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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,496
United States Rank #8,683
Reach 0.0141%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.06 days
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Average installed length: 186.87 days


1.2.1393.0 100.00%

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Pure Networks Port Magic


Pure Networks Port Magic is a program developed by Pure Networks. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is PortAOL.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 2.05 MB (2,154,728 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 98% of users of Pure Networks Port Magic come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: aol-support.purenetworks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1\PortAOL.exe -Uninstall -ShowUI
Estimated size: 2.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pure Networks Port Magic

Program executable:PortAOL.exe
Name:Port Magic
Port Magic Application
Path:C:\Program Files1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1\PortAOL.exe
Additional files:
  • connwsp.dll - Port Magic (connwsp Dynamic Link Library)
  • libcfy.dll - Port Magic Library
  • PortAOL.exe - Port Magic Application
  • preloads.dll - Registry Preloads
  • SetupNT.dll - Setup NT Helper DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PortAOL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Pure Networks Port Magic' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1\PortAOL.exe" -Run.

How do I remove Pure Networks Port Magic?

You can uninstall Pure Networks Port 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 Port 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 Port Magic.

Win XP 42%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 44.04%
Windows 7 36.10%
Windows Vista 15.88%
Windows 10 3.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 43.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.72%
Windows 7 Professional 6.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.64%
Windows 8.1 1.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.28%
  Canada 0.43%
  United Kingdom 0.43%
  Singapore 0.22%
  Colombia 0.22%
  France 0.22%
  Paraguay 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.26%
Hewlett-Packard 23.66%
Toshiba 15.59%
Intel 6.45%
Acer 6.45%
Sahara 4.84%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Lenovo 2.15%
ASUS 1.61%
Gateway 1.61%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.69%
eMachines ET1331G 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite A105 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.44%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 1.63%


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