84,488,480 programs installed

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 #1,812
United States Rank #2,644
Reach 0.3707%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.75 days
1172.73 days >
Average installed length: 616.18 days


15,9,28,27 58.11%
14,12,8,9 31.75%
14,1,1,4 2.12%
14,1,1,3 5.43%
14,1,1,1 0.48%
12,6,20,3 0.04%
11,6,20,3 0.71%
11,6,20,2 1.35%

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.


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).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • 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 Updater Service.
ibsvc.exe (7684663bde770acd628894707465aa35) has been flagged by the following 37 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Adware.Generic.911584
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.BrainInst
Avira AntiVir APPL/InstallBrain.AH
avast! 2014.9-140807 Win32:InstallBrain-T [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3390 InstallBrain
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.911584
Bkav FE W32.Clod50f.Trojan
CAT-QuickHeal TrojanDownloader.Brantall.A5
Commtouch SDK W32/IBrain.C.gen!Eldorado
Comodo Security 18418 Application.Win32.InstallBrain.AI
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.1295
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.911584
ESET-NOD32 8.9886 a variant of Win32/InstallBrain.N
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 Adware/InstallBrain.OP
F-Prot v6. W32/IBrain.C.gen
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Trojan:W32/InstallBrain.A
G Data 14.8.24 Adware.Generic.911584
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Brantall
K7 AntiVirus 13.178.12278 Adware
K7GW 13.178.12278 Adware ( 0040f5df1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BrainInst
Malwarebytes v2014.08.07.03 PUP.BundleInstaller.IB
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!7684663BDE77
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.D
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10600 TrojanDownloader:Win32/Brantall.C
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.911584
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Downware2.bcidto
Panda Antivirus PUP/Ibups
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
Sophos 4.98 InstallBrain
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 Adware.InstallBrain/Variant
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 Trojan.ADH
The Hacker Adware/Downware
Trend Micro 10.465.07 TROJ_GEN.R0CBOC0DI14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.R0CBOC0DI14
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.BrainInst
VIPRE Antivirus 29892 InstallBrain (fs)
       View all 37 all detections
Updater Service 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

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
Name:InstallBrain Installer

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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 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.

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 76.25%
Windows XP 10.25%
Windows 10 7.32%
Windows Vista 6.15%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.18%
Windows 7 Professional 9.60%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.44%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.34%
  Brazil 9.42%
  Germany 7.70%
  United Kingdom 3.32%
  India 3.26%
  France 2.82%
  Italy 2.37%
  Iran 2.35%
  Indonesia 2.03%
  MK 1.98%
  Canada 1.85%
  MA 1.41%
  Taiwan 0.94%
  Japan 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.41%
Dell 21.43%
Acer 15.43%
Toshiba 7.80%
ASUS 6.55%
Samsung 5.67%
Lenovo 2.68%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Intel 1.33%
Sahara 0.85%
Medion 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.19%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.90%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.71%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.71%

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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Hituckchuckover a year ago
I thought I had uninstalled this long ago. I have already tried uninstalling from the Should I Remove It? program twice. It's still there. I'm not sure if I'm just picking up some trace files, or if it is adamantly trying to stick to my computer. I'm getting a little worried.