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What is PIB.exe?

PIB.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if PIB.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


PIB.exe file information

The process known as WebSearch Toolbar Plugin Server belongs to software WebSearch Toolbar or WebSearch Toolbar Plugin Server by WebSearch (www.websearch.com).

Description: PIB.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PIB.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - generally C:\Program Files\Toolbar\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 603,136 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 646,656 bytes or 790,528 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pib.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. PIB.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with PIB.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ WebSearch Toolbar.

Recommended: Identify PIB.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PIB.exe. Therefore, you should check the PIB.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

spyware
  rh  
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.
  Justin  
cant' remove
   
impossible to remove
  shingles349  
No matter how many times you run you Adware/Spyware remover you can not remove this file
  Gallataea  
its a system hogging program try using a hex editor to damage the files properties then delete it or delete the reg
  goliath  
Adware that dysplays popups, runs on startup, slows your computer.
  Enigma  
Pain to remove and since I work for a University, the students download it without knowing the repercussions of it.
  paladin13   (further information)
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.
  Quinkie  
Download Gnoppix ( http://gnoppix.org/ ). 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.
  Sixteen Left  
I used regedit from diamondcs.com 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.
  Angella  
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!
  Jason  
I can't get rid of it!!!
  Beau Reese  
Its a nasty piece of work
  meme  
easy to remove .... just go to configuration ... software seak for websearch toolbar and then remove
   
Once it's started it's hard to remove. It can cause leaks to. Yet my system crashes without it.
  Jim Rose  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PIB.exe: based on 17 votes with 16 user comments.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users suspect danger. 12 users think PIB.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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