What is msbb.exe? Is msbb.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix msbb.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your msbb process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair msbb.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: Search Assistant (MSBB Web3000 spyware)

Product: Web3000

Company: Web3000

File: msbb.exe

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Part of nCase (Web3000) an advertising modul by 180Solutions.com. It is included in some freeware (adware) and starts automatically when Windows starts. You can remove it in the Control Panel. www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/msbb.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of msbb.exe: based on 164 votes. Read also the 116 reviews.

  • 3 users ask for this file. 9 users rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as not so dangerous. 8 users rated it as neutral. 32 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 114 users rated it as dangerous. 16 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about msbb.exe:
Web3000 spyware which is included with some adware products and is started from the registry when Windows is loaded Fastjack08
i deleted it, it makes trouble
It's spyware! It is very noisily application! Vladimir
It appears to be Spyware - it logs all internet accesses in files called fiz* in the windows dir Sparky
symantec thinks it's a high risk, as do i mumin
tilt your machine several times ryan dapel
I'm pretty sure it's connected with a surge in ad pop-up frequency. I have 'noads' installed, but for some reason this uninvited parasite makes blocking those ads slow and burdensome. When I deleted the software, my whole internet connection speeded up. Peter
...Spyware  See also: Link Krotti
MSBBI.EXE in C:\WINNT\.... will install it. It creates an \FEOK directory with some log and text files that contain references to pages on commerce sites I haven't visited. It looks to be placing orders or searching prices or something related. AR
It eats a lot of ram. It should be classified as a worm. Hell
This is REALLY a virus! this made my computer re-installed 5 times !!! you better Delete it once u first discover it! Kevin
kept freezing up my computer denise
I know that it can be related to sasser
when i tried to uninstall 180solutions, the file 'msbb' was lanched n took about 40 MB memory so i had to end tht process, finally i just deleted tht folder instead of uninstalling it. phew! sadf
for delete this run "C:\Program Files\180Solutions\FLEOK\msbb.exe /uninst_simple_init=y" Saxer
Spyware- uses a lot of resources - use adware to remove mark osude
goddam spyware!!! guni
When msbb is running on my computer, it's impossible to start Internet Explorer. werty
spyware  See also: Link Itchi
From 180Solutions for 'comparison shopping', can replace winsock.dll Roger
the result of deleting msbb from my computer is WinXP is not loading anymore! Yoko
I have had repeated problems with different spyware. I keep deleting them and they others pop up. Your site is a great resource for figuring things out. I deleted msbb and several suspicious exe files today. Thanks! p2
Bad Spyware - froze my computer on every start. Easy to get rid of find it in Control Panes add remove programs under 180search assistant  See also: Link unknown
Spyware very annoing and uses very much MUCH RAM!  See also: Link GAUAN
I found msbb.exe on my computer and attempted to uninstall it, no dice, so I installed a firewall so I could find out what keeps reinstalling all the spyware on my computer - this is what I came up with, apparantly this is just the front end of this spyware, it installed these services as well: syjnu.exe - cirg.exe - nlkupo.exe - ajdjb.exe - gbfxt.exe - gbfxt.exe - tqutuzw.exe - lxdnzruse.exe - msbb.exe, every single one of these pieces of software attempted to access to the internet automatically at the following address: bins2.media-motor.net ( craigchamberlin
under programs listed as 180 search assistant delete by all means necessary chris
i removed it and now my computer keep saying, on log on, that msbb.exe cannot be found and worse still i have lost my internet connection!
i've deleted it it and the registry keys. It keeps coming back. mjp
it can mess with winsock. get a winsock repair tool! anon ;)
Don't like it! Partial list of log file it creates in my winnt directory . . . . . Search Assistant Log File Russ
installed XP, Norton AV, Spybot, and Ad-aware-- in that order. MSBB.exe showed up during the ad-aware installation process. With such a clean system, I can only suspect that spybot or ad-aware put it there. John
Remove in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] de key msbb rs
its no problem for you (spyware, not a virus) but its very annoying but you can deinstall it easily with the control panel Thomas
it causes a lot of outbound traffic on the network and crashes internet access antonio frois
Spyware! But we could name this also a worm! It eats lot of the RAM and it's impossible to load security updates nor new virus definitions (because it produces high traffic on your bandwith). Napsty
kills IE and reinstals itself. Prosecute the company for cost of repairing computer damaged by this spyware parasite ken
It wastes about 41MB of memory and won't go away even after deleting it repeatedly. Whoever designed program should be given the Roman scourge. E
