What is CrowdCores?
CrowdCores is a potentially unwanted program created by Flexagrid Systems Ltd. Developers of this software claim that it enables computers to connect across the world to solve complex computing problems.
While this functionality does not appear to be malicious, be aware that CrowdCores is categorized as adware, and moreover, some trusted antivirus programs categorize this program as a Trojan (this could be a false positive).
This software should not be trusted, since its functionality is identical to a brand of malware that transforms PCs into bitcoin miners and drains computer resources without the user's consent.
At time of research, we found no issues with CrowdCores regarding privacy or unwanted ads, and this program does not track users' Internet browsing activity or generate online advertisements. Commonly, Internet users often install this potentially unwanted program without their consent when downloading or installing free software.
Developers of this program use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. At time of testing, CrowdCores was distributed using fake video player downloads and fake browser updates. CrowdCores adds no value for computer users, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate this adware from your operating system.
CrowdCores is similar to other adware, which infiltrates users' computers via free software downloads. Examples include, PC Data App, M6 Processing, and GigaClicks Crawler. To avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications such as these, be attentive when downloading and installing free software.
Today, most freeware download websites (including download.com, softonic.com, and many others) employ 'download clients' - small programs, which manage the download process of chosen free programs and monetize these websites' free services by offering installation of advertised applications.
To avoid adware infections, decline installation of any advertised programs, and when installing downloaded free programs, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any bundled adware listed for installation. Computer users who have already installed CrowdCores, should use this removal guide to eliminate it from their operating system.
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- What is CrowdCores?
- STEP 1. Uninstall CrowdCores application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove CrowdCores add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove CrowdCores plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove CrowdCores extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove CrowdCores extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "CrowdCores", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling CrowdCores, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove CrowdCores from Internet browsers:
At time of testing, the CrowdCores application installed none of its browser plug-ins to Internet browsers, however, it was bundled with other adware. Check your Internet browsers extensions and eliminate any unwanted plug-ins.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for recently-installed potentially unwanted plug-ins, select them and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the crowdcores virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate recently-installed potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the crowdcores virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove recently-installed potentially unwanted browser add-ons.
Computer users who have problems with crowdcores virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the crowdcores virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.