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Should I remove GFI Business Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,917
United States Rank #6,786
Reach 0.0360%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.96 days
323.39 days >
Average installed length: 169.92 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.2.5530 65.52%
6.0.5482 2.59%
6.0.5481 16.38%
5.0.4464 14.66%
5.0.4452 0.86%

GFI Business Agent

What is GFI Business Agent?  (from GFI Software)

GFI VIPREĀ® Antivirus Business is a scalable Endpoint Solution that protects your networked machines from all types of malware and viruses and includes a firewall (Premium only). Its Bad URL Blocking feature under web filtering prevents end users from accidentally opening known bad websites (Premium only). VIPRE Busines...  Read more

Overview

GFI Business Agent is a program developed by GFI Software. The most used version is 6.2.5530, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is sbamui.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 200.46 MB (210,198,586 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 81% of users of GFI Business Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.GFI.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GFI Software\GFIAgent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /x {9D544611-F437-4153-913E-91CE036583CC} /qf /l*v "C:\DOCUME~1\user\LocalS~1\Temp\VIPRE_MsiUninstall.log" REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 200.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GFI Business Agent

Program executable:sbamui.exe
Name:GFI Business Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\gfi software\gfiagent\sbamui.exe
MD5:aefef0c444c36368f68406d2cfd117a8
Additional files:
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll - GFI AntiMalware Active Protection SDK Merge Module
  • SBRC.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • SBRE.dll - Anti-Rootkit Engine
  • vipre.dll - VIPRE Threat detection and remediation system
  • SBAMOutlook.dll - GFI AntiMalware Email AV SDK Merge Module (Outlook Antivirus Plugin)
  • GFI.Tools.Run64.exe - GFI AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module (GFI Software Run64 Application)
  • SBAMSvc.exe - GFI Software Anti Malware Service
  • SBAMSvcPS.dll - SBAMSvcP Dynamic Link Library
  • sbap.dll - Active Protection Library
  • SBArva.dll - GFI Email Antivirus
  • SBCA.dll - Custom Actions for the Installer
  • SBPIMSvc.exe - Plug-in Manager Service
  • SBTE.dll - Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library
  • SpursDownload.dll - Spurs Download Dynamic Link Library
  • Sunbelt.Tools.Run64.exe
  • gfiarksh.dll - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • SBAgentDiagnosticTool.exe - GFI Business Agent (SBAgentDiagnosticTool)
  • SBAMCommandLineScanner.exe - GFI Command Line Scanner
  • SBAMCreateRestore.exe - Create Restore Point
  • SBAMRes.dll - VIPRE English Language Resources
  • SBAMSafeModeUI.exe - Mamba Safe Mode UI
  • SBAMScanShellExt.DLL - SBAM Scan Shell Extension
  • SBAMTray.exe - SBAMTray Application
  • SBEAgent.dll - SBEAgent Dynamic Link Library
  • SBEAgentUpgrader.exe - GFI Business Agent Upgrader
  • SBRES_VPC_en-US.dll
  • SBRES_VPP_en-US.dll
  • SbFwe.dll - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Firewall Engine Library)
  • SbHips.dll - GFI Firewall SDK Host Intrusion Prevention System Library
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe - GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer
  • SBTIS.dll - GFI Firewall SDK Transport Inspection System Library
  • SbWebFilter.dll - GFI Firewall SDK WebFilter Library
  • kbu.dll - VIPRE Antivirus (kbu Dynamic Link Library)
  • fldrvw2008.ocx (by LogicNP Software (http://www.ssware.com)) - FolderView ActiveX Control
  • mimepp.dll (by Hunny Software, Inc) - Hunny MIME++ Library (DLL for Hunny MIME++ Library)
  • gfiark.dll (by ThreatTrack Security)
  • oeapiinitcom.dll (by Nektra) - OEAPI (OEAPI oeapiinitcom)
  • oecom.dll (by Nektra) - OEAPI oecom
  • oehook.dll - OEAPI oehook
  • oestore.dll - OEAPI oestore
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SBAMScanShellExt.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SBAMScanShellExt' with a class of {D47F1671-0EAA-4c02-8AC9-960BB08DB951}.
2 Services
  • SBAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'VIPRE Business' (SBAMSvc) "Manages your antispyware and antivirus application".
  • SBPIMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'SB Recovery Service' (SBPIMSvc) "SB Recovery Service".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SBRC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBRegRebootCleaner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\GFI Software\GFIAgent\SBRC.exe".
  • SBAMTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBAMTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\SBEAgent\SBAMTray.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SBAMSvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GFI Software\GFIAgent\SBAMSvc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SBAMSvc.exe
Memory:100.88 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002107341%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013188%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007885%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:108,680,136
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:9
70 average
I/O reads/min:58.74 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:8.26 MB
105.02 KB average
SBPIMSvc.exe
Memory:2.56 MB
Total CPU:0.0000118680%
Kernel CPU:0.00000899%
User CPU:0.00000288%
CPU cycles/sec:32,639
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
I/O writes/min:383 Bytes
SBAMTray.exe
Memory:2.57 MB
Total CPU:0.0005708652%
Kernel CPU:0.00040307%
User CPU:0.00016779%
CPU cycles/sec:128,335
Switches/sec:2
I/O writes/min:17 Bytes

How do I remove GFI Business Agent?

Quickly and completely remove GFI Business Agent from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall GFI Business Agent from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GFI Business Agent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove GFI Business Agent.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.72%
Windows XP 10.78%
Windows 8 10.34%
Windows Vista 1.72%
Windows Server 2003 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 61.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.82%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.33%
Windows 8 Pro 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.21%
  Canada 3.76%
  United Kingdom 3.47%
  Japan 1.73%
  Australia 1.16%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  India 0.87%
  Austria 0.58%
  Czech Republic 0.58%
  Germany 0.58%
  New Zealand 0.58%
  Singapore 0.58%
  Belgium 0.29%
  China 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 62.37%
Hewlett-Packard 25.81%
Intel 5.38%
GIGABYTE 1.61%
Lenovo 1.61%
Acer 1.08%
Toshiba 1.08%
Gateway 0.54%
Compaq 0.54%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 5.13%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 4.49%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 3.21%
Dell OptiPlex 390 3.21%
Dell Latitude E5540 2.56%
Equus Computer Systems No... 1.92%

About GFI Software

GFI Software is a developer of computer security software whose products include software for filtering spam and viruses from e-mail as well as for monitoring and scanning networks for security purposes.
Publisher URL: www.gfi.com

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