How to remove the Craagle virus

Most antivirus programs identify Craagle.exe as malware—for example Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Craagle.c or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Craagle.b, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.02CG11 or ADW_CRAAGLE.

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Craagle.exe file information

The process known as The Next Generation Search Engine ;-) belongs to software Craagle by YouKing.

Description: Craagle.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Craagle.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 393,216 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 391,168 bytes. 
Craagle.exe is not a Windows system file. Craagle.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Craagle.exe related errors

If Craagle.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 14% dangerous. The file size is 386,560 bytes. The program has a visible window. The Craagle.exe file is not a Windows system file. Craagle.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the Craagle.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If The Next Generation Search Engine has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Program very useful for finding apps' cracks, such like this one ;)
Very good program
This program actually prevents virus infections by bypassing the use of a browser, which is easily comprimised by hackers and malware, and allows automatic downloading of user requested files, from sites that routinely dump adware and viruses onto their visitors but still offer useful content.
  Jay Pettit  
Program very useful for finding apps' cracks' etc
it's a good program :))
It is work as a key generator
Very good programm!
it's great and a good program to use
  cheese 123  
Crack Serial DVD Cover Search Progg
  Nobody Stranger   (further information)
It's a search engine for cracks, serials and covers. Claims to be so, and I have not observed any suspicious behaviour on its part in all the time I've been using it. However, once I did get a malware infestation pretending to be craggle.exe which was a bit of a headache to get rid of, so be careful. Keep an eye on it. I make my antivirus quarantine it until I need it.
  Lithium Flower  
Authentic Craagle is ok but watch out for trojans!
  me   (further information)
shows all running Windows tasks including embedded hidden functions (e.g. keyboard or browser monitoring, autostart entry). A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware, keylogger or a Trojan.
It's reported as false positive by several pest blockers. I think this is related to the kind of help it provides allowing you to get serials or cracks for comercial software.
Useful 4 n00bs wh0 can't crack or d0n't know where 2 find...
  c4n't r3m3mb3r  
its a good program to find cracks and serials but antivirus shows this as virus
very useful
It consists of an adware. so do not download it. I scaned it with latest avg antivirus.
I have used it and it works long as I can find a working version. If you get one do not delete it! Working ones are a rare find!
  Robert S  
Nice Program but i think it needs more color.
to got serial number

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Craagle.exe: based on 34 votes with 21 user comments. 17 users think Craagle.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 9 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks Craagle.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 4 users don't grade Craagle.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Craagle issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Craagle process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Craagle.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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