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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

OverLook Crawler

OverLook Crawler is a potentially unwanted program that might employ your browsers for highly suspicious activity. Unfortunately, this infection can be installed silently, which means that users might be oblivious to its existence altogether. The rule is simple: If you find programs that were downloaded illegally, you must delete them. For all you know, any illegally running program is a malicious infection! This report was created to help users like you to remove OverLook Crawler from their operating systems. Are you ready to tackle this infection with us? If you do not feel like this after analyzing our findings, go ahead and start a discussion in the comments section below.

As mentioned previously, OverLook Crawler does not ask for permission to enter your operating system. What is worse, once installed, it can continue downloading software without your permission or notice. According to our research, this PUP can download a Chromium browser. This browser resembles of the Google Chrome browser, which is why many computer users mistake it for one. Our researchers indicate that you need to remove this browser to disturb OverLook Crawler itself. If you do not delete this web browser, it will be used for the illegal activity associated with the potentially unwanted program. Note that the browser is launched using a running process called "Runner.exe" that you can terminate.

Once the Chromium browser is activated, OverLook Crawler can start “crawling” the web. Search engines use this method to gather and present data, but this PUP has no intention of providing you with anything. Instead of helping the owners of computers it exploits, OverLook Crawler is supposed to help the parties associated with it. The creators of use this program to generate fake traffic to the sites developed by its affiliates. It is most likely that this partnership is consolidated by money; otherwise, there would not be a reason to employ computers in such an aggressive manner. Even though the ads, web searches, and video views are fictitious, you still need to delete OverLook Crawler from your PC.

As you probably have figured out already, OverLook Crawler can travel bundled with malware. This threat cannot just pick a random computer and slither in. In order to access your PC, this program needs an entrance, which is what unreliable software bundles can provide. Keep in mind that even though the official publisher of OverLook Crawler is Korston United, several different parties could be responsible for the distribution of this PUP, as well as other infections. Needless to say, it is essential that you remove OverLook Crawler-related malware and unfamiliar programs as well.

Even though OverLook Crawler is unlikely to threaten you virtual security, it can take over system’s resources for illegal activity, which is why we recommend removing it. On top of that, it is obvious that this program can download software without your permission, which is considered to be very dangerous. While it is unknown if malware could slither in using this backdoor, you have to consider this risk. All in all, you will not benefit from OverLook Crawler, which is why you need to delete this threat right away. Use the manual removal guide below to delete OverLook Crawler from your PC and do not forget to take care of the infections that might have been installed with it.

OverLook Crawler Removal

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, and go to Add or Remove Programs.
  2. In the menu on the left click Change or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application you do not trust and click Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Move to the left of the Taskbar, click the Windows logo, and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the application you wish to delete.
  3. Select Uninstall to initiate the removal. Scan your PC afterwards to see if you have succeeded.

Remove from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R on your keyboard to launch RUN (you can launch it from Metro UI as well).
  2. Enter Control Panel, open the utility to find more options, and move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to delete from your PC and select Uninstall.
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