

Spyware can infect a computer without anyone knowing. It can monitor web surfing habits, change computer configurations or worse – steal personal information, like passwords and banking information. Unprotected computers can place personal privacy and identity at risk. Use effective antispyware for comprehensive detect...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is malwarestriker.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 20.32 MB (21,304,645 bytes). MalwareStrikerUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
Malware Striker 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: Crawler.com
URL: www.MalwareStriker.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Malware Striker\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Malware Striker\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 20.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Malware Striker

Program executable:malwarestriker.exe
Name:Malware Striker
Path:C:\Program Files\malware striker\malwarestriker.exe
Additional files:
  • MalwareStrikerShield.exe - Malware Striker (Malware Striker Realtime Shield)
  • MalwareStrikerUpdate.exe - Malware Striker Update Support
  • MWS_Svc.exe - Malware Striker Realtime Shield Service
  • MWS_Svc64.exe
  • MWSShell.dll - Malware Striker Shell Menu Extension
  • MWSShell64.dll
  • TorrentDll.dll - Malware Striker Torrent Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • MWSShell64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'MWSShellMenu' with a class of {78443BEE-346E-4E05-A948-9B64644382BA}.
  • MWSShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'MWSShellMenu' with a class of {78443BEE-346E-4E05-A948-9B64644382BA}.
2 Services
  • MWS_Svc64.exe runs as a service named 'Malware Striker Realtime Shield Service' (MWS_Svc) "Malware Striker Realtime Shield Service".
  • MWS_Svc.exe runs as a service named 'Malware Striker Realtime Shield Service' (MWS_Svc) "Malware Striker Realtime Shield Service".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • MalwareStrikerUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MalwareStrikerUpdater' which loads as C:\Program Files\Malware Striker\MalwareStrikerUpdate.exe.
  • MalwareStrikerShield.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MalwareStrikerShield' which loads as C:\Program Files\Malware Striker\MalwareStrikerShield.exe.

How do I remove Malware Striker?

You can uninstall Malware Striker 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 Malware Striker, 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 Malware Striker.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 10 Home 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.12%
  Canada 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p7-1240 16.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 16.67%
Dell Vostro 260 16.67%
Dell Vostro 220s Series 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 560 16.67%
Compaq-Presario AU884AA-A... 16.67%

About Crawler

Run by Xacti Group Companies Crawler provides toolbar type programs for various Web browsers.
Publisher URL: www.crawler.com


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