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Should I remove Muvic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,356
United States Rank #33,911
Reach 0.0081%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.90 days
361.57 days >
Average installed length: 189.98 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.167.58.12809 15.38%
1.88.58.12060 32.69%
1.82.58.11595 51.92%

Muvic

What is Muvic?

Muvic is a variant of Snap.Do and is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. This plugin will update Internet Explorer (as a BHO), Chrome (as an extension) and Firefox (as an add-in). In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior (which the user agreed to if they did not read the full EULA) and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together. This toolbar is typically bundled by third party download managers/installers or through questionable online ads.

Overview

The most used version is 1.82.58.11595, 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. The main program executable is muvic.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 104 files and is usually about 8.77 MB (9,191,424 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Muvic.
muvic.exe (4f5217d8bc36528cd1f207137b360b0d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.063 Adware.Linkury.1
ESET-NOD32 8.9239 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 24990 Adware.Linkury (fs)
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: snap.do
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5C6D3D3E-4CF5-46F2-AAC0-74F51582D46D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 8.77 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Muvic

Program executable:muvic.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Smartbar
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\muvic.exe
MD5:4f5217d8bc36528cd1f207137b360b0d
Additional files:
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Enterprise Library for .NET (Enterprise Library Shared Library)
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.dll (by Microsoft) - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Logging Provider
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Logging Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.objectbuilder.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder
  • ndde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll - FireFoxRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll - DefaultMailProvider
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll - MessengerPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.notepadplugin.dll - NotepadPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.screencaptureplugin.dll - ScreenCapturePlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.weatherplugin.dll - WeatherPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll (by xxx) - WordPlugin
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_20.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_21.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_22.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_23.dll
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - Muvic
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • muvic.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Browser Infrastructure Helper' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Smartbar\Application\Muvic.exe startup.

How do I remove Muvic?

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Or, you can uninstall Muvic 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 Muvic, 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 Muvic.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.62%
Windows 8 30.77%
Windows XP 5.77%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.37%
Windows 8.1 13.73%
Windows 7 Professional 9.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.80%
Windows 7 Starter 7.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.48%
  France 13.79%
  Brazil 6.90%
  Australia 5.17%
  United Kingdom 5.17%
  Philippines 5.17%
  Argentina 3.45%
  Canada 3.45%
  Germany 3.45%
  Indonesia 3.45%
  Malaysia 3.45%
  Hong Kong 1.72%
  India 1.72%
  Italy 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.23%
Hewlett-Packard 30.23%
Dell 13.95%
Samsung 4.65%
GIGABYTE 4.65%
Sony 4.65%
Lenovo 4.65%
ASUS 4.65%
Toshiba 2.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.08%
Acer Aspire V3-471G 4.08%
Acer Aspire 7551 2.04%
Acer AO756 2.04%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L735 2.04%

About (from ReSoft Ltd.)

Our vision is to become the leading provider of simple, smart web solutions and complementary applications dedicated to improving browsing efficiency and simplicity using existing technologies and user interfaces.
Publisher URL: www.snap.do

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