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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:

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

Dnshost.me DLL's to remove:

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

Dnshost.me processes to kill:

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