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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,769
United States Rank #6,266
Reach 0.0282%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.77 days
553.69 days >
Average installed length: 290.92 days


VersionDistribution 31.82% 0.51% 0.25% 7.07%
6.1.5493 5.81%
6.1.5488 10.61%
6.0.5449 18.94%
6.0.5442 2.27%
6.0.5424 2.27%
5.3.5168 0.25%
5.2.5162 0.76%
5.0.5134 0.76%
5.0.5116 18.18%
5.0.5074 0.51%

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VIPRE Internet Security

What is VIPRE Internet Security?  (from GFI Software)

VIPRE Internet Security is the award-winning antivirus software that includes a firewall, a spam filter and bad website blocking into one powerful solution for complete protection against malware. From a two-way firewall that keeps away malicious Internet traffic to VIPRE® Easy Update™ that automatically updates out-of...  Read more


VIPRE Internet Security is a software program developed by GFI Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 sbamui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 272.94 MB (286,195,371 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 92% of users of VIPRE Internet Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vipreantivirus.com/VIPRE-Internet-Security
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GFI Software\VIPRE\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{47420C41-43BA-4DF1-B649-9BABC9551D9A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 272.94 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VIPRE Internet Security

Program executable:sbamui.exe
Name:VIPRE Internet Security
Path:C:\Program Files\gfi software\vipre\sbamui.exe
Additional files:
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll
  • 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
  • SBAgentDiagnosticTool.exe - VIPRE Internet Security (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
  • sbamwsc.exe - WSC Interface Application
  • SBFE.DLL - Secure File Eraser Shell Extension
  • SBRES_VPP_en-US.dll
  • Sfe.exe - SFE
  • gfiutil.dll - VIPRE Utility Drivers
  • gfiark.dll - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • gfiarksh.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
  • cmclient1.dll (by Cloudmark) - Cloudmark Client SDK (Cross-Platform Client Library)
  • mimepp.dll (by Hunny Software, Inc) - Hunny MIME++ Library (DLL for Hunny MIME++ Library)
  • 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

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • SBFE.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FileEraserShellExt' with a class of {D29FEC44-36A2-4865-AE5E-175C61587F1D}.
  • SBAMScanShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SBAMScanShellExt' with a class of {D47F1671-0EAA-4c02-8AC9-960BB08DB951}.
Scheduled Task
  • sbamui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{907C6361-5564-41BD-9BDA-9835571D2A1F}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • SBPIMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'SB Recovery Service' (SBPIMSvc) "SB Recovery Service".
  • SBAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'VIPRE Internet Security' (SBAMSvc) "Manages your antispyware and antivirus application".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SBAMTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBAMTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\GFI Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe".
  • SBRC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBRegRebootCleaner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\GFI Software\VIPRE\SBRC.exe".
Network connections
  • SBAMSvc.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:62.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0062231895%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00232273%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00390045%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,110,272
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.43 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.71 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.92 MB
Total CPU:0.0001990042%
Kernel CPU:0.00016039%
User CPU:0.00003862%
CPU cycles/sec:25,467
I/O reads/min:7 Bytes
I/O writes/min:286 Bytes
Memory:3.37 MB
Total CPU:0.0007532515%
Kernel CPU:0.00021995%
User CPU:0.00053330%
CPU cycles/sec:579,544
I/O writes/min:79 Bytes

How do I remove VIPRE Internet Security?

Quickly and completely remove VIPRE Internet Security from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VIPRE Internet Security 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 VIPRE Internet Security, 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 VIPRE Internet Security.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.28%
Windows 8 12.34%
Windows Vista 10.08%
Windows XP 7.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.12%
Windows 7 Professional 7.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.08%
Windows 8 4.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.69%
  Canada 2.24%
  United Kingdom 1.44%
  Australia 0.64%
  Hungary 0.48%
  Ireland 0.32%
  Italy 0.32%
  Germany 0.32%
  Israel 0.32%
  India 0.32%
  Philippines 0.16%
  Mexico 0.16%
  DK 0.16%
  Argentina 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.03%
Dell 27.93%
Acer 21.38%
Toshiba 6.21%
ASUS 5.17%
Lenovo 2.76%
Gateway 1.03%
Intel 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.87%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.31%
Acer Aspire 7560 3.31%
Dell XPS 8300 2.76%
Dell XPS 8500 2.76%

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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