MiniBrowser Crawler

What is MiniBrowser Crawler?

MiniBrowser Crawler is a strange potentially unwanted program (PUP) that can enter your operating system without your permission, run silently in the background, and possibly steal sensitive information. Anyone reading this should realize that this is an incredibly malicious infection. Unfortunately, it is difficult to realize this if you do not even know that a threat of this kind exists. We have found that this PUP can enter your PC and run silently without your knowledge, and this is its strength. The removal of MiniBrowser Crawler is straightforward, and you do not need to be experienced to eliminate this undesirable program successfully. However, identifying it can be quite challenging. Continue reading this report to learn how to notice this malicious PUP and eliminate it from your operating system.testtest

How does MiniBrowser Crawler work?

The clandestine MiniBrowser Crawler is mainly spread by malicious installers that carry software bundles. According to analysts, these malicious installers could introduce you to attractive programs (e.g., fake video codecs or file converters) to open a backdoor and infiltrate malware. As this PUP proves, malicious programs can be installed silently as well, which is why it is very dangerous to trust unfamiliar installers. If you have recently used the services of a strange installer promoted on a funny website, chances are that malicious programs could have slithered in without any of your notice. In some cases, malware is completely silent and unnoticeable. In other cases, there are some signs suggesting that a threat or two could have invaded your operating system. In the case of this PUP, our researchers have found that its activity uses up RAM, which, eventually, might lead to the decreased speed of your computer. So, if you notice that your PC is running slower than normal, do not just dismiss this, and investigate if malware is the culprit.

Our investigation has revealed that MiniBrowser Crawler is not targeted at a specific region, and it could potentially infect computers all over the world. Once installed, this program is found in a folder named after its original title under %PROGRAMFILES%/%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%. An executable within this folder launches the infection and sets it to start running in the background as a regular process. You can check for this process via the Task Manager. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc/Ctrl+Alt+Delete to open this tool and check for a process called MiniBrowser.exe with the User Name “SYSTEM.” If you find this process, terminate it right away. If you do not, this potentially unwanted program will go through every website that you have ever visited to check for useful information. This PUP might be interested in your browsing history, your interaction with ads, and even your passwords or other sensitive information. What is more, this unreliable program could click on the links of certain websites to boost traffic to them, which, of course, is not something you need happening.

How to delete MiniBrowser Crawler

You must not be surprised about our recommendation to remove MiniBrowser Crawler. This potentially unwanted program is not only useless to you personally but also dangerous, and it would be foolish of you to ignore it. Because this PUP has been found to record passwords, we fear that it could be used by schemers trying to steal your virtual identity. Therefore, as soon as you eliminate this unreliable program, make sure you change your passwords as well. When it comes to the removal process, you can uninstall this program. Fortunately, you do not need to eliminate registry keys and files individually. The method we recommend is automatic. If you install anti-malware software, all active threats – and many other threats could have entered your PC along with this PUP – will be erased automatically. The best part is that your operating system will gain the protection it requires. If you do not take care of this part, it does not matter which threats you remove because it will be only a matter of time before malware attacks again.

Removal Instructions

Windows 10/Windows 8.1/Windows 8:

  1. Launch the RUN dialog box by tapping Win+R keys.
  2. Enter Control Panel into the box to open this tool and then move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you have chosen to eliminate and click Uninstall.

Windows 7 or Windows Vista:

  1. Open the Start menu by clicking the Windows logo on the left of the Taskbar.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and then move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the undesirable program and click the Uninstall button to get rid of it.

Windows XP:

  1. Move the cursor to the left of the Taskbar, click Start, and open Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
  3. Select and Remove the potentially undesirable program.

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