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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:

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

Dnshost.me DLL's to remove:

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

Dnshost.me processes to kill:

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