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Remove amuleC virus (Removal Guide) - updated Sep 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. 

Questions about amuleC virus

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 screenshotamuleC 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”.

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.

To remove amuleC from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to amuleC (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

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)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for amuleC and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete amuleC removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate amuleC virus from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the amuleC-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

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.

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to amuleC and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case amuleC did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete amuleC removal.Reset Firefox 2

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.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to amuleC by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the amuleC-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete amuleC removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove amuleC from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to amuleC and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

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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