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Should I remove The Hyper - Browser Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,191
United States Rank #28,746
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.31 days
628.50 days >
Average installed length: 330.23 days


VersionDistribution 53.85% 41.03% 5.13%

The Hyper - Browser Updater

What is The Hyper - Browser Updater?

This program which could be classified as spyware will monitor the web pages and domains the user visits.


The Hyper - Browser Updater is a software program developed by GigaClicks LP. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named Hyper - Browser.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 3.16 MB (3,317,448 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 80% of users of The Hyper - Browser Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in The Hyper - Browser Updater.
Hyper - Browser.exe (9fa239cecc5b750c53a93f20d56c778f) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Gen:Variant.Kazy.400976
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Kazy.400976
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Kazy.400976
F-Secure 11.2014-06-08_4 Gen:Variant.Kazy.400976
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Kazy.400976
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Clikug
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!9FA239CECC5B
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 BehavesLike.Win32.Virut.ch
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Kazy.400976
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.560
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0714

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: web research foundation
URL: IdleCrawler.com/help
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\hyper - browser
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Hyper - Browser\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Hyper - Browser Updater

Program executable:Hyper - Browser.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\hyper - browser\Hyper - Browser.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by web research foundation) - Hyper - Browser (Setup Application)
  • Hyper - Browser.exe
  • msvcp120.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr120.dll (by Microsoft)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Hyper - Browser.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Idle~Crawler Update' (runs when idle).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Hyper - Browser.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Idle~Crawler Runner.

How do I remove The Hyper - Browser Updater?

You can uninstall The Hyper - Browser Updater 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 The Hyper - Browser Updater, 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 The Hyper - Browser Updater.
  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) 64%
Win 7 8%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.79%
Windows 10 28.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.46%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%
Windows 8.1 7.69%
Windows 8 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.33%
  United Kingdom 16.39%
  Iran 3.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
ASUS 18.18%
Dell 15.15%
Acer 9.09%
Lenovo 9.09%
Sony 6.06%
Toshiba 3.03%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 6.45%
HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook ... 3.23%
Sony VPCEG1BFX 3.23%
Sony VGN-NR38E_S 3.23%
HP-Pavilion FQ425AAR-ABA ... 3.23%
Gigabyte H61M-D2P-B3 3.23%


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