If there were an award for the least beneficial application, MiniBrowser Crawler would definitely be a hopeful candidate. Not only does this application have no official website, but it also does not even have a user interface. Since it sneaks onto your computer “under the radar” and in the company of malware infections, we dare to infer that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) has no good intentions whatsoever. Leaving this PUP on your computer might be a mistake, as it may start to operate unreliably. We believe that you should remove MiniBrowser Crawler if you intend to protect your operating system. We also have to mention that if you had proper antimalware protection installed, you would not have to hunt down infections now, because they would get filtered out before they could “set foot” on your hard drive, or, if they already have, they would be eliminated.
You might still wonder how this sneaky PUP ended up on your computer, if you do not remember downloading it. Since it does not have a website to be spread through, there is still a very frequently used way to deliver MiniBrowser Crawler to unsuspecting computer users’ computers. It is called software bundling. Unfortunately, the age of safe bundles is over since schemers saw a great opportunity in packing malware infections and useless applications together and promoting them through questionable file-sharing and torrent sites. Obviously, these sites get millions of global visitors daily. What could generate more downloads for malware programs and PUPs, right?
So, if you have visited such sites lately and downloaded a software package or even simply clicked on a third-party ad there, there is a good chance that you installed such an infected bundle. In that case, it is important to remove MiniBrowser Crawler and all other related infections as well.
MiniBrowser Crawler is a very suspicious program. We have discovered that when it installs on your system, it can make sure that it autostarts with Windows. This means that every time you restart your machine, this program will start up in the background. But what does it do if it does not even have an interface? We have noticed that this PUP collects data from your browsers’ history. This information is usually used by adware programs and browser hijackers to send targeted advertisements or links to your computer screen. But getting hold of personally identifiable data is definitely worth more since, in the wrong hands, that could be used for committing crime. We advise you to delete MiniBrowser Crawler if you do not want this useless application to snoop on you.
The best thing about this PUP is that you can clean it from your computer easily even if you are not an experienced user. The only beneficial thing about this application is definitely its own uninstaller; and it works, too. So identify the program in Control Panel and let it go. That is all there is to it. If you do not know how to do that, please use our guide below. It should not take more than a minute. However, if you want to make sure that your system is all healthy now, we suggest that you run a malware scanner. You can find a reliable one online. If it finds any threat, you had better act before more issues emerge.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Windows Vista and Windows 7