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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:

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

Dnshost.me DLL's to remove:

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

Dnshost.me processes to kill:

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