General Crawler

What is General Crawler?

General Crawler is a browser extension which travels bundled with Mediafinder. The plugin is installed illegally and is extremely difficult to delete afterwards, which is why you certainly do not want to find it on your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. As researchers have discovered, the extension is presented at as well. Here you can find a link to the Mozilla Add-ons page promoting the extension. It is disclosed that the application is supported by General World and that it is a part of the General Downloader software package acting like a supplement to the project. This project is based on data collection needed to assist the tracking of links on file-sharing sites. Please continue reading to learn more about the application and General Crawler removal.

How does General Crawler work?

If you have discovered General Crawler after installing Mediafinder on your personal computer, it is highly likely that you will try to find as much information about it as possible. We do not recommend trusting the information presented on The website does not present a Privacy Policy, and so there is no reason why you should trust it. Furthermore, the website presents an extremely suspicious statement asking not to delete General Crawler, which suggests that computer users end up removing it from their browsers anyway. This is because the extension does not serve an obviously beneficial purpose. The tool cannot help you save money or enable better services. All it can do is gather information related to link source websites, and this is most likely to assist General Downloader, not you.

General Downloader is presented at This site might lure you into installing the application onto your personal computer in order to download favorite files from the so-called best file sharing sources in ‘direct link’. If you are thinking about installing this program onto your personal computer, you certainly should do some research and familiarize yourself with the Terms of Use agreement. If you do not give time for this, you might end up installing undesirable software.

How to remove General Crawler?

If you have installed General Crawler onto the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser from, you can find file in the extension’s folder under %AppData%. All you need to do in order to delete this General Crawler component is remove the application itself. Use the manual removal guide below to learn how to perform this task manually. Unfortunately, if the extension is running alongside Mediafinder, the removal is much more complicated. Use automatic malware detection and removal software to delete this undesirable, intrusive application from your personal computer.

Delete General Crawler from the browsers

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. As the Add-ons Manager shows up – click Extensions.
  3. Locate the undesirable plugin, click Remove and restart the browser.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Tools and click Extensions to find the list of all installed plugins.
  3. Click the trash icon and select Remove.

Use the comment section below to post any remaining questions about the removal of the suspicious browser extension which may spy on your virtual activity.

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