By ZulaZuza in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 361
First Seen: May 2, 2014
Last Seen: May 4, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

CrankWeb is adware that may be installed into the PC through bundled free software that computer users can download from unsafe download websites. CrankWeb may display annoying pop-up advertisements and messages connected with the PC user's surfing habits, which may encompass offers, sales, deals and discount coupons, on the desktop of the computer system. The pop-up advertisements of CrankWeb may urge the computer user to click on them in order to benefit from ad clicks. If the computer user clicks on any pop-up advertisements, CrankWeb may forcibly reroute him to various unidentified websites. CrankWeb may promote numerous unreliable websites, services and products. CrankWeb may also collect information about the PC user's search terms, surfing activity and visited websites. This data may later be used for the purpose of targeted advertising. CrankWeb may set the computer system in danger of being affected by malware and cause numerous unpleasant actions on the computer system.

SpyHunter Detects & Remove CrankWeb

File System Details

CrankWeb may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. updateCrankWeb.exe 1d77ddd69a5f6906e301fff086e56547 44
2. updateCrankWeb.exe e4e0519ad0dd7cc57d2d375c2f577492 32
3. CrankWeb.BrowserAdapter.exe c964e58430b79310e50735b9715cdfee 27
4. updateCrankWeb.exe c0938d3cf0a683d1e77af168f4eb93e7 20
5. XTLSApp.exe 179e702b2050c6e1a8c16e472fedf049 20
6. FilterApp_C64.exe 566803c26ffc903eba01c003ca3567a4 17
7. utilCrankWeb.exe db822e451e411307dfe114ad37c6a90b 16
8. XTLSApp.exe db3f9c3159db0216f6a3b10985178ace 16
9. XTLSApp.exe 4db65496300e1770e7fde1e3f7e5bf6d 16
10. CrankWeb.BrowserAdapter.exe bb846e7a170f5ade6432f0f298b20b2a 15
11. FilterApp_C.exe 0cba5a6bb59b3fa3cc910376eef903bc 8
12. updateCrankWeb.exe 8819217069ab10a966e337307d9dd75b 6
13. CrankWeb.PurBrowse.exe 6e5672faef11626321aa6ae4ddc30eed 6
14. FilterApp_C64.exe 49b38859dacb9aae180101747b547590 5
15. updateCrankWeb.exe 702bde5af3e041c1ddf3648f19c6c34a 4
16. CrankWeb.FirstRun.exe 744896eb3d19f954c50e927680786b4e 2
17. XTLSApp.exe 3e35bfe67cc4b1737452e7b5e4a4d9c7 2
18. FilterApp_C64.exe a9edaa783d89035f18a3311d394406e9 2
19. CrankWeb.PurBrowse.exe 4a85409f0cc386ec38781da9808cc835 2
20. CrankWeb.PurBrowse64.exe ebfd6537ec3af2c7a6f6895cde377f79 2
21. CrankWeb.FirstRun.exe 06a2bbbcfef38c7a897a2ab9396afcac 1
22. CrankWeb.FirstRun.exe 8bfc36aaa8e0ead5fe243d0c87f7710d 1
23. CrankWeb.FirstRun.exe a16a75958a9b652728ea59ea5a658755 1
24. CrankWeb.FirstRun.exe cf3f9d83cc04c08d3e01973a811c30b2 1
25. FilterApp_C64.exe 3721c59de6360e7fb5ee9e78e5d27bc4 1
26. updateCrankWeb.exe 53e39eb596b92d0b78d0c7aa4d1ba5fd 1
27. utilCrankWeb.exe 68c5601927974b106ea8f318ac50cbbc 1

Registry Details

CrankWeb may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{4D38987E-36D7-4F48-B790-02109C94B74A}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update CrankWeb
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\Update CrankWeb
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update CrankWeb


CrankWeb may create the following directory or directories:


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