What is “GigaClicks Crawler”? It keeps telling me I don’t have have access to administrator and don’t have right to delete it, but I am in the admin account. I cannot find it in Control panel or find a tool to remove it. Is there any way to get rid of it? Any help would be appreciates.
Giga Clicks Crawler Hijacker is categorized as a stubborn browser Hijacker which is created for online promoting. If this hijacker is in your computer, you cannot continue to continue online activities properly. It will produce a large number of unwanted plug-ins in the victim Google Chrome. When you are using the victim’s browser, it will force your browser to display unnecessary advertising banners to interrupt your online surfing. In order to display without restrict, it would modify browser settings. Soon the original homepage will be replaced and your search results will be forced back to its website or force redirect to some disappointed results. If you have encountered with one of these annoying symptoms as we described above, please be careful of your private online payment and delete it immediately!
Some of the harmful action will be activated on your computer since the day Giga Crawler appeared on your computer. First of all, your network connection will be interfered by it. Often can it be cut off, or the network speed would be slow down. Your network speed is much lower than before and maybe you don’t know what decelerate the speed because there is no downloading process or network sharing. If you have your browser participate in the browser hijacking problem, you can barely open a webpage within 1 minute. It is equipped with the latest technology to bring trouble to target computer. More narrowly, it is aimed at hijacks the specified program on your computer that not only the most popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google browser and Mozilla Firefox, but also some newly browser which may not be widely used in Windows operating system. You will soon find the infected computer too awkward to use as there are always numerous pop up ads. If you want to protect the target computer, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*Giga Clicks Crawler is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Giga Clicks Crawler.
In general, redundant adware like Giga Clicks Crawler Hijacker would attempt to break into your computer and would bring a lot of trouble to your online activities. It is usually hidden in some free media or adware so that you will not pay much attention to it. When you click on the download link, it will seize the opportunity to get installed on the target browser as an innocent plug-in. and then, before you have noticed, the browser is already infected in a short time. The browser hijacker is used to record your browser histories, current webpage, searching keyword and favourites folder to analysis of your surfing habits. It will use these data to analyse your interests so that it can pop-up attractive ads to you. It has many bad influence and we don’t suggest you to keep it. Certainly you need to remove it to keep your computer in health and use the victim browser as proper as before.
Published by & last updated on February 26, 2014 5:35 am