It opens secretly every time at startup of my Windows ME. When I turn it off through Control-ALT-DEL, I can open AOL 9.0. When I try to ignore msbb.exe, I cannot open AOL 9.0. Frank
pain in the butt. this spyware hijacks your bandwidth
tries to access internet - also seems to create a file (encrypted) called logbak.txt.... all very disturbing. My advice - delete it - mine ended in C:\temp... el loco escoces
seems to be a spyware; stopped by firewall, better be deleted.... Labojr
Makes it's own log files. It blows
It keeps cmming no mahter what. You might delete it with a spyware remover and uninstall it... Lynch
msbb.exe aint dangerous at all. but it's very annoying and msbb process uses a lot of memory, so if'll you find it: delete it! kobra
Wouldn't allow me to access the internet unless I shut down msbb.exe file by doing ctrl-alt-del.
It nestles itself in IE and stays there. very anoing Lord Roger
it's keeps messin up my comp and is eatin alot of memory
Slowdown my PC & cost lots RAM Reeuenta
Can't start IE. Difficult to eradicate/ Gator
It slows down your computer. When you turn on your computer the first thing you do is ctrl+alt+del, highlight msbb then hit end task Johnny
some versions of msbb replace dll“s,as Roger said.But it can be removed easily by Programs like "Adaware" Hellkeeper
Took up my ram.... a bit of my cpu and eventually stopped internet explorer from opening paged and any java based applications from starting Plasmoid
spyware Papiya Dutta
Spyware Anj
it is totally annoying, and eats all your ram James
remove it in the registry then in the program file if it exists and also in your temp files its a joke this msbb it also hides in the windows prefech folder along with coolwebsearch and web reabtes etc.... if u cant find it in the registry just go to edit and go to find type in msbb and click find it will find it if its in there after u delete it go back to edit and click find next till it tells you its finished searching the registry T1000
I was unaware that I had msbb.exe on my system until Zone Alarm alerted me that it was trying to access the internet. I ran an anti spyware app and found 24 rogue applications that seemed to be associated with it; the spybot erradicated 22 of them and 2 were removed using "add or remove programs". Some of the other processes that appeared at the same time as msbb are: "web buddy", "bullseye" and "websync". Joćo Cabrita Bailote
I know of this file and system process from downloading a program called dvd xcopy from a direct dl site. And that's how i received it. So i suggest everyone should be careful what you download. What you think is free, is not free Kareem
Eats Ram, Nearly impossible to remove, installed without notice of the user somethimes. Under the new act passed by congress this company should be shut down and sued for damages :) Empathy
It makes a keylog file, and it has a file with the weirdest and most illegal used internet words (18+)... With all adds. Dangerous. Tim
couldn't run internet explorer when it ran, when I deleted it, it crashed the computer--should be classified as a virus!! sccrmom
Freezes computer up, keeps coming back, seems to have stopped automatic antivirus updates from being downloaded. Dave
keeps coming back....must be through certain web sites visited...use hijackthis to delete it fluffwitt
It ate my memory like there was no tomorrow and I couldn't open explorer with it Sardukkar
it eats about 40% of my memory... also causes my pc to reboot continuiously. Jeff
made my computer chatter and hang. Search in explorer and delete asap gronan
caused numerous hangs and crashes, treat it as a virus Richard
LOLLLLL , doesn't have any problem, work with Linux Tux
i deleted it but i comes back !!! flex
Delete! I have msbb.exe to!
steals bandwidth and crashes "add or Remove Programs" everytime I tried to unistall and the msbb.exe file cannot be deleted from the folder it is in. info from another site about this: "Msbb.exe, delmsbb.exe, and dnxf.exe were created by "180Solutions" as a 'comparison shopping' program called nCase (also known as Web3000). This is advertising spyware that creates popup ads. It ma also overwrite your wsock32.dll system file, and may transmit lists of URLs you visit. In some cases, you'll see delmsbb.exe listed as an nCase uninstaller. In reality, it doesn't remove nCase files at all."  See also: Link Mad Computer Owner
After boot up XP is much slower. The hard disk goes berserk and starts swapping. Very slow system. I have 256 MB of RAM. Roland
If somehow you cannot delete "msbb.exe" what I did was I removed it from my processes and then ran Norton SystemWorkd on it, chose the Wipe Info option and done so. Thats a very good program. I hope I helped! -+aNUbiS+-
will steal your all URLs and keystrocks kill_spy_and_adware_makers
Strange, this 180solutions was installed automatically in my computer. Then my computer had problem. I finally found out the problem and uninstalled the sofeware. But when I logged into Internet again, I found this f***ing msbb file was in my computer again so that it didn't function proper. Spyware! Le
It consumes a lot of RAM - Among the higest in memory usage
just locate the file and delete it, before doing that disable it from your startup using "msconfig" then uninstall all the extra tool bars on ur browser luckyranger
This is distributed with the installer of NiceMC input plugin for WinAmp! There is no chance I might have any interest to use WinAmp on my system! Joy
