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Should I remove VIPRE Antivirus Premium?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,742
United States Rank #31,249
Reach 0.0040%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 56.55 days
810.01 days >
Average installed length: 425.60 days


4.0.4280 25.64%
4.0.4210 2.56%
4.0.4194 71.79%

VIPRE Antivirus Premium


VIPRE Antivirus Premium is a program developed by Sunbelt Software. The most used version is 4.0.4194, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is sbamui.exe. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 192.57 MB (201,927,316 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 45% of users of VIPRE Antivirus Premium come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SunbeltSoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /x {9F4940B4-F074-487C-AE47-4A03C80AB8A1} /qf /l*v "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\VIPRE_MsiUninstall.log" REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 192.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VIPRE Antivirus Premium

Program executable:sbamui.exe
Name:VIPRE Antivirus Premium
Path:C:\Program Files\sunbelt software\vipre\sbamui.exe
Additional files:
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll
  • SBRC.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • SBRE.dll - Anti-Rootkit Engine
  • SBAMOutlook.dll - Sunbelt AntiMalware Email AV SDK Merge Module (Outlook Antivirus Plugin)
  • SBAMSvc.exe - Sunbelt AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module (Sunbelt Software Anti Malware Service)
  • SBAMSvcPS.dll - SBAMSvcP Dynamic Link Library
  • sbap.dll - Active Protection Library
  • SBArva.dll - Sunbelt Email Antivirus
  • SBCA.dll - Custom Actions for the Installer
  • SBPIMSvc.exe - Plug-in Manager Service
  • SBTE.dll - Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library
  • SpursDownload.dll - Spurs Download Dynamic Link Library
  • Sunbelt.Tools.Run64.exe - Sunbelt Software Run64 Application
  • SbFwe.dll - Sunbelt Personal Firewall (Sunbelt Firewall SDK)
  • SbHips.dll - Legacy Host Intrusion Prevention System
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe - Sunbelt Firewall SDK Installer
  • SBTIS.dll - Sunbelt TDI Inspection System SDK
  • SbWebFilter.dll - Sunbelt Firewall SDK - WebFilter
  • SBAgentDiagnosticTool.exe - VIPRE Antivirus Premium (SBAgentDiagnosticTool)
  • SBAMCommandLineScanner.exe - Sunbelt Command Line Scanner
  • SBAMCreateRestore.exe - Create Restore Point
  • SBAMRes.dll - VIPRE English Language Resources
  • SBAMSafeModeUI.exe - Mamba Safe Mode UI
  • SBAMScanShellExt.dll - SBAM Scan Shell Extension
  • SBAMTray.exe - SBAMTray Application
  • sbamwsc.exe - WSC Interface Application
  • SBFE.DLL - Secure File Eraser Shell Extension
  • Sfe.exe - SFE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • SBFE.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FileEraserShellExt' with a class of {D29FEC44-36A2-4865-AE5E-175C61587F1D}.
  • SBAMScanShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SBAMScanShellExt' with a class of {D47F1671-0EAA-4c02-8AC9-960BB08DB951}.
2 Services
  • SBPIMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'SB Recovery Service' (SBPIMSvc) "SB Recovery Service".
  • SBAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'VIPRE Antivirus Premium' (SBAMSvc) "Manages your antispyware and antivirus application".
2 Startup Files (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\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBRC.exe".
  • SBAMTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBAMTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010449565%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00023138%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00081357%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:676 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:5 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VIPRE Antivirus Premium?

You can uninstall VIPRE Antivirus Premium 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 VIPRE Antivirus Premium, 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 VIPRE Antivirus Premium.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.49%
Windows 10 12.82%
Windows XP 6.41%
Windows Vista 1.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.17%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.49%
Windows 8.1 3.90%
Windows 10 Pro 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.05%
  Canada 10.99%
  United Kingdom 5.49%
  Indonesia 4.40%
  Philippines 3.30%
  Germany 3.30%
  Italy 3.30%
  Australia 2.20%
  Mexico 2.20%
  Malaysia 2.20%
  MK 1.10%
  Chile 1.10%
  Slovenia 1.10%
  MA 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.42%
Acer 24.19%
Dell 16.13%
ASUS 8.06%
Toshiba 6.45%
Samsung 4.84%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Intel 3.23%
Lenovo 3.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.76%
Compaq-Presario BT474AA-A... 3.17%
Samsung R530/R730 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.17%
ZYREX Wakatobi Mini 1.59%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 1.59%


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