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Should I remove Pure Networks Port Magic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,820
United States Rank #5,932
Reach 0.0313%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.92 days
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Average installed length: 122.69 days


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Pure Networks Port Magic


Pure Networks Port Magic is a program developed by Pure Networks. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is PortAOL.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 2.05 MB (2,154,728 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 98% of users of Pure Networks Port Magic come from the United States, it is also popular in France and China.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: aol-support.purenetworks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1\PortAOL.exe -Uninstall -ShowUI
Estimated size: 2.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pure Networks Port Magic

Program executable:PortAOL.exe
Name:Port Magic
Port Magic Application
Path:C:\Program Files1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1\PortAOL.exe
Additional files:
  • connwsp.dll - Port Magic (connwsp Dynamic Link Library)
  • libcfy.dll - Port Magic Library
  • PortAOL.exe - Port Magic Application
  • preloads.dll - Registry Preloads
  • SetupNT.dll - Setup NT Helper DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PortAOL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Pure Networks Port Magic' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1\PortAOL.exe" -Run.

How do I remove Pure Networks Port Magic?

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

Win XP 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 54.91%
Windows 7 27.75%
Windows Vista 15.61%
Windows 8 1.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 53.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.94%
Windows 7 Professional 3.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.42%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.57%
  France 0.69%
  China 0.35%
  United Kingdom 0.35%
  Iran 0.35%
  Netherlands 0.35%
  South Africa 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.23%
Hewlett-Packard 20.16%
Toshiba 16.94%
Intel 8.87%
Sahara 8.06%
American Megatrends 5.65%
Gateway 5.65%
Acer 1.61%
ASUS 1.61%
Lenovo 1.61%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 560 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.75%
TOSHIBA Satellite A105 2.75%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.83%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.83%
Dell XPS 8300 1.83%


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