Muvic Toolbar (Muvic virus)
The Muvic virus (also found as Muvic Toolbar virus; though not technically a computer virus) is potential malware or an unwanted program categorized as adware, browser hijacker, and spyware. Muvic Toolbar primarily installs to a Microsoft Windows computer systems and attaches to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension without user consent.
Once installed, Muvic Toolbar and associated third-party malware begins to corrupt internet browser settings, including the homepage, default search engine, and even bookmarks and add-ons. In turn Muvic malware causes unwanted browser redirections to Muvic Search search engine,search.conduit.com, and other websites. This also causes affected browsers to target and start up on unwanted websites when users open a new browser tab or window.
Muvic Toolbar also assists in displaying unwanted advertisements. Muvic advertisements may appear as drop-down coupon ads alike BonanzaDeals, scrolling menu ads, pop-up ads, pop-under ads, and even as in-text advertisements similar to Infolinks. It should be noted that advertisements are not served by Muvic Toolbar, but instead advertisements are generated by sponsored third-parties such as BonanzaDeals that may bundle with the Muvic Toolbar extension and recently installed freeware or shareware.
Victims of potential Muvic Toolbar malware often claim that the program installed to their computer alongside other bloatware or malware such as adware and spyware without consent. One of our website visitors also stated that downloading legitimate software from download.com, allowed CNET to install unwanted software without their permission. It’s true, Muvic Toolbar and similar hijackers such as TopArcadeHits may install alongside freeware, shareware, codecs, and even torrents. It’s recommended to avoid downloading items from websites such as download.com.
Victims of the Muvic virus have stated that their sensitive information concerning their credit cards and identity may have been compromised. Some victims have claimed that they have been attacked by scam artists over the telephone who have used collected sensitive information in order to persuade unsuspecting victims to perform non-beneficial tasks, etc. While these cases are rare, Muvic Toolbar may collect sensitive user information and distribute the data to third-party mailing and marketing lists. Most users complain of unwanted email spam, junk mail, and telephone calls from telemarketers.
The collection of this information is a concern for cyber crimes relating to credit theft, extortion, and identity theft.
How to remove Muvic Toolbar
- Automatically remove Muvic Toolbar – Scan for and automatically remove Muvic malware
- Manually remove Muvic Toolbar – Remove/Uninstall Muvic Toolbar and third-party malware
1. Automatic Muvic Toolbar removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove Muvic Toolbar and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines (MySearchDial) from your home page, default search engine, browser shortcuts, and other hijacked settings using free or paid versions of reputable software.
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
4. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected including Muvic Toolbar, etc. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall stubborn Muvic software. You can even use CCleaner to remove ransomware, but that does not apply here.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall Muvic Toolbar and unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Muvic software, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the programs as selected.
2. Manual Muvic Toolbar removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Muvic Toolbar using generic removal procedures.
How to uninstall Muvic Toolbar
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs, search for Muvic Toolbar and other potentially unwanted software, including software downloaded from websites such as download.com. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove the Muvic Toolbar add-on and extension
Use the instructions to remove Muvic add-ons, extensions, plugins, and toolbars. Please note, it may be necessary to remove third-party browser attachments.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Muvic Toolbar extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Muvic Toolbar add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Muvic Toolbar add-on and remove it if located.