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Possible IBryte infection?


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#1 bobcat13

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

Hi All,

I have PDF Creator installed on my PC. Today I was prompted by PDF Creator that an update was available. I clicked on the link in the prompt and was taken to the website where the update could be downloaded (pdfforge).

Unfortunatly instead on clickling on the small grey update box, I accidently clicked on a large green update box which turned out to be a Google Ad. This took me to a site where there was another 'download PDF Creator' icon. I clicked on this, which downloaded something called 'IBrtye Download Manager'. I ran this and it installed PDF Creator (I had to untick many other download options first).

However I thought this was a bit odd, so I googled IBryte, which turned out to be malware. I ran a quick scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which came up clean, and there is nothing by IBryte listed in the 'uninstall progams' list which I accessed via the control panel or in the process listed by the Task Manager. However I read that this program does a good job of hiding itself. How can I tell if I'm infected?

Thanks for your help

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 01:23 PM

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Usually IBryte will install itself as a toolbar.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:58 AM

Hi Broni,

Thanks for your reply.

It doesn't seem to have altered either of my browsers (Firefox and IE) and nothing by IBryte appears in the add ons list of either browser. Does that mean I have escaped uninfected?

Can IBryte harvest passwords?

Cheers,

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:12 PM

No, I don't think so.
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