How to Uninstall Network Magic

Network Magic is a networking program from Cisco that allows you to create networks between different computers. Though the basic functions of Network Magic and Microsoft Networking tools are the same, the former offers many additional useful features.

Network Magic allows you to share files and print them across all your computers with just a few mouse clicks. In addition, Network Magic protects your wireless network from hackers and malicious programs.

If you don’t want to use Network Magic, you can easily uninstall the software using the Windows built-in uninstaller tool, Add or Remove Programs. Please remember that when you uninstall Network Magic via the Add or Remove Programs utility, the program is not deleted from your hard disk, but is only removed from the list of installed programs.

However, in case you want to use the software again, you will need to reinstall it.

How to uninstall Network Magic via Add or Remove Programs

For Windows XP

  1. Click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel to open its corresponding window.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate and select Network Magic.
  4. Click Remove.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

For Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Windows button in your taskbar.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. Locate and click Network Magic in the currently installed programs list.
  5. Click Uninstall.
  6. Click OK when asked to confirm deletion.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions.

As mentioned above, uninstalling Network Magic via Add or Remove Programs does not remove all the traces of this program.

To completely remove this program you need to perform the following additional steps:

Delete Network Magic files and folders

  1. Open Windows explorer
  2. Browse to C:\Program Files
  3. Locate and right-click Network Magic folder.
  4. Click Delete.

In addition, you may also remove the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Pure Networks folder from your computer. If required, take a back up of your data before deleting it.

Stop Services related to Network Magic

Run the services.msc command to open the Services window. To do run this command in Windows XP, click Start>Run, type services.msc, and then click OK. Windows 7 and Vista users can access the Services window by typing services.msc in the Start Search box and then press Enter.

In the right-pane of the Services window, locate and stop services related to Network Magic (look for ‘magic’ and ‘pure’).

Disable Network Magic Startup processes

Run the msconfig command to open the System Configuration dialog box; to do so in Windows XP, click Start>Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. If you use Windows 7 or Vista, type msconfig in the Start Search box and then press Enter.

In the System Configuration dialog box, click Startup. Next, unselect all the entries related to Network Magic (look for ‘magic’ and ‘pure’).

Remove Network Magic registry entries

Download and install Registry Cleaner, and then run a registry scan using it to automatically remove all the left-over Network Magic registry entries.

If you don’t wish to perform the additional steps (required for complete removal of Network Magic) discussed above, then you can simply use Perfect Uninstaller to completely uninstall Network Magic or any other unwanted software from your computer.