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Remove IBIS Toolbar from Chrome, Firefox, IE



Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:IBIS Toolbar

Command or file name:smss.exe

Threat type:Toolbars

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

IBIS Toolbar at first meant hardware required for spy targets. In corcondance with 2005 study by America Online and the National Cyber Security Alliance, 61 percent users questioned had IBIS Toolbar on their machines and that they obligatory to execute some IBIS Toolbar removal or install some worthy IBIS Toolbar removal tool. IBIS Toolbar developers tell that buyers give permission to activate IBIS Toolbar. Only few IBIS Toolbar vendors have been accused and many operate openly though wheen have met lawsuits. A lot of programmers and some advertisement firms have invented IBIS Toolbar removal tools dedicated to remove IBIS Toolbar and give good opportunity for buyers to have likelihoods of IBIS Toolbar removal. On December 16, 2004 Microsoft Co. got its brand system AntiSpyware as free download IBIS Toolbar removal tool allowing Windows XP and Windows 2003 buyers to remove IBIS Toolbar and fulfill IBIS Toolbar removals.


IBIS Toolbar intrusion method

Usually IBIS Toolbar comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to IBIS Toolbar. IBIS Toolbar copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is smss.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name IBIS Toolbar and value smss.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name smss.exe or IBIS Toolbar. Also, it can create folder with name IBIS Toolbar under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about IBIS Toolbar, please ask below. You can use programs to remove IBIS Toolbar from your browsers below.


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How to remove IBIS Toolbar manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with IBIS Toolbar, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by IBIS Toolbar.

To get rid of IBIS Toolbar, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • 6.30.2004.4.46.54....0.dat
  • 6.30.2004.4.46.54....0.reg
  • collecteddata_206.xml
  • collecteddata_207.xml
  • collecteddata_217.xml
  • collecteddata_224.xml
  • common.dll
  • defrag.exe-273f131e.pf
  • dfrgntfs.exe-269967df.pf
  • f3setup1.exe-2496898e.pf
  • gencert.exe-0aa63d5b.pf
  • ibis toolbar.txt
  • iexploreskins.exe-2eb40edd.pf
  • msiexec.exe-2f8a8cae.pf
  • ppclean.exe-0b72178c.pf
  • ppv5log.txt
  • runonce.exe-2803f297.pf
  • softether _u`}l_[w.lnk
  • softsetup.exe-38e7126c.pf
  • tbps.exe
  • tbpssvc.exe
  • tb_setup.exe
  • wsg.exe
  • wsup.exe
  • wsup.exe-0e2b5851.pf
  • wtoolsa.exe
  • wtoolsa.exe-16188c40.pf
  • wtoolsa.exe-1a6b1b5a.pf
  • wtoolsc.cfg
  • wtoolsp.cfg
  • wtoolss.exe
  • wtoolss.exe-26c719a4.pf
  • xzxsv.wzg
  • yildhvi.olt
  • mso9cbcb.ppt
  • iexploreskins.exe
  • emusicclient.exe
  • emusicsetup.exe
  • cursors.xml
  • fash.exe
  • tbps.ini

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %profile%\locals~1\temp\
  • %programfiles%\emusic\
  • %programfiles%\toolbar\cursors\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: clsid\{fb45c451-b0e9-4407-bb6a-9361013f3e9a}
    Value: @
  • Key: protocols\name-space handler\res
    Value: @
  • Key: tbps.pluginevents\pluginevents object
    Value: @
  • Key: tbps.pluginserver\pluginserver object
    Value: @
  • Key: software\btiein
    Value: @
  • Key:
    software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\webbrowser\{339bb23f-a864-48c0-a59f-29ea915965ec}

    Value: @
  • Key:
    software\microsoft\internet explorer\urlsearchhooks\{87766247-311c-43b4-8499-3d5fec94a183}

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\runonce\*ms setup
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{1d4db7d2-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\interface\{1d4db7d1-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\interface\{1d4db7d3-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\interface\{bd6f129a-08db-4cc5-a75a-f2ab79e55b6e}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\toolbar.itoolbarscriptclass
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\typelib\{1d4db7d0-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\typelib\{8992b6ca-b8c9-4aed-bf89-0a17f6296a06}
    Value: @
  • Key:
    software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{339bb23f-a864-48c0-a59f-29ea915965ec}

    Value: @
  • Key:
    software\microsoft\internet explorer\urlsearchhooks\{87766247-311c-43b4-8499-3d5fec94a183}

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\emusicclient systray
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\fash
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\tb_setup
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\tbps
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\shareddlls\c:\windows\downloaded program files
    \qdow_as2.dll

    Value: @
  • Key:
    .default\software\microsoft\internet explorer\urlsearchhooks\{87766247-311c-43b4-8499-3d5fec94a183}

    Value: @

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall IBIS Toolbar related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for IBIS Toolbar entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If IBIS Toolbar won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find IBIS Toolbar under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with IBIS Toolbar or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to IBIS Toolbar
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find IBIS Toolbar related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove IBIS Toolbar related extensions from your browsers

IBIS Toolbar in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to IBIS Toolbar. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to IBIS Toolbar or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective IBIS Toolbar removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to IBIS Toolbar and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm IBIS Toolbar removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to IBIS Toolbar.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

IBIS Toolbar can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to IBIS Toolbar before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with IBIS Toolbar and smss.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: ibiscont mfc not working

trying to run BT TOTAL BROADBAND disc and get the following message ibiscont mfc not working

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: When loading the BT home hub disc.

I keep getting a message that IbisCont.exe has stopped working.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: ibis tool bar

50/50 comes up no internet connection or redirect to another sight

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: unable to load bt disc

every time bt disc starts to load fault window pops up with problem Ibis.Cont.exe has stopped working

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: ibiscont.exe problem

I am trying to install BT total broadband using the disc supplied; the message 'ibiscont.exe has stopped working' appears; windows searches for solution then gives up very quickly so I cannot install the CD?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Ibiscont.exe prob


Trying to load BT broadband software get message that IBisCont.exe dtopped
Working correctly. Tried a Clean Reboot didn't help.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: lbis cont.exe has stopped working

lbis cont.exe has stopped working

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: cant get on to intennet on main computrt

trying to connect to internet {on main coputer}and get message ibiscont.exe has stopped working windows searches for solution then gives up

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: cannot install software for bt Home hub 2

Trying to run new broadband insatalion disc from BT and get message ibis cont exe is not working. Windows searches on line for a solution and then gives up.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Ibis not working

When i try to find connections when using the bt cd i get a message ibisCont MFC application is not working

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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