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What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,860
United States Rank #10,848
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.71 days
80.05 days >
Average installed length: 42.06 days


VersionDistribution 51.01% 9.09% 19.70% 4.55% 14.65% 1.01%

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Spyware Clear

What is Spyware Clear?

Trial version that will only find various 'threats' but not remove them without a paid subscription.

About  (from Crawler)

Free spyware detection software. Our Premium version also includes real-time protection that effectively removes and prevents spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, home page hijackers and other malware threats that may harm your computer, plus integrated antivirus, priority updates, additional security tools, integrate...  Read more


Spyware Clear is a software program developed by Crawler. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named spywareclear.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 31.35 MB (32,868,281 bytes). The installed file SpywareClearUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 96% of users of Spyware Clear come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Finland.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Spyware Clear.
SpywareClearShield.exe (b1aec0cf91db66e41839ea60e542bb50) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2016.0.3140 Generic
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
McAfee 5600.6796 Artemis!B1AEC0CF91DB
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6796 Artemis
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1118
SCShell.dll (124548a8f13e6bda5697fd09ffa1cd49) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Crawler.BB
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.45
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1113
SpywareClearUpdate.exe (3ac38af1e76580a93ef8148046eb5ff3) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.6E5A
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.331
SC_svc64.exe (8491a7235411ce6cda0e79ae0db47cbf) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W64.HfsAdware.6E5A
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.331
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0504
SpywareClear.exe (f2cc63af615b17e9950b8377d64ac903) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1119
       View all 16 all detections
Spyware Clear 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

URL: www.SpywareClear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Spyware Clear\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Spyware Clear\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 31.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spyware Clear

Program executable:spywareclear.exe
Name:Spyware Clear
Path:C:\Program Files\spyware clear\spywareclear.exe
Additional files:
  • SC_svc64.exe - Spyware Clear (Spyware Clear Realtime Shield Service)
  • SCShell.dll - Spyware Clear Shell Menu Extension
  • SCShell64.dll
  • (Malware detected) SpywareClearShield.exe - Spyware Clear Realtime Shield
  • (Malware detected) SpywareClearUpdate.exe - Spyware Clear Update Support

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • SCShell64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SCShellMenu' with a class of {E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}.
  • SCShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SCShellMenu' with a class of {E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}.
  • SC_svc64.exe runs as a service named 'Spyware Clear Realtime Shield Service' (SC_Svc) "Spyware Clear Realtime Shield Service".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SpywareClearUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpywareClearUpdater' which loads as C:\Program Files\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearUpdate.exe.
  • SpywareClearShield.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpywareClearShield' which loads as C:\Program Files\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearShield.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SpywareClearUpdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearUpdate.exe'.
  • SpywareClear.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spyware Clear\SpywareClear.exe'.

How do I remove Spyware Clear?

You can uninstall Spyware Clear 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 Spyware Clear, 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 Spyware Clear.
  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 10 54%
Win 8.1 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.05%
Windows 7 39.90%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Windows XP 2.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 40.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.44%
Windows 8 9.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.08%
Windows 8.1 Connected 5.08%
Windows 7 Professional 4.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.06%
  United Kingdom 1.52%
  Finland 0.61%
  Singapore 0.30%
  France 0.30%
  New Zealand 0.30%
  Israel 0.30%
  Canada 0.30%
  JE 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.37%
Dell 22.67%
Acer 12.79%
Toshiba 12.21%
Lenovo 6.98%
ASUS 6.40%
Alienware 0.58%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 6.82%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 2.27%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.52%
Dell Inspiron 660 1.52%

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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