Amulec is a legitimate peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing application that may show up on your computer as a part of a questionable software bundle. This means that you may not even know that this software is on board unless you installed it on purpose, which is, of course, also an option in this case. Unfortunately, the presence of this file-sharing software may indicate multiple virtual security risks caused by malware infections that may have entered your system alongside this program. Clearly, we cannot claim that this application holds great danger and threatens your files or operating system, but, if you do not recall installing it, we recommend that you remove Amulec because it is no use to you anyway. We have labeled this questionable software as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Although this category is usually not taken seriously by computer users, we believe that such programs might also pose a potential threat indirectly.
There are mainly two ways for you to install this PUP. First, there is little chance, though it is possible that you find its official website on the net, amule.org. If you want to download this application, you are redirected to sourceforge.net/projects/amule/files/aMule. Here you can either “Agree and Proceed” or click for “More information.” We recommend that you find out more about this PUP before agreeing to something you may regret later on. If you click on the “More information” link, you find yourself on a new panel in the pop-up window, where you can set three levels of cookie functionalities: required, functional, and advertising. If you do not set this yourself, the “Advertising Cookies” option will be set by default. Just so you know, in this case, you would give permission to Amulec to remember your log-in details, serve ads relevant to your interests, and many more. If you do not want to click on potentially unreliable third-party ads while using this PUP, we suggest that you delete Amulec from your system.
A more worrisome method this application has been found spreading with is referred to as free software bundling. When a bundle contains legitimate free programs only, including reliable ad-supported programs, you should have nothing to worry about even though we would not recommend that you install all the components of such a package. However, when cyber criminals use bundles as a means of malware distribution, you need to be very cautious. As a matter of fact, a malicious bundle can easily contain a number of adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and potentially unwanted programs as well. So even if this PUP seems to be legitimate, it may enter your system with such a company. If you do not want to cause further infections or end up scammed on a malicious website, we advise you to delete Amulec and scan your system with a reliable malware scanner to detect all possible malware threats that could be endangering your system.
This P2P file-sharing program is a legitimate free application for the eDonkey network. It enables you to share files with others on the net, so you can download and upload video, music, and program files of all kinds. While this may sound useful, keep in mind that this PUP might start showing questionable third-party ads and it is also possible that you did not install it on purpose. Since it autostarts with Windows, it can use certain amount of processing power in the background and you would not even realize that it is operating unless you check your Task Manager and the running processes. As we have mentioned, this PUP is in no way a big threat to your computer, but we still consider it unwanted. Therefore, we suggest that you make up your mind and remove Amulec from your system.
If you understand the potential danger of leaving such an application on your system, perhaps you would like to delete it manually. Fortunately, this PUP can easily be uninstalled via Control Panel as it has a working uninstaller, which you can find in the list of installed programs. If you have never uninstalled an application before, please use our instructions below. It is really not rocket science, you can do it even if you are not an experienced user. The whole process should not take more than a minute. Nevertheless, you cannot forget about the more serious threats on board, i.e., the potential malware infections. These may be hiding on your system without your knowledge. While you may be able to find and identify some of them as looking suspicious, it would be best to use a trustworthy anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. This tool can provide your PC powerful protection from all known malware infections if you keep it up-to-date.
How to remove Amulec from Windows
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Windows Vista and Windows 7