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iBryte Social Toolbar
What is iBryte Social Toolbar?
Social Toolbar is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.
What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual search advertising.
Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is iBryteDesktop.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files.
- Possible malware installed by this program
- Starts automatically
- Loads into the web browser
- Installed as part of a co-bundle
- May modify the web browser's home page
- Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in iBryte Social Toolbar.
|iBryteDesktop.exe (d6c75c1880c069cb21454dd8b0a9606e) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:|
iBryte Social Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove iBryte Social Toolbar.
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iBryte\ibrytesocial
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\iBryte\Implementations\ibrytesocial\uninstall.exe" /u /uiC:ab0bc57d-0dcb-4e89-9a22-04f7a838fd65
Files installed by iBryte Social Toolbar
|Program executable:||iBryteDesktop.exe (Malware detected)|
Startup File (All Users Run)
- iBryteDesktop.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iBryte ibrytesocial Desktop' which loads as C:\Program Files\iBryte\ibrytesocial\ibrytedesktop.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
- iBryteDesktop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iBryte\ibrytesocial\ibrytedesktop.exe'.
How do I remove iBryte Social Toolbar?
Quickly and completely remove iBryte Social Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall iBryte Social Toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
- On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
When you find the program iBryte Social Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
- Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove iBryte Social Toolbar.
If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
- Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
How do I reset my web browser?
If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by iBryte Social Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Open Internet Explorer and click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
- Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would also like to remove search providers, Accelerators and home pages. When Internet Explorer finishes applying default settings, click Close, and then click OK.
- The changes will take effect the next time you open IE.
- At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
- To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens. It will close and be reset.
- When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open.
- Open Chrome and click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select Settings. In the "Search" section, click Manage search engine. Check if (Default) is displayed next to your preferred search engine. If not, mouse over it and click Make default. Mouse over any other suspicious search engine entries that are not familiar and click X to remove them.
- When the "Show Home button" checkbox is selected, a web address appears below it. If you want the Homepage button to open up a different webpage, click Change to enter a link.
- Restart Google Chrome.
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Win 7 50%
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%
Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
| United States
What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?