Fake WebCrawler

By GoldSparrow in Browser Hijackers

The Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker is a malware infection that can severely restrict your online activity. Fake WebCrawler poses as the real WebCrawler search engine and program in order to fool computer users into thinking that the Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker is a legitimate search engine tool. In fact, this browser hijacker is designed to redirect you to numerous infected websites that can quickly infest your computer with a large variety of malware. ESG security advisers recommend automatically removing the Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker with a fully-updated anti-spyware program.

Common Symptoms of the Fake WebCrawler Browser Hijacker

The Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker will usually severely alter a computer user's web browsing activities. This malware threat is designed to change your computer's settings and completely take over your Internet browser. Below, ESG PC security advisers have listed some common symptoms that are associated with the Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker:

  • The Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker changes your Internet browser's home page and basic settings.
  • Computer users that have been infected with the Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker will often receive annoying error messages or fake security alerts whenever they try to visit certain websites.
  • The Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker can spam you with malicious, pop-up advertisements. ESG team of malware analysts advises being especially careful about clicking any advertisements that are displayed by the Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker. Doing so will usually result in an additional malware threat on your computer system.
  • One of the most common symptoms of a Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker infection consists of the infected Internet browser being constantly redirected to websites associated with Fake WebCrawler. This will typically happen when the computer user types a URL into the address bar, or into a search engine. Regardless of the address typed or terms that were searched, the computer user will be directed to the Fake WebCrawler website, or to websites associated with this malware threat.

Trying to uninstall Fake WebCrawler through normal means is not enough to remove this malware threat from your computer. The Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker should be removed with an anti-malware program that has been fully updated. ESG team of PC security advisers recommends starting up Windows in Safe Mode and then scanning your hard drives for the Fake WebCrawler browser hijacker and any other malware invaders that may have come as a result of its presence on your computer.

File System Details

Fake WebCrawler may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. ultrabar.dll
2. %PROGRAM_FILES%\WebCrawler
3. C:\Documents and Settings\\WebCrawler
4. C:\Documents and Settings\\Start Menu\WebCrawler

Registry Details

Fake WebCrawler may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{9677f3f1-e994-451f-805f-7148cc8ae040}


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