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CrackSpider Browser Hijacker Information

Name: CrackSpider
Category: Browser Hijacker
Advice: Remove
Risk: Elevated Risk Elevated threats are usually threats that fall into the range of adware in which data about a user's habits are tracked and sent back to a server for analysis without your consent or knowledge.
Description: CrackSpider add a button to Internet Explorer, adds favorites to software crack sites and hijacks IE's search URLs.

CrackSpider is an adware Trojan that adds several shortcuts to the Favorites menu in Internet Explorer pointing to crack and serial websites. The Trojan will also add a button to the Internet Explorer toolbar that goes to

CrackSpider also will replace the Internet Explorer search pages with its own. The Trojan will then start Internet Explorer with the start page of It leaves behind a harmless file called crcspider.ico in the Windows folder.

CrackSpider may create a new folder called "cracks" in the favorites folder with the following shortcuts and descriptions:

C:Documents and SettingsUserFavoritesCracks! - Security Related Portal.url
C:Documents and SettingsUserFavoritesCracks!! CrackSpider.NET - Cracks search engine.url
C:Documents and - The Underground portal.url
C:Documents and - Keygens, patches, crackz....
C:Documents and SettingsUserFavoritesCracksAstalavista - Cracks search engine.url
C:Documents and - Best serials.url
C:Documents and - Cracks, serial numbers.....url
C:Documents and SettingsUserFavoritesCracksCrackSpider.DE - Cracks search engine.url
C:Documents and SettingsUserFavoritesCracksCrackSpider.US - Cracks search engine.url
C:Documents and - Since 2001 cracks arhive.url
C:Documents and - Keygens, patches, crackz....url
C:Documents and SettingsUserFavoritesCracksKeyGen.US - Keygens, patches, crackz....url
C:Documents and - Cracks, serial numbers.....url

Type: Browser Hijacker - Adware is generally software that displays advertisements. Some advertisers may covertly install adware on your system and generate a stream of unsolicited advertisements that can clutter your desktop and affect your productivity. The advertisements may also contain pornographic or other material that you might find inappropriate. The extra processing required to track you or to display advertisements can tax your computer and hurt your system performance.

Top Browser Hijacker Visited Pages:
SuperSpider - Alias: Network Security Guard, Melcosoft - 577 visits
Tubby - Alias: MakeMeSearch, CoolWebSearch.Tubby, Spyware.Arau, Trojan.Win32.StartPage.ih, Trojan.StartPage-FJ - 211 visits - 123 visits
SecurityToolbar.DesktopScam - 122 visits
EUniverse Updater - Alias: WUpdate, eUniverse Flowgo toolbar, eUniverse SirSearch, SearchUpgrader, Search Upgrader - 120 visits
CoolWebSearch - Alias: CWS, Cool Web Serach, CoolWwwSearch - 116 visits
CrackSpider - Alias: Troj/Favadd-D - 106 visits
Trojan.StartPage - Alias: SearchCentral - 86 visits
Paytime - 84 visits
IEHijacker.Q - 80 visits

Random Browser Hijacker Pages:
Roings Search - Alias: Olanda, internazionale_ver3
AproposMedia - Alias: PeopleOnPage.AproposMedia, AdIntelligence
Plus18Point - Alias: Plus18
Whazit Toolbar - Alias: Whattt
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