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Should I remove ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #814
United States Rank #1,090
Reach 0.8450%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.04 days
384.77 days >
Average installed length: 202.17 days


VersionDistribution 0.35% 0.01% 0.05% 0.01% 0.92% 0.11%
2.0.149 5.18% 0.47% 1.06% 0.91% 0.21% 1.20% 0.34% 2.02% 1.16% 0.71% 1.28% 25.21% 0.72% 0.03% 3.45% 0.02% 0.01% 12.27% 1.78% 22.08% 3.31% 14.37% 0.05% 0.23% 0.09% 0.06% 0.29%

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ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2

What is ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2?  (from ArcSoft)

ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2 HD is a smart and simple webcam application designed to enhance users' video chat experience through frames, effects, and themes. Using "Video Plug-in" technology, Magic-i Visual Effects launches automatically when you start a video chat with any of your favorite chat clients, so you ca...  Read more


ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2 is a program developed by ArcSoft. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is magic-i visual effects.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 33.88 MB (35,525,627 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 39% of users of ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2 is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2 is typically pre-installed with Sony computers.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Sony computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\Magic-i Visual Effects 2
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{61438020
Estimated size: 33.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2

Program executable:magic-i visual effects.exe
Name:Magic-i Visual Effects
ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\magic-i visual effects 2\magic-i visual effects.exe
Additional files:
  • arcsoft_facetracking.dll - ArcSoft arcsoft_facetracking (arcsoft_facetracking)
  • magic_facedetection.dll - ArcSoft magic_facedetection (magic_facedetection)
  • MJpegLib.dll - ArcSoft MJPGLib (MJPGLib)
  • arcavt.dll - ArcSoft Avatar
  • fwarp.dll - Face Warper
  • khas.dll - Khas Motion
  • ColorTrack.dll - Magic-I (ColorTrack)
  • MagiciRes.dll - ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Eeffects Resource File
  • SettingDecryption.dll - ArcSoft Encrypt & Decrypt Set File (SettingDecryption)
  • distort.dll - ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects (Distort Library)
  • AudioMuteLib.dll - AudioMut Dynamic Link Library
  • MJpegEncoderDll.dll - ArcSoft MJPEG Encoder Dll
  • FPXLIB.DLL - Reference Implementation
  • ToolsCtrl.dll - ArcSoft Tools Control (tools control)
  • MagUIEngine.dll - ArcSoft MagUIEngine (MagUIEngine)
  • MagicFrame.dll - ArcSoft MagicFrame (MagicFrame)
  • MagUIImage.dll - ArcSoft MagUIImage (MagUIImage)
  • MagUIInter.dll - ArcSoft MagUIInter (MagUIInter)
  • magFileIO.dll - ArcSoft magFileIO (File i/o)
  • magengin.dll - ArcSoft magengin (magengin Dynamic Link Library)
  • MagPCMac.dll - ArcSoft MagPCMac (MagPCMac)
  • magPltfm.dll - ArcSoft magPltfm (magPltfm)
  • magTools.dll - ArcSoft magTools (magTools)
  • MagCore.dll - ArcSoft MagCore (MagCore)
  • denoisedll.dll (by Sony)
  • TemplateParser.dll - TemplateParser
  • uActivateBanner.dll - ActivateBanner
  • ImgCtrl.dll - Image control
  • ArcSurface.dll - ArcSurface
  • magFpxio.dll - magFpxio
  • LauncApp.exe - MIVE (Launch Application as user)
  • aglswf.dll
  • faceexp.dll
  • kgl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Magic-i Visual Effects.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE7C228F-3413-44FB-832D-59C9F538AA8C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2?

You can uninstall ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2.

Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.33%
Windows 10 9.83%
Windows Vista 3.09%
Windows XP 0.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.01%
Windows 10 Home 6.92%
Windows 7 Professional 6.23%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.10%
  United Kingdom 7.28%
  Germany 6.71%
  Italy 3.95%
  Canada 3.42%
  France 3.35%
  Brazil 2.91%
  India 2.90%
  Iran 2.57%
  Netherlands 1.68%
  Spain 1.68%
  Japan 1.54%
  Belgium 1.47%
  Mexico 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 95.34%
MSI 2.87%
Dell 1.79%
Common models
Sony VPCF11M1E 2.81%
Sony VPCEH1AFX 2.44%
Sony VPCCW21FX 2.32%
Sony SVE15115FXS 2.20%
Sony VPCEH2J1E 1.81%
Sony VPCEA3S1E 1.77%

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft is a application development company that makes multimedia technologies & applications across desktop & embedded platforms.
Publisher URL: www.arcsoft.com

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Halcyonover a year ago
ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects is awesome! Especially used along with ArcSoft Webcam Companion X. Cheers! ~ Halcyon