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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #804
United States Rank #2,737
Reach 0.8522%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.78 days
524.55 days >
Average installed length: 275.61 days


0.50a 1.60%


What is eMule?

eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. eMule is coded in C++ using the Microsoft Foundation Classes. Since July 2002 eMule has been free software, released under the GNU General Public License; its popularity has led to eMule's codebase being used as the basis of cross-platform clients aMule, JMule, xMule, along with the release of many eMule mods (modifications of the original eMule) on the Internet.

About  (from eMule-Team)

eMule is a program for sharing files, which enables you to download all types of files. Many experts consider eMule to be the best p2p client. Thanks to the number of developers who contribute to the project, the efficiency of each new and improved version of eMule is guaranteed.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is emule.exe. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 78 files and is usually about 10.4 MB (10,906,334 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emule.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\emule
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\eMule\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.4 MB
Language: Italian (Italy)

Program filesFiles installed by eMule

Program executable:emule.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\emule\emule.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • antiLeech.dll (by http://xtreme-mod.net) - antiLeech Dynamic Link Library (DLL)
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • eMuleShellExt.dll (by http://emule-project.net) - eMule Shell Extension
  • LinkCreator.exe - eMule LinkCreator (eMule LinkCreator with HTTP Sources)
  • mediainfo.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) - MediaInfoLib (Library for read info about media files)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • unins001.exe
  • countryflag.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • emule.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7554803-DC66-46D2-B69A-1F6F03337CCE}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0CFDC2DF-5380-4D45-9B95-2D5E82BA737E}' (runs on registration).
  • LinkCreator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3C7B7EDF-978E-47FD-B810-8E0E732BC92F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • emule.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named eMuleAutoStart.
Startup File (User Run)
  • emule.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'eMuleAutoStart' and executes as C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe -AutoStart.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • emule.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'eMuleAutoStart' which loads as C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe -AutoStart.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • emule.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Mes documents\logiciels\eMule\emule.exe'.
  • LinkCreator.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eMule\LinkCreator.exe'.
Network connections
  • eMule.exe connects to (port 4242).
  • emule.exe connects to node45.hvosting.ua ( port 1176).
  • emule.exe connects to ( port 30700).
  • emule.exe connects to (port 51884).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:42.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0017871884%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00064953%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00113765%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,606,830
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.3 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:496.57 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove eMule?

You can uninstall eMule from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program eMule, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove eMule.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.57%
Windows 10 36.81%
Windows XP 9.75%
Windows Vista 5.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.21%
Windows 10 Home 12.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.61%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 10 Pro 6.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.24% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 39.24%
  United States 14.82%
  France 9.40%
  Spain 9.39%
  Germany 3.89%
  Israel 2.97%
  Brazil 2.33%
  Taiwan 1.53%
  United Kingdom 1.48%
  Canada 1.39%
  Argentina 0.96%
  Netherlands 0.87%
  Belgium 0.86%
  Poland 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.20%
Acer 23.34%
ASUS 15.42%
Dell 11.39%
Samsung 3.99%
Toshiba 3.34%
Lenovo 3.07%
American Megatrends 2.99%
Intel 1.86%
Sahara 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.64%
ASUS All Series 6.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.34%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.44%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.89%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.07%


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