This is a DNS unlocker removal guide for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system.
Today we’ll be dissecting the Adware virus known as DNS Unlocker Removal. It might not be as nasty as some of the more dangerous viruses out there (like Trojans and Ransom-wares) but should not be underestimated at all. The thing with advertisement-creating viruses like DNS Unlocker is that directly they do little much then annoy you. However there is absolutely no quality control over what sites they are advertising and they can install all kinds of other viruses if left unchecked.
The main function of DNS Unlocker is to create Ads – be it pop-ups, banners, whole pages or even turning random words from texts into hyperlinks. It will do that on a trigger – and the common trigger is when you load a page in the internet browser, so it happens often. These Ads naturally obstruct your normal work process and they will slow down your computer, as it has to load the page you want PLUS the Ads.
The real danger is not the Ads, but in what they offer
In addition to the general Ads DNS Unlocker may also try to install viruses in your computer. Of course they will be labeled
as different things – maybe pissing plug-ins, maybe anti-virus scanners and PC optimization or repair utilities, maybe something else entirely. It is important to understand that DNS Unlocker is simple not to be trusted and to ignore any offer that originates from it.
Be alarmed that DNS Unlocker is not shy of creating fake system messages about non-existing problems and issues with your computer in order to make you more compliant and willing to download the “solutions” it may offer. The best course of action is to ignore any such messages until you remove DNS Unlocker from your computer. If you feel you actually need such a program don’t download it from random links, but look up the official site for it and get it from there. That is the only way to be sure the installer is not infected with a virus.
DNS Unlocker Removal
Now before we begin in the removal there is one important piece of information you should now – virus makes constantly improve and upgrade the viruses they make in order to make removal harder. This means that there are multiple versions of a single virus in existence – each requiring more steps to remove then the previous one. This is also the case with DNS Unlocker and we’ve written our guide to be able to handle even the most advanced known versions of DNS Unlocker.
Now unfortunately this also means that some steps may not be required for older versions of the virus and we cannot predict which one you have on your PC. So as you follow the guide you enter a step and get no option to clear DNS Unlocker from it you probably have an older version and should just move forward to the next step without worrying that you missed something. Just make sure you performed everything as described.
Step 1. Uninstall Suspicious Applications
The most common place to look for is in the uninstall application utility found on all windows versions. To access it you will need to find it in the Control Panel settings. For each version we have prepared a guide to remove DNS Unlocker from your PC.
It is highly possible that the adware is hidden under a different name or even provide a back date to fool you into thinking it is some old software just laying around. Don’t forget to thoroughly look through all the programs and delete everything that isn’t familiar to you.
How to Uninstall Applications in:
Right click “Start” button on lower left corner of your desktop to open the “Quick Access Menu”.
Select “Control Panel” option in the menu.
Click “Uninstall a Program” to open the list of installed programs.
Once you have found the malicious program, click “Uninstall” button.
Windows 7, Vista
Click on “Start” button placed at the bottom left corner.
Click the “Control Panel” option in the Start menu
Find the “Programs and Features” option in the Control Panel menu
Be vigilant and select all the unwanted software. Then, click “Uninstall”
Click on “Start” button at the bottom left corner on your desktop.
Select “Control Panel” in the menu, or click on “Settings” option and select “Control Panel”
Find and double-click on “Add / Remove Programs” option in the Control Panel menu
Search for any malicious program. Then, click Remove”
- Remove DNS Unlocker From Regedit
We want to check all directories in the registry as well as all files and folders. We will start off by looking in the registry editor.
– Press the Windows button on your Keyboard and type Regedit in the search field..
– From the menu click on Edit and down to Find …
– Type in the name of the adware. This will help you to find locations where the components reside.
– Delete all the registries associated with the adware.
Use the search Utility to look for the adware in these locations: the “Program Files” and “Application Data” folders, where it is usually installed.
Sometimes while killing the proccess or deleting the files the program will self-replicate any essential files that it needs while your PC is connected to the internet. We recommend that you disconnect from the internet or use a phone or tablet to follow this guide.
- Uninstall Adware from all Web Browsers
We want to remove all extension, add-ons, or BHO (browser helper objects) from your web browser that could be causing troubles. Follow the instructions bellow to reset your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox since these web browsers are popular. This step will reset and remove any malicious settings that redirect listed web browsers to unwanted websites.
Reset Google Chrome
From on the browser “Menu button” (three bars in the right top corner)
Select “Settings” menu option
Down to “Show advanced settings”
Scroll all the way down and click “Reset browser settings”
Click on “Reset” to confirm the operation
If you are confident in what you are doing and you don’t want to delete all your settings, you can manually look through the extension and settings and delete any presets that the adware has created.
Reset Internet Explorer
From “Settings” (“wrench” icon) in the Top right
Click on “Internet Options”
Click on tab “Advanced”
Down to “Reset”
Enable the option “Delete personal Settings”
Click on “Reset” button
Restart your browser
Important: This will delete all your settings, if you are not committed to this, then you need to only remove browser helper object from your web browser rather than making a reset.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
From “Menu” (three bars in in the right top corner)
Select “Help” and click “Troubleshooting information”
Click on “Reset Firefox”
Click on “Reset Firefox” to confirm the operation
Click on “Finish” to restart Firefox
To save your personal information and settings in Firefox, you can spot out the add-ons that could be the source of the problem and delete them from the browser.