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Should I remove mIRC?

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 #1,840
United States Rank #1,925
Reach 0.4221%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.16 days
565.20 days >
Average installed length: 296.97 days


7.43 2.47%
7.42 0.32%
7.41 3.33%
7.38 3.67%
7.36 4.58%
7.34 3.36%
7.32 32.53%
7.29 10.73%
7.27 5.86%
7.25 6.03%
7.22 8.65%
7.19 4.53%
7.17 1.62%
7.15 0.61%
7.14 0.51%
7.12 0.02%
7.05 0.02%
7.1 1.99%
6.35 3.40%
6.34 1.01%
6.33 0.02%
6.32 0.10%
6.31 0.46%
6.21 2.31%
6.3 0.03%
6.2 1.84%


What is mIRC?  (from mIRC Co)

mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions. It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports feat...  Read more


mIRC is a program developed by mIRC Co. The most used version is 7.32, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is mirc.exe. The software installer includes 156 files and is usually about 3.76 MB (3,939,875 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 45% of users of mIRC come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mIRC
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IRCHeaven\Eros-Script-6.21\mirc.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 3.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by mIRC

Program executable:mirc.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\mirc\mirc.exe
Additional files:
  • mlink32.exe - mIRC(R) (mIRC Link)
  • mIRC v7.29 Setup.exe - mIRC
  • mirc.old.exe
  • mirc32.exe
  • mirc722.exe
  • mirc725.exe
  • mirc729.exe
  • mirc732.exe
  • mircold.exe
  • old_mirc.exe
  • rem mirc.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • Pkzipc.exe (by PKWARE, Inc) - PKZIP® Command Line for Windows
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libssl32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • ssleay32.dll
  • Invision.dll (by LeByte)
  • Uninst_Invision.exe (by Invision) - Invision
  • FiSH.dll (by FiSH) - FiSH (FiSH v1.30 for mIRC)
  • fish_10.dll
  • fish_inject.dll
  • mUnzip.dll
  • sbClient.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mirc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A1461CAF-8E0B-48AB-8BF2-602B37E7B9F2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • mirc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'mIRC' and executes as C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mirc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe'.
Network connections
  • mirc.exe connects to linhost05.comws.net ( port 6697).
  • mIRC.exe connects to Service.bitboxes.co.uk ( port 6667).
  • mIRC.exe connects to IRC ( port 7255).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0172666709%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01391141%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00335526%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove mIRC?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? 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 64.92%
Windows 8 25.69%
Windows XP 5.32%
Windows Vista 3.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.28%
Windows 7 Professional 10.69%
Windows 8.1 7.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.63%
  Italy 5.43%
  Canada 5.03%
  United Kingdom 4.91%
  France 4.39%
  Germany 3.63%
  Finland 3.01%
  Sweden 2.20%
  Australia 2.11%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Spain 1.49%
  Norway 1.42%
  Belgium 1.26%
  Brazil 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.67%
Dell 17.81%
Acer 17.11%
ASUS 14.83%
Toshiba 5.23%
Lenovo 3.68%
Samsung 3.16%
Intel 1.95%
MSI 1.19%
American Megatrends 0.97%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.07%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.76%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.06%
Dell XPS 8300 1.88%

About mIRC Co

Khaled Mardam-Bey, the founder and developer of mIRC, states that he decided to create mIRC because he felt the first IRC clients for Windows lacked some basic IRC features.
Publisher URL: www.mirc.com

comments1 comment

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TtfnJohnover a year ago
This is among the best IRC clients out there and is supported by a huge selection of scripts which allow it to do far more than the original designer could have done. My biggest problem with it is that it's nag ware, put another way, it will hound you till you pay for it. ;-)