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Remove amuleC virus (Removal Guide) - updated Jul 2020

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Malware

aMuleC causes lots of problems on the Internet

amuleC virus

aMuleC is a potentially unwanted peer-to-peer[1] sharing program which is closely related to Winsnare. It supports eDonkey Network which was created by Jed McCaleb and Sam Yagan in 2000’s[2]. The main problem caused by aMuleC is unwanted notifications that can be displayed on Chrome, Firefox and Explorer. However, there is a full list of additional problems related to this application. 

Back in the day, users knew only eDonkey-supporting software, such as eMule, zMule and a bunch of other programs. Over the time, their popularity decreased. However, you can still download various versions from the Internet. Unfortunately, not all of these versions are equally secure, and amuleC virus is the one you should keep away from.

Please, keep in mind that amuleC is different from aMule 2.3.2 which is a legitimate software sharing application. Besides, beware that the most peer-to-peer sharing networks cannot be dissociated from various cyber risks.[3] However, programs created by questionable authors can greatly increase the risk you are dealing with. You can never know that the so-called peers on the network are trustworthy and that you are not taking a part in malware distribution.[4]

You can find aMuleC on your computer without downloading it. Its developers have been very active while trying to sneak this software onto users' computers using deceptive distribution techniques, such as bundling.[5] Beware that there is a wide list of programs that can cause the appearance of this PUP on your computer. 

If you have already found this app on your computer without downloading it, we highly recommend you to take case of aMuleC removal. It should be done without much consideration. You can delete this undesirable program by following the guide provided below or just scan your computer with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or another antivirus.

amuleC application screenshot
amuleC application looks like most eDonkey Network-based programs. Nevertheless, using it is NOT safe!

Additional issues caused by the software

Before we head to the elimination guide, though, we would like to explain additional issues caused by this PUP. Once it finds itself on your computer, it starts causing commercial notifications during your browsing sessions. Some of these ads can be fake messages, misleading popups and similar alerts that need to be ignored. To sum up, this program is ad-based and that is why it has been labeled as “virus”.

Questions about amuleC virus

In addition to aMuleC ads, you can also notice redirects to unreliable websites, slow downs on your computer and similar issues. Some websites may fail to load properly due to the server’s inability to support all the extra ads that are injected or worse; the browser may crash completely.

 start deteriorating the quality of your web browsing experience. Some websites may fail to load properly due to the server’s inability to support all the extra ads that are injected or worse; the browser may crash completely.

If you have been struggling with this program which is deteriorating the quality of your web browsing experience, we can only suggest you to remove aMuleC from the system. It is not difficult to achieve if you follow the uninstall guide given in the guidelines below this article.

Distribution of aMuleC software

You can find aMuleC download links promoted on various shady websites. Nevertheless, the most common way used by this program to reach the potential user is software bundling. This software distribution technique involves spreading several applications altogether.

Authors of questionable applications, such as aMuleC, find bundling as an especially convenient way to distribute their products because such method does not always require a direct approval from the user. The only way to change such unfavorable situation is to choose advanced installation settings whenever installing new software on the computer.

Is is difficult to remove aMuleC?

No, it is not difficult to remove aMuleC from the system. As we have already mentioned, it is just an undesirable program which causes annoying ads on your computer. However, you should be very attentive if you decided to use manual removal technique. Keep in mind that, in this case, you will have to find all components that are related to your aMuleC.

If you have been reading with difficulties while trying to perform aMuleC removal on your computer, you should switch from our step-by-step guide to automatic removal option. In this case, you will need just to scan your device with an antivirus utility. There are several programs, provided right below, that are capable of helping you with this PUP.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove amuleC virus, follow these steps:

Remove amuleC from Windows systems

To remove aMuleC from Windows, follow the guide provided below. Make sure you remove all entries related to this program.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall amuleC and related programs
    Here, look for amuleC or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall amuleC from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for amuleC or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase amuleC from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for amuleC and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete amuleC removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate amuleC virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, amuleC should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete amuleC from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To fix Mozilla Firefox, make sure that there are no undesirable components related to aMuleC. Make sure you double check all extensions, add-ons, toolbars and other components.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select amuleC and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete amuleC removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of amuleC from Google Chrome

To get rid of aMuleC from Chrome, make sure you remove all suspicious browser extensions and add-ons. If you cannot remember installing them on your computer, they should leave.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select amuleC and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete amuleC removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove amuleC from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for amuleC or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete amuleC removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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