Muvic Toolbar

Muvic Toolbar Description


The Muvic Toolbar is a browser add-on that claims to have features for enhancing your Web browser, but actually amounts to little more than a browser hijacker that takes over your homepage and your Web searches without your consent. Often installed through bundles that hide its presence, the Muvic Toolbar promotes the Web-searching services of Snap.do search engine in a series of browser hijacks reminiscent to similar attacks from the Conduit and Ask.com toolbar families. Snap.do isn’t categorized as threatening or misleading in its search results, but, despite that, removing the Muvic Toolbar still is encouraged for keeping your browser at an optimal level of security.

Just a Snap.do Away from Choosing a Search Site….


One of the lesser known of toolbars that are unlikely to be encountered on the Web by themselves, the Muvic Toolbar is promoted as a search assistant, but actually, the Muvic Toolbar has few to no benefits for your browser. The main function and purpose in the Muvic Toolbar is in its browser modifications, which reset your homepage and default search engine for multiple browsers. These changes are enacted for the purpose of redirecting as much traffic as possible to Snap.do, a search engine that malware analysts have examined and grudgingly found to be safe.

Despite its safety as a search site, Snap.do doesn’t appear to have extended that same care to how the toolbars promoting its searches are distributed.
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Most victims of unwanted Muvic Toolbar installations report encountering them without deliberately installing any kind of browser add-on, and software bundles are the estimated distribution method for most instances of the Muvic Toolbar.

Some basic ways to protect your computer from sources likely to install the Muvic Toolbar without asking you whether you’re interested in the Muvic Toolbar or not include:
  • Avoiding downloads offered by advertisements.
  • Avoiding freeware or shareware sites with histories of promoting Potentially Unwanted Programs, including other toolbars similar to the Muvic Toolbar.
  • Disabling JavaScript, Flash and other often-vulnerable functions of your browser whenever you don’t need them.
  • Keeping all programs, particularly your browser, up-to-date. This reduces the presence of vulnerabilities that could be used to install a Muvic Toolbar or other software (including high-level PC threats like Sirefef) onto your computer.

A Humble Finale to the Muvic Toolbar’s Browser Interference


Even though the site promoted by the Muvic Toolbar is not an immediate hazard to your PC, malware researchers never see anything good come from toolbars that determine what sites you should load on their own. Deleting the Muvic Toolbar and the browser changes that come with the Muvic Toolbar usually should utilize a trusted brand of anti-malware product, which has the best chance of preventing any future redirects to Snap.do from leftover components of a Muvic Toolbar’s installation.

However, none of these precautions are necessary if you can practice safe Web-browsing habits that keep the Muvic Toolbar off of your computer entirely. Since the Muvic Toolbar’s distribution model is especially likely to emphasize software bundles, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers remind all readers that what you think you’re downloading isn’t always what you’re getting in the end – and that avoiding unsafe freeware sites can go a long way for keeping your computer unburdened by unwanted add-ons.

Muvic Toolbar Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Muvic Toolbar? To safely & quickly detect Muvic Toolbar we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 Installer.exe 7

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

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  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}{ae811299-5eeb-4513-addf-5d5467ba2e8a}HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Installer\Features\3E719748B38680A4C8BEBF4BC62A87A5Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\3E719748B38680A4C8BEBF4BC62A87A5Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION, value: Muvic.exeSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\Lrcnta_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\Muvic_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\Muvic_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\srptm_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\srptm_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Lrcnta_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Lrcnta_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Muvic_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Muvic_RASMANCS
Posted: October 4, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10
Detection Count: 103,362

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