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Should I remove MAGIX PC Live?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,168
United States Rank #21,354
Reach 0.0162%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.86 days
438.32 days >
Average installed length: 230.31 days


1.1.5063.26947 0.31%
1.1.4734.18600 21.88% 28.75% 40.63% 8.44%

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What is MAGIX PC Live?

Provides remote PC assistance support.

About  (from MAGIX AG)

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MAGIX PC Live is a program developed by MAGIX AG. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 mxtray.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 2.07 MB (2,167,076 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 43% of users of MAGIX PC Live come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.magix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MAGIX\PC_Live\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\MAGIX Services\Uninstall\{21FFCEB5-797E-4824-B0F7-2CB7E07FF94E}\PC_Live_en-II_setup.exe"
Estimated size: 2.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MAGIX PC Live

Program executable:mxtray.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\magix\pc_live\mxtray.exe
Additional files:
  • Protein.dll - Protein Dynamic Link Library
  • MxTaskScheduler.dll - MxTaskScheduler
  • System.Common.dll - System.Common
  • MxTrayPlugIn.dll - MxTrayPlugIn
  • MxSetupRes.dll - MxSetupRes (Common Setup Resources)
  • Skinning.dll - Skinning
  • Skin.dll - Skin
  • PC_Live_de-DE_setup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MxTray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MxTray'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MxTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MxTray.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MxTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC_Live' which loads as C:\Program Files\MAGIX\PC_Live\MxTray.exe.

How do I remove MAGIX PC Live?

You can uninstall MAGIX PC Live 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 MAGIX PC Live, 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 MAGIX PC Live.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.25%
Windows 10 14.69%
Windows XP 7.19%
Windows Vista 6.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.29%
Windows 7 Professional 7.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.64%
Windows 8.1 4.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.23% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 43.23%
  United States 26.51%
  Canada 4.90%
  Italy 4.32%
  Netherlands 3.75%
  Austria 3.17%
  France 2.88%
  Switzerland 1.44%
  Iran 1.15%
  United Kingdom 1.15%
  DK 0.86%
  Belgium 0.58%
  Romania 0.58%
  Spain 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.46%
Acer 21.91%
Dell 11.24%
Medion 10.67%
Toshiba 6.18%
ASUS 3.37%
Sahara 2.25%
Samsung 2.25%
Sony 1.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.19%
Packard Bell imedia S3850 5.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.44%
Acer Aspire 7750G 2.96%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.22%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 2.22%

Publisher URL: www.magix.com


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