I wrote this article to help you remove DNS Unlocker. This DNS Unlocker removal guide is working for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you suddenly notice DNS Unlocker Ads on your web browser, it is crystal clear that one or more adware programs are present on your PC. In this case, it is adware and hijacker in one. Lots of third parties use this advertising platform to promote their products and services. However, what you should know in this case, is the fact that these third parties might have malicious purposes, which could threaten your virtual security.
DNS Unlocker usually replaces your web browser and search engine and shows up in full screen offering you to install some seemingly useful applications or updates for some program. Unfortunately, the DNS Unlocker Ads are very disturbing because they appear on your monitor all the time and slow down your browsing sessions. In order to stop them from flooding up your browser, you should locate the program causing them to appear and remove it from the system as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that DNS Unlocker Ads are closely related to your virtual activity. For that reason, you must be very careful each time you download freeware from unfamiliar websites, or otherwise, you might end up with adware, browser hijackers, or other unwanted programs on your computer.
Adware applications might also infiltrate your system as attachments to spam emails that you open and download, or sometimes it is enough to land on a malicious website to get infected. Thus, you must be extremely attentive what type of websites you open and the content you acquire in order to protect your system from malware.
The most important thing you should know about DNS Unlocker Ads is the fact that you have to ignore them because they are not only intrusive, but also potentially dangerous. As already mentioned, these ads promote content that belongs to unknown third parties. It means that whatever you are offered, there is a great possibility that it will not be genuine. Remember that when an application or updates are suggested and you decide to download them, what you’ll most probably acquire will be malware.
Another serious problem which is associated with DNS Unlocker Ads is the activity of the adware programs they are related to. Once installed on your PC, these apps will start monitoring your web usage and will slow down your virtual activity. In this case, the only thing left to do is to delete the adware program or programs, from your system right away. In this way, the disturbing pop-up ads will immediately disappear as well.
Fortunately, the DNS Unlocker removal is not a hard process. First, you should locate the adware program which generates them and remove it from your computer. You can delete this program either manually, or automatically. The manual removal instructions are provided bellow this article. Though, even if you have completed the manual removal process, you still have to run a full scan of your PC in order to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files. You can do this by installing a reputable antimalware tool which will erase all the existing threats at once and will protect your system against malware 24/7 daily.
DNS Unlocker Uninstall
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove DNS Unlocker from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.