What does the emule.exe file do?
The emule.exe process is also known as eMule and is a part of eMule Plus or, as the case may be, TLN eMule Booster MOD. This software is produced by http://www.emule-project.net or, as the case may be, http://emuleplus.info. An obsolete or defective version of emule.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- eMule has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- eMule has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- emule.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module emule.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about emule.exe eMule
emule.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Emule.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" - often C:\Program Files\eMule\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 5,758,976 bytes (33% of all these files), 5,308,416 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. Emule.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Emule.exe is capable of connect to the Internet as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 38% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A emule.exe file has a 23% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 5,738,496 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 5,488,640 bytes. The application is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Emule.exe is capable of transmit information from computer to the Internet as well as log keyboard entries.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves emule.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about emule?
|Emule P2P |
|P2P Netzwerk Programm. |
|peer to peer file sharing software (further information...) |
|Fairely decent P2P program |
|The program is ok. No Spyware etc... but it opens up port in your computer. |
Summary: 31 users judge emule.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted emule.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall eMule Plus or TLN eMule Booster MOD
To remove eMule from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for eMule Plus or TLN eMule Booster MOD in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if emule.exe (eMule) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of eMule. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for eMule or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or emule.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.