Adware & Spyware (may be a worm). Pretty easy to get rid of if you can discover it at the very early stage. Joy
was told if you remove it you really will have problems Stevareeno
This is part of the adware bound to DivX, Strangles bandwidth Jimmy
It used up almost half of the memory in my computer, leaving it running so slowly as to be almost unuseable. Start in safe mode and delete all msbb files. Rhyssa
Antivir(c) found it on my c:\windows\system32 but, there was nothing on registry nor running processes... I just deleted it, after reading your opinions jKosh
It's spyware, eats up a ton of memory and should be removed ASAP. TF
Run MSCONFIG, go to startup and turn it off this seems to do the trick DigitalZone
affects explorer in a really annoying way...... never seen my pc working so slow
I was lucky to discover it very early, my AV couldnt even quarantine it immediately. It replicates into svcnet.exe also, that file is usually located in C:\windows\system32\...if you see it get RID OF IT! concerned
It arrived on my computer a couple of days ago and I finally found it, I started in safe mode and was able to delete it that way. Very annoying and hope it stays away. SQ
This is Adware by nCase/180Solutions. See the link provided.  See also: Link Seann
This, in combination with more of its ilk, will fubar your system bigtime. dalecosp
I removed it from startup & changed the exe file to txt so I could bring it back if necessary hat
constantly made my computer crash and internet worked shitty, now i have deleted it and i can`T open attachments in word anymore jodler
Ths file can be installed if u have wind updates, so if u see this program in ur comp delete it! it have caused me lots of trouble  See also: Link Alexis Ramon
really has hijcked my PC, most of problems come when i use Hotmail. Does hotmail have something to do with it? Emp
It is a show stopper that keeps me employeed. remoniz
It links other computers to yours so other people have access to your computer. Judy
kept freezing my computer every 10 seconds ! really annoying made everything go slow! Rach
you get it if you download like picturestealer of emotionstealer add for msn moslty if you download unknown programs RUN regedit en search everting that has the word solutions and delete it use Adaware SE abdel
when I first got my computer and went on line it was so cool but unknown to me adware/spyware was being put in mu computer after only three days my computer was so slow it was almost useless i got spybot and it got rid of the evil little attackers spy ware makin should be a crime on par with grand theft since people spend so much money and time on computers kennigr
virus chanhdai
This annoying file has been giving me a headache for quite a long time and I've given it too much time and many tries.Everytime I delete it, it comes back, though I have a firewall!How? SPYBOT search & destroy, ADware SE, and SPYWARE doctor were all useless, it comes back again. Use "highjack this" to kill the proccess, it works, but comes back on restart.The freak who made this program knew exactly what he was doing.Check the link for useful downloads  See also: Link Ivan
***** EASY FIX: Look, if you guys really don't like it that much, go to www.google.com.au and search for spybot. Download version 1.4. Once you've done this, go to www.download.com or www.freedownloads.be and download HijackThis. HijackThis kills startup entries that other programs can't even see (be careful though). Don't bother with Adwaware or any other program, these two will fix pretty much everything. Pirate
I dont know anything about this o_0 Other than it may be screwing me up the ass. My fully updated Norton Antivirus cant delete or quarantine this file, and i think it may be using my Bit Tornado to let others connect to me. My CPU goes to 100% whenever i use BT for like 10 minutes or something o_0 And wont go down unless i close the program. James
Horrible--does not allow me to start ANY programs--gives error message: __________.exe generated errors and must be closed by Windows. ---Because of this, nothing works! Trying to find a way to remove it, Norton Anti-virus DOES NOT do it! Brant
It has locked my computer to where I cant get my web browser to come up anymore at first it locked it up everytime then I woud have to completely shut down my system
errrrr.....i deleted 180 and now i cant open IE (im using mozilla) and i cant open my documents or my computer...
ppl, stop talking about regcleaner, since that Software is using Spyware itself! Kris
under programs listed as 180 search assistant delete by all means necessary pastorprakash
Use Housecall on line to remove, or spybot and adaware mark osude
It uses ca.11MB of RAM. Very complicated uninstall process (uninstall in two steps, the program installs itself as two different programs), to uninstall required connection to Internet and downloading two times additional uninstall programs! It is possible two uninstall it from the control panel, add/remove programs: you have to uninstall two separate programs: 1."Interstitial Ad Delivery by n-Case" and 2."... PAD ... by n-Case". See also: http://www.n-case.com/ncaseaduninstall.html  See also: Link Chris
Spyware Olga
deleted it with windows beta defender 2 you can download it www.windows.com homepage
SpyWare, AdWare, Steals password, email address and other information, abuses the network. Broken Arrow
It's spyware it wont stop closing out my programs joh

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