What is ibsvc.exe?

ibsvc.exe is part of InstallBrain Installer and developed by InstallBrain according to the ibsvc.exe version information.

ibsvc.exe's description is "InstallBrain Installer"

ibsvc.exe is digitally signed by Performersoft LLC.

ibsvc.exe is usually located in the 'C:\ProgramData\IBUpdaterService\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected ibsvc.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on ibsvc.exe:

Product nameInstallBrain Installer
Company nameInstallBrain
File descriptionInstallBrain Installer
Legal copyrightCopyright 2011
Legal trademarkInstallBrain
Private build2662
Product version11,6,20,2
File version11,6,20,2
Special build11,6,20,2

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameInstallBrain Installer
Company nameInstallBrain
File descriptionInstallBrain Installer
Legal copyrightCopyright 2011
Legal trademarkInstallBrain
Private build2662
Product version11,6,20,2
File version11,6,20,2
Special build11,6,20,2

Digital signatures [?]

ibsvc.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer namePerformersoft LLC
Certificate issuer nameGo Daddy Secure Certification Authority
Certificate serial number277b96f94d20c1

VirusTotal report

15 of the 49 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the ibsvc.exe file. That's a 31% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
AntiVir APPL/InstallBrain.Gen5
Bkav W32.Clodcca.Trojan.4c77
Comodo ApplicUnwnt.Win32.AdWare.IBrain.B
DrWeb Adware.Downware.371
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/InstallBrain
Fortinet Adware/InstallBrain
Ikarus Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Brantall
Malwarebytes Adware.InstallBrain
McAfee Artemis!48A1B170D179
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis!48A1B170D179
Microsoft TrojanDownloader:Win32/Brantall.A
Panda Adware/Ibups
Sophos InstallBrain
VIPRE InstallBrain (fs)
15 of the 49 anti-virus programs detected the ibsvc.exe file.

ibsvc.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove ibsvc.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the ibsvc.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that ibsvc.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate ibsvc.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the ibsvc.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate ibsvc.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the ibsvc.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If ibsvc.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If ibsvc.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If ibsvc.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that ibsvc.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Filename variants

ibsvc.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

ibsvc.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\ProgramData\IBUpdaterService\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to ibsvc.exe:

ibsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

ibsvc.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

InstallBrain Installer has stopped working.

End Program - ibsvc.exe. This program is not responding.

ibsvc.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

ibsvc.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with ibsvc.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with ibsvc.exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with ibsvc.exe. 94% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 468 users.

User vote results: There were 438 votes to remove and 30 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with ibsvc.exe.


Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Nevil writes

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Mine was in C:/Users/MyUser/AppData/Local/Temp

it was, no surprise called "Video Performer36413.exe"

Thanks so much. Removing that stopped the installer from coming up every time I logged in.

# 18 Apr 2012, 18:16

Tim C writes

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This file stopped my print spooler working and I couldn't print. It also stopped me opening some programs and on a few ocasions windows wouldn't open. Once I stopped it in task manager everything went back to normal.

# 2 May 2012, 8:24

Roger Karlsson writes

3 thumbs

Ibsvc.exe is part of an installer tool called InstallBrain. From the installbrain.com site:

"InstallBrain automatically tracks download starts, completed downloads, install starts, install aborts, completed installs, installed applications, active users and monetization by channel"

# 28 Jun 2012, 6:43

anderson montaña writes

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en realidad no estoy seguro de donde salio (ibsvc.exe). es probable que venga en algun paquete de instalacion de windows update. bueno, no se. lo que si se es que para quitarse ese error de encima que sale cada vez que enciendes el pc es con un programa parecido al ccleaner, es un limpiador muy facil y ligero de usar, no pesa nada, lo pueden descargar por este link: http://glary-utilities.softonic.com/descargar. es gratis y facil de instalar y desinstalar.
despues de haberlo instalado lo abren, click en modulos, click en limpiar y reparar, luego click en administrador de desinstalacion. alli encontraras todos los programas instalados, aun los que no se muestran por panel de control. buscan el mismo icono de ibsvc.exe lo desinstalan y listo, el mismo programa les ayudara a eliminar los rastros de ibsvc.exe en el sistema. suerte...!

# 9 Jul 2012, 9:36

Roger Karlsson writes

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Here's a Google Translate of Anderson Montaña's comment:

"I'm not really sure where it came from (ibsvc.exe). is likely to come in any package installation of windows update. Well, no. what we do know is that to remove the error that comes up every time you turn the PC is a program similar to ccleaner, cleaner is very easy to use and lightweight, weighs nothing, you can download from this link: http://glary-utilities.softonic.com/descargar. is free and easy to install and uninstall.
after it is installed open it, click on modules, click on clean and repair, then click uninstall manager. there you will find all installed programs, even those not shown on the control panel. seeking the same icon ibsvc.exe uninstalled it and voila, the same program to help them remove traces of ibsvc.exe in the system. luck ...!"

# 13 Jul 2012, 14:42

Shafi writes

0 thumbs


I am using Kaspersky 2013 and while my PC connected to internet I have got an alarm stating that dangerous Malware: ibsvc.exe is detected and it has disinfected the malware.

Alarm is in RED and stating that DANGEROUS dropper program!!

Thank you

# 21 Jan 2013, 2:22

benji writes

0 thumbs

this thing was found from my virus scanner and ddi ask me to block it or not. i just did block it

# 13 Aug 2013, 2:54

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