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Should I remove NetCrawl?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #8,204
United States Rank #9,957
Reach 0.0499%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.11 days
298.32 days >
Average installed length: 156.74 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.07.15.145423 0.10%
2014.07.15.120635 0.21%
2014.07.15.080635 0.52%
2014.07.15.064915 0.41%
2014.07.15.040630 0.73%
2014.07.15.025550 0.21%
2014.07.15.000632 0.31%
2014.07.14.231227 0.31%
2014.07.14.200626 0.62%
2014.07.14.191319 0.10%
2014.07.14.160626 0.73%
2014.07.14.120622 0.93%
2014.07.14.080621 0.73%
2014.07.14.040622 0.31%
2014.07.14.000618 1.04%
2014.07.13.231723 0.41%
2014.07.13.200616 0.41%
2014.07.13.192800 0.21%
2014.07.13.160617 0.52%
2014.07.13.154743 0.10%
2014.07.13.120612 0.83%
2014.07.13.114506 0.10%
2014.07.13.080610 0.31%
2014.07.13.075744 0.10%
2014.07.13.041828 0.21%
2014.07.13.040608 0.10%
2014.07.13.002212 0.73%
2014.07.12.203108 1.04%
2014.07.12.200606 0.10%
2014.07.12.163902 0.93%
2014.07.12.125013 1.14%
2014.07.12.120602 0.10%
2014.07.12.085949 0.62%
2014.07.12.080601 0.31%
2014.07.12.045850 0.31%
2014.07.12.021814 0.21%
2014.07.12.000557 0.31%
2014.07.11.200555 0.62%
2014.07.11.160555 0.93%
2014.07.11.130523 0.52%
2014.07.11.120551 0.21%
2014.07.11.091012 0.41%
2014.07.11.080547 0.31%
2014.07.11.040607 0.31%
2014.07.11.010240 0.52%
2014.07.10.200543 0.73%
2014.07.10.161444 1.24%
2014.07.10.121906 0.93%
2014.07.10.110010 0.41%
2014.07.10.080537 0.41%
2014.07.10.063821 0.21%
142 versions

NetCrawl

What is NetCrawl?

NetCrawl is an adware program from Yontoo that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising supported or affiliate revenue. In order to do so the program will display a number of different ad formats by injecting the ads directly in the user's browser based on either the activity of the user's past and present behavior or based on the context of the web page. Ads are displayed as banners, text-links, search related adverts or in many cases malvertising in order to get a user to download and install additional software, mostly bundled adware. This adware will also track and report back the user's surfing behavior including web pages and domains visited as well as the advertisements displayed and clicked.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

This ad-supported dock sits right below the search bar on your favorite websites, showcasing results for popular sites like Twitter, and eBay, right inside your browser.
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in NetCrawl.
NetCrawlBrowserFilter.exe (37ea9a55106b756b96ee66cd704019e8) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3390 NetCrawl
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0218 Trojan.BPlug.48
ESET-NOD32 8.10031 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.B
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.08 PUP.Optional.Sambreel.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!37EA9A55106B
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!37EA9A55106B
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0625
VIPRE Antivirus 30874 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
NetCrawlBHO.dll (581b3bbdabb8c458478fb75b084f955a) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.08.00 Adware/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-FL [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4321 BrowseFox.F
AVware 1.5.0.21 Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.8608
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.5.0 Win.Adware.Browsefox-374
Comodo Security 21681 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX (B)
ESET-NOD32 11436 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.aakf
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15510 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
K7GW 9.202.15511 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.NetCrawl.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FRR
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FRR
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.10.952 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dfogbn
nProtect 2015-04-07.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LA
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Yontoo.C
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.10
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0EB915
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0EB915
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 39140 Adware.BrowseFox
Zillya 2.0.0.2129 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.64121
updateNetCrawl.exe (b715a84a035d50a2fa5d3a440e8e8aa4) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.13.00 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[Downloader:not-a-virus]/MSIL.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-FL [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4328 Generic.A10
AVware 1.5.0.21 Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.8608
Comodo Security 21737 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX (B)
ESET-NOD32 11461 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.8.9.0 PUA.MSIL.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15567 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
K7GW 9.202.15567 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.10.952 Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-04-10.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JN
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Yontoo.C
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0OA515
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0OA515
VIPRE Antivirus 39270 Adware.BrowseFox
Zillya 2.0.0.2135 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.67949
FCA3AE83-00CA-40FB-AF33-EC017E687BCB.dll (c8acc1780d4a6a3f245818203436b3d2) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.27.00 Adware/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.164.42 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3986 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.4.0 Win.Adware.Agent-7706
Comodo Security 18991 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.9.4080 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ (B)
ESET-NOD32 10159 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.181.12846 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.181.12846 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.NetCrawl.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!C8ACC1780D4A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!C8ACC1780D4A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.60990 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect 2014-07-27.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Trojan.Generic
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Adpopup
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0624
VIPRE Antivirus 31650 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 114 all detections
NetCrawl 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: NetCrawl
URL: netcrawl.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NetCrawl
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NetCrawl\NetCrawluninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NetCrawl

Program executable:NetCrawlBrowserFilter.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\NetCrawl\NetCrawlBrowserFilter.exe
MD5:37ea9a55106b756b96ee66cd704019e8
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FCA3AE83-00CA-40FB-AF33-EC017E687BCB.dll - NetCrawl
  • (Malware detected) NetCrawlBHO.dll
  • NetCrawl.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • NetCrawlUn.exe
  • NetCrawlUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateNetCrawl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • NetCrawlBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'NetCrawl 1.0.0.7' with the class of {769a91da-209f-47fe-88b9-b0321b0982c8}.
3 Services
  • updateNetCrawl.exe runs as a service named 'Update NetCrawl' (Update NetCrawl).
  • updateNetCrawl(18).exe runs as a service named 'Update NetCrawl' (Update NetCrawl).
  • updateNetCrawl(117).exe runs as a service named 'Update NetCrawl' (Update NetCrawl).

How do I remove NetCrawl?

Quickly and completely remove NetCrawl from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove NetCrawl from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall NetCrawl 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 NetCrawl, 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 NetCrawl.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by NetCrawl you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.68%
Windows 10 30.29%
Windows XP 7.37%
Windows Vista 4.56%
Windows 8.1 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.48%
Windows 8.1 12.88%
Windows 7 Professional 9.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.02%
Windows 8 4.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.27%
  Brazil 7.13%
  France 6.86%
  United Kingdom 3.38%
  MA 3.20%
  Germany 3.02%
  Italy 3.02%
  India 2.83%
  DZ 2.65%
  Canada 1.92%
  Poland 1.92%
  Egypt 1.55%
  Australia 1.28%
  Mexico 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.92%
Dell 17.17%
Acer 17.02%
ASUS 10.54%
Toshiba 7.23%
Samsung 6.02%
Lenovo 5.87%
GIGABYTE 3.46%
Intel 1.05%
Sahara 1.05%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Medion 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.19%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.81%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.12%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.41%
Dell Inspiron 5537 2.06%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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