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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

Dnshost.me

All of us have clicked a random link at least once or we have encountered multiple pop-ups when we hit the Search button on some third-party site. As long as you do not get redirected to Dnshost.me when that happens, it is a lot more likely that the website you are on is extremely adware-friendly. However, if you notice the dnshost.me/in/726817354/?ads=wy0z4b6cj8o8hi domain in your address bar, then it is about time to get yourself a security tool and run a full system scan. Such redirections point to a potential adware infection on your PC, and thus you need to remove all the unwanted programs and restore your browser settings ASAP.

Adware programs may employ various methods to enter your computer. For the most part, users install these apps willingly, although they are seldom aware of that. You see, adware programs do not indulge in direct distribution. Some of them may have official websites, but it is very unlikely that anyone would want to install such apps on purpose. Thus, usually, they get distributed in software packages with other freeware programs. These packages are available for download at file-sharing websites. So if you are about to download a freeware application you need from a third-party source, you have to consider the risks of downloading a software package, full of unnecessary and potentially harmful programs.

If that were not enough, usually it is possible to AVOID installing these programs because third-party installers give you the option of deselecting the additional apps. Unfortunately, users tend to breeze through the installation so fast that they skip the additional steps that would allow them to cast away unwanted programs. As a result, apps that are responsible for redirecting you to Dnshost.me enter your computer, and you end up being constantly exposed to the corrupted content.

Our research team is not sure which programs use this adware server to collect user traffic and redirect them to affiliated website, but when you get down to removing Dnshost.me from your system, you will be able to delete all the unwanted programs at once. For the most part, it is possible to remove adware apps via Control panel, but if you think that it is too much of a task for you, you can invest in a powerful antispyware tool that will terminate the threats for you automatically. In fact, computer security experts always note that relying on a legitimate security application is always the fastest and the most efficient way to protect your PC from harm.

What is so dangerous about Dnshost.me? The adware server is not dangerous by itself; it is who uses it and what for that concern us. We already know that this server redirects users to engine.spotscenered.info, but there is a long list of many other websites that you may land on in the end. For example, you may end up visiting news-forever.xyz, dateforyou.top, aferesearchgroup.com
vowresearchgroup.com, mantrasurvey.com, lagoonsurvey.com, drawersurvey.com, download.driversupport.com, and many others. As you can see, these are mostly survey websites designed for online marketing projects. However, in some cases, you may also land on a site that automatically initiates some freeware download.

If that happens, then you could be only a step away from a malicious exploitation or a malware infection. Therefore, the moment you see something off (say, a redirection to Dnshost.me), you have to take the matters into your hands and protect your computer immediately. It is not just about collecting data on your browsing history. Adware programs do not have any control over the third-party content they promote, so cyber criminals could easily make use of the server to spread their content.

As mentioned, you need to remove all the unwanted applicants to terminate redirections to Dnshost.me. Usually, this can be done via Control panel. There may also be a few programs that do not have an entry in the list of installed apps, so it is always a good idea to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner and check the situation for yourself.

After that, be sure to restore your browser settings to default. That can be achieved by following the instructions below. When everything is done, do not forget to invest in a security application that will protect your system in the future. Your computer’s security should be one of your top priorities.

How to Delete Dnshost.me

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type Control panel into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and delete unwanted applications.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove unwanted programs.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and delete the unwanted apps.

Change Browser Settings to Default

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and open Internet options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down again and click Reset settings.
  4. Press Reset.

Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and select Troubleshooting information.
  2. On the right, click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox on the confirmation box and press Finish.
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How to manually remove Dnshost.me

Files associated with Dnshost.me infection:

winclient32.exe
usetting.exe
ContentHost.dll
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
systerm32.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
ScreenCapture.exe
psupport.dll
host.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
fiber.js
RGMUpdater.exe
monitorsvc.exe
wabEventSupport16.dll
Seventh.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
SafeUpdater.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
BDL.dll
ScriptHost.dll
optimizer.exe
chrome-links.exe
TorrentStat.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
MSLSService.exe
UpdateService.exe
inspasio.exe
toolserv.exe
wirtual.exe
Toast.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
ieplug.dll
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
dnkt.exe
kometaup.exe
regCheck.vbs
R003.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
webmakerplus.exe
PCProtect.dll
plura_autorun.exe
BitGuard.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
stprss.exe
contentagent.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
update1.dll
PackerV2.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
Win_Updater.exe
Downloader.dll
OptimizerMonitor.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
smp2.exe
VideoUsage.exe
PCProtect.exe
bi_client.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
MAJTuto.exe
litefile.bin
AutoUpdater.exe
sv.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
Assistant_x64.dll
browsemngr.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
uninstaller.exe
dlprotect.exe
PlusMo.exe
ALiBaBar.dll
applications.exe
Client.exe
DFService.exe
CompTmp.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
Sixth.exe
upr.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
GoogleUpdate.exe
flashEnhancer.dll
mngr.exe
VirusRemover.exe
timetasks.exe
Updater.exe
lsdprn.exe
Bind.exe
DeltaFix.dll
openinstall.exe
playsetup.exe
IEError.exe
NCdownloader.exe
Autoload.exe
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
safetynut.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
SyncPulseManager.exe
AppHelper.exe
windhcpclient.exe
openinst.exe
lmservice.exe
UpdateTask.exe
update.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
NTS.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
BrowserProtect.exe

Dnshost.me DLL's to remove:

Assistant_x64.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
ieplug.dll
psupport.dll
update1.dll
PCProtect.dll
ContentHost.dll
ScriptHost.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
BDL.dll
DeltaFix.dll
Downloader.dll

Dnshost.me processes to kill:

usetting.exe
mngr.exe
smp2.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
update.exe
openinst.exe
Sixth.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
lmservice.exe
Autoload.exe
Toast.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
kometaup.exe
PlusMo.exe
AppHelper.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
MSLSService.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
optimizer.exe
wirtual.exe
R003.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
UpdateTask.exe
Updater.exe
CompTmp.exe
Bind.exe
applications.exe
chrome-links.exe
systerm32.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
safetynut.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
DFService.exe
TorrentStat.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
monitorsvc.exe
winclient32.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
Seventh.exe
MAJTuto.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
NCdownloader.exe
sv.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
upr.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
BitGuard.exe
host.exe
webmakerplus.exe
Win_Updater.exe
timetasks.exe
NTS.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
lsdprn.exe
dnkt.exe
VideoUsage.exe
dlprotect.exe
contentagent.exe
plura_autorun.exe
playsetup.exe
openinstall.exe
toolserv.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
IEError.exe
PCProtect.exe
stprss.exe
windhcpclient.exe
bi_client.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
VirusRemover.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
UpdateService.exe
Client.exe
PackerV2.exe
uninstaller.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
inspasio.exe
browsemngr.exe
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