CrushClans falls into the category of ambiguous software. On one hand, it is not something one would like to have on their computer. On the other hand, it is not a direct security threat either. Therefore, at this point, it is necessary to judge this situation based on this point of view: Did you want this program? Did you install it willingly? If not, then it goes without saying that you should remove CrushClans immediately. If there is one program installed without your permission, the chances are that you have several others, too. Hence, protect your computer from potential exploitation by removing them all.
Another reason it is hard to consider CrushClans a dangerous threat is that this adware application has an official website at crushclans.com. It is a flash gaming website, and it works just fine. Also, the extension has an entry in the Chrome Web Store, and you can add it to your browser from the Store no questions asked. So since the program is out in the open, it is hard to say it is malicious, dangerous, and so on. Nevertheless, we should consider the fact that users who have this extension added to their browsers often claim that they do not know how these apps arrived at their computers.
Here it is important to note that adware and freeware applications often have more than just one distribution source. What’s more, the official source may not be the most important distribution measure. After all, what are the chances that users would come across crushclans.com willingly? In fact, it is far more likely to install CrushClans accidentally when it comes bundled with freeware. By freeware, we mean the free-of-charge applications you can find on multiple third-party sources. There are a lot of file-sharing websites out there, and they often host freeware installers that carry more than just one application.
So you were probably looking for some other applications when you downloaded the installer that added CrushClans to your Chrome browser. Consequently, you could have installed more unwanted applications, too, especially if you did not read all the steps in the installation wizard. This is yet another reason computer security experts insist that users read all the steps in a software setup. You might be able to avoid installing unwanted applications if you were more attentive.
This is where potential security issues might come up. If cyber criminals exploit CrushClans to promote their corrupted content, some of the malicious links might be delivered to you in the shape of commercial ads. To avoid that, it is necessary that you remove CrushClans at once. And while you are at it, make sure to locate and terminate other unwanted applications, too.