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Windows 7: Muvic Smartbar Engine

22 Feb 2015   #1
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Muvic Smartbar Engine

Hi all Malwarebytes free edition found a file called "Muvic smartbar engine" not sure what this is ? something like a Cookie? anyway I told malware to quarantine it, which it has, but then I noticed that its also in my program list in control panel / programme features but it wont uninstall, is this because malware has in quarantine ? in the quarantine history bit of malware there about 6 files been held that have smartbar in description, how do I get rid of this program ??? is it a fret even ? thanks for any help


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22 Feb 2015   #2
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

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Muvic Toolbar is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will add the Muvic Smartbar, change your browser homepage to search.snap.do, and set your default search engine to Snap.do Search.

The Muvic Toolbar it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program.
How to remove "Muvic Toolbar" (Virus Removal Guide)
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22 Feb 2015   #3
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hello Web.

In the pop menu if you right click it and hit delete it should go away.
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23 Feb 2015   #4
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by americancritic View Post
Hello Web.

In the pop menu if you right click it and hit delete it should go away.
what is the "pop menu" sorry for been uninitiated ?
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23 Feb 2015   #5
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Quote:
Muvic Toolbar is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will add the Muvic Smartbar, change your browser homepage to search.snap.do, and set your default search engine to Snap.do Search.

The Muvic Toolbar it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program.
How to remove "Muvic Toolbar" (Virus Removal Guide)
did all u said here did remove some stuff but still got muvic smartbar in programs and features, but used my free version of malwarebytes for last scan ? didn't find anything ??
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24 Feb 2015   #6
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

It means your pop-up menu where your start button is, sorry if I did not clarify.

americancritic:
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24 Feb 2015   #7
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by americancritic View Post
It means your pop-up menu where your start button is, sorry if I did not clarify.

americancritic:
I cant find it in the start menu, program list if this is what u meant ?, but still in the program list at control panel / program and features ? and still wont uninstall
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25 Feb 2015   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Going to control panel/programs & features, if you see it listed, you should select it, r click & the uninstall option should be shown. If it does not uninstall, this wouldn't be a surprise as programs like this tend to be a bit clingy.

Even if you uninstall it through the programs & features, it would be a good idea to d/l & install Malwarebytes. Download the free version, install it & make sure to uncheck the "start free pro trial" box at the end of the installation. Do a full system scan & allow it to quarantine anything it finds.

After running Malwarebytes, d/l & run AdwCleaner. Quarantine anything it finds, you will be asked to reboot your PC in most instances.

Hopefully this should clean your PC. As an added precaution, d/l & run TDSSKiller to rule out the possibility of a rootkit. This is a quick scan.
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25 Feb 2015   #9
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Going to control panel/programs & features, if you see it listed, you should select it, r click & the uninstall option should be shown. If it does not uninstall, this wouldn't be a surprise as programs like this tend to be a bit clingy.

Even if you uninstall it through the programs & features, it would be a good idea to d/l & install Malwarebytes. Download the free version, install it & make sure to uncheck the "start free pro trial" box at the end of the installation. Do a full system scan & allow it to quarantine anything it finds.

After running Malwarebytes, d/l & run AdwCleaner. Quarantine anything it finds, you will be asked to reboot your PC in most instances.

Hopefully this should clean your PC. As an added precaution, d/l & run TDSSKiller to rule out the possibility of a rootkit. This is a quick scan.
I done all this but the Muvic smartbar engine is still in control panel/ program features ? ..... do u think im still infected ?
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26 Feb 2015   #10
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

It it still present on your browser? If so, you need to remove it from the browser. About 1/4 way down this page link are the steps to remove from various browsers.

https://www.how-to-remove.com/muvic-smartbar/

D/L & run TFC then reboot .

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Download TFC from the download link above and save the file on your desktop.
Close ALL running applications as TFC will terminate them before attempting to clean up the temporary files.
Double-click on the TFC icon.
When the program starts, click on the Start button. TFC will terminate the Explorer process and all running applications and then begin the process of cleaning out all of your temp folders.
When done, press OK to reboot your computer and finish the cleanup.
If it is not showing up on the browser or anywhere else, then you probably are clean & there are just leftover files. D/L CCleaner (the free version) & run the cleaner as well as the Registry cleaner. The reg cleaner will give you the option to back up the reg files to be deleted, make sure you say yes to backing up the files. Put them on the desktop for easy access so that in case something doesn't work right, you can re-install them with a single click.

CCleaner also has a uninstall feature for programs.

This link has a listing of file locations for the smartbar. You may need to delete some of these manually depending on how stubborn it is.

SmartBar Removal Tool. Remove SmartBar Now
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