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Should I remove PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,283
United States Rank #8,080
Reach 0.0180%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.22 days
508.01 days >
Average installed length: 266.92 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

Other programs by PC VITALWARE


What is PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware?  (from PC VITALWARE)

Scan, and remove malware from your Windows PC now with PC MRI Anti-Malware software. In minutes, you can remove malware and other errors from your computer that can slow it down. Easy to use features and tools let you take control of your system. PC MRI Anti-Malware has a advanced scanner that locate issues fast and ac...  Read more


PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware is a software program developed by PC VITALWARE. 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). The primary executable is named antivirus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 191.46 MB (200,761,579 bytes). 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 89% of users of PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmri.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC VITALWARE\PC MRI Anti-Malware
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC VITALWARE\PC MRI Anti-Malware\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 191.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware

Program executable:antivirus.exe
Name:PC MRI Anti-Malware
Path:C:\Program Files\pc vitalware\pc mri anti-malware\antivirus.exe
Additional files:
  • res.dll - PC MRI Anti-Malware
  • uninstall.exe - PC MRI Anti-Malware Uninstaller
  • sbsetupdrivers.exe (by GFI Software) - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer)
  • uus_ac.exe
  • GFI.Tools.Run64.exe (by GFI Software) - GFI AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module (GFI Software Run64 Application)
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll - GFI AntiMalware Active Protection SDK Merge Module
  • kbu.dll - VIPRE Antivirus (kbu Dynamic Link Library)
  • mimepp.dll (by Hunny Software, Inc) - Hunny MIME++ Library (DLL for Hunny MIME++ Library)
  • SBAMSvc.exe - GFI Software Anti Malware Service
  • SBAMSvcPS.dll - SBAMSvcP Dynamic Link Library
  • sbap.dll - Active Protection Library
  • SBArva.dll - GFI Email Antivirus
  • SbHips.dll - GFI Firewall SDK Host Intrusion Prevention System Library
  • SBRC.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • SBTE.dll - Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library
  • SpursDownload.dll - Spurs Download Dynamic Link Library
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library
  • vipre.dll - VIPRE Threat detection and remediation system

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AntiVirus.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3795868-C1E0-4D7C-A217-C4B68F0EA4D7}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AntiVirus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC MRI Anti-Malware Startup.
  • SBAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'OMG Antivirus' (SBAMSvc) "Manages your antispyware and antivirus application".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • AntiVirus.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #2' which loads as C:\Program Files\PC VITALWARE\PC MRI Anti-Malware\AntiVirus.exe /minimize /RestartByRestartManageC:687CB723-EB15-417a-B8F3-D578A143601E /RestartByRestartManageC:CCA6B8DE-0334-4dbe-99E8-1A2DFD6077D5 /R.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBRC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBRegRebootCleaner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\UnThreat AntiVirus\SBRC.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:108.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0045869258%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00332727%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00125966%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware?

You can uninstall PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware 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 PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware, 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 PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.42%
Windows 10 36.90%
Windows Vista 9.86%
Windows XP 2.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.60%
Windows 8.1 15.95%
Windows 10 Home 13.96%
Windows 7 Professional 7.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.46%
  United Kingdom 4.22%
  Australia 2.99%
  Canada 2.64%
  India 0.18%
  Sweden 0.18%
  Singapore 0.18%
  UA 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.98%
Dell 31.94%
Acer 12.55%
Toshiba 9.51%
ASUS 4.94%
Intel 1.52%
Lenovo 1.52%
Sony 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.68%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.07%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.07%
Gateway NV53 2.45%
eMachines EL1352 1.84%

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Sidingguyover a year ago
I don't have any problems with this software but, System Mechanic identifies it as a dangerous process...and is associated with Spybot.kai worm...I see no evidence of this at all...It was a rather expensive program that I would hate to merely unistall, especially if its safe and does the job...