DNS Unlocker removal guide. How to get rid of DNSUnlocker.

DNS Unlocker ads remova help. If you are not protected by a quality Anti-Virus or Anti-Spyware application and not pay attention when installing something not authentic, from an unauthorised source, than you get infected. We hope you’ll find all the information you need to solve your computer problems in this blog. We offer free malware removal and Malware Removal Assistance.

Important info: You need to find out by which malware you have been infected and following the step by step guide below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up.

First thing’s first!!! What is DNS Unlocker? This program is a keylogger!!! DNS Unlocker is an adware program, that will displays pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages. The “Ads by DNS Unlocker” advertisements will appear as boxes with coupons content, pop-up ads or advertising banners. DNS Unlocker will display ads at any time. All this really bothers you and you want to remove DNS Unlocker, than read this step by step “How to remove ads by DNS Unlocker”.

In this thread we will discuss DNS Unlocker ads – an adware type of malware that aims at showing unwanted ads, that disturb online browsing. In addition to these advertisements it also spreads more malware by using pop-up ads. ( text ads, banner ads, coupons, etc. ) Ads by DNSUnlocker is listed as PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) and as such is detected by many anti-malware tools.

In essence DNS Unlocker is not considered a virus, but users find the display of unwanted ads annoying. Once DNS Unlocker find its way in user’s Pcs it starts to redirect traffic to suspicious sites, without users knowledge. All major internet browsers (incl. IE,Firefox and Chrome) are vulnerable to this kind of adware and their settings can be changed without users knowledge.

The main idea of DNS Unlocker is to use the infected PC as generator for traffic and revenue through force advertising under different names („ Ads by DNSUnlocker“; „Powered by DNSUnlocker“ or „DNSUnlocker Ads“). Our advice is to ignore the content of these ads, because they can cause the spreading of additional malicious software or even ransomware. If you notice any DNS Unlocker program activity on your PC, unistall it immediately.

It also alters the infected PC’s DNS servers in a way that developers are able to control and monitor users online activity. Even after uninstall DNS Unlocker can still display unwanted advertisements if DNS server adress is not obtained.

In general DNS Unlocker is considered a minor threat, because it causes only inconvinience for the user. It will change the default search engine and homepage of your browser and also will spy on your online activity. It will collect both surfing data and valuable marketing information for targeted ads.

Because of its genuine installation it won’t be detected by an antivirus program. As a true adware DNS Unlocker will gain control over your pc browser and that can lead to slow performance, frequent display of pop-up ads and redirects and even „freezing“ of web pages. These symptoms can lead to additional hardwre problems, so our advice is to get rid of DNS Unlocker as soon as possible.

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How to remove “ads by DNS Unlocker”

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall DNS Ulocker.
  3. Remove DNS Unlocker folder from program files and start menu.
  4. Obtain dns server address automatically in internet protocol version 4 properties.
  5. Remove DNS Unlocker from your browser extensions.
  6. Clear your browser cookies.
  7. Reset your browser settings.
  8. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  9. Restart your computer.

You are may be shocked when all of a sudden you computer started getting ads from DNS Unlocker. You don’t understand why this could happen? And no wonder when not pay attention Installing something using express installation. Using express installation mode of some software you actually allowed the DNS Unlocker to install as an additional software to your computer. In other words DNS Unlocker was installed bundled with other programs. There’s really a lot of ways that DNS Unlocker may attack and get to your computer. DNS Unlocker can appears on all off your browsers. NOTE: DNS Unlocker is promoted as an application to improve the user’s online experience. It is recommended to take extreme caution with those “Ads”, since there is chance that some of the content might be fraudulent and may even be dangerous to your PC.

Note: Removing DNS Unlocker manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To remove DNS Unlocker from your computer,  follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up.

Step by step how to remove “ads by DNS Unlocker” from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

Step: 1

Log in as an administrator. An administrator is someone who can make changes on a computer. In order to install or uninstall a program, you need to have administrator access, or know the administrator password. To log in as an administrator, you need to have a user account on the computer with an Administrator account type. If your account type is not Administrator, and you don’t know administrator password you can’t uninstall DNS Unlocker!

Step: 2

Uninstall DNS Unlocker

In order to Uninstall DNS Unlocker you need to go control panel. How do we do that? Click on the Start Button  at the bottom left corner of your desktop and you will see Control Panel listed. If you don’t see Control Panel listed, it’s possible that the Windows 7 or XP you’re using has been customized to remove this link. If so, type Control panel in the search box at the bottom of the Start Menu and then choose Control Panel from the list of results. It works for all windows.

Another way to go to Control Panel: Hold the Windows Key and R together. Type in appwiz.cpl and click OK.

Now that you’re in control panel go to Uninstall a Program for Windows 7 or Add or remove programs for Windows Xp.

Search for a program called “ads by DNS Unlocker” or “DNS Unlocker” and click on the Unistall botton. Unistall the program.Step: 3

Remove DNS Unlocker folder from program files and start menu.

Now go to My Computer,  local disk (C:) or to which your windows is installed. Go to Program files and Program files (x86), than delete the folder called “DNS Unlocker”.

Step: 4

Obtain dns server address automatically in internet protocol version 4 properties.

NOTE: If you are with dynamic ip you can continue to follow this step, BUT if you are provided with static ip CALL YOUR provider for more info!

Now go back to control panel. Go to network and internet, than network and sharing center. Take a look for local area connection 2. NOTE: if you are on a WI-FI you can skip this step! You can reset your wifi router.

Ones you are in local area connection 2 click on Properties. Take a look for Internet Protocol Version 4 (click on it) and then click the Properties button. Now you click on Obtain dns server address automatically and click OK.

Step: 5 – 6

Remove “DNS Unlocker” from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer extensions and clear your browser cookies.

Remove “DNS Unlocker” from Google Chrome extensions.

Open Google Chrome and click on the drop menu. Now click on Settings and go to extensions. Take a look for “Ads by DNS Unlocker” or “DNS Unlocker” extension and remove it.

Now it’s time to clear cookies.

  1. Click the Chrome menu at the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the “Privacy” section, click the Content settings button.
  5. Click All cookies and site data to open the Cookies and site data dialog.
    • To delete all cookies, click Remove all at the bottom of the dialog.

    You can also choose to remove all cookies created during a specific time period, using the Clear Browsing Data dialog.

Remove “DNS Unlocker” from Firefox extensions.

Open Firefoxclick on Tools, than Add-ons. At the left side you will find the extensions.

Remove the extension “ads by DNS Unlocker” or “DNS Unlocker”.

Now it’s time to clear cookies.

  1. Click the Firefox menu on the browser toolbar or the tool manu.
  2. Choose History, and then Clear Recent History….
  3. Select how much history you want to clear:
    • Click the drop menu next to Time range to clear to choose how much of your history Firefox will clear.

Now, click on the arrow next to Details to select what information you want to get cleared.

Finally, click the Clear Now button. The window will close and the items you’ve selected will be cleared.

Remove “DNS Unlocker” from Internet explorer extensions.

Open internet explorer and click on, than go to Manage add-ons.

Remove “ads by DNSUnlocker” or “DNSUnlocker”.

Now it’s time to clear cookies.

Go to tools, than click “delete browsing history”. Delete all Browsing History.

Step: 7

How to reset your browser settings?

Possibly “DNSUnlocker” will modify your browser settings so you have to reset them to go back to default.

Reset browser settings for Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click on Show advanced settings at the end of the page.
  4. Now click on Reset browser settings at the end of the page.
  5. Click Reset.

Reset browser settings for Firefox

  1. Click the Firefox menu on the browser toolbar or the tool manu.
  2. Open the Help manu.
  3. Click on Troubleshooting information.
  4. Now click on Reset Firefox and the confirmation botton on Reset Firefox again.

Reset browser settings for internet explorer

Open internet explorer and click on, than go to Tools than Internet Options.

Now click on the Advanced menu and click on Reset button. Make sure you Check Delete personal settings and click on Reset button.

Step: 8

Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.

Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup. In the Drives list, click the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

Another way of this is to go to My computer and right click over local disk (C:) or to which your windows is installed and click on properties. Now you can see Disk Cleanup.

Ones you are in the disk cleanup window make sure to tip in the Temporary files box.

Now click OK and Delete Files.

Step: 9

You are done. Now all you have to do is to restart your computer.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.