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Should I remove Muvic Smartbar Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,191
United States Rank #2,476
Reach 0.1599%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.45 days
72.24 days >
Average installed length: 37.95 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.123.58.20341 0.32%
11.113.58.19232 20.93%
11.107.58.18964 6.15%
11.92.58.18596 0.64%
11.81.58.18372 12.94%
11.72.58.17767 5.99%
11.51.58.16919 9.19%
11.40.58.16153 21.96%
10.215.58.15337 0.24%
10.211.58.15493 21.65%

Muvic Smartbar Engine

What is Muvic Smartbar Engine?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.

Overview

The most common release is 11.40.58.16153, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 396 files and is usually about 14.79 MB (15,507,456 bytes). The installed file liveupdater_agent.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Muvic Smartbar Engine.
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)

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DB0139D6-A4B4-40AC-8275-CB70124D5A3C} /quiet ENGINE=1
(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: 14.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Muvic Smartbar Engine

Program executable:muvic.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Smartbar
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\muvic.exe
MD5:5231097f7873c3c514fe6a59d0bef519
Additional files:
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - Muvic
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_26.dll
  • 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
  • lrrot.dll - lrrot
  • 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
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • proxy.lib.dll - Proxy.Lib
  • proxysettings.dll - ProxySettings
  • 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.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll - DefaultMailProvider
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll - MessengerPlugin
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_27.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_28.dll
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper
  • smta.dll - smta
  • smti.dll - Tray
  • smtu.dll - smtu
  • spbe.dll - spbe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • moviemk.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{47BDF103-7828-45FA-BC69-540A2B6BF6C6}' (runs on registration).
  • dsc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9210B68B-620F-410C-B1F2-E44339588312}' (runs on registration).
  • osu!.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BE381F43-8F64-4D0C-95E5-FE3D20D84AC0}' (runs on registration).
  • liveupdater_agent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ALUAgent' (runs monthly on Thursdays at 8:12:33 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ALU.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • dsc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Desktop Software' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\SupportSoft\bin\bcont.exe" /ini "C:\Program Files\ComcastUI\Desktop Software\uinstaller.ini" /fromrun /starthidden.

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Or, you can uninstall Muvic Smartbar Engine 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 Engine, 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 Engine.
  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) 53%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.82%
Windows 8 37.00%
Windows Vista 5.34%
Windows XP 1.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.11%
Windows 8.1 17.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.76%
Windows 7 Professional 8.79%
Windows 8 8.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.79%
  Brazil 7.44%
  United Kingdom 5.92%
  France 1.97%
  Mexico 1.41%
  Argentina 1.18%
  Italy 0.90%
  Colombia 0.73%
  Chile 0.56%
  Peru 0.45%
  Germany 0.39%
  Spain 0.39%
  Portugal 0.34%
  Canada 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.23%
Dell 24.37%
Acer 16.44%
ASUS 8.97%
Toshiba 8.05%
Samsung 4.94%
Lenovo 3.22%
GIGABYTE 2.18%
Alienware 0.69%
Apple 0.46%
MSI 0.46%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.44%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.61%

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MissCatlin9 months ago
Neither Microsoft Security Esswntials nor Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will find Muvic SmartBare Engine if the Muvic.exe has beed already removed. ShouldIRemoveIt found and allowed mr to uninstall this Malware.