PUP.IBryte is a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program. Despite not being considered as risky as other threats like Trojans, security analysts consider that PUP.IBryte and similar PUPs are seriously disruptive because they may interfere with your online activities, compromise your privacy and expose your computer to other PUPs or more harmful forms of threats. It is also important to note that the presence of PUP.IBryte on your computer may indicate that other PUPs or even more threats are present on your machine. In most cases, PUP.IBryte may be installed after carelessly downloading and installing a free program from an unreliable source. Malware analysts recommend the immediate removal of PUP.IBryte and similar PUPs. Although PUP.IBryte may be uninstalled like most other applications, it is important to use a strong, reliable anti-malware application to scan the affected computer in search for any possible threat or unwanted files that may have entered the affected computer as a consequence of a PUP.IBryte infection.

Usual Symptoms and Issues Related to PUP.IBryte

If PUP.IBryte is installed on your PC, PUP.IBryte may cause a variety of symptoms that are commonly associated with PUPs and similar types of infections. Listed below are known symptoms that have been linked to PUP.IBryte:

  • Among the most common problems linked to PUP.IBryte is the occurrence of Web browser redirects. The computer user's Web browser is forced to visit websites associated with PUP.IBryte repeatedly. PUP.IBryte takes over the victim's Web browser, causing computer users to lose control over the websites they visit. PUP.IBryte redirects may lead to low quality search engines or websites containing high quantities of suspicious advertisements.
  • Pop-up windows and alerts have also been linked to PUP.IBryte. PUP.IBryte advertisements and pop-ups are usually designed to expose computer users to marketing material and profit at the expense of computer users.
  • PUP.IBryte makes unauthorized changes to the victim's Web browser that include changing the victim's home page and default search engine to ensure that the computer user is exposed to websites associated with PUP.IBryte repeatedly.
  • PUP.IBryte and associated components may cause performance problems on affected computers. Content associated with PUP.IBryte may cause a computer or Web browser to slow down, crash or freeze frequently, and take an extraordinarily long time to load Web pages or carry out simple tasks.


12 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
- PUA 'iBryte Optimum Installer'
- Trj/Genetic.gen
- TrojanClicker:Win32/Clikug.A
- Trojan.Artemis!0D59CA479E98
- not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.iBryte
- Gen:Variant.Application.Kazy
- Trojan.DownLoader11.27296
- Application.Win32.AgentCV.HWYE
VIPRE Gen:Variant.Application.Kazy.427497
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware AdPlugin.ZK
FireEye Win32:IBryte-EE [PUP]

File System Details

PUP.IBryte may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp\i_temp.temp
2. C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp\offconfig.temp
3. C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp\lock.temp
4. player-chrome.exe f522e71acc6861f25aa7459c22c8d89e


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