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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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5.12 13.04%

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IVM Answering Attendant

What is IVM Answering Attendant?

During installation the program will offer the user to install the NCH Toolbar, an ad-supported web browser toolbar.

About  (from NCH Software)

IVM answering attendant software is a complete voicemail, call attendant, interactive voice response, or autodial telephone management solution for small to medium businesses. There are many exciting ways you can use IVM to provide information and better serve your customers:

Play a menu to callers to direct inc...  Read more


IVM Answering Attendant is a program developed by NCH Software. 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 main program executable is ivm.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 4.88 MB (5,122,165 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of IVM Answering Attendant come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\IVM
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\IVM\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 4.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IVM Answering Attendant

Program executable:ivm.exe
IVM Answering Attendant
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\ivm\ivm.exe
Additional files:
  • ivmsetup_v5.12.exe - IVM (IVM Answering Attendant)
  • ivmsetup_v5.10.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ivm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ivmSevenDays' (Next runs on 30/4/2014 at 5:11 AM).
  • ivm.exe runs as a service named 'IVM Answering Attendant' (IVMService) "Allows IVM Answering Attendant to run in the background if required.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ivm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IVM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\IVM\ivm.exe" -logon.

How do I remove IVM Answering Attendant?

Quickly and completely remove IVM Answering Attendant from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall IVM Answering Attendant 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 IVM Answering Attendant, 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 IVM Answering Attendant.

Win 8 43%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 43.48%
Windows 7 43.48%
Windows Vista 8.70%
Windows XP 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 17.39%
Windows 7 Professional 17.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.04%
Windows 10 Home 13.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Germany 12.50%
  Australia 6.25%
  India 3.13%
  Philippines 3.13%
  Iran 3.13%
  Turkey 3.13%
  Italy 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Toshiba 19.05%
Medion 14.29%
Dell 9.52%
Sahara 4.76%
Lenovo 4.76%
Alienware 4.76%
American Megatrends 4.76%
ASUS 4.76%
Common models
MEDION H61H2-LM3 17.65%
Hewlett-Packard 610-1130y 11.76%
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TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 5.88%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X70-A 5.88%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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