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mIRC is an IRC client for Windows, written by Khaled Mardam-Bey. It is probably the most widely used IRC Client. CNET's download.com service recorded a total number of ca. 4,5 million downloads in late 2001.

mIRC is popular for its graphical interface to standard IRC functionality and its flexible scripting language. It was one of the first clients to implement color and sounds, which it has been widely critisiced for doing, as the colorcodes looks like incomprehensible garbage in clients not implementing it. Also, colors are not standardized, hence the term "mIRC-colors". mIRC also comes with a built-in file server which can be set up in channels of the user's choice to provide a command interface to the user's files. mIRC lacks the capability to connect to multiple servers simultaneously; to do so, the user has to start multiple instances of the application.

For some time, mIRC has been criticized for making it too easy to inadvertently download executable files which, when run, may give an attacker full access to the user's machine. To overcome this problem, mIRC has implemented several protection mechanisms, including default download filters for certain filetypes, confirmation boxes and warning dialogs.

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