Removing Advertmen


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Using the uninstall feature in the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel will not work, so you need to do something else to get rid of this nasty software.

  • Run "regedit.exe"
  • Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
  • On the right-hand side you should see a String called “AppInit_DLLs” with a value of “pushow*.dll” where * is a random number.
  • Right-click on this String and click Delete and then exit regedit.
  • Open "C:\windows\system32\"
  • In that folder there is a file called "pushow*.dll," where * is the random number you saw above. Delete all pushow*.dll files.

This should work, if not, please post below, and let us know where what went wrong.