AmuleC virus (Free Guide) - updated Jun 2021

amuleC virus Removal Guide

What is amuleC virus?

aMuleC is a peer-to-peer app that 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, created by Jed McCaleb and Sam Yagan in the 2000s [2]. The main problem caused by the app 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.

Name aMuleC
Type P2P client, potentially unwanted program
Distribution Third-party websites, bundling
Dangers Might be used to spread malware
Uninstall You can uninstall the app by following our manual guide below or using powerful security software
System fix If your system was infected with malware, you should remove it and then fix virus damage with FortectIntego

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

Please, keep in mind that this app is different from aMule 2.3.2, which is a legitimate software sharing application. Besides, beware that 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 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 take care of PUP 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 FortectIntego or another antivirus.

amuleC application screenshotPeer-to-peer platforms can be used by cybercriminals to distribute malware

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 a “virus.”

In addition to various ads, you can also notice redirects to unreliable websites, slowdowns 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.

It may also 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 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 remove this app from the system. It is not difficult to achieve if you follow the uninstall guide given in the guidelines below this article.

Distribution methods

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

Remove aMuleC

It is not difficult to remove the app from the system. As we have already mentioned, it is just an unwanted program which causes annoying ads on your computer. However, you should be very attentive if you decided to use the manual removal technique. Keep in mind that, in this case, you will have to find all components that are related to the program manually.

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 the 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 FortectIntego. 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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Getting rid of amuleC virus. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

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

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  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 the entry of the 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.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove 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 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

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the 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 Delete Advanced 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” -Verbose Advanced 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, search 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

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To fix Mozilla Firefox, make sure that there are no undesirable components related to this app. 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 unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  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

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, 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. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

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 the unwanted program 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

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted 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. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension 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

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of amuleC registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting malware

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.


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