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Remove Dnsioweb.net, dnsIOBundle.exe from the PC

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NameDnsioweb.net
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Short DescriptionDnsioweb.net is set as the default homepage, after an associated software is installed onto the PC.
SymptomsThe homepage is changed to Dnsioweb.net.
Distribution MethodVia silent installers, freeware packages (bundling), or from its official website.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Dnsioweb.net

According to security research, Dnsioweb.net (DnsIO) is a search engine powered by Yahoo results. However, it may act as a browser hijacker, especially when users haven’t downloaded any software associated with Dnsioweb.net by choice. Interestingly enough, the software in question can be referred as anti-malware since it should:

  • Protect computers from infections and threats.
  • Increase the user’s security by blocking suspicious websites.

The DnsIO software is free for fownload. The primary executable file is dnsIOBundle.exe.

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At first, its installer may appear to be okay, even though it will set the homepage to Dnsioweb.net. However, if you pay close attention, you will notice the following:

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NullSoft Install System is an open source installation system created by WinAmp. Even though it may have been created for a certain application, it is currently a general-purpose installer that can be used by anyone. In other words, DnsIO’s installer is a silent one which means that any software can sneak into the user’s system.

How did Dnsioweb.net Hijack My Browser?

Once the software is installed, the user’s default homepage and search engine will be changed to www.dnsioweb.net without his knowledge or permission. Besides being downloaded from the official website, the browser hijacker probably sneaked into the system thanks to a bundled download. This means that DnsIO-associated software may have been included in another freeware installer. By skipping the advanced/ custom installation, the user may have let the hijacker into his system without even suspecting.

As we already mentioned, bundling is the most likely distribution used to spread hijackers across the Web. Here is a list of various types of free software users tend to download:

→Media Players, Video Recorders, Video Streamers, File and MP3 Converters, PDF Creators.

Such products typically downloaded from freeware pages can be defined as third-party software. Third-party software developers often cooperate with shady online advertisers in their attempt to spread their products. In return, advertisers may seek data obtained by users in order to circulate targeted advertisements. To stay guarded against that scheme, just be careful when planning to download free stuff from random download websites.

However, if a silent installer such as InstallShield or PackagefortheWeb, is used, the user may not even know what is being installed alongside the primary application.

Is Dnsioweb.net Dangerous? Should I Remove DnsIO?

As written in the Privacy Policy, the developers of Dnsioweb.net collect information from users. See the image below:

dnsio-privacy-policy-user-data-collection

Furthermore, the primary piece of software may have brought a troublesome product that may increase the system’s vulnerability to malicious software. When a silent installation has happened, the safest thing to do is scan the system via valid anti-malware software, since there is no way to know what may be running in the background. Refer to the step-by-step guide below to rid the system of any ill-intended software.

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1. Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove Dnsioweb.net

1. Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove Dnsioweb.net.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:

1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
2. Select one of the two options provided below:

For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.

For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.

3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.
4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account

While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.

For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 systems:
Step 1: Open the Start Menu
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Step 2: Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
Step 3: After reboot, the aftermentioned menu will appear. From there you should choose Troubleshoot.
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Step 4: You will see the Troubleshoot menu. From this menu you can choose Advanced Options.
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Step 5: After the Advanced Options menu appears, click on Startup Settings.
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Step 6: Click on Restart.
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Step 7: A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart.

2. Remove Dnsioweb.net automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

2. Remove Dnsioweb.net automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

To clean your computer with the award-winning software Spy Hunter – donload_now_140
It is highly recommended to run a system scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.

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