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Should I remove Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,851
United States Rank #34,130
Reach 0.0071%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.57 days
488.82 days >
Average installed length: 256.84 days

Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar

What is Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar?  (from Crawler)

Web Security Guard alerts helps you to prevent entering potentially dangerous Web sites that may cause adware, viruses, spyware, or spam. Free for home and office, it uses growing database of Web site ratings. Crawler Toolbar comes with Web Security Guard keeping it up to date and providing combined search results from...  Read more


Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar is a program developed by Crawler. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is CToolbar.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 35.56 MB (37,288,320 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 23% of users of Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.crawler.com
Help link: www.crawler.com/faqs.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Crawler\Toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Crawler\Toolbar\CToolbar.exe uninst
Estimated size: 35.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar

Program executable:CToolbar.exe
Name:Crawler Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Crawler\Toolbar\CToolbar.exe
Additional files:
  • ctbcomm.dll - Crawler Toolbar (Crawler Toolbar Common Extension)
  • ctbr.dll - Crawler Toolbar Browser Object
  • CTipsDef.dll - Crawler Tips for CT5
  • CToolbar.exe
  • WebSecurityGuard.dll - Crawler Web Security Guard

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ctbr.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX' with a class of {6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • ctbr.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ctbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&Crawler Toolbar' with the class of {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • ctbr.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named '&Crawler Toolbar Helper' with a class of {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • ctbr.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&Crawler Toolbar' with a class of {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}.

How do I remove Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar?

You can uninstall Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar 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 Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar, 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 Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar.
  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 Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.43%
Windows Vista 13.57%
Windows 10 12.14%
Windows XP 7.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.71%
Windows 7 Professional 8.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.86%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.97%
  Germany 18.24%
  Brazil 10.14%
  Italy 9.46%
  Hungary 4.73%
  France 4.05%
  Czech Republic 4.05%
  United Kingdom 4.05%
  South Africa 2.03%
  Spain 2.03%
  Russia 1.35%
  Argentina 1.35%
  Japan 1.35%
  Turkey 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.27%
Hewlett-Packard 24.18%
ASUS 8.79%
Samsung 8.79%
Dell 6.59%
Medion 6.59%
Toshiba 5.49%
Lenovo 3.30%
NEC 2.20%
Sahara 2.20%
Compaq 2.20%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
HP G72 Notebook PC 1.96%
PositivoMI945AA 1.96%
Acer Aspire 5250 1.96%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 0.98%

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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