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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,061
United States Rank #1,885
Reach 0.1910%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.58 days
666.03 days >
Average installed length: 349.95 days


5.5.9195.0 82.02%
5.5.9173.0 2.58%
5.5.9118.2 11.29%
5.1.9055.0 0.21%
5.1.9027.0 2.31%
5.1.8354.0 0.72%
5.0.9099.0 0.03%
5.0.8282.0 0.85%

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Network Magic

What is Network Magic?  (from Cisco Systems)

Network Magic Solutions collect information about the status and health of products and the network and it is transmitted back to us so we may be able to determine how users are interacting with our products and to assist us in improving our products. Network Magic Solutions automatically checks for updates to the firm...  Read more


Network Magic is a software program developed by Cisco Systems. The most common release is 5.5.9195.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is nmapp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 14.85 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 32.64 MB (34,226,736 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 75% of users of Network Magic come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Pure Networks\Setup\nmsetup.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 32.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Network Magic

Program executable:nmapp.exe
Name:Network Magic
Network Magic Application
Signed by:Cisco-Linksys LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • nmapp3.exe - Network Magic (Network Magic Application)
  • nmapplb.dll - Network Magic Application Dynamic Link Library
  • nmapplb3.dll
  • nmapplbold.dll
  • nmappold.exe
  • nmrsrc.dll - Network Magic Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • nmsetup.exe - Cisco Network Magic Setup
  • nmspce2.dll - nmspce Dynamic Link Library
  • nmusbcfg.exe - Network Magic Wireless Connect
  • setup.exe
  • venrsrc.dll - Network Magic Vendor Resource Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • nmspce2.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {33F85093-44BB-4587-B25B-FFD05D5B9916}.
Scheduled Task
  • nmapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F88D05A4-6602-4019-BFCC-AE68D4CCE3E1}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • nmapp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • nmappold.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'nmapp' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe" -autorun -nosplash.
  • nmapp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'nmapp.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\1 INTERNET\Network Magic\nmapp.exe" -autorun -nosplash.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0037649412%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00257973%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00118521%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,722,154
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.07 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:213 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:22.81 MB
Total CPU:0.0008126889%
Kernel CPU:0.00054179%
User CPU:0.00027090%

How do I remove Network Magic?

You can uninstall Network 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Network Magic, 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 Network Magic.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.23%
Windows 10 15.07%
Windows Vista 13.56%
Windows XP 7.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 9.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.03%
Windows 10 Home 3.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.12%
  Canada 4.90%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  United Kingdom 1.59%
  Italy 1.48%
  Brazil 1.13%
  Australia 1.09%
  Belgium 1.00%
  Germany 0.85%
  Iran 0.59%
  New Zealand 0.54%
  France 0.44%
  Spain 0.43%
  Argentina 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.95%
Hewlett-Packard 31.91%
Acer 11.80%
Toshiba 9.42%
ASUS 4.40%
Intel 2.46%
Lenovo 1.45%
American Megatrends 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.28%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.62%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.38%

About Cisco Systems

Cisco designs, manufactures, & sells networking equipment whose portfolio of products & services is focused on market segments, Enterprise & Service Provider, Small Business & the Home.
Publisher URL: www.cisco.com


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