What is ibsvc.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ibsvc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ibsvc.exe file information

The process known as Installer or InstallBrain Installer or Softango Download Manager

belongs to software Updater Service or InstallBrain Updater Service or Installer

by Performersoft or InstallBrain or YellowSoft or PPCTechSoft or MediaTechSoft or Softango.

Description: Ibsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ibsvc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 397,848 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 332,216 bytes and 109 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Ibsvc.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Ibsvc.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can completely remove Updater Service or InstallBrain Updater Service (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If ibsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 38% dangerous. The file size is 397,848 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 546,048 bytes and 29 more variants. The program is not visible. The ibsvc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Ibsvc.exe is not a Windows system file. Ibsvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name ibsvc.exe, for example Generic PUA PA (detected by Sophos), and Adware.Generic.628219 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the ibsvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Installer has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Super optimizing program. Ram, CPU, Hard disks, Internet tweaks, Security tweaks, etc. No threats.
  Hawk   (further information)
Part of installer as used by, for example, Performersoft Panda PDF Converter istallation
Description: File ibsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 332,216 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 320,440 bytes and 6 more variants. The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. Ibsvc.exe is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. ibsvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however also read the users reviews. You can completely remove Updater Service or InstallBrai
Couldn't find it in programs or scan for all exe.* or listed in control panel unde ibsvc.exe. Found it in task manage/properties/file location.Was under subfolder IBUpdaterService. Then went back to controlpanel/programs/FFd(Product Version 1.2.4422.0 Size 13.3 MB) Was still in task manager so went to service and stopped program, deleled it from Program Data Folder. Hope this works.
  Lee W.  
ibsvc.exe is detected as a Dangerous MALWARE dropper program.
ibsvc.exe was developed by Performersoft LLC. It comes when you install one of their programs (e.g. VideoPerformer). I've had no issues with it.
  Magnus   (further information)
It is very easy to remove, just follow the guide to uninstall. It helped me alot, took ca. 47-50 % of my computers CPU.
Just hanging around as a background task that never ran. Uninstalled it and nothing changed but it still seemed strange to be sitting around doing nothing useful.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ibsvc.exe: based on 14 votes with 8 user comments. 3 users think ibsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 2 users think ibsvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ibsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ibsvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ibsvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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