If you’re a Windows user and have a need for an IRC client, you can’t go wrong with mIRC. Created by Khaled Bardam-Bey, this application has been one of the most popular Windows IRC clients since it first came into existence in 1995.
mIRC prides itself on being an easy-to-use IRC client with a host of more advanced features like file transfers, multi-server connections, tray notifcations, message logging and more. mIRC is also capable of running scripts that can add advanced functionality to the application, allowing users to host automated file servers, chat rooms with robot moderators and more.
The latest version of the application supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7. 8, and 10. mIRC is shareware — the app is free to try for 30 days, after which you must purchase the full version ($20).