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#1 tommy43204

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:53 PM

I, have tried and tried to get rid of this "frigging thing" called "advertismen" and it can't be located anywher in my pc but yet, it shows in add and remove programs. And when I tried to remove it, it tells me that I have to restart my pc to remove. but it doesn't remove! What is it tied to? and how do I get rid of it? Oh by the way A BIG HELLO TO EVERYONE in pc land! :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:04 PM

If you have Spybot S&D run a scan with it. I believe it will remove it.
http://www.safer-networking.org/

If Spybot doesn't take care of it, try this program.
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

If that doesn't get rid of the malware post a hijack this log.
Be sure and follow the instructions in the link below:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

Edited by buddy215, 16 October 2006 - 10:18 PM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#3 jgweed

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:22 PM

Welcome to BC!
If Spybot fails to remove it (try doing it in safe mode) then please post about your problem in the "Am I Infected" forum.
Regards,
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:15 AM

There is also a "manual fix for removing "advertismen". See below:

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.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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