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Should I remove IObit Malware Fighter 6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,153
United States Rank #7,960
Reach 0.0163%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.25 days
184.36 days >
Average installed length: 96.87 days


6.6 0.62%
6.3 0.31%
6.1 4.05%
6.0 95.02%

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IObit Malware Fighter 6


IObit Malware Fighter 6 is a software program developed by IObit. The most common release is 6.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 86 files and is usually about 160.87 MB (168,682,682 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 95% of users of IObit Malware Fighter 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

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: 160.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Malware Fighter 6

Program executable:imf.exe
Name:IObit Malware Fighter
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\iobit malware fighter\imf.exe
Additional files:
  • IMFRegister.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Register
  • imf530-20170927.exe - IObit Malware Fighter 5 (IObit Malware Fighter)
  • AntiTracking.exe - IObit Malware Fighter (IObit Malware Fighter Anti-Tracking Details)
  • AutoUpdate.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Autoupdate
  • bak.SafeCheckCode32.dll - browser protect module.
  • bak.SafeCheckCode64.dll
  • BigShowLib.dll - IObit Malware Fighter Bigupgrade Lib
  • BlueBirdInit.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Initialization
  • BrowserCleaner.exe - Browser Cleaner
  • CareScan.exe - CareScan
  • DriverScan.exe - Driver Scan
  • ExclusivePsIMF.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Exclusive Pre-Order
  • FeedBack.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Feedback
  • FileMonitor.dll
  • giftbox.dll
  • IMF_ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Action Center Downloader
  • IMF_DownConfig.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Downconfig
  • imf602-20180528.exe
  • IMFAnalyzer.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Analyzer
  • IMFAntivirusFix.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Antivirus Fix
  • IMFAntivirusTips.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Antivirus Tips
  • IMFAntivirusUSB.exe - IObit Malware Fighter USB Antivius Tips
  • IMFBigUpgrade.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Bigupgrade
  • IMFDBUpdateStat.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Database
  • IMFInstaller.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Installer
  • IMFsrv.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Service
  • IMFSrvWsc.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Wsc
  • IMFTips.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Tips
  • InfoHelp.dll - Info helper
  • IObit-Malware-Fighter-Setup-rc.exe
  • IWsIMF.exe - IWsIMF
  • IWsIMF_AV.exe - IWsIMF Antivirus
  • IWsIMFXP.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Antivirus WSC Register
  • LocalLang.exe - LocalLang
  • Ransomware.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Anti-ransomware details
  • ReProcess.exe - IObit Malware Fighter ReProcess
  • SafeBox.exe - IObit Malware Fighter Safe Box details
  • SendBugReportNew.exe - Send Bug Report
  • Homepage.exe - Homepage Protection (Homepage Protection Client)
  • HomepageSvc.dll - Homepage Protection Service
  • libcrypto-1_1.dll - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL shared library)
  • libssl-1_1.dll
  • bak.IMFShellExt.dll - IMFShellExt Module
  • bf.exe - IObit Black Friday
  • BrowserProtect.exe - Browser Protection (Homepage Advisor)
  • IMFShellExt.dll
  • ProductStatistics.dll - Product Statistics
  • SPInit.exe - Surfing Protection
  • SPUrlScanner.dll - Surfing Protection Dynamic Library
  • PPUninstaller.exe - IObit Uninstaller
  • Christmas.exe - IObit Christmas
  • IObitLiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • LiveUpdate.exe
  • Dugtrio.exe - Driver Booster (Driver Booster Dugtrio)
  • AUpdate.exe - IObit AUpdate
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library
  • IMFChecker.exe - DeviceChecker
  • OFCommon.dll - IObit Library (IObit Malware Fighter Library)

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}.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • IMF.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named IObit Malware Fighter_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • IMFsrv.exe runs as a service named 'IMF Service' (IMFservice) "IObit Malware Fighter Service".
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 6?

You can uninstall IObit Malware Fighter 6 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 6, 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 6.

Win 10 68%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 68.11%
Windows 7 30.34%
Windows XP 0.93%
Windows Vista 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 42.37%
Windows 10 Pro 15.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.28%
Windows 7 Professional 5.92%
Windows 8.1 3.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.08%
  United Kingdom 1.64%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  France 0.91%
  Chile 0.18%
  Germany 0.18%
  Spain 0.18%
  Italy 0.18%
  Portugal 0.18%
  Singapore 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.77%
Dell 17.81%
Acer 15.98%
Lenovo 11.42%
ASUS 11.42%
Medion 5.02%
Toshiba 4.11%
Intel 1.83%
Sahara 0.91%
Samsung 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.01%
Dell Inspiron 5567 2.26%
ASUSTeK K30AD_M31AD_M51AD 2.26%
ASUS All Series 2.26%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.26%

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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