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Should I remove IObit Malware Fighter 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,465
United States Rank #15,120
Reach 0.0179%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.83 days
24.38 days >
Average installed length: 12.81 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0 100.00%

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IObit Malware Fighter 4

Overview

IObit Malware Fighter 4 is a software program developed by IObit. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named imf.exe. The setup package generally installs about 68 files and is usually about 230.19 MB (241,372,301 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 43% of users of IObit Malware Fighter 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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: 230.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Malware Fighter 4

Program executable:imf.exe
Name:IObit Malware Fighter
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\iobit malware fighter\imf.exe
MD5:dcd8975ec59aa9f74f39a8b79683bac8
Additional files:
  • 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
  • TrialRegister.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Trial
  • SPSetup.exe - IObit Surfing Protection
  • bak.IMFShellExt.dll - BlueBirdShellExt Module
  • AutoUpdate.exe - IObit Malware Fighter (IObit Malware Fighter Autoupdate)
  • BlueBirdInit.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Initialization
  • FeedBack.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Feedback
  • FileMonitor.dll
  • IMF_ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 (Action Center Downloader)
  • IMF_DownConfig.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Downconfig
  • 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 - IObit Malware Fighter Service
  • IMFSrvWsc.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Wsc
  • IMFTips.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Tips
  • IWsIMFXP.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Antivirus WSC Register
  • Scan.dll - IObit Library
  • SendBugReport.exe - SendBugReport
  • Homepage.exe - Homepage Protection (Homepage Protection Client)
  • HomepageSvc.dll - Homepage Protection Service
  • Promote.exe - Advanced SystemCare (Reminder)
  • IMFShellExt.dll - IMFShellExt Module
  • SPInit.exe - Surfing Protection
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • PPUninstaller.exe - IObit Uninstall (IObit Uninstall PPUnisntaller)
  • AUpdate.exe - IObit AUpdate
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library
  • OFCommon.dll - IObit Library (IObit Malware Fighter Library)
  • IMFBigUpgrade.exe - UpgradeTip (Show new IMF function)
  • FixPlugin.exe
  • LocalLang.exe
  • UninstallPromote.exe
  • BrowserCleaner.exe
  • InfoHelp.dll - Info helper v9
  • SendBugReportNew.exe - Send Bug Report

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • IMFShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'IObit Malware Fighter' with a class of {0BB81440-5F42-4480-A5F7-770A6F439FC8}.
  • bak.IMFShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'IObit Malware Fighter' with a class of {0BB81440-5F42-4480-A5F7-770A6F439FC8}.
Scheduled Task
  • IMF.exe is scheduled as a task named 'IMF_AutoScan' (runs weekly on Sundays at 3:00 AM).
Service
  • IMFsrv.exe runs as a service named 'IMF Service' (IMFservice) "IObit Malware Fighter Service".
Startup File (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.

How do I remove IObit Malware Fighter 4?

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Or, you can uninstall IObit Malware Fighter 4 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 4, 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 4.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 67%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 26.59%
Windows XP 3.57%
Windows Vista 3.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 33.60%
Windows 10 Pro 16.40%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.80%
Windows 8.1 7.60%
Windows 7 Professional 6.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.76%
  United Kingdom 6.55%
  Canada 4.14%
  Italy 3.79%
  DZ 3.45%
  Germany 3.10%
  Netherlands 2.76%
  France 2.41%
  Saudi Arabia 2.41%
  Sweden 2.07%
  Poland 1.72%
  Brazil 1.38%
  Egypt 1.38%
  Portugal 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.81%
Dell 19.62%
Acer 13.29%
Toshiba 8.86%
ASUS 7.59%
GIGABYTE 6.33%
Lenovo 5.70%
Alienware 1.27%
MSI 1.27%
Samsung 1.27%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 3.13%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.34%
ASUS All Series 2.34%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.34%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.34%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.34%

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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