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PIB.exe process file

What is PIB.exe? Is PIB.exe spyware or a virus?
Process name: WebSearch Toolbar Plugin Server or SearchToolbar Plugin Server

Product: WebSearch Toolbar

Company: WebSearch

File: PIB.exe

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Users Opinions

55 users ask for this file. 1 user didn't rate it ("don't know"). 4 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 10 users rated it as dangerous.

All comments about PIB.exe:
rh spyware
Justin This programs causes alot of Pop ups and ads and causes insibility, and it is a pain to delete. This programs denies any kind of deletion, I have Norton and spysweeper and they both cant delete it. If you notice this program on your computer I suggest you get ride of it as soon as possible, if it even lets you that is.
cant' remove
shingles349 impossible to remove
Gallataea No matter how many times you run you Adware/Spyware remover you can not remove this file
goliath its a system hogging program try using a hex editor to damage the files properties then delete it or delete the reg
Enigma Adware that dysplays popups, runs on startup, slows your computer.
paladin13 Pain to remove and since I work for a University, the students download it without knowing the repercussions of it.  See also: Link
Quinkie You need Spybot search and destroy, and you also need to be able to get into your Add/Delete files portion of the Control Panel. The program will allow you to uninstall it, make sure you are NOT connected to the internet, that you DON'T let it close ANY IE windows, and then it should mostly uninstall. Then run Spybot, let it remove what it can, and then let it run on system restart. It should (hopefully) be gone.
Sixteen Left Download Gnoppix ( ). When you boot it, click "Computer" and then "Disks" (or something like that). Click "hda1," and then open the Program Files folder. Go to the Toolbar directory (at least that's where it's saved on my computer), select all files in it, and move them to the Trash. Click the Trash icon on the bottom right of the desktop. In the window that pops up, Click "File" and then "Empty Trash." Now, open the Computer menu again, but click "Quit" or "Log out" this time. When you're back in Windows the toolbar should be gone.
Angella I used regedit from to find where it was located (you can't remove the registry key - once you find it, you have to ctrl-alt-delete to shut down the registry editor), then I rebooted and started my computer in MS-Dos mode, preventing the spyware from starting up with windows, and, using dos, went to the folder (cd is the required dos command to change directory) then delete the executable file (del pib.exe). That doesn't remove the registry key (I haven't worked that out yet) but as long as you remove the exe file it can't run.
Jason This program is too hard to delete. It runs there files on my pc there are almost undeletable. Y ou need to edit registry through safe mode or reboot pc!
Beau Reese I can't get rid of it!!!
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