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Miul Downloads. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Computer users enjoy a browsing experience with no interruptions; that is why they get annoyed if various advertisements start popping up on their screens. If you have noticed ”Ads by Miul Downloads”, ”Miul Downloads ads” or similarly entitled pop-up windows or banners on your screen, you should know that Miul Downloads adware has hijacked your computer. If you want to find out how this program has slithered into your system and take over it, continue reading.

Firstly, what is Miul Downloads and what is its function?

Miul Downloads is presented as a useful download manager, “which will manage the installation of your selected software”. However, this application is hardly beneficial. Please note this statement on the official page of Miul – ”In addition to managing the installation of your selected software, the installer will make recommendations for additional free software that you may be interested in. Additional software may include toolbars, browser add-ons, game applications, anti-virus applications, and other types of applications.” Sounds like this program is going to provide you other at first glance useful programs. Be careful – the aim of this adware is entirely different. Let us explain that for you.

Because Miul Downloads is an adware program, the aim of it is to advertise. Needless to mention that this application is free, so it has to gain revenue from somewhere. We have the answer – this PC intruder is sponsored by third-party companies, which aims to promote their unreliable websites and content on them. So you should keep in mind that any software suggested by third-parties may be unreliable, too. We cannot guarantee that all of the suggestions will contain infectious files; however, some of them may do, and it is a sufficient reason to think twice before installing it. If you have already installed this adware o your computer, and you wish to remove it, we recommend using Reimage anti-malware program.

Miul Downloads

I did not install Miul Downloads. However, I keep receiving ads by it. How could Miul Downloads enter my computer?

Unless you have installed this adware by yourself, there is only one way how it could enter your system. It was probably installed bundled with other free applications – and you did not realize it because you were not notified. So our advice is to be careful when you download freeware or shareware from the Internet. You should always read program’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies documents. Also, make sure you select the right installation settings. Do you think that ”default/standard” options are the right ones? You are wrong. You should always opt for ”advanced/custom” modes because they allow you to review and reject particular software pack components. So just untick the unfamiliar material, and you can click ”Finish”.

How can I remove Miul Downloads from my system?

Luckily, removing Miul Downloads is not a complicated task. You can choose either you want to uninstall it automatically (using an anti-spyware program) or manually (on your own, using the instructions prepared by our security professionals). If you want to uninstall it by yourself, just follow the guidelines below this article, and you will get rid of Miul Downloads virus for good.

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To remove Miul Downloads, follow these steps:

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Erase Miul Downloads from Windows systems

  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 Miul Downloads and related programs
    Here, look for Miul Downloads 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'
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Uninstall Miul Downloads 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 Miul Downloads 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'
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Eliminate Miul Downloads 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 Miul Downloads 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 Miul Downloads removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove Miul Downloads 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, Miul Downloads should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Miul Downloads from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 Miul Downloads 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 Miul Downloads removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Miul Downloads from Google Chrome

  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 Miul Downloads 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 Miul Downloads removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Miul Downloads 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 Miul Downloads 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 Miul Downloads removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Gabriel E. Hall
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