What is IB Updater?
IB Updater developed by Incredibar, otherwise known as the IB Updater virus or Incredibar Updater virus, is dangerous malware categorized as adware and a browser hijacker that modifies existing internet browser settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, causing unwanted pop-up advertisements and redirections to sponsored search engines such as mystart.incredibar.com.
IB Updater installs as a browser helper object, add-on, and extension without consent in order to intrude a computer system, collect information, and generate a revenue stream via sponsored advertisements and search results. The information collected by the IB Updater hijacker may include complete browser and system activity to information manually submitted on line such as usernames, passwords, bank accounts, credit accounts, home addresses, telephone numbers, social media relationships, and more.
In some cases, victims of browser hijackers such as Conduit or IB Updater have reported excessive email spam, junk mail, and phone calls from telemarketers concerning their recent browsing activity and history. This concludes that IB Updater may submit users to third-party marketing and mailing lists without their direct consent or knowledge.
Victims of IB Updater malware often bundles with third-party items and has been reported to display unwanted pop-up, pop-under, drop-down, and coupon advertisements; especially third-party advertisements served from adware platform Coupon Drop Down. Removing the IB Updater add-on or extension often stops these coupon and other unwanted third-party advertisements from appearing.
How does IB Updater malware infect a computer?
IB Updater malware can infect a computer alongside downloadable content such as freeware, shareware, and media related codecs. If you recently installed software from websites such as download.com, you have accidentally downloaded unwanted bundled software, including IB Updater and other third-party titles.
In some cases IB Updater can be manually and voluntary installed, but most distribution points have since removed the malicious IB Updater browser helper object from their repositories including Mozilla Firefox and Software Informer.
How to remove IB Updater malware
- Automatically remove IB Updater malware – Scan for and automatically remove IB Updater related malware
- Manually remove IB Updater – Remove/Uninstall IB Updater software and third-party malware
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1. Automatic IB Updater Toolbar removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove the IB Updater browser hijacker and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your affected internet browsers.
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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
4. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall IB Updater and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall IB Updater and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for IB Updater, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual IB Updater removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall IB Updater and third-party software using generic Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall IB Updater
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs, search for IB Updater and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove IB Updater add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove IB Updater add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party titles.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the IB Updater extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the IB Updater add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the IB Updater add-on and remove it if located.