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.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
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.
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Crawler:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Crawler are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Crawler right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-13 08:03
Information updated: 2014-08-13 08:03