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What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,938
United States Rank #7,097
Reach 0.0620%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 180.64 days
1254.96 days >
Average installed length: 659.39 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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IB Updater

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)

Connect with YouTube in a click and watch popular videos anytime and from anywhere on the web. Wondering whether to wear galoshes or flip-flops? Get current weather reports and forecasts in just a click. Find what you need in just a click. Just type the word in the handy Search box and find exactly what you want. "Even...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IB Updater.
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (93480110be459273e4333dd23835ddac) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.18219 Win32.Troj.Agent.k.(kcloud)
nProtect Trojan/W32.Agent.188760
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_GEN.F47V1217
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.188760
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.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: IncrediBar
URL: www.incredibar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IB Updater

Program executable:ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Bit Cocktail Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\IB Updater\ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
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:
  • (Malware detected) ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
  • Extension32.dll
  • Extension64.dll
  • InstallerHelper.dll
  • source.crx
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

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).
Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83F493FF-E35C-4B6F-B50E-A8464A53EAD7}' (runs on registration).
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'IB Updater' (IB Updater).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000730500%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002249%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005056%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove IB Updater?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program IB Updater, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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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 71.44%
Windows XP 10.15%
Windows 10 9.66%
Windows Vista 8.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.24%
Windows 7 Professional 6.83%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.11%
  Germany 20.40%
  Italy 4.09%
  France 3.82%
  Canada 3.68%
  Australia 3.34%
  United Kingdom 3.21%
  Belgium 2.18%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Austria 1.84%
  Sweden 1.23%
  Brazil 1.09%
  South Africa 0.95%
  Spain 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.58%
Dell 22.75%
Acer 19.80%
Medion 6.32%
Toshiba 5.48%
ASUS 5.06%
Intel 2.81%
American Megatrends 2.53%
Sahara 1.69%
Lenovo 1.40%
Samsung 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.95%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.53%
Dell XPS 8300 3.32%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.02%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.11%

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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