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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,546
United States Rank #7,869
Reach 0.0223%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.05 days
296.58 days >
Average installed length: 155.83 days


4.9.8225.0 67.43%
4.9.8185.1 0.46%
4.8.8142.0 2.28%
4.7.8023.0 2.28%
4.6.8008.0 0.23%
4.6.7324.0 2.51%
4.6.7311.0 0.23%
4.5.8053.0 0.23%
4.5.7281.1 0.46%
4.2.7234.0 0.23%
4.2.7179.0 0.23%
4.1.7082.0 15.95%
4.1.7073.2 4.10%
4.1.7039.0 0.68%
4.0.6313.0 2.73%

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Network Magic

What is Network Magic?  (from Pure Networks)

Network Magic software helps eliminate the hassles of setting up, managing, and protecting your home network. It lets you set up files and printer sharing between your home computers with just a few mouse clicks. With Network Magic’s intuitive and informative network management and protection features, you can keep y...  Read more


Network Magic is a software program developed by Pure Networks. The most common release is 4.9.8225.0, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named nmsrvc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 89 files and is usually about 13.9 MB (14,579,000 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 80% of users of Network Magic come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.purenetworks.com
Help link: go.purenetworks.com/redir/click/cplink/?pn=nm&a=4.1.7073.2&b=Pure&dc=Pure0.1033&lk=&f=&g=&lcid=
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{371EBC04-8CED-4AEB-96F6-8184EAF340BC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Network Magic

Program executable:nmsrvc.exe
Name:Network Magic
Network Magic Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe
Additional files:
  • 2wire.dll - Network Magic (2Wire Support DLL)
  • 3com.dll - 3Com Support DLL
  • actiont.dll - ActionTec Support DLL
  • asante.dll - Asante Support DLL
  • belkin.dll - Belkin Support DLL
  • buffalo.dll - Buffalo Support DLL
  • comtrend.dll - Comtrend Support DLL
  • dell.dll - Dell Support DLL
  • dlink.dll - DLink Support DLL
  • gigafast.dll - Gigafast Support DLL
  • junxion.dll - Junxion Support DLL
  • linksys.dll - Linksys Support DLL
  • lsyscc.dll - LinksysCC Support DLL
  • motorola.dll - Motorola Support DLL
  • msft.dll - Microsoft Support DLL
  • netgear.dll - NetGear Support DLL
  • nmagnt.dll - nmagnt Dynamic Link Library
  • nmagntps.dll - nmagntps Dynamic Link Library
  • nmapp.exe - Network Magic Application
  • nmapplb.dll - Network Magic Application Dynamic Link Library
  • nmbrhlp2.dll - Network Magic Browser Helper
  • nmcore.dll - nmcore Dynamic Link Library
  • nmcoreps.dll - nmcoreps Dynamic Link Library
  • nmelev.dll - nmelev Dynamic Link Library
  • nmelevps.dll - nmelevps Dynamic Link Library
  • nmralb.dll - NmRaLib Library
  • nmralbps.dll - nmralibps Dynamic Link Library
  • nmrasv.dll - NmRaService Library
  • nmrasvps.dll - nmraserviceps Dynamic Link Library
  • nmrsrc.dll - Network Magic Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • nmspce2.dll - nmspce Dynamic Link Library
  • nmsrvclb.dll - Network Magic Service Dynamic Link Library
  • nmusrutl.dll - nmusrutl Dynamic Link Library
  • nmusrutlps.dll - nmusrutlps Dynamic Link Library
  • siemens.dll - Siemens Support DLL
  • smc.dll - SMC Support DLL
  • sonicwal.dll - SonicWALL Support DLL
  • svcrsrc.dll - Network Magic Service Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • thomson.dll - Thomson Support DLL
  • upnpgw.dll - UPnP Gateway Support DLL
  • usrob.dll - USRobotics Support DLL
  • venrsrc.dll - Network Magic Vendor Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • westell.dll - Westell Support DLL
  • zyxel.dll - Zyxel Support DLL
  • nmraapache.exe - Pure Networks Net2Go Service
  • certclean.exe - Certificate Information Application
  • certinfo.exe
  • lspdump.exe - LSP Information Application
  • nmsprt.exe - Network Magic Support Tool
  • pnroutcli.exe - Pure Networks Network Magic Router Test Client
  • serveme.exe - ServeMe Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • nmspce2.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {33F85093-44BB-4587-B25B-FFD05D5B9916}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • nmbrhlp2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Network Magic Browser Helper' with the class of {07D7F044-2F5F-41B2-BAA5-936814AF0163}.
2 Services
  • nmraapache.exe runs as a service named 'Pure Networks Net2Go Service' (nmraapache) "Provides support for the Net2Go web service".
  • nmsrvc.exe runs as a service named 'Pure Networks Network Magic Service' (nmservice) "Enables Network Magic services such as file sharing, printer sharing, and network monitoring. This service must be running for Network Magic to function properly.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • nmapp.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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • nmsrvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe'.

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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Network Magic you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.91%
Windows Vista 31.66%
Windows XP 16.40%
Windows 10 10.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.86%
Windows 7 Professional 7.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.91%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.33%
  Canada 8.77%
  United Kingdom 2.27%
  Australia 1.66%
  Belgium 0.61%
  Brazil 0.61%
  Germany 0.45%
  Singapore 0.45%
  Japan 0.30%
  Poland 0.30%
  DK 0.30%
  Russia 0.30%
  Italy 0.30%
  AW 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.98%
Dell 27.00%
Acer 12.17%
Toshiba 9.13%
Lenovo 4.18%
ASUS 1.90%
Sahara 1.90%
Intel 1.52%
American Megatrends 1.52%
Gateway 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 2.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.50%
LENOVO 0768GZQ 1.88%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.88%


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