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Should I remove IObit Malware Fighter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #207
United States Rank #203
Reach 3.4091%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.02 days
295.73 days >
Average installed length: 155.38 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.4 8.36%
2.3 17.95%
2.2.1 4.92%
2.2 7.98%
2.1 21.77%
2.0 18.16%
1.0 20.86%

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IObit Malware Fighter

What is IObit Malware Fighter?  (from IObit)

IObit Malware Fighter is an advanced malware & spyware removal utility that detects, removes the deepest infections, and protects your PC from various potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers. With the unique "Dual-Core" engine and the heuristic malware detection, IObit Malware Fighter...  Read more

Overview

IObit Malware Fighter is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is 2.1, 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 programs's main executable is imf.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 77.1 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 96 files and is usually about 35.17 MB (36,880,870 bytes). IMFUpdater.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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 50% of users of IObit Malware Fighter come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com/malware-fighter.html
Help link: www.IObit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 35.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Malware Fighter

Program executable:imf.exe
Name:IObit Malware Fighter
Signed by:IObit Information Technology
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\iobit malware fighter\imf.exe
MD5:59726901c436c19ca51a6b008239cd9d
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
This is the core process of IObit Malware Fighter. Capabilities include cleaning up malware, spyware, adware, bots, trojans, etc. It detects, cleans and blocks unwanted applications on the PC. It includes a "Startup Guard", "Browser Guard",...
Additional files:
  • ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare Action Center Downlaoder (Action Center Downlaoder)
  • taskmgr.dll - IObit TaskSchedule Dynamic Link Library
  • SendBugReport.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus (SendBugReport)
  • OFCommon.dll - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (IObit Library)
  • bak.IMFShellExt.dll - BlueBirdShellExt Module
  • IMFShellExt.dll
  • bak.IMF.exe - IObit Malware Fighter
  • bak.IMFsrv.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Service
  • FileMonitor.dll
  • IMF_ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare 7 (Action Center Downloader)
  • imf-setup.exe
  • IMFsrv.exe
  • IMFUpdater.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Updater
  • imfv2-setup.exe
  • IObit-Malware-Figher-Setup.exe
  • iobit-malware-fighter-setup.exe
  • IObitMalwareFighterSetup.exe
  • Promote.exe - Reminder
  • Scan.dll
  • UninstallPromote.exe - Advanced SystemCare
  • IObitUninstal.exe - IObit Uninstaller (Uninstall Programs)
  • bak.datastate.dll - datastate.dll (Runtime Library)
  • datastate.dll
  • IObitCommunities.exe - Like it (IObit like it)
  • FixPlugin.exe
  • StartMenu.exe - IObit StartMenu Program
  • TaskSchedule.exe - Task Schedule
  • WebUI.dll - WebUI Dynamic Link Library
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • IntegrateFilter.dll
  • RegFilter.dll
  • URLFilter.dll
  • adsemovalsetup02251.exe (by ADSRemoval) - ADSRemoval
  • ADSRemovalSetup.exe (by ADSRemoval)
  • zlibwapi.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library)
  • BlueBirdInit.exe
  • IWsIMF.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe

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}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • IMF.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Iobit Malaware Fighter' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 18:30).
  • 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 Mondays at 7:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • IMF.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named IObit Malware Fighter.
Service
  • IMFsrv.exe runs as a service named 'BlueBird Service' (BlueBirdservice).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • IMF.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe'.
Network connections
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (205.251.243.217 port 80).
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (176.32.100.248 port 80).
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (176.32.98.226 port 80).
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (176.32.99.47 port 80).
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (205.251.242.248 port 80).
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (207.171.163.132 port 80).
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (207.171.163.216 port 80).
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (176.32.99.47 port 80).
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (72.21.195.161 port 80).
  • IMF.exe connects to s3-1-w.amazonaws.com (207.171.163.132 port 80).
  • Plus 5 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

imf.exe
Memory:77.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0336975702%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01507978%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01861779%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,311,311
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:13
70 average
I/O reads/min:470.21 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:495 Bytes
105.02 KB average
bak.IMF.exe
Memory:114.34 MB
Total CPU:0.0001381176%
Kernel CPU:0.00007718%
User CPU:0.00006093%
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

How do I remove IObit Malware Fighter?

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Or, you can uninstall IObit Malware Fighter 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, 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.83%
Windows 8 18.24%
Windows XP 10.80%
Windows Vista 7.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.66%
Windows 7 Professional 8.58%
Windows 8.1 5.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.44%
  United Kingdom 4.63%
  Germany 3.80%
  Canada 3.28%
  Brazil 3.11%
  Italy 2.53%
  Australia 1.89%
  France 1.51%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Israel 1.35%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Spain 1.20%
  Russia 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.47%
Dell 21.73%
Acer 18.70%
ASUS 8.06%
Toshiba 6.78%
GIGABYTE 6.39%
Samsung 3.22%
Intel 2.60%
Lenovo 2.18%
American Megatrends 1.88%
Sahara 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.48%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.27%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.79%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.25%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.06%

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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WilliG4 months ago
Caution when using IObit utilities. Often they install garbage software without your knowledge that can be problematic. Use custom install to avoid some of the pitfalls. I would not use Smart Defrag nor their Uninstall program either.