Idle buddy virus is a malicious executable file that is a part of IdleBuddy Application. In your hard disk, this file can be traced to C:\ Program Files (x86 folder). Its executable extension can also be seen as ‘ibservices.exe’ on the task manager.
Even though not enough details are available as how this virus inflicts digital obliteration, but ransomware removal experts are of the thought that it might be another addition to a long range of malicious cryptographic software applications. For now, with limitation information available on the subject, we can deduce three potential malevolent uses for which this virus can be coded.
- Mining cryptocurrency:Hackers can use idle buddy virus to stealthily use the computing power of your device to mine digital currencies. A system burdened with such high computing overwork starts to lag. You might have to get rid of it after a while because of its deteriorating ability to perform even simple tasks.
- Spyware:Idle buddy software can also be designed on the lines of spyware. This means it can be used to steal the confidential information of the infected user in the form of banking card details, login credentials etc. Thus, persisting with it can culminate into significant financial losses.
- Ransomware:The most dangerous probability that exists with the use of this virus is its transformation into a highly complex ransomware. If corroborating hackers and programmers have the evilest of the intentions, they could code it to make a ransomware. Idle buddy, as a ransomware, will result into a lockdown of your device and data. Attackers will then demand a ransom to give back the access to the data. Otherwise, they will either publish the data or permanently block the victim’s access to it.
Professional ransomware removal can help you in getting back the access to your data. But why go to that extent where you will remain worried about the recovery of your data and the status of its confidentiality. If you locate ‘ibservices.exe’ file in the task manager, it is advised to get expert services for its removal from your device.