According to its official description, Miul a.k.a. Miul Downloads is a software manager that organizes and updates all programs on the user’s PC.
|Short Description||The program is promoted as a software manager.|
|Symptoms||Possible malware is detected in the primary process of the program.|
|Distribution Method||The official website, bundling.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Miul Downloads|
The program offers a range of activities – from organizing programs by type, to offering new applications that will be appealing to the user. However, our research reveals that the program is either exploited by malware or is employed for suspicious purposes. Multiple AV scanners have detected possible malware in the files dropped by Miul, especially the primary executable miul.exe.
Miul Distribution Method
The application is promoted on its official website – www(dot)miul(dot)com. Miul may also be available on various freeware and shareware websites, or it may have been included in bundled installers. If the user hasn’t downloaded the program knowingly, he has been put through a bundled installation. To bypass the intrusion of unwanted or unknown software, just be careful when clicking through the installation process. In some cases, additional offers are included under the ‘easy’ or ‘recommended’ option. Needless to say, the ‘advanced’ or ‘custom’ option is the better choice – it grants the user the chance to un-check the added software.
However, there are many cases in which third party software providers employ silent or unattended installers. If a silent or unattended installation takes place, you will not be notified of it. Bundled installers are not to be neglected – they often increase the system’s susceptibility to malicious software by dropping PUPs, browser hijackers and/or adware. It seems only logical that AV scanners often detect Trojan behavior in potentially unwanted applications.
Miul Downloads Detection and Risk Evaluation
As we already pointed out, the program is detected by multiple AV scanners. We have uploaded the primary executable – miul.exe – on Google’s VirusTotal.
Miul.exe Detection Ratio
- 21 out of 56 AV scanners detect Miul
Miul Downloads AV Detection
- Avira detects Miul Downloads as PUA/Softpulse.Gen
- BitDefender detects the program as Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.SoftPulse.14
- DrWeb detects the program as Trojan.Domaiq.339
- ESET-NOD 32 detects the program as a variant of Win32/SoftPulse.AJ potentially unwanted
- F-Secure detects the program as Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler
- Kaspersky detects the program as not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.SoftPulse.heur
- MalwareBytes detects the program as not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.SoftPulse.heur
- Ad-Aware detects the program as Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.SoftPulse.14
As visible by the detection information on miul.exe, some AV scanners may identify the process as related to DomaIQ. DomaIQ is an affiliate platform, mostly employed to monetize various programs in a swift manner. To learn more about the monetization platform, read here: DomaIQ by Tuguu SL Removal.
Miul Downloads Removal Steps
By analyzing the information we have provided in this article, it is easy to conclude that Miul Downloads should be uninstalled from the system. The longer the program is running on the PC, the more vulnerable it will become with each day. All processes powered by Miul Downloads should be located and terminated as soon as possible. To do so, you basically have two options – applying automated removal (AV scanner) or going for the manual removal (the guide below the article). There is one more opportunity – to remove the program manually, and then scan the system to make sure all PUPs are completely gone.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Miul Downloads in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Miul Downloads.
Step 2: Remove Miul Downloads automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Miul Downloads associated objects.