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Should I remove The Idle_Crawler Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 174.39 days
463.51 days >
Average installed length: 243.54 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

The Idle_Crawler Updater

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The Idle_Crawler Updater is a software program developed by GigaClicks LP. 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. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 49.61 MB (52,021,019 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in The Idle_Crawler Updater.
Idle-Crawler.exe (9ed2ad53b3e81e4b6ef871b02ad3c2f3) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Trojan.GenericKD.1732622
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Trojan.CL.Clikug
Avira AntiVir TR/Click.Clikug.C.337
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 2014.9-140807 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG 2015.0.3390 Clicker
Bitdefender Trojan.GenericKD.1732622
CAT-QuickHeal TrojanClicker.Clikug.r6
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.1732622
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 W32/Malware_fam.NB
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Trojan.GenericKD.1732622
G Data 14.8.24 Trojan.GenericKD.1732622
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Clikug
K7 AntiVirus 13.180.12672 Riskware
K7GW 13.180.12672 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
McAfee 5600.7046 RDN/Generic.dx!ddl
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 RDN/Generic.dx!ddl
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10701 TrojanClicker:Win32/Clikug.C
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.1732622
Norman 10.20140807 Suspicious_Gen4.GROLX
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98 Mal/Generic-L
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.07 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DFU14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DFU14
VIPRE Antivirus 31124 Trojan.Win32.Clicker!BT
       View all 26 all detections

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_C~1\uninstall.exe
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Antivirus.
Estimated size: 49.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Idle_Crawler Updater

Program executable:Idle-Crawler.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by web research foundation) - Idle_Crawler (Setup Application)
  • (Malware detected) Idle-Crawler.exe
  • msvcp110.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr110.dll (by Microsoft)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Idle-Crawler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Idle-Crawler Runner' (runs daily at 8:19 PM).
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?

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Or, 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: 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: 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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 10 38%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 10 37.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 28.57%
Acer 28.57%
Lenovo 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 20.00%
LENOVO 10132 20.00%
HP-Pavilion NY616AA-ABA p... 20.00%
Gateway NV55S 20.00%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 20.00%


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