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Should I remove VIPRE Internet Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,107
United States Rank #5,057
Reach 0.0417%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.09 days
603.53 days >
Average installed length: 317.11 days


VersionDistribution 77.59% 22.41%

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VIPRE Internet Security


VIPRE Internet Security is a software program developed by ThreatTrack Security. The most common release is, 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. 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). 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 50 files and is usually about 248.01 MB (260,056,210 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 85% of users of VIPRE Internet Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ThreatTrackSecurity.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VIPRE\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i {8F943FD1-CC89-47DF-A972-DC602B52A047} /qf /l*v "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\VIPRE_MsiUninstall.log" ISREINSTALL=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 248.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VIPRE Internet Security

Program executable:sbamui.exe
Name:VIPRE Internet Security
Path:C:\Program Files\vipre\sbamui.exe
Additional files:
  • SBAgentDiagnosticTool.exe - VIPRE Internet Security (SBAgentDiagnosticTool)
  • SBAMCommandLineScanner.exe - Command Line Scanner
  • SBAMCreateRestore.exe - Create Restore Point
  • SBAMScanShellExt.dll - SBAM Scan Shell Extension
  • SBAMTray.exe - SBAMTray Application
  • sbamwsc.exe - WSC Interface Application
  • SBFE.DLL - Secure File Eraser Shell Extension
  • SBRES_VPP_en-US.dll - VIPRE English Language Resources
  • gfiutil.dll - VIPRE Utility Drivers
  • gfiutl32.sys - GFI Utility driver
  • gfiutl64.sys
  • gfiark.dll - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • gfiark32.sys
  • gfiark64.sys
  • gfiarksh.dll
  • DataModel.dll - VIPRE (Data Model)
  • GFI.Tools.Run64.exe - Run64 Application
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll
  • Infrastructure.dll - Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure.LoggingHelper.dll - Logging Helper
  • Infrastructure.UserInterface.dll - User Interface
  • Interfaces.dll - Interfaces
  • Product.dll - Product
  • 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
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe (by GFI Software) - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer)

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}.
Scheduled Task
  • sbamui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A93A6A80-4FDF-43AE-952B-6F0F0B081D51}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • SBPIMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'SB Recovery Service' (SBPIMSvc) "SB Recovery Service".
  • SBAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'VIPRE Internet Security' (SBAMSvc) "Manages your antispyware and antivirus application".
Startup File (User Run)
  • SBAMTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VIPRE' and executes as "C:\Program Files\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe".
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\GFI 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\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe".

How do I remove VIPRE Internet Security?

You can uninstall VIPRE Internet Security 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 Internet Security, 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 Internet Security.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 0%
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 7 57.84%
Windows 10 30.13%
Windows Vista 6.93%
Windows XP 5.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.95%
Windows 8.1 16.42%
Windows 7 Professional 12.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.02%
Windows 8 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.12%
  Australia 4.18%
  Canada 3.30%
  United Kingdom 2.98%
  New Zealand 0.80%
  South Africa 0.32%
  Spain 0.32%
  Mexico 0.24%
  Philippines 0.24%
  India 0.16%
  Israel 0.16%
  DK 0.16%
  Ireland 0.16%
  Hong Kong 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.85%
Dell 26.93%
Acer 14.58%
Toshiba 9.95%
ASUS 6.69%
Lenovo 2.23%
Intel 1.72%
Samsung 1.20%
MSI 0.86%
American Megatrends 0.51%
Apple 0.51%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.99%
Dell XPS 8300 3.65%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.99%
ASUS All Series 2.33%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.33%


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