Crawler is not a virus or malware. However, it can definitely be called a totally annoying program, which initiates havoc in people's browsing. According to its victims, this program can easily make you visit crawler.com and other unknown websites when you open your browser and start searching the web. Besides, it may also show you commercial advertisements and start collecting search terms or other information from your search queries. If you found Crawler.com instead of your start page and default search engine, it means that it has infiltrated your machine. In this case, you should check the system with updated anti-spyware and remove Crawler from the system. Otherwise, you should be prepared for unexpected redirects and similar issues.
Just like hundreds of other potentially unwanted programs, Crawler spreads in a bundle with freeware and shareware. If you want to avoid this virus, you have to pay more attention to the installation process of such applications and, typically, find the check mark that agrees to download Crawler, set creawler.com as a start page or default search engine. If it managed to infiltrate your operating system, you can expect that soon it will start browser hijacking and other activities. No matter that it can hardly infect your machine with malware, it may show you annoying banner ads, in-text advertisements and similar notifications. In order to avoid these problems, we recommend you to check your computer with updated anti-spyware and remove Crawler.
If you see that your browser redirects you to Crawler.com, there is a huge possibility that Crawler virus is inside your computer. In this case, you should scan the system with one of these anti-spywares: STOPzilla, SpyHunter, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. Once you finish a scan, follow manual removal steps and fix settings that were altered by this virus:Crawler properties:
You can remove Crawler automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Crawler and related programsWindows Mac OS X ↷ Step 2 Windows 7 / Vista / XP
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Crawler or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Crawler from Windows shortcuts↷ Step 3
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove Crawler from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari ↷ Step 4 Remove dangerous add-ons
Complete Crawler removal
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Crawler registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 08/13/14 08:03;
information updated: 08/13/14 08:03