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41% remove it59% keep it
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VibeFire

What is VibeFire?

"Screensaver.com is distributing modified installers which differ from the originals. The modified installers are compliant with the original software manufacturer's policies and Terms of Service. InstallIQ™ is an install manager that will manage the installation of your selected software. In addition to managing the installation of your selected software, InstallIQ™ will make recommendations for additional free software that you may be interested in. Additional software may include toolbars, browser add-ons, game applications, anti-virus applications, and other types of applications. You are not required to install any additional software to receive your selected software. You can completely remove the program at any time in Windows' Add/Remove Programs."

Overview

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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named vibefire.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 2.08 MB (2,176,466 bytes).
VibeFire has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vibefire.com
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\w3i\vibefire
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files1\W3i\VibeFire\UNINSTAL.EXE"
Estimated size: 2.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VibeFire

Program executable:vibefire.exe
Name:VibeFire™
VibeFire™ Alerter
Path:C:\Program Files\w3i\vibefire\vibefire.exe
MD5:602b765fa57b364742f4d996286c4e7c
Additional files:
  • VibeFireBrowser.exe (by W3i Holdings)
  • remove.exe
  • undata.exe
  • UNINSTAL.EXE (by W3i Holdings) - VibeFire Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • undata.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • undata.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • undata.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove VibeFire?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win XP 33%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 41%
Keep it 59%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%

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?
Toshiba 33.33%
Gateway 33.33%
Dell 33.33%

About W3i

W3i developes a product called InstallIQ that allows software publishers montize software distribution by co-installed bundled software as well as interapp advertising.
Publisher URL: www.w3i.com

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