How to remove the ibm00003 virus

Most antivirus programs identify ibm00003.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as PAK_Generic.001, and Symantec identifies it as Adware.Topantispyware.

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Ibm00003.exe file information

The process known as ibm00003.exe belongs to software MediaTickets by OIN by unknown.

Description: Ibm00003.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ibm00003.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,024 bytes (81% of all occurrences), 2,048 bytes or 25,600 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The ibm00003.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, Winlogon\Shell, DEFAULT\Run). The ibm00003.exe file is not a Windows system file. ibm00003.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ MediaTickets by OIN.

Recommended: Identify ibm00003.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ibm00003.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

  chad knight  
In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, the value is partially hidden! explorer.exe is the first line and ibm00003.exe is the second. Then the second line does not appear with regedit. Caution: delete the second line but not "explorer.exe".

Summary: Average user rating of ibm00003.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks ibm00003.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ibm00003 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ibm00003 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ibm00003.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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