M55.dnsqa.me “Virus” Removal

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This page aims to help you remove M55.dnsqa.me. These M55.dnsqa.me removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Note: M55.dnsqa.me is actually not a Virus, but many people call it as such, which is incorrect. The M55.dnsqa.me “Virus” can be classified as a browser hijacker rather than a virus.

There are hundreds of viruses out there and it is hard to know which one exactly has infected your computer. It is also safe to accept that hackers will continue to create and distribute additional malware in the near future. What we can do to protect ourselves is to keep an eye on our electronic devices and use the highest protection possible! This could be anti-virus programs, but it could also be removal guides just like the one attached to this article. It will show you how to remove M55.dnsqa.me from your PC  in just a few easy steps.

BUT first things first. It is essential to take a memo that this specific type of a virus  is very dangerous malware and it could cause great bad things to your computers and you personally. The malware is spread through advertisements mostly, but there are few other methods of spreading too.

Here is a sample list with the most popular ones:

  • M55.dnsqa.me could be spread via e-mail attachments. You have probably noticed how occasionally it takes longer than normal to save or open some attachments,  right? If it is taking too long and you have to click multiple times to save or even access the file, then it is likely that there is an infection present. Also, you could be prompted to install additional programs in order to be able to save the attachments. It is very important to scan them all before saving them on your hard-drive or even a flash-drive, which you will later use to view them. Flash drives are one of the top 5 in virus distribution methods as they are portable memory gadgets, thus, very vulnerable to malware.
  • M55.dnsqa.me could be spread through a unique and specific kind of e-mail messages called  phishing e-mails. These e-mails could be in your inbox at one moment and few minutes later you won’t even be able to find them nowhere in your folders because they will simply not be there. They vanish! Also keep in mind that when you click to open just one it could either close automatically on its own and rapidly; or it might have beaming text; or none at all. Hackers use your friends’ names which they take out of your contact book and hack your friends’ accounts first and then use them to spread viruses. Be cautious about that!
  • M55.dnsqa.me could also be spread via software bundling. This method of distribution is comparable to the one with the e-mail attachments mentioned above. We all know what websites will allow us to download games, movies, videos, music, etc. for free or for very low price, and we all like to brag in obtaining the newest editions and publications for free,i.e, as a bargain, but CHEAP IS RARELY BEST! While trying to download one file other malicious files get attached to it and get on your PC. Later on you will experience slowness in performance, glitches, bugs, missing files, the computer being frozen or not being able to use some or all of your internet browsers — this is one of the main signals that your device has been infected with M55.dnsqa.me and you need to uninstall it immediately.

Aside from the mechanisms we just described, M55.dnsqa.me could show its presence by random and excessive popping of advertisements, short and long in text, on the webpages you most frequently view. They could be quite annoying and impossible to close! Yes, you may try restarting your computer, but it’s best to scan it, find the virus, use the guidance from the removal guide and remove it as quickly as possible.

We all get computer viruses at one point or another. As you familiarize yourself with the signs of the malware, you will be able to react promptly and protect your device and personal data.


Name M55.dnsqa.me
Type  Browser Hijacker 
Danger Level Medium
Symptoms  slowness, glitches , bugs can be caused by this threat. If your PC suddenly 
Distribution Method software bundling, e-mail attachments
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M55.dnsqa.me Removal

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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

It is generally advisable to turn on Safe mode first – it can be impossible to delete certain files in the cases you don’t.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • It is important to reveal all Hidden Files and Folders in case M55.dnsqa.me is making use of this against you.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


All programs, which you have on your machine, should now appear indexed on your screen. Search for suspicious records and deinstall them. Carefully examine the writing of the notifications ,should any appear – most contain twisted wordings (look at the example below) who aim to download more Adware on your system.



Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Hold the Start Key and R copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

Now that you’ve opened the hosts file – look through it. If your computer is hacked into you’ll recognize a wide range of IP numbers listed. Our image can assist you with what to look at.

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties –> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512 Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click IE GEAR –> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR –> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove M55.dnsqa.me from Firefox:

Open Firefox, click mozilla menu —> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove M55.dnsqa.me from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Now we’ll delete any leftover settings strings of the virus – if it tries to reinstall itself into your computer. Find them by holding CTRL+F at the same time and then do a search on the virus’ name. Eliminate any successful search results. If that is impossible see the location of the file and navigate manually to delete it.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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