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Should I remove IB Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,413
United States Rank #10,436
Reach 0.0178%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 81.22 days
783.84 days >
Average installed length: 411.85 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
  • 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 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.

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

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:
  • 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).
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Protector by IB Updater' (Protector by IB Updater).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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?

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
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.08%
Windows Vista 11.75%
Windows XP 8.02%
Windows 10 3.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.80%
Windows 7 Professional 8.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.07%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.94%
  India 3.43%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Germany 2.82%
  Canada 2.82%
  Hungary 2.42%
  Iran 2.02%
  Brazil 1.61%
  Spain 1.61%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Romania 1.01%
  United Arab Emirates 1.01%
  Indonesia 0.60%
  France 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.29%
Dell 29.15%
Acer 14.80%
Toshiba 10.76%
ASUS 4.48%
Intel 1.79%
Sony 1.35%
Lenovo 0.90%
Samsung 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.55%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.55%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.84%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.13%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.13%

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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