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GFI Micro Installer

What is GFI Micro Installer?  (from GFI Software)

Install Agent(s)...: starts downloading the micro installer on the target computer and attempts to install the agent.


GFI Micro Installer is a software program developed by GFI Software. The most common release is 6.0.5469, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 211.61 MB (221,892,192 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 87% of users of GFI Micro Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in New Zealand and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.GFI.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GFI Software\GFIAgent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DB7CF8FB-8638-484E-A6C1-37F5AC21DCB2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 211.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GFI Micro Installer

  • vipre.dll - VIPRE Threat detection and remediation system
  • gfiarksh.dll - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • SbHips.dll - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Host Intrusion Prevention System Library)
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe - GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer
  • SBTIS.dll - GFI Firewall SDK Transport Inspection System Library
  • kbu.dll - VIPRE Antivirus (kbu Dynamic Link Library)

How do I remove GFI Micro Installer?

You can uninstall GFI Micro Installer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GFI Micro Installer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 GFI Micro Installer.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  New Zealand 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6320 33.33%
HP EliteBook 8570p 16.67%
HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF 16.67%
HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT PC 16.67%
HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF PC 16.67%

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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