Welcome to our Amulell “Virus” removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC.
If you are struggling with shady ads, banners and box messages that pop-up on your screen every time you try to use your Chrome, IE or Firefox browser, then you’ve more than likely had an Adware program such as Amulell “Virus” installed onto your machine. If you want to learn what the purpose of these applications is, whether they are potentially dangerous and how you can keep them away from your machine, be sure to read the following few paragraphs. Additionally, since you might be looking for a way to uninstall and remove Amulell, we have that covered within our removal guide at the bottom of this article. If Amulell has indeed made its way inside your PC’s system, we strongly advise you to use our guide so as to get rid of the unpleasant program. Just make sure to first finish the article itself, because it will give you very important and essential information regarding programs of the Adware category.
Money through ads
Obviously, the main reason behind the endless generation of adverts coming from Adware programs is none other than financial profit. Applications such as Amulell “Virus” are perfectly capable of earning significant amounts of income solely through the ads they create by using the Pay-Per-Click scheme. What this basically means is that for each click received by any of the Adware ads, the creator of the nagging piece of software gains a small amount of money. When put into perspective, it becomes evident that this method could actually generate quite substantial amounts of profit. That is also why Adware programs seem to be everywhere – there’s just so many applications of this type and each day more and more are getting developed. The problem is that it’s usually all at the expense of the regular user who is forced to put up with the never-ending display of all sorts of intrusive and rage-inducing browser banners, pop-ups, box messages, etc. just so that someone, somewhere could make money out of it.
A security threat?
While Adware programs are definitely something most people would be better off without, it is important to note that software which falls under this category is normally not considered to be malicious. There are quite a few differences between noxious malware the likes of Trojans, Spyware, Ransomware, etc. and potentially unwanted programs like Amulell. Though having Adware on your machine might seem disturbing at first, as long as you remember to be careful around it and make sure to remove it ASAP, everything should be fine.
Why remove the Adware?
Some people might be okay with having their browser flooded with all sorts of nagging adverts (though we doubt that). However, there are other reasons why we believe that an Adware program should be removed from the computer as soon as the user finds out about it. Apart from being annoying, applications such as Amulell “Virus” could also turn out to be a potential security hazard. Again, this does not mean that Adware programs are the same as Ransomware and Trojans, but as far as your machine’s safety is concerned, there’s simply no need for unnecessary risks. One of the things that you should be the most cautious with is the adverts, themselves. Clicking on any of them may result in a page redirect to different websites that might have hazardous and harmful contents. Furthermore, some of the ads might directly download unwanted and potentially dangerous software on your PC. Our advice for you is to do your best not to interact with the adverts that Amulell generates and see to the removal of the unpleasant software as soon as possible.
How to protect your machine against Adware
As long as you adhere to the following few rules and guidelines, you should have little to no problem with keeping unpleasant programs like Amulell “Virus” away from your computer.
- Be careful with the internet addresses that you visit and if you see that the pages of a certain website tend to have a lot of obscure and annoying ads or frequently cause your browser to get redirected, make sure to leave that site.
- Always be watchful and on the lookout for spam messages/e-mails because those are very commonly used for the distribution of different types of unwanted and potentially harmful programs (Adware included).
- Do not forget to keep your antivirus program enabled and fully updated. The same applies to your Windows firewall.
- Prior to installing a new program, take a few moments to determine if there are any added applications to the installer of that program. Carefully check all settings in the setup wizard and if there’s anything bundled with the main piece of software that you think might be potentially unwanted, be sure to leave it out before you click on Install.
Amulell “Virus” Removal
I – Uninstallation
- Use the Winkey+R keyboard combination, write Control Panel in the search field and hit enter.
- Go to Uninstall a program under Programs.
- Seek the unwanted software, select it and then click on Uninstall
- If you are unable to spot Amulell, 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
III – Cleaning all your browsers
- Go to your browser’s icon, right-click on it and select Properties.
- Go to the Shortcut tab and in the Target make sure to delete anything written after “.exe”.
- Now, open your browser and follow the instructions below depending on whether you are using Chrome, Mozilla or IE.
- Chrome users:
- Go to your browser’s main menu located in the top-right corner of the screen and select Settings.
- Scroll down, click on Show Advanced Settings and then select Clear browsing data. Just to be sure, tick everything and clear the data.
- 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.
- Firefox users:
- Similarly to Chrome, go to the main menu and select Add-ons and then Extensions.
- Remove any suspicious browser extensions that you may have even if they do not have the name Amulell on them.
- IE users:
- Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons.
- 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.
IV – Removing Shady processes
- Go to your start menu, type Task Manager in the search field and from the results open View running processes with Task Manager.
- Thoroughly look through all processes. The name Amulell 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.
- If you spot the process ran by Amulell, 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
- In the start menu search box write View Network Connections and open the first result.
- Right-click on the network connection you are using and go to Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
- If Obtain DNS server addresses automatically is not checked, check it.
- Go to Advanced and select the DNS If there is anything in the DNS server addresses field, remove it and click OK.
- Click OK on the rest of the opened windows.