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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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United States Rank #16,356
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7.0.5725 87.74%
7.0.5711 12.26%

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VIPRE Business Agent


VIPRE Business Agent is a software program developed by ThreatTrack Security. The most common release is 7.0.5725, 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 sbamui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 260.17 MB (272,805,258 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 88% of users of VIPRE Business Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ThreatTrackSecurity.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VIPRE Business Agent\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\VIPRE Business Agent\AgentUninstallPassword.exe" MsiExec.exe /i {D685DD76-77A3-4661-B9F0-7DAE2D651260} /l*v "C:\users\user\appdata\L
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 260.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VIPRE Business Agent

Program executable:sbamui.exe
Name:VIPRE Business Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\vipre business agent\sbamui.exe
Additional files:
  • SBEAgentUpgrader.exe - VIPRE Business Agent Upgrader
  • gfiutil.dll - VIPRE Utility Drivers
  • gfiutl32.sys - GFI Utility driver
  • gfiutl64.sys
  • AgentUninstallPassword.exe - VIPRE Business Agent (AgentUninstallPassword)
  • SBAgentDiagnosticTool.exe - SBAgentDiagnosticTool
  • SBAMCommandLineScanner.exe - Command Line Scanner
  • SBAMCreateRestore.exe - Create Restore Point
  • SBAMScanShellExt.DLL - SBAM Scan Shell Extension
  • SBAMTray.exe - SBAMTray Application
  • SBEAgent.dll - SBEAgent Dynamic Link Library
  • SBRES_VPC_en-US.dll - VIPRE English Language Resources
  • SBRES_VPP_en-US.dll
  • gfiark.dll - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • gfiark32.sys
  • gfiark64.sys
  • gfiarksh.dll
  • kbu.dll - VIPRE Antivirus (kbu Dynamic Link Library)
  • GFI.Tools.Run64.exe - VIPRE (Run64 Application)
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll
  • SBAMOutlook.dll - Outlook Antivirus Plugin
  • SBAMSvc.exe - Anti Malware Service
  • SBAMSvcPS.dll - SBAMSvcP Dynamic Link Library
  • sbap.dll - Active Protection Library
  • SBArva.dll - Email Antivirus
  • SBCA.dll - Custom Actions for the Installer
  • SBPIMSvc.exe - Plug-in Manager Service
  • SBRC.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • SBTE.dll - Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library
  • SpursDownload.dll - Spurs Download Dynamic Link Library
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe (by GFI Software) - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • 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 Business Agent' (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\VIPRE Business Agent\SBRC.exe".
  • SBAMTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBAMTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\VIPRE Business Agent\SBAMTray.exe".

How do I remove VIPRE Business Agent?

You can uninstall VIPRE Business Agent 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 Business Agent, 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 Business Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.42%
Windows 10 22.64%
Windows Vista 0.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 66.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.72%
Windows 10 Pro 3.77%
Windows 8.1 3.77%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.79%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  Canada 2.91%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Italy 1.16%
  KY 0.58%
  Belgium 0.58%
  France 0.58%
  Australia 0.58%
  Romania 0.58%
  Germany 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 51.25%
Hewlett-Packard 36.25%
Acer 5.00%
Lenovo 3.75%
Apple 1.25%
Alienware 1.25%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 3020 4.85%
Dell OptiPlex 9020 2.91%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.91%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.94%
Dell OptiPlex 390 1.94%
HP Compaq 6200 Pro MT PC 1.94%


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