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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:

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

Dnshost.me DLL's to remove:

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

Dnshost.me processes to kill:

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