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Should I remove Pure Networks Network Magic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,538
United States Rank #25,777
Reach 0.0020%


3.3.6304.0 5.00%
3.3.6289.0 10.00%
3.3.6250.2 20.00%
3.1.6174.2 50.00%
3.1.6172.1 5.00%
3.0.6121.0 2.50%
3.0.6108.1 2.50%
2.0.5346.1 5.00%

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Pure Networks Network Magic

What is Pure Networks 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


Pure Networks Network Magic is a program developed by Pure Networks. The most used version is 3.1.6174.2, 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. 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 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 main program executable is nmapp.exe. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 16.9 MB (17,718,310 bytes). 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 91% of users of Pure Networks Network Magic come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.purenetworks.com
Help link: go.purenetworks.com/redir/click/cplink/?pn=nm&a=3.3.6289.0&b=Pure&dc=Pure0.1033&lk=&f=&g=&lcid=
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 16.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pure Networks Network Magic

Program executable:nmapp.exe
Name:Network Magic
Network Magic Application
Path:C:\Program Files\pure networks\network magic\nmapp.exe
Additional files:
  • nmbrhelp.dll - Network Magic Browser Helper
  • Uninstall.exe - Application Installer
  • 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
  • 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
  • nmcore.dll - nmcore Dynamic Link Library
  • nmcoreps.dll - nmcoreps Dynamic Link Library
  • nmperfmon.dll - Network Magic Perfmon
  • 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
  • nmspce.dll - nmspce Dynamic Link Library
  • nmsrvc.exe - Network Magic Service
  • nmusrutl.dll - nmusrutl Dynamic Link Library
  • Paradyne.dll - Paradyne Support DLL
  • purendis.sys - Pure Networks NDIS protocol driver
  • 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
  • nmapplb.dll
  • nmspce2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • nmspce.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {33F85093-44BB-4587-B25B-FFD05D5B9916}.
  • nmspce2.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {33F85093-44BB-4587-B25B-FFD05D5B9916}.
  • 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 Pure Networks Network Magic?

You can uninstall Pure Networks 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 Pure Networks 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 Pure Networks Network Magic.

Win Vista (SP2) 38%
Win 7 3%
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 Vista 42.50%
Windows 7 30.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 10 7.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 35.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.00%
Windows Vista Business 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.04%
  Canada 4.48%
  Belgium 1.49%
  Venezuela 1.49%
  Saudi Arabia 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.73%
Hewlett-Packard 29.73%
Acer 16.22%
Sahara 5.41%
ASUS 5.41%
Toshiba 5.41%
NEC 2.70%
Intel 2.70%
Common models
Dell Dimension E521 5.71%
Acer Aspire 5610 2.86%
VIAP4M P4M266A-8235 2.86%
Hewlett-Packard p6733w 2.86%
Dell Vostro 400 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.86%


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