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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,597
United States Rank #6,089
Reach 0.0516%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 81.22 days
567.97 days >
Average installed length: 298.42 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.0.530 100.00%

IB Updater 2.0.0.530

What is IB Updater?

The IB (IncrediBar) Updater Service is designed to keep the Perion IncrediBar web browser toolbar (and other related products) up to date. The IB Updater Service runs in the background and periodically connects to the IncrediBar servers. If an update is found it will automatically download and install updates for all Perion programs.

The program runs a background Windows service with full administrator privileges under one of the following names: IB Updater, IB Updater Updater and Protector by IB Updater. The core executable that runs under this service is ExtensionUpdaterService.exe. Additionally, the same program is installed with various other Perion products such as Web Assistant and Web Optimizer.

About  (from Perion Network)

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Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IB Updater.
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (8b672417438380704e6a39b2f9d78ee8) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8941 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.BitCocktail.B
Malwarebytes v2013.10.26.05 PUP.Optional.SweetPacks.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_GEN.F47V1114
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.188760
Extension32.dll (62a90fff1b19d537f3fe526afad9dc7a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Agent.peo
ESET-NOD32 8879 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Perion.A
InstallerHelper.dll (711888d1a0b588a91abd2d998b4342ae) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9004 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.BitCocktail.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
IB Updater 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 IB Updater 2.0.0.530.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: IncrediBar
URL: www.incredibar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IB Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IB Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IB Updater 2.0.0.530

Program executable:ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Bit Cocktail Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\IB Updater\ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
MD5:8b672417438380704e6a39b2f9d78ee8
Bit Cocktail Web Assistant Updater is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if...
Additional files:
  • Extension32.dll
  • Extension64.dll
  • (Malware detected) ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
  • InstallerHelper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Extension64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IB Updater' with the class of {336D0C35-8A85-403a-B9D2-65C292C39087} (IB Updater Helper).
  • Extension32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IB Updater' with the class of {336D0C35-8A85-403a-B9D2-65C292C39087} (IB Updater Helper).
Service
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Web Assistant Updater' (Web Assistant Updater).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
Memory:11.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003124922%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005549%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025701%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,589,216
8,062,084 average

How do I remove IB Updater?

Quickly and completely remove IB Updater 2.0.0.530 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall IB Updater from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. 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:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program IB Updater 2.0.0.530, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove IB Updater.
  4. 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by IB Updater 2.0.0.530 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.51%
Windows Vista 10.95%
Windows XP 7.77%
Windows 8 1.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.29%
Windows 7 Professional 7.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.86%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.34%
  United Kingdom 3.52%
  India 3.27%
  Canada 3.02%
  Hungary 3.02%
  Germany 2.76%
  Iran 2.51%
  Spain 2.01%
  Brazil 1.51%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Romania 1.01%
  United Arab Emirates 1.01%
  Italy 0.75%
  France 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.05%
Dell 28.42%
Acer 14.75%
Toshiba 10.93%
ASUS 4.37%
GIGABYTE 4.37%
Intel 2.19%
Sony 1.64%
Lenovo 1.09%
Sahara 1.09%
Samsung 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.28%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.28%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.46%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.46%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.46%

About Perion Network

Perion Network, formerly IncrediMail, is a consumer software company that develops programs to "make people's online experience simple, safe and enjoyable".
Publisher URL: www.perion.com

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