How to get rid of the Muvic Smartbar

September 2016


How to get rid of the Muvic Smartbar


What is Muvic Smartbar?

Muvic Smartbar is a plugin that, once installed, change the functionality of your web browser.
  • Change the homepage
  • Change the search engine.

Muvic Smartbar can be considered as a PUP (Potentially harmful software). It is often installed without your knowledge or permission
To remove Muvic Smartbar from your PC, follow these steps:

AdwCleaner by Xplode


AdwCleaner is a software created specifically for cleaning adwares. Launch AdwCleaner and click on Remove. You will probably need to reboot the computer after the scan.

Clean your web browsers with ZHPcleaner


Reset your web browsers

Learn more: Restore your browser to default settings

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a cleaning program that can help removing malwares. After downloading and installing Malwarebytes, click the "Updates" tab and run "Search for updates". Then, launch a full scan and click "Show results" after the end of the scan. Check all detected items, then click "Remove Selected". Reboot the PC, if asked to.

Avoid getting infected again

You should be careful when installing free programs, as many of them are bundled with PUPs.
  • Read the EULA/TOS before installing softwares and always download programs from official sources.
  • If you are using Avast! or AVG, enable the detection of PUPs.
  • WOT can help you to filter websites distributing harmful programs: http://ccm.net/faq/7386-wot-web-of-trust.

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