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What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
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What is Ice?

This is the Ice Antivirus program which bundles the open source ClamWin Antivirus program.


Ice is a software program developed by Ice Antivirus. 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). The primary executable is named AV.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 139.23 MB (145,988,151 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
Ice has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Ice
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ice
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ice\uninstall.Ice.exe" /u /UserID=952f9783-909e-4746-bd6e-915c273f32ec /SourceID=google_groovestream-Display-US-CPA-300x250-34216266
Estimated size: 139.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ice

Program executable:AV.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Ice\AV.exe
Additional files:
  • Ice.exe - ice AntiVirus (ice)
  • Infrastructure.dll - Infrastructure
  • IceAVservice.exe - Service
  • nClam.dll (by nClam Team) - nClam
  • uninstall.Ice.exe - Ice
  • AV.exe - AV
  • clamd.exe - Ice Antivirus
  • clamdscan.exe
  • clamscan.exe - ClamWin Antivirus
  • freshclam.exe
  • handle.exe (by Sysinternals) - Sysinternals Handle (Handle viewer)
  • Ice.vshost.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2010 (vshost-clr2.exe)
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • libclamav.dll - Ice AntiVirus
  • libclamav_llvm.dll
  • libclamunrar.dll
  • libclamunrar_iface.dll
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 3.5)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.Ice.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Ice Update Task' (runs daily at 11:02 AM).
3 Services
  • IceAVservice.exe runs as a service named 'IceAV' (IceAV).
  • freshclam.exe runs as a service named 'Ice AntiVirus Updater' (FreshClam) "AntiVirus Protection".
  • clamd.exe runs as a service named 'Ice AntiVirus' (ClamD) "AntiVirus Protection".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Ice.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ice' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ice\Ice.exe".
Network connections
  • Ice.vshost.exe connects to ec2-107-23-37-165.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:77.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0394600577%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01973510%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01972496%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:227,985,852
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:32.92 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:140.02 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Ice?

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Or, you can uninstall Ice 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 Ice, 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 Ice.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 25.00%
Gateway SX2851 25.00%
Dell OptiPlex 790 25.00%
Dell OptiPlex 740 Enhance... 25.00%


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