Remove aMULEcustom “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

I wrote this article to help you remove aMULEcustom. This aMULEcustom removal guide is working for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

aMULEcustom is a rogue advertising program. The term for these tools is adware. The shady software supports third party content by generating pop-up advertisements. They lead to sponsored websites with questionable security. aMULEcustom will try to make you believe the ads it displays are brought for your benefit. There is no merit to these claims. The adware works to serve its developers. They have devised the tool to make proceeds. The end user’s interest is not taken into consideration.

What problems can aMULEcustom lead to?

aMULEcustom will cause you inconvenience with its activity. It generates a lot of advertisements. This task uses up a lot of CPU. As a result, your computer will become slow and may be unable to complete larger requests. The ads will interrupt your work schedule. This is not that much of an issue compared to the problems you could have by clicking on them. The windows contain redirect links to supported websites.

According to aMULEcustom, the advertisements lead to platforms which offer bargain shopping deals. However, the shady program does not disclose which websites it forwards to. The adware tries to distract users from this aspect by focusing on the offers the ads contain. The furtive tool applies some marketing tricks to make the proposed deals more noticeable. It highlights them with bright colors, cursive fonts, flash animations and other special effects. You should discard the content the adware shows you. The covert program labels the windows with its name. Look for a sign which lists a phrase like “Ads by aMULEcustom”, “Powered by aMULEcustom” or “Brought to you by aMULEcustom”.

Remove aMULEcustom
The aMULEcustom Virus

The other risk the clandestine software exposes people to is having their personal information stolen. aMULEcustom tracks users’ sessions and records details from their browser. This includes their surfing history, tracking cookies, IP address, geographic location, email, telephone number, fax, user names, passwords and personal account entries. The owners of the adware can trade your private data on the darkweb without asking for your permission or notifying you.

How did aMULEcustom get installed to my computer?

aMULEcustom does not have an official website, so you did not make the mistake of acquiring it. The insidious program uses underhanded propagation vectors to get installed without users’ knowledge. In most cases, the adware attaches itself to other programs. Freeware, shareware and pirated copies of paid applications serve as download clients for the shady tool. The trick aMULEcustom uses is to add itself to the terms and conditions of the host as an extra program. If you do not deselect it, it will get the green light per default.

Spam emails are another carrier for aMULEcustom. The adware can be hidden behind an attachment. Opening the file would prompt the download and install of the covert software. Before following any instructions from an electronic message, make sure it was sent by a reliable person. Be advised that spammers can misrepresent existing entities. It is best to check the contacts the sender has provided.

Drive-by installations are also an option for aMULEcustom. The rogue tool can be transmitted by a corrupted website or a compromised link. One click is all it takes to get you infected. We advise you to be careful and selective when browsing the web. Make sure the websites you visit and use to get links are considered safe.

aMULEcustom Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove aMULEcustom from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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