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IObit Malware Fighter 3 Beta


IObit Malware Fighter 3 Beta is a software program developed by IObit. 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 imf.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 51.89 MB (54,415,028 bytes). The installed file LiveUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of IObit Malware Fighter 3 Beta come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.IObit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 51.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Malware Fighter 3 Beta

Program executable:imf.exe
Name:IObit Malware Fighter
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\iobit malware fighter\imf.exe
Additional files:
  • ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare Action Center Downlaoder (Action Center Downlaoder)
  • taskmgr.dll - Task Scheduler Dynamic Link Library
  • ReProcess.exe - Advanced SystemCare ReProcess
  • OFCommon.dll - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (IObit Library)
  • SPSetup.exe - IObit Surfing Protection
  • bak.IMFShellExt.dll - BlueBirdShellExt Module
  • IMFShellExt.dll
  • FileMonitor.dll - IObit Malware Fighter
  • IMF_ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 (Action Center Downloader)
  • IMFsrv.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Service
  • IMFTips.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Tips
  • Scan.dll
  • SendBugReport.exe - SendBugReport
  • Homepage.exe - Homepage Protection (Homepage Protection Client)
  • HomepageSvc.dll - Homepage Protection Service
  • Promote.exe - Advanced SystemCare (Reminder)
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • AUpdate.exe - IObit AUpdate
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library
  • LocalLang.exe
  • TaskSchedule.exe - Task Schedule
  • UninstallPromote.exe
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • IntegrateFilter.dll
  • RegFilter.dll
  • Reinforce.exe - Security Reinforce
  • URLFilter.dll
  • zlibwapi.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library)
  • BlueBirdInit.exe
  • BrowserCleaner.exe
  • PPUninstaller.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • bak.IMFShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'IObit Malware Fighter' with a class of {0BB81440-5F42-4480-A5F7-770A6F439FC8}.
  • IMFShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'IObit Malware Fighter' with a class of {0BB81440-5F42-4480-A5F7-770A6F439FC8}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • IMF.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0818DD2-EE56-428D-AAC8-B197BF500AD8}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{085DCC41-DB68-4E14-BF50-206AB0D08C48}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • IMF.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named IObit Malware Fighter.
  • IMFsrv.exe runs as a service named 'IMF Service' (IMFservice) "IObit Malware Fighter Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • IMF.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'IObit Malware Fighter' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe" /autostart.
Startup File (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.

How do I remove IObit Malware Fighter 3 Beta?

You can uninstall IObit Malware Fighter 3 Beta 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 IObit Malware Fighter 3 Beta, 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 IObit Malware Fighter 3 Beta.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.87%
Windows 10 39.82%
Windows Vista 3.54%
Windows XP 1.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.46%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 8.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  United Kingdom 8.21%
  Canada 2.99%
  Germany 2.99%
  France 2.99%
  Sweden 2.99%
  Australia 2.24%
  Czech Republic 1.49%
  Italy 1.49%
  Japan 1.49%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  Portugal 1.49%
  Romania 1.49%
  Russia 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.05%
Acer 28.21%
Dell 17.95%
ASUS 11.54%
Lenovo 3.85%
Samsung 3.85%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 5.21%
eMachines EL1360G 2.08%
Gateway NE56R 2.08%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b112eo 2.08%
Samsung RF510/RF410/RF710... 2.08%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.08%

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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