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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What is MagniPic.exe and how to remove it?

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MagniPic.exe - Updater by MagniPic

What is MagniPic.exe?

MagniPic.exe belongs to an application called MagniPic which allows you to magnify Facebook images just by hovering over them. I'm not quite sure whether it's a good application to have or not, maybe someone will find it very useful but there's definitely something everyone has to know before installing it. MagniPic.exe is detected as Adware or PUP by most antivirus programs, for example PUP.Adware.MagniPic. There are a few antivirus engines that flag this application as a Trojan horse because it collects browsing information and then sends it to remote servers without your knowledge and permission. Usually, Trojans do the same thing. When your computer is infected you will notice that words get underlined and hovering over them shows popup advertisements (see the image below). Very often, it comes bundled with PrivitizeVPN and other potentially unwanted applications. It may also cause all web browsers to freeze. Some users noticed that their PCs suddenly became noticeably slower after installing MagniPic. To conclude, it's not essential for Windows and may cause problems. I recommend you to remove MagniPic.exe from your computer and run a full system scan with recommended anti-malware software.

Security Rating: Potentially Dangerous

File name: MagniPic.exe
Publisher: MagniPic
File Location Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Premium\MagniPic\MagniPic.exe
File Location Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Premium\MagniPic\MagniPic.exe
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 'Updater'