Puamson Virus


Puamson is a type of computer virus that can avoid most forms of antivirus detection and obtain Admin rights inside the infected computer. Once Puamson establishes a foothold on the infected machine, it can start executing different harmful tasks such as espionage, data corruption, and more.

The Puamson virus removal is not something that is easy to achieve

There probably aren’t many computer users that haven’t heard about the threatening viruses of the Trojan Horse category, and for a good reason. You see, a Trojan virus is really not something that you would like to get in your system. Threats like Puamson and RegHost are the worst as they can be really tricky to detect and locate in an infected system and their removal is also not something that is easy to achieve. However, since there are dozens of ways you can get infected by such a malicious and nefarious program, the number of Trojan Horse victims increases with each day. The same can be said about the number of Trojan Horse viruses that are out there – newer and more sophisticated and advanced threats of this type get created on an almost daily basis. In many cases, the majority of antivirus programs cannot handle the latest threats of the Trojan Horse type since they are yet to receive an update that would allow them to do that. What this means is that if your computer gets attacked by some recently released Trojan virus such as the newly reported Puamson infection, your options for dealing with the malware would be really limited.

If the reason you have landed on this page is because you’ve been looking for help against this exact infection – the Puamson Trojan, we may actually have some good news for you. The guide below is supposed to help the victim of Puamson by showing them what needs to be done in order to get rid of this nasty malware. However, you need to remember that you really do not have much time if this virus is in your computer. If you think that your system may have been infected by it, be sure to waste no time and complete the guide ASAP.

Locating and removing the virus – complications

The Trojans aren’t considered to be some of the scariest and most problematic pieces of malware for no reason. Aside from having many different ways if infecting your computer such as spam messages, misleading advertisements and pirated software and aside from oftentimes lacking any specific infection symptoms, those nasty and nefarious malware programs are also known for their abilities to hide their files and processes making it rather difficult for the regular users to correctly remove them. Oftentimes, a Trojan’s process or file may have a name that is almost the same as that of an important system process or file. Naturally, this could make it difficult for most users to determine which is the actual file/process related to the malware. This also increases the danger of deleting something you are not supposed to, thus making the whole situation even worse. That is why we strongly advise all the people who are currently reading this and thinking about trying out our guide use the assistance of a reliable security program while trying to remove the Puamson Trojan. For those who do not have such a program, know that you can use the one from the guide above as it is a reliable and effective anti-malware tool that can help you against infections like Puamson.


Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Possible visible signs are errors in your system, crashes to BSOD, slow-downs and other similar irregularities.
Distribution MethodPirated games and malicious spam are some of the more popular methods.
Detection Tool

Remove Puamson Virus

If you are looking for a way to remove Puamson you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for Puamson and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall Puamson as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of Puamson completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 



    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.



    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:





    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:



    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

    hosts_opt (1)


    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.



    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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