Thank you for your question.
As you might imagine, you are not alone with this persistent
annoyance. There is a discussion at bullguard.com:
"I have PC MightyMax on my computer and want to remove it. It was
downloaded from Internet. How can I remove it. My PC is windows using
...I also am having trouble removing the PC MightyMax. The
start>control panel>add/remove programs list does not allow you to
uninstall PCMightyMax. It simply does not give you that option.
It also appears to prevent you from restoring your computer to an
earlier point once it is installed on windows xp.
I am thinking there may be a DOS code and procedure which could be
followed to get rid of PC MightyMax. Any ideas??...
...In the start>control panel>add/remove programs, PC MightyMax has a
Select that. it runs the PC MightyMax installer, but then presents you
with an option to uninstall.
Worked for me...."
So, this should be the first thing to try. Even though it only says
change, see if you can locate the remove from clicking through this.
Now, another user suggests registry editing (not for someone who has
never done this before. CAUTION)
"...I too did not find any reference to PC MightyMax on the add/remove
programs list. However, I was able to remove the app from my PC by
deleting all references to PCMM.exe in the registry and then deleting
the PC MightyMax folder in c:\program files..."
Now, if you are comfortable editing the registry, go to
delete the pcmm.exe key. Then, bring up task manager and kill the
process pcmm.exe. Now, delete the directory under program files for
PCMightyMax. Now, search the registry for pcmm.exe and then mightymax
and delete all the entries found. Reboot. You should have removed 95%
of what was installed or more and should not be troubled again. But
unless you have confidence in your computing abilities, do not try
this. Ask a very knowledgeable friend or pursue another method.
Numerous websites have threads on this problem, so I reviewed until
finding those that show the most promise. The thread on proceeding
through the CHANGE from Add Remove Programs until you hit Uninstall
repeats over and over. Do see if continuing through finds a Remove or
Uninstall. It has worked for others.
If not, go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html and
download Hijack This. Run it. Save the log. Go to
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18 and READ THE FAQ.
Then post a topic with your log and await highly helpful folks to come
along and reply. These folks generally know their stuff and help quite
Searching there for pcmm.exe brings up the following threads:
You might read these threads first to learn abit about those with similar problems.
Here is another excellent thread going through the process top remove
PCMM using other tools as well. You should read this:
And another thread:
Good luck getting rid of this pest. It can be done and my require
patience and use of the tools and assistance from forums mentioned
I trust my research has provided you with valuable information and
leads to a solution to your annoyance. If a link above should fail to
work or anything require further explanation or research, please do
post a Request for Clarification prior to rating the answer and
closing the question and I will be pleased to assist further.
Clarification of Answer by
05 Jul 2006 17:53 PDT
Glad PCMM is now gone from your machine. As to favorites, I have the
1. Reboot. Cold. After that, try to remove the favorites. Very
possible whatever from PCMM was in memory and causing them to
reappear. If not,
2. Try to remove them from My Computer. Got to c:\documents and
settings\your account\favorites and delete them from there. If not,
3. It is spyware that has not yet been removed that is causing this to
reappear. Likely, what you originally downloaded by surprise that
started the whole PCMM problem.
Try Ad-Aware (http://www.lavasoft.com/). There is a free version that
might get this. If not, you may need a paid for Spyware remover. All
of them seem to find slightly different things. Spybot Search and
Destroy and even Microsoft have decent spyware removers. I'd strongly
suspect you still have things to clean out on your machine to get it
As a last resort, do run Hijack This and post on their forums. They
will be able to analyze your log file and suggest what to remove and