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What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #945
United States Rank #1,215
Reach 0.8607%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.97 days
146.54 days >
Average installed length: 77.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.4 16.63%
3.3 17.88%
3.2 14.68%
3.1 20.42%
3.0 30.39%

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IObit Malware Fighter 3

What is IObit Malware Fighter 3?  (from IObit)

With unique "Dual-Core" anti-malware engine, IObit Malware Fighter is able to detect and remove various kinds of malware, like spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers, ensuring you a safer PC. With Real-time Protection and creative Cloud Technology, it keeps your computer secure all the time. T...  Read more

Overview

IObit Malware Fighter 3 is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is 3.0, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 imf.exe. The software installer includes 104 files and is usually about 74.57 MB (78,189,635 bytes). AutoUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 38% of users of IObit Malware Fighter 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.IObit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\unins001.exe"
Estimated size: 74.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Malware Fighter 3

Program executable:imf.exe
Name:IObit Malware Fighter
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\iobit malware fighter\imf.exe
MD5:f5c2c2c415bdf39f973be134bc08393b
Additional files:
  • ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare Action Center Downlaoder (Action Center Downlaoder)
  • TaskMgrXmas.dll - IObit TaskSchedule Dynamic Link Library
  • taskmgr.dll - Task Scheduler Dynamic Link Library
  • IMFRegister.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Register
  • ReProcess.exe - Advanced SystemCare ReProcess
  • OFCommon.dll - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (IObit Library)
  • SPSetup.exe - IObit Surfing Protection
  • bak.IMFShellExt.dll - BlueBirdShellExt Module
  • IMFShellExt.dll
  • IObit_Malware_Fighter_v3.0.1.19.exe - IObit Malware Fighter 3 (IObit Malware Fighter)
  • IObit_Malware_Fighter_v3.2.0.8.exe
  • IObit-Malware-Fighter-Setup.exe
  • IObit-Malware-Fighter-Setup-1-.exe
  • AutoUpdate.exe - IObit Malware Fighter (IObit Malware Fighter Autoupdate)
  • bak.IMF.exe
  • bak.IMFsrv.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Service
  • FeedBack.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Feedback
  • FileMonitor.dll
  • FileMonitor_IObitDel.dll
  • IMF_ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 (Action Center Downloader)
  • IMF_DownConfig.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Downconfig
  • IMF_IObitDel.exe
  • IMFAntivirusFix.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Antivirus Fix
  • IMFAntivirusTips.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Antivirus Tips
  • IMFAntivirusUSB.exe - IObit Malware Fighter USB Antivius Tips
  • IMFInstaller.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Installer
  • IMFsrv.exe
  • IMFsrv_IObitDel.exe
  • IMFTips.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Tips
  • IMFTips_IObitDel.exe
  • IMFUpdater.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Updater
  • IWsIMFXP.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Antivirus WSC Register
  • Promote.exe - Reminder
  • Scan.dll
  • Scan_IObitDel.dll
  • SendBugReport.exe - SendBugReport
  • Homepage.exe - Homepage Protection (Homepage Protection Client)
  • HomepageSvc.dll - Homepage Protection Service
  • HomepageSvc_IObitDel.dll
  • SPInit.exe - Surfing Protection
  • IObitUninstal.exe - IObit Uninstaller (Uninstall Programs)
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • unins000.exe - Smart Defrag 3 (Smart Defrag v3)
  • AUpdate.exe - IObit AUpdate
  • bak.datastate.dll - datastate.dll (Runtime Library)
  • datastate.dll
  • datastate_IObitDel.dll
  • IMFBigUpgrade.exe - UpgradeTip (Show new IMF function)
  • IObitCommunities.exe - Like it (IObit like it)
  • FixPlugin.exe
  • LocalLang.exe
  • StartMenu.exe - IObit StartMenu Program
  • TaskSchedule.exe - Task Schedule
  • UninstallPromote.exe
  • XmasPromote.exe - IMF
  • WebUI.dll - WebUI Dynamic Link Library
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • IntegrateFilter.dll
  • RegFilter.dll
  • Reinforce.exe - Security Reinforce

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • bak.IMFShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'IObit Malware Fighter' with a class of {0BB81440-5F42-4480-A5F7-770A6F439FC8}.
  • IMFShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'IObit Malware Fighter' with a class of {0BB81440-5F42-4480-A5F7-770A6F439FC8}.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • IMF.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE85A21C-C391-4C0F-82A7-2D3988AABBBB}' (runs on registration).
  • unins001.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{085DCC41-DB68-4E14-BF50-206AB0D08C48}' (runs on registration).
  • bak.IMF.exe is scheduled as a task named 'IO' (runs on boot).
  • bak.IMFsrv.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7653DD2-2CED-49FE-883A-E0B5B50699AA}' (runs on registration).
  • IMFUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'IMF_AutoUpdate' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 PM).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • XmasPromote.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named IMF Task (One-Time).
  • IMF.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named IObit Malware Fighter.
  • bak.IMF.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named IO.
3 Services
  • IMFsrv.exe runs as a service named 'IMFservice' (IMFservice) "IObit Malware Fighter Service".
  • bak.IMFsrv.exe runs as a service named 'IMF Service' (IMFservice) "IObit Malware Fighter Service".
  • IMFsrv_IObitDel.exe runs as a service named 'IMF Service' (IMFservice) "IObit Malware Fighter Service".
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • IMF.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'IMF.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe.
  • bak.IMF.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'IMF' and executes as C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe.
  • bak.IMFsrv.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'IMFsrv.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • IMF.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IObit Malware Fighter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe" /autostart.
  • bak.IMF.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IObit Malware Fighter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe" /autostart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • bak.IMF.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe'.
Network connections
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (205.251.243.217 port 80).
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (176.32.100.248 port 80).
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (176.32.98.226 port 80).
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (176.32.99.47 port 80).
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (205.251.242.248 port 80).
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (207.171.163.132 port 80).
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (207.171.163.216 port 80).
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (176.32.99.47 port 80).
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (72.21.195.161 port 80).
  • bak.IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (207.171.163.132 port 80).
  • Plus 3 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

bak.IMF.exe
Memory:95.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0204067259%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01418585%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00622088%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:499,524
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:9
70 average
I/O reads/min:204.62 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:179 Bytes
105.02 KB average
bak.IMFsrv.exe
Memory:3.61 MB
Total CPU:0.0007758190%
Kernel CPU:0.00027371%
User CPU:0.00050211%
CPU cycles/sec:6,321,785
Switches/sec:49
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
IMFUpdater.exe
Memory:9.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0850039317%
Kernel CPU:0.03964763%
User CPU:0.04535631%
I/O reads/min:1.7 MB
I/O writes/min:51 Bytes

How do I remove IObit Malware Fighter 3?

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Or, you can uninstall IObit Malware Fighter 3 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 IObit Malware Fighter 3, 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 IObit Malware Fighter 3.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 47%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 46.83%
Windows 7 46.21%
Windows Vista 3.75%
Windows XP 3.21%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.20%
Windows 8.1 15.04%
Windows 10 Home 12.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.67%
Windows 7 Professional 8.21%
Windows 10 Pro 6.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.15%
  Germany 13.16%
  United Kingdom 7.36%
  Italy 3.70%
  France 3.28%
  Canada 3.04%
  Brazil 2.10%
  Australia 1.99%
  Russia 1.89%
  Sweden 1.64%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  DZ 1.12%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Spain 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.88%
Acer 20.16%
Dell 17.08%
ASUS 9.60%
Toshiba 6.57%
Lenovo 5.87%
GIGABYTE 4.62%
Samsung 3.69%
Medion 3.65%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Intel 0.90%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.67%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.50%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.00%

About (from IObit)

Founded in 2004 by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, IObit is focused on providing consumers with innovative and comprehensive system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security.
Publisher URL: www.iobit.com

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