DNS Unlocker Removal

How To Remove DNS Unlocker Adware?

DNS Unlocker Removal guide

How can a user get rid of “Ads by DNS Unlocker” virus?

DNS Unlocker is a type of Adware which is commonly known for displaying pop up ads on the sites a user visits on Internet.

The ads displayed on the site are shown as boxes. The boxes are available as pop-up ads, advertising banners and underlined Keywords. It also displays coupons for websites user visits and the competitive prices when user surfs popular sites like Flipkart.

The program looks legitimate to user initially but it shows its character very soon. The program begins intrusion and displays annoying ads. The pop-up ads and banners display text “brought to you by DNS Unlocker”, “Brought to you by DNS Unlocker”, and “Powered by DNS Unlocker”, etc. etc.

DNS Unlocker- activities

 The motive behind these ads is to promote and install questionable stuff like optimization utilities, browser toolbars and other products to generate revenue per click by visitor.

Some of its activities on the system are as follows:

  1. The advertising banners are injected with pages’ user visits.
  2. The Random text on your page is turned into hyperlinks
  3.    You will encounter such Browser popups which recommend fake software and updates
  4. Once it installs on your system, it begets more and more Adware and the user remains unaware of it.

 DNS Unlocker- Spreading Mechanism

 

  1. DNS Unlocker makes way into a PC with the help of a carrier which include Trojans, backdoors and viruses etc.
  2. One more way is to bundle it with a Free Software. Once the user installs the Free Software, the malicious stuff gets downloaded and installed on the system automatically. The Irony is that user remains unaware of it till it begins to interfere in the system functions openly.

How To Prevent Ads by DNS Unlocker

The Ads by DNS Unlocker installs on system in a very stealthily manner so that user doesn’t become conscious of it. The developer is scared that user might attempt to uninstall it from the system.

Following are some precautions which may help you in preventing Ads by DNS Unlocker infecting your system.

  1. It is important for you to pay attention to the stuff that is getting installed on your system especially when you are installing a freeware. Otherwise harmful browser extensions, add-ons and plugins install on your PC
  2. Never ever agree to install a software on PC with eyes closed. Read the terms and conditions carefully and then only decide to agree.
  3. Custom/ Advanced installation enables you to monitor what is getting downloaded on your system. The default installation will not reveal anything which program has installed on your system.
  4. If the software is unfamiliar and you never wanted to install it, ignore it.
  5. The illegitimate stuff goes always without warning “you should not install software that you don’t trust”.

 

DNS Unlocker Removal Guide


 

How To Eliminate DNS Unlocker Ads

If the DNS Unlocker has already installed on your system and you get to know about it, eliminate it completely from the system. You have to install it from Windows and browsers through separate procedures