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What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,423
United States Rank #27,138
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.61 days
637.60 days >
Average installed length: 335.01 days


VersionDistribution 47.06% 35.29% 17.65%

The Idle~Crawler Updater

What is The Idle~Crawler Updater?  (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


The Idle~Crawler 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 Idle~Crawler.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 2.75 MB (2,885,694 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 97% of users of The Idle~Crawler Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in The Idle~Crawler Updater.
Idle~Crawler.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
The Idle~Crawler Updater 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: web research foundation
URL: IdleCrawler.com/help
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\idle~crawler
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\idle~crawler\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Idle~Crawler Updater

Program executable:Idle~Crawler.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by web research foundation) - Idle~Crawler (Setup Application)
  • Idle~Crawler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove The Idle~Crawler Updater?

You can uninstall The Idle~Crawler 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 Idle~Crawler 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 Idle~Crawler 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) 51%
Win 7 3%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.29%
Windows 10 40.00%
Windows Vista 5.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.18%
Windows 8.1 20.59%
Windows 8 8.82%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Connected 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.55%
  United Kingdom 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.30%
ASUS 18.18%
Dell 18.18%
Toshiba 12.12%
Sony 6.06%
Lenovo 3.03%
Samsung 3.03%
Gateway 3.03%
Intel 3.03%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55A 6.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite P745 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite L75D-A 3.03%
Sony VPCJ11M1E 3.03%
Gigabyte Z97-HD3 3.03%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 3.03%


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