What does the MagicTuneEngine.exe file do?
The MagicTuneEngine.exe process is also known as HijackThis (Version 1.99.1) and is a part of MagicTune Premium or, as the case may be, HijackThis. This software is produced by Samsung Electronics Co. (www.samsung.com) or, as the case may be, Soeperman Enterprises (free.antivirus.com/hijackthis). An obsolete or defective version of MagicTuneEngine.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HijackThis has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HijackThis has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MagicTuneEngine.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module MagicTuneEngine.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about MagicTuneEngine.exe HijackThis
MagicTuneEngine.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file MagicTuneEngine.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 45,056 bytes (66% of all these files), 24,064 bytes, 69,632 bytes or, as the case may be, 58,368 bytes.
It is the service "MagicTuneEngine".
This MagicTuneEngine.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. MagicTuneEngine.exe has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. MagicTuneEngine.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves MagicTuneEngine.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about MagicTuneEngine?
|It's a Samsung tune-up utility for monitors. Not dangerous. |
|samsung lcd panel utilities |
|I think it's software for my screen. I have an Samsung, its standard software i thougt. |
|Looks like part samsung monitor (further information...) |
|Samsung MagicTune service - controls Samsung monitor color schemes, etc. |
Summary: 8 users judge MagicTuneEngine.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall MagicTune Premium or HijackThis
To remove HijackThis from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate MagicTune Premium or HijackThis in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if MagicTuneEngine.exe (HijackThis) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of HijackThis. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HijackThis or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or MagicTuneEngine.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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