Steps to Remove Ads by Hosts Efficiently

Posted by John Larkin - August 29, 2016

What is Hosts?

Hosts is an adware that shows commercial ads constantly. When you visit an online shopping web site, it produces a lot of unreliable ads to annoy you. Based on your web browsing history, it makes the contents of the ads. That is not only illegal but also annoying and can harm the security of your computer system. Therefore, it is a best choice to remove Hosts as soon as possible. You most likely get it installed into your computer together with a free program as they are always together.

Once it enters your computer system, it adds extensions to the web browser to collect the information on what web sites you visit frequently and then generates pop-up ad windows according to your preferences, which increases the possibility of your clicks on the ads. What is more, the ads from Hosts also promote unknown web sites. So, you are easy to be redirected to some unknown web sites if you click on the ads. It would be great if it can really provide you with something useful. However, this adware is not responsible for its contents and even if some malicious links are put into the ads. So it’s clear that you should remove Hosts.

Hosts needs to be removed as soon as possible:

1. It is able to hijack web browsers and change the web content;
2. It sends numerous insecure ads and pop-ups to targeted computers;
3. It can help potentially unwanted programs come into your PC;
4. It will work as a spy, tracking your browser histories and steal personal information.

Fix 1: Automatically Remove Hosts Adware

Automatic removal of Hosts is recommended, as this professional Automatic Removal Tool can fully detect, identify and delete all bad files and components of Hosts. This is extremely helpful for those who don’t want to take the risk and trouble to perform manual removal. Click and download this professional Automatic Removal Tool below.

Fix 2: Manually Remove Hosts Adware

Step One: Guide to uninstall Hosts from Control Panel

Uninstall Hosts from Windows 7

1. Go to the desktop and right click the taskbar, select Start Task Manager. In the Processes tab, check the unknown processes like Hosts and click End Process button.

2. Click Start button and pull out the Start Menu. Hit Control Panel > Uninstall a program.

3. Click Installed On tab so as to sort the programs by installed date. Check programs that were not installed by yourself, right click on Hosts and then select Uninstall.

Uninstall Hosts from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

1. Simply move the mouse pointer to either corner until the Charms bar appears along the right edge of the screen. Then click on Search.

2. Type Control Panel and select it from the results to the left.

3. Click View by Category and then click Uninstall a program. Select Hosts, and right click on it to select Uninstall.

Uninstall Hosts from Windows 10

1. Press Windows and X keys on the keyboard to open the Quick Access Menu and then choose Control Panel in it.

2. Click View by Category and then click Uninstall a program.

3.Select Hosts, and right click on it to select Uninstall.

Step Two: Guide to Remove Hosts & Stop Pop-ups

As mentioned above, Hosts can affect popular web browsers, such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. Now the following will show you how to get rid of Hosts and stop pop-ups.

Get Rid of Hosts from Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome, click menu button at the top-right corner;

2. Select Tools and then Extensions.

3. Select the extension you don’t want and click the bin icon to remove it.

4. Move to Settings page. Scroll down the page until you see the Show advanced settings link.

5. Under Privacy, click Content settings.

6. Select Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) under “Pop-ups”.

Get Rid of Hosts from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Firefox, click menu button and select Add-ons.

2. Click Extensions panel in the Add-ons Manager tab. Choose the extension you want to remove and click Remove button.

3. Click menu button again and choose Options.

4. In the Content tab, check the “Block pop-up windows” option under Pop-ups.

Get Rid of Hosts from Internet Explorer

1. Open the IE, click the Tools button and select Manage add-ons.

2. In the Add-on Types pane, click Toolbars and Extensions. Select the add-on you want to delete on the right pane and then click Disable or Remove option.

3. Click the Tools button again and choose Internet Options.

4. In the Privacy tab, check the Turn on Pop-up Blocker box under Pop-up Blocker.

5. Click OK.

Get Rid of Hosts from Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

1. Open Microsoft Edge browser. Click on “More actions ()” link;

2. In “More actions” menu, Click on Settings to open Settings screen;

3. In “Settings” screen, click View advanced settings button below Advanced settings;

4. In “Advanced settings” screen, turn ON toggle button below the Block pop-ups to block the pop-ups.

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