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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Miul Downloads from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Miul Downloads from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Miul Downloads from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Miul Downloads from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Miul Downloads from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Miul Downloads from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Miul Downloads from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Miul Downloads from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Miul Downloads
Step 2: Uninstall Miul Downloads and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Miul Downloads on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Miul Downloads there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Miul Downloads from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Miul Downloads and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Miul Downloads via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Miul Downloads files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Miul Downloads, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Miul Downloads from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Miul Downloads from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Miul Downloads from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Miul Downloads from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Miul Downloads will be removed.
Eliminate Miul Downloads from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.