What is IdleCrawler?

IdleCrawler is a program that is advertised as handy toolbox for marketers. It was developed by GigaClicks LP. It uses PC resources to crawl the web, and this activity is not malicious. However, over 20 reputable antiviruses detect main files of IdleCrawler as adware, trojan or potentially unwanted application. It does not create shortcuts or start menu items and can be removed regular way from Control Panel. If you have any issues when remove IdleCrawler read instructions below. I prepared complete uninstall guide for IdleCrawer.

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How IdleCrawler gets on your PC?

IdleCrawler is a specific software, however it uses tricky technique, called “bundling”, to get installed on computers of regular users. Because of this it is classified as unwanted app. Most users are not aware that IdleCrawler was installed. But they start seeing ads generated by IdleCrawler and search for solution. Although, antivirus software can detect core files of IdleCrawler, it cannot completely eliminate it.

How to remove IdleCrawler from your computer?

To uninstall IdleCrawler remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have IdleCrawler in their database. You can try to use them for removing IdleCrawler.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove IdleCrawler

Or uninstall IdleCrawler manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find IdleCrawler.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find IdleCrawler and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find IdleCrawler, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove IdleCrawler from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find IdleCrawler.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose IdleCrawler.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable IdleCrawler.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:

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Then remove following files:


And following folders


Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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