The n10Adhostnet.com is a malicious application that is classified as a browser hijacker. This nasty computer worm can ruin your system completely by hijacking the browsing activities. The cyber criminals and developers of this infection use several methods to spread this browser hijacker including social media links, hacked websites, free downloads, and spam email attachments. Once this malicious application attacks the system, it immediately changes the DNS settings and other basic browser settings in the system. You will notice that all your browsing activities are beyond your control. The system will be connected to a remote server managed by the international hackers. This remote connection is then used to steal your confidential information such as credit card credentials, bank account details, emails, passwords, browsing history, and shopping preferences. You will feel that the speed of your system is decreased since the arrival of this nasty browser hijacker. It also opens the backdoor for the additional threats after altering your windows firewall.
Removal of N10Adhostnet.com
You are required to remove this dangerous browser hijacker as soon as possible in order to minimize the loss. To take you out of this difficult situation, there are some excellent automatic removal tools available through which you can get rid of this virus easily as well as quickly. You can also remove such infection manually, but it is only recommended for the experienced users. The manual removal instructions are as under:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
It is compulsory to access the infected machine in the safe mode before proceeding towards manual removal of this browser hijacker. Restart the system and use the F8 key to open the boot options screen. Select the safe mode before pressing the Enter key.
End the Malicious Processes
After booting the corrupt computer in the safe mode, you have to proceed to the first step of this process in which you are required to remove the associated processes of this browser hijacker. Open the task manager with the help of the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys and remove the following malicious processes associated with the n10Adhostnet.com:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
Get rid of the associated files of this malicious browser hijacker. Following are some of the suspicious files needed to be removed quickly to normalize the system:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
Finally, you remove the fake entries created by this infection in the windows registry. In this regard, open the registry editor by running the “regedit” command through the Start Menu. Remove the following suspicious entries from the windows registry:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\N10Adhostnet.com\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\N10Adhostnet.com\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\N10Adhostnet.com\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Reboot the infected system in the normal mode to see how effectively you have followed the process, and if the virus is still available in the system, you need to repeat this process again. After successful removal of this browser hijacker, you have to run a complete system scan.