IdleCrawler is a bot that was crafted to collect internet data. If you came across this application within your system, you should know that it does not benefit you in any way. This dubious application targets the users of Google Chrome in particular. Our research team found out that this intrusive application is a variation of GigaClick and WebStroller crawlers and works in a very similar way. We advise you to remove IdleCrawler right away as it uses your computer recourses to do their work. If you want to learn how to delete IdleCrawler from your operating system, please read on.
IdleCrawler is usually bundled with various installers provided by third-party download websites. Furthermore, this malignant application often comes bundled with other infections; we have noticed that in quite a few cases, IdleCrawler comes along with V9 Redirect Virus, Pc Optimizer Pro, Jollywallet, etc. If you do not want to end up installing various unwanted applications onto your operating system, you must always select advanced installation. Usually it allows users to see what is installed onto their PC and what they are agreeing with. Thus, you may be able to uncheck and so disable any additional unwanted applications from being installed.
As mentioned earlier IdleCrawler is a variation of other bots thus it is no surprise that this application is published by GigaClicks LP. IdleCrawler is marketed as an instrument for SEO and marketing professionals to enhance their knowledge about the competitors. It might seem useful for someone, but we assume that you did not install this application consciously; therefore, it holds no value whatsoever. Once IdleCrawler gains access to your operating system it creates 4-6 additional processes for Google Chrome. These additional processes will gather information via your PC and later will send that information back to their servers. These processes will use your computer’s RAM thus slowing your system down in general. Furthermore, constant connection to IdleCrawler server will slow down your network connection. Using your PC will become annoying and frustrating unless your remove IdleCrawler.
What is more, once IdleCrawler publishers receive the information from your computer they may start displaying adverts targeted at you. It often indicates that your system is running this bot.
If you do not want to be exploited in this intrusive manner, you must remove IdleCrawler right away. Note that even though manual removal provided below is useful, our team firmly advises installing a professional antimalware tool in order to delete IdleCrawler entirely. Remember that there is always a possibility that a suspicious process is still running on your system and that one process could restore the whole infection. Do not hesitate and invest in a trustworthy virtual security application now. It will protect your system from other infections and will provide real-time security.
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