What is emule.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the emule.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Emule.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with emule
Emule.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as eMule or eMule Plus belongs to software eMule Plus or TLN eMule Booster MOD by or

Description: Emule.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Emule.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder—common is C:\Program Files\eMule\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,308,416 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 5,758,976 bytes and 31 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Emule.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with emule.exe, you may want to completely remove eMule or eMule Razorback (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), search for help on the company’s website or update to a possibly bug-fixed version.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as emule.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.A (detected by Microsoft), and Downloader (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the emule.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Emule P2P
  Funonline   (further information)
P2P Netzwerk Programm.
peer to peer file sharing software
  wintermute   (further information)
Fairely decent P2P program
  Fuzzy Logician  
The program is ok. No Spyware etc... but it opens up port in your computer.
This program is not dangerous if you don't download virus...
  Shio   (further information)
P2P sharing program - no danger - no programs associated with it
Emule P2P
    (further information)
can be linked through by hackers, run a good firewall and antivirus
A very good P2P Program. You need a Firewall and Antivirus Program.
  TragĂ©   (further information)
De Mulie :) Filesharingtool.
  knilch   (further information)
eMule ED2K file sharing - always use latest version to avoid security exploits
    (further information)
if you now how to use isn't dangerous
peer to peer file sharing program not harmful
Its a Filesharingtool, only. No worry!
P2P sharing program - no danger if u download safe stuff
P2P application
    (further information)
This program not only messed up my shared documents folder, it installed a trojan and added MANY files on the computer that were NEVER downloaded to ANYONES knowledge. It installed a hacker trojan also that let hackers hide windows.
not dangerous unless u make it one by downloading a virus or something. It makes a port vulnerable to hackers. A hardware firewall will prevent any sort of damage.
sharing program not dangerous unless police comes to your door
eMule is OpenSource Filesharing
  Adam Nowak   (further information)
Emule Xtreme, best Emule ever ;)
  Master Enno   (further information)
file sharing over internet site. make sure firewall is set to exclude this program and keep antivirus software on
  Frog Empress  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of emule.exe: based on 49 votes with 26 user comments. 31 users think emule.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think emule.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving emule issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with emule. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the emule.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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