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Botcrawls.com belongs to the family of potentially unwanted programs as its presence on the user’s computer make significant changes. If this adware managed to manipulate settings on your browser, it may become your default homepage and search engine. Means the kind of behavior it shows signifies that it is a browser hijacking program that attackers and cybercriminals as well as hackers use this dubious extension for making unsolicited changes on the existing browser programs installed on the users’ devices. Once it has managed to make changes on the users’ browser, it makes Botcrawls.com as the new tab page or new start-up. After getting installed on the users’ device and taking the control of it, this questionable search provider diverts very search that you make on the affected internet application.

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How do you get Botcrawls.com?

Freeware and shareware are the main source of getting Botcrawls.com and most redirect adware. To distribute Botcrawls.com and other adware, hackers and cybercriminals use freeware so that they can bundle the adware and other infections with the first place install and get install them without users’ consent. Freeware and shareware are not ordinary set of programs and they are capable of packing other programs (mostly) into one installer file. When these files get executed, they load the entire package onto the device without user’s approval. Botcrawls.com browser extension is inflicted into most of the major browser programs including Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Edge. Once it is successfully installed on the user’s computer, Botcrawls.com will be revealed as homepage and search page because of the new default setting.

It may be a threat for your online privacy if Botcrawls.com is present there on your computer. It presence lots of annoyance by displaying advertisements and pop-ups when you open the browser and surf the internet.  Botcrawls.com and such adware are designed to boost the internet traffic to the client’s site so that they can make online profit. To earn money, the authors of Botcrawls.com and similar applications use this dishonest method to generate online profits. If you don’t want to bear interference made by Botcrawls.com, the first thing you need to do is remove it from your computer. To detect and remove Botcrawls.com, scan your computer with anti-malware tool. Once your security application is able to find it, quickly delete malicious browser extensions, malicious files, and other adware objects.

Here is the guide given for your help in removing Botcrawls.com and other adware from users’ computers.

Please follow the following steps on the affected computer in the exact manner to ensure that you completely get rid of Botcrawls.com.

To get rid of Botcrawls.com and maintaining your online privacy, what you suppose to do is scan the infected computer with effective anti-malware and antivirus tool. Because a potential application does not have a powerful scanning engine to scan your device for malicious programs including Botcrawls.com, but also delete them. So here are the two simple and easy methods (one is with the help of security application and other is manual) given to remove all malicious programs including Botcrawls.com as well as other on the system.

Removal Procedure of Botcrawls.com

Scan and Delete Adware with defencebyte AV Pro

  1. Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro on your device.
  2. Save the file at a convenient location on the desktop from where you can access it easily.
  3. Once the download is completed, Windows will prompt about download.
  4. To run the program, click on Run button or browse the location of the folder by double clicking on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe.
  5. To carry on the remaining process, accept the license terms and follow onscreen instructions.
  6. To find adware, browser hijacker, plug-ins, add-ons, PUP, harmful programs, and other malicious entities, run a scan on your machine.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to carry on with the remaining removal process.
  8. As soon as scan and removal process gets completed, reboot your system for everything to take effect.

Alternative Method to make your Internet Browser free from Botcrawls.com

While dealing with Botcrawls.com and any other types of browser hijackers and adware, it is must to clean your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension. So here is the procedure discussed for resetting various browsers to their default state.

How to Reset Google Chrome Settings to Get Rid of Botcrawls.com

  1. Open Google Chrome browser application.
  2. Type the string: chrome://settings/ in the address bar and then, hit Enter key on keyboard.
  3. Scroll down the page until you see Show advanced settings… and click on it.
  4. Then until you see Reset Settings section, keep scrolling to the bottom of the page.
  5. There click on Reset Settings button and if it prompts for confirmation, proceed by clicking Reset.

Resetting Chrome will reset your home page, search engine, new tab page, and other areas affected by Botcrawls.com and also remove unwanted extensions from the browser without affecting your bookmarks, history, and other saved data.

How to Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings to Get Rid of Botcrawls.com

  1. Open the Firefox application and head to the top of it to navigate to Firefox menu and access the Help area. There click on Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Now you will see a new tab and there on upper-right corner of the screen, you will notice a section stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Click the Reset Firefox button.
  3. Click Reset Firefox to continue if confirmation window appears.
  4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. Once it is done, it will show a list of restored data and by now Botcrawls.com home page hijacker will be gone. Open a fresh version of Firefox by clicking Finish.

Resetting Firefox will remove unwanted extension that may be related to Botcrawls.com as well as other adware. This process helps in fixing browser issue without affecting your essential information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, and Internet cookies on the browser.

How to Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings to Get Rid of Botcrawls.com

  1. Open Internet Explorer application and navigate to top menu. There click Tools, and then Internet Options.
  2. On Internet Options window, choose Advanced tab.
  3. Click the Reset button given on the lower part of the Window under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area.

Your data like bookmark, favorites, and history will remain intact to the browser after restoring Internet Explorer to default settings. However, if you perform this process, it may delete malicious add-ons as well as add-ons by Botcrawls.com and other unknown objects.

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