77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Muvic Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,617
United States Rank #2,451
Reach 0.1773%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.34 days
777.06 days >
Average installed length: 408.29 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.127.58.20713 1.49%
11.123.58.20341 2.65%
11.113.58.19232 26.95%
11.110.58.19059 0.08%
11.107.58.18964 6.14%
11.92.58.18596 1.20%
11.81.58.18372 17.23%
11.72.58.17767 7.83%
11.51.58.16919 8.76%
11.40.58.16153 18.11%
10.215.58.15337 1.29%
10.211.58.15493 8.27%

Muvic Smartbar

What is Muvic Smartbar?

This adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of banners and text-links (roll-overs) as well as some popup ads. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page and may be identified by 'Ads by Muvic". This application is classified as adware and/or a PUP based on its behavior. The software is distributed through third party installers.

Overview

The most common release is 11.113.58.19232, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named muvic.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 142 files and is usually about 9.52 MB (9,977,856 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Muvic Smartbar.
muvic.exe (5231097f7873c3c514fe6a59d0bef519) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3497 MalSign.Pindi
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.8b1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0227
VIPRE Antivirus 27776 Adware.Linkury (fs)
Muvic Smartbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Muvic Smartbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.browse-search.com/?
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{847917E3-683B-4A08-8CEB-FBB46CA2785A} /quiet
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Muvic Smartbar

Program executable:muvic.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Smartbar
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\muvic.exe
MD5:5231097f7873c3c514fe6a59d0bef519
Additional files:
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • lrcnta.exe - Lrcnta
  • 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)
  • sgml.dll - sgmu
  • sgmu.dll
  • sidb.dll - sipb
  • siem.dll
  • sipb.dll - Client
  • sismlp.dll - sismlp
  • smartbar.common.dll - Smartbar.Common
  • smartbar.communication.dll - TAWAG.Communication
  • smartbar.communication.namedpipe.dll - TAWAG.Communication.NamedPipe
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll - Smartbar
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.monetization.proxy.proxyservice.dll - ProxyService
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • 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_26.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_27.dll
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - SmartbarInternetExplorerBHO
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll - Muvic
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper
  • smta.dll - smta
  • smtu.dll - smtu
  • spbe.dll - spbe
  • spbl.dll - spbl
  • sppsm.dll - sppsm
  • spsm.dll - spsm
  • spusm.dll - spusm
  • srau.dll - srau
  • srbhu.dll - srbhu
  • srbs.dll - srbs

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 Smartbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Muvic Smartbar 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 Smartbar, 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 Smartbar.
  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) 45%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.60%
Windows 8 43.62%
Windows Vista 6.30%
Windows XP 1.36%
Windows 8.1 0.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.45%
Windows 8.1 20.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.45%
Windows 7 Professional 8.55%
Windows 8 6.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.81%
  Brazil 11.05%
  United Kingdom 6.97%
  Mexico 3.25%
  France 2.25%
  Argentina 1.54%
  Italy 1.54%
  Colombia 1.39%
  Peru 1.03%
  Chile 0.95%
  Germany 0.77%
  Spain 0.33%
  Portugal 0.30%
  Iran 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.01%
Dell 22.75%
Acer 15.72%
Toshiba 10.34%
ASUS 7.71%
Lenovo 4.53%
Samsung 4.46%
GIGABYTE 2.94%
Alienware 0.55%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.20%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.91%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.91%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.48%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.19%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.90%

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