General Crawler is the name of a browser plug-in which has caused a lot of trouble to computer users over a few past years. The major difficulty is the removal of the application, which requires knowledge and skills. The application belongs to the project presented at general-crawler.com, and, according to the information provided on the official website, the browser plug-in General Crawler helps the developers to grow some database. What kind of database is being created is not specified. More information about the data collection is provided at addons.mozilla.org, to which the user is redirected upon clicking the install button. The description of the application suggests that General Crawler is part of the General-Files.com project. Here is how the plug-in described:
The plug-in from the General Downloader software package with servers for supplement of the file database of the General-Files.com project by informing our crawlers that the given webpage contains links to file sharing websites.
It seems that General Crawler is also aimed at software developers, especially those who create browser plug-ins, because the General Crawler website invites visitors to cooperate. The visitor is offered a chance to distribute his/her product along with General Crawler, which is said to work silently without interrupting the users’ activities. In return, the partner may be advertised or provided with access to the General Crawler database, which can be used for various purposes.
The website promoting the service of General Crawler does not contain any additional information regarding the use of the browser plug-in. All that the visitor can do is contact the developers and install the application on Mozilla Firefox.
General Crawler is known to be bundled with Media Finder. The application works on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Unfortunately, the browser plug-in cannot be uninstalled as easily as other applications because it does not arrive at the computer with its uninstall component. It is not enough to disable the plug-in because it is enabled after you restart the browser.
A lot of computer users complain about this application because they do know how to eliminate it. You should remove the registry keys of the application and its files located in the AppData/Roaming directory. Moreover, you should make sure that no unwanted processes are present in the Windows Task Manager. We recommend that you eliminate this application using a spyware removal tool. Implement SpyHunter if you want to have the unwanted application removed and the system protected. There are thousands of computer infections that can severely affect the performance of your computer, and, if you do not have a reliable anti-spyware tool, install the recommended tool as soon as you can.