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aMuleC “Virus” Program Removal (What is aMuleC?)

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Welcome, reader, to our aMuleC “Virus” Program removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC.

The article you are reading at the moment is about aMuleC “Virus” Program. This program is a version of ad-generating software, whose only use is to display ads in various forms, colors and shapes. What else is typical of all ad-producing programs is that they usually target all your browsers (Chrome, Firefox) and affect them with their popups and links. Below you will read all about the characteristic features of this particular Adware.

Some general information about Adware

All the programs that are considered Adware have emerged as marketing tools. In fact, these ad-broadcasting products have exactly that purpose: to show as big number of pop-ups, tabs or banners, as practically possible. The people interested in spreading this kind of software are the producers of the promoted goods, the providers of the advertised services, as well as the developers of such programs. The first two pay the latter to write the best promoting program (the one that displays the greatest number of ads is considered as such). Then some of the advertised products might be purchased by the people who see the advertisements and their manufacturers earn. In this way each party involved benefits from this activity.

In what way could Adware get spread?

What may appear to be shady about all ad-generating programs is that they aren’t always distributed in the most transparent way. Most times, you may find such software as a component of a contaminated web page or a torrent, or incorporated in a video-sharing website and once you visit or open some of them, you get infected with the Adware there. However, often aMuleC “Virus” Program and the similar products might be hidden inside bundles and you may be tricked into self-installing them on your PC. If you still haven’t heard about software bundles – they represent free software of various kinds: games, apps, programs. There is nothing harmful about such bundles in most cases. Nonetheless, aMuleC “Virus” Program might be lurking inside it and this may not be stated anywhere in the description of such a bundle. In this way you may get an ad-producing program despite the fact that you have only wanted to try a game from the bundle that contains them.

Important tip: We are aware of the fact that you might want to try a piece of certain software for free and it might be spread in a bundle with other programs. In this case, to stay Adware-free, you must learn how to install such bundles properly. In case you do that right, no ad-generating program will ever bother you. Simply follow this basic piece of advice – no matter what you install on your computer, make sure you select the Advanced or the Custom wizard feature. If you do that, every single detail about the bundle will be displayed and you will see what you really want from all the content and what you don’t need. Then you will only have to choose only the wanted programs and the wizard will incorporate only them into your system.

The facts above might have left you with the impression that Adware is as shady as malware…

However, this is not true at all. Adware, due to the way it might broadcast its advertisements and the way it may get distributed, has been considered  potentially unwanted  for a long time, but it has never been identified as malware.  We will give you some simple example in order to illustrate the difference between different types of malicious software and the discussed-here advertisement-distributing software. For instance, Ransomware and Trojans are considered the most harmful virus subtypes. What such viruses might do is hack your system without your approval, by exploiting a weak spot in your PC. Then their dangerous activities include destroying files or corrupting them; encrypting data and asking for ransom in exchange for it; spying on your personal online activities or directly on you via your web camera; breaking into your bank and social media accounts and using them for stealing money, compromising you, etc. Adware has NEVER been capable of performing any of the aforementioned illegal activities. It could only trick you into installing it and later on – keep track of your browsing history. However, these programs’ intentions are NOT to steal or spy, just to try to sell you the product or service that you have recently been looking for. This is all it could do that might be considered intrusive.

To remove aMuleC “Virus” Program, you should…

Simply scroll down to the Removal Guide after the table and closely stick to the instructions there.

SUMMARY:

Name aMuleC
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Production of too many ads that might even slow your PC down.
Distribution Method Many diverse methods among which the most widely-exploited are software bundling, torrent-sharing websites, drive-by downloads and spam.

aMuleC “Virus” Removal

I – Uninstallation

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  1. Use the Winkey+R keyboard combination, write Control Panel in the search field and hit enter.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program under Programs.
  3. Seek the unwanted software, select it and then click on Uninstall
    1. If you are unable to spot aMuleC “Virus” Program, search for any unrecognized programs that you do not remember installing on your PC – the unwanted software might disguise itself by going under a different name.

II – Safe mode and revealing hidden files

  1. Boot your PC into Safe Mode /link/
  2. Reveal hidden files and folders /link/

III – Cleaning all your browsers

  1. Go to your browser’s icon, right-click on it and select Properties.
  2. Go to the Shortcut tab and in the Target make sure to delete anything written after “.exe”.
  3. Now, open your browser and follow the instructions below depending on whether you are using Chrome, Mozilla or IE.
  1. Go to your browser’s main menu located in the top-right corner of the screen and select Settings.
  2. Scroll down, click on Show Advanced Settings and then select Clear browsing data. Just to be sure, tick everything and clear the data.
  3. Now, in the left pane, go to Extensions and look through all extensions that are integrated within your browser. If you notice any suspicious add-on, disable it and then remove it.
  1. Similarly to Chrome, go to the main menu and select Add-ons and then Extensions.
  2. Remove any suspicious browser extensions that you may have even if they do not have the name aMuleC “Virus” Program on them.
  1. Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons.
  2. Click on all add-on types from the left pane and check if there is anything suspicious in the right panel. In case you find anything shade, make sure to remove it.

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IV – Removing Shady processes

  1. Go to your start menu, type Task Manager in the search field and from the results open View running processes with Task Manager.
  2. Thoroughly look through all processes. The name aMuleC “Virus” Program might not be there, but if you notice any shady looking process that consumes high amounts of memory it might be ran by the unwanted program.
  3. If you spot the process ran by aMuleC “Virus” Program, right-click on it, open its file location and delete everything in there. Then go back to the Task Manager and end the process.

V – DNS check

  1. In the start menu search box write View Network Connections and open the first result.
  2. Right-click on the network connection you are using and go to Properties.
  3. Select Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
  4. If Obtain DNS server addresses automatically is not checked, check it.
  5. Go to Advanced and select the DNS If there is anything in the DNS server addresses field, remove it and click OK.
  6. Click OK on the rest of the opened windows.

 

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