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ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects

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

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ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects is a program developed by ArcSoft. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is magic-i visual effects.exe. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 20.6 MB (21,596,747 bytes). CheckUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\Magic-i Visual Effects
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7BB90344-0647-
Estimated size: 20.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects

Program executable:magic-i visual effects.exe
Name:ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\magic-i visual effects\magic-i visual effects.exe
Additional files:
  • MagicFrame.dll - ArcSoft MagicFrame (MagicFrame)
  • MagUIImage.dll - ArcSoft MagUIImage (MagUIImage)
  • magFileIO.dll - ArcSoft magFileIO (File i/o)
  • magengin.dll - ArcSoft magengin (magengin Dynamic Link Library)
  • magPltfm.dll - ArcSoft magPltfm (magPltfm)
  • magTools.dll - ArcSoft magTools (magTools)
  • MJpegLib.dll - ArcSoft MJPGLib (MJPGLib)
  • arcavt.dll - ArcSoft Avatar
  • fwarp.dll - Face Warper
  • khas.dll - Khas Motion
  • MagiciRes.dll - ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Eeffects Resource File
  • CheckUpdate.dll - ArcSoft Check Update Resource
  • ArcRevenueSharingRes.dll - ArcRevenueSharingRes
  • MagUIEngine.dll - ArcSoft MagUIEngine (MagUIEngine)
  • MagUIInter.dll - ArcSoft MagUIInter (MagUIInter)
  • uMgiEffectCore.dll - uMgiEffectCore
  • MagPCMac.dll - ArcSoft MagPCMac (MagPCMac)
  • MagCore.dll - ArcSoft MagCore (MagCore)
  • magFpxio.dll (by user) - user magFpxio (magFpxio)
  • uCamMonitor.exe - MgiSvr

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • uCamMonitor.exe runs as a service named 'CamMonitor' (uCamMonitor) "Monitor the status of the webcam on PC startup.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Magic-i Visual Effects.exe
Memory:36.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005484411%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00036188%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018656%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,380,468
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.47 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.2 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00000792%
CPU cycles/sec:335
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects?

You can uninstall ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 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, 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.

Win Vista (SP2) 73%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 83.56%
Windows 7 13.89%
Windows 10 1.85%
Windows XP 0.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 71.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.57%
Windows Vista Business 7.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.20%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.84%
Windows 7 Professional 1.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.46%
  Canada 6.13%
  Germany 2.73%
  United Kingdom 2.56%
  Iran 2.56%
  Japan 2.21%
  Mexico 1.87%
  France 1.36%
  Australia 1.19%
  Brazil 1.19%
  Spain 1.02%
  Indonesia 0.68%
  India 0.51%
  Netherlands 0.51%

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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