IB Updater Service

IB Updater Service Description

Type: Adware

The IB Updater Service, also known as ExtensionUpdaterService.exe, is an unwanted application that is used to maintain PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) on victims' computer systems. Many computer users have complained of significant problems involving the IB Updater Service and the many PUPs associated with this application. The IB Updater Service is developed by Perion Network Ltd., a software developer that is known for developing PUPs and applications. Some of the PUPs associated with the IB Updater Service include SmileBox, SweetPacks, and Incredibar, all Web browser toolbars that cause threat-like symptoms on affected computer systems. If you are dealing with the IB Updater Service, security researchers strongly advise the immediate removal of all PUPs associated with the IB Updater Service and then the removal of the IB Updater Service itself with the help of a strong, reliable anti-malware application.

The Disservice of the IB Updater Service

PUPs are generally used to generate revenue at the expense of computer users. PUPs associated with the IB Updater Service are typically installed as Web browser extensions of toolbars that cause several unwanted symptoms on affected computer systems. There are several ways in which PUPs associated with the IB Updater Service may generate revenue on the affected computer. Some of these tactics include the following:

  • PUPs associated with the IB Updater Service may generate advertising revenue by displaying pop-up advertisements on the affected Web browser and inserting in-text advertisements and other forms of advertisements into unrelated websites. Other advertisements associated with the IB Updater Service include banner advertisements and sliding advertisements.
  • PUPs linked to the IB Updater Service may also generate revenue by redirecting computer users to various low quality websites associated with the IB Updater Service. These websites contain significant low quality advertisements or promote questionable marketing tactics.
  • Components linked to the IB Updater Service may also track your online activity and search history and gather private data about your computer and your online habits. This information may be sold to marketers or used directly by PUPs associated with the IB Updater Service to display advertisements on your Web browser or for marketing research purposes.

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