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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,151
United States Rank #2,480
Reach 0.1831%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.94 days
352.37 days >
Average installed length: 185.15 days

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IMVU Avatar Chat Software

What is IMVU Avatar Chat Software?  (from IMVU)

IMVU is an instant messaging tool that lets you chat with people from all over the globe in a 3D environment, instead of the plain, text-only chat room we're all used to.


IMVU Avatar Chat Software is a program developed by IMVU. 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 main program executable is IMVUClient.exe. The software installer includes 87 files and is usually about 77.14 MB (80,884,314 bytes). IMVUupdater.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 10. While about 62% of users of IMVU Avatar Chat Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.imvu.com/client.php?page=help
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\imvuclient
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\IMVUClient\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 77.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IMVU Avatar Chat Software

Program executable:IMVUClient.exe
Additional files:
  • npimvu.dll - IMVU 3D Plugin (npimvu)
  • mozctl.dll - Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin support (Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin module)
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • nspr4.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • IMVUClient.exe - IMVUClient
  • mozctlx.dll - XULRunner
  • js3250.dll (by Netscape Communications) - NETSCAPE (Netscape 32-bit JavaScript Module)
  • audiere.dll
  • boost_python.dll
  • cal3d.dll
  • CallStack.dll
  • devicefingerprint.exe
  • devicefingerprint_old.exe
  • glRenderEngine.dll
  • IMVUD3D11.dll
  • imvuflash.dll
  • imvugecko.dll
  • IMVUQualityAgent.exe
  • IMVUupdater.exe
  • libzero.dll
  • MemoryHook.dll
  • nphwndproxy.dll
  • ParticleLib.dll
  • SceneWindow.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • IMVUQualityAgent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8C11267-E7EF-4CF1-BBD8-F9933577F3E3}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • IMVUQualityAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\IMVUClient\IMVUQualityAgent.exe'.
Network connections
  • IMVUClient.exe connects to chat.imvu.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:252.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0276503439%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01545468%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01219567%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:652,671,191
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:5.36 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:947.02 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0242636674%
Kernel CPU:0.01213183%
User CPU:0.01213183%
CPU cycles/sec:1,145,586
I/O reads/min:2.05 MB
I/O writes/min:109 Bytes

How do I remove IMVU Avatar Chat Software?

You can uninstall IMVU Avatar Chat Software 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 IMVU Avatar Chat Software, 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 IMVU Avatar Chat Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.11%
Windows 10 39.09%
Windows Vista 4.89%
Windows XP 2.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows 8.1 14.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.90%
Windows 10 Home 8.95%
Windows 7 Professional 5.89%
Windows 8 4.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.63%
  United Kingdom 3.88%
  Canada 3.35%
  Brazil 3.16%
  France 2.84%
  Italy 1.84%
  Germany 1.78%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Australia 1.53%
  Spain 1.12%
  Egypt 0.83%
  Portugal 0.76%
  Sweden 0.70%
  Belgium 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.72%
Acer 17.67%
Dell 16.89%
Toshiba 10.32%
ASUS 9.74%
Lenovo 3.53%
Samsung 3.45%
Alienware 1.52%
American Megatrends 0.70%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.81%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.87%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.24%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.82%


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