The application muvic.exe by PINWID has been detected as adware by 3 anti-malware scanners. It is set to automatically start when a user logs into Windows via the current user run registry key under the display name ‘Browser Infrastructure Helper’. Additionally, the file is typically installed by a number of programs including Muvic Smartbar Engine by Pinwid Ltd. and Muvic Smartbar by Pinwid Ltd., both potentially unwanted software. While running, it connects to the Internet address 72.f.de.static.xlhost.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Smartbar (signed by PINWID LTD)
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7/28/2015 8:46:12 PM UTC (today)
Qihoo 360 Security
27.5 KB (28,192 bytes)
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
COMODO CA Limited
2/4/2014 7:00:00 PM
2/5/2015 6:59:59 PM
CN=PINWID LTD, O=PINWID LTD, STREET=14 Shenkar Arie, L=HERZLIYA, S=NA, PostalCode=46733, C=IL
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB
2/25/2014 4:52:33 AM
Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
18.5 KB (18,944 bytes)
Startup File (User Run)
Browser Infrastructure Helper
The file muvic.exe has been discovered within the following programs.
This adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of banners and text-links (roll-overs) as well as some popup ads.
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This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups.
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.