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Should I remove Updater Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #455
United States Rank #871
Reach 1.7014%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.73 days
611.65 days >
Average installed length: 321.37 days


15,9,28,27 59.18%
14,12,8,9 31.73%
14,1,1,4 1.87%
14,1,1,3 4.85%
14,1,1,1 0.36%
12,6,20,3 0.05%
11,6,20,3 0.62%
11,6,20,2 1.34%

Updater Service

What is Updater Service?

The program creates a Windows Service under the name "IBUpdaterService" and display name of "Updater Service" which is run by the executable ibsvc.exe digitally signed by Performersoft LLC.


Updater Service is a program developed by PerformerSoft. The most used version is 15,9,28,27, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is ibsvc.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 651.77 KB (667,410 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 32% of users of Updater Service come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Germany.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Updater Service.
ibsvc.exe (a84d946c9856c1498e75d6975f247442) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir APPL/InstallBrain.Gen5
Bkav FE W32.Clodc90.Trojan
Comodo Security 17565 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.319
ESET-NOD32 8.9257 a variant of Win32/InstallBrain.AW
F-Prot v6. W32/IBrain.B.gen
G Data 14.1.22 Win32.Application.InstallBrain
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.InstallBrain
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10750 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.175.10750 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.HeurC.KVM019.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.11.04 Adware.InstallBrain
McAfee 5600.7253 Artemis!A84D946C9856
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7253 Artemis!A84D946C9856
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 TrojanDownloader:Win32/Brantall.B
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Downware2.bbwjuu
Panda Antivirus Adware/Ibups
Sophos 4.96 InstallBrain
Symantec 1/11/2014 rev. 7 Trojan.ADH
Trend Micro 10.465.11 TROJ_SPNV.03KB13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_SPNV.03KB13
VIPRE Antivirus 25158 Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0
       View all 22 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.installbrain.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\IBUpdaterService
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\IBUpdaterService\ibsvc.exe" /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 651.77 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Updater Service

Program executable:ibsvc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ibsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Updater Service' (IBUpdaterService) "Updater Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025983930%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00116503%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00143336%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,604
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:44 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Updater Service?

Quickly and completely remove Updater Service 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 Updater Service 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 Updater Service, 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 Updater Service.
  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.
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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.66%
Windows XP 11.51%
Windows 8 7.84%
Windows Vista 5.97%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.42%
Windows 7 Professional 9.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.19%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.77%
  Brazil 9.37%
  Germany 8.68%
  United Kingdom 3.20%
  India 2.70%
  Iran 2.70%
  Italy 2.51%
  MK 2.48%
  Indonesia 2.14%
  France 1.90%
  Canada 1.84%
  MA 1.46%
  Japan 1.01%
  Taiwan 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.79%
Acer 16.28%
Dell 14.89%
ASUS 7.65%
Toshiba 7.59%
Lenovo 5.08%
Samsung 4.22%
Sony 3.41%
American Megatrends 2.78%
Medion 2.43%
Intel 1.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.86%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.68%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.32%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.32%

About PerformerSoft

PerformerSoft products bundle one or more of the following potentially unwanted software programs including Babylon Toolbar from Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, Searchcore Toolbar, DealFinder add-on, PriceGong, Findamo, and many others.
Publisher URL: www.performersoft.com


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