How to Remove “GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe”

What is GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe?


Originally developed by Google, GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as  Google Desktop  that is associated with software Google Desktop.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe malware?


If your system is affected by GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites


To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 July 2008 at 7:46 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable e69211494b7e8fe8
cc15f40631783bb2
e9f15aba
9ce8f679e301e521
5d70a3f4369c8399
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A India N/A
2 N/A Executable d5e523e023fb6b0d
6855e86316c062d8
ae1bacd6
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No N/A N/A Vietnam N/A
3 N/A Executable 91bf33840384c784
e773e99a6a2b4341
75c370e8
N/A Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 1:35 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable a8b9dc03ad4a8eb1
6fd4586de925f039
ba1d0d42
5be8826f4a133f65
8dffdfaeb08b7c63
No N/A N/A United States
2 Google Executable 7cf7e1a8dc09f422
b71c72e383b3c620
3f3223b1
98eabd4a0e68316f
6f739d8d153d296e
No 5.0.612.17
663
5.0.612.17
663
Brazil
3 Google Executable 40a732ff08b8ca2e
5247b20b8e5d53ed
c555e585
11cf4146540bedab
e516679182068c4f
No 5.0.611.15
541
5.0.611.15
541
Australia
4 Google Executable fe94bbb4b4bdd03d
5ed82fd4691633f8
8445fdfd
N/A No 5.0.702.70
34
5.0.702.70
34
Spain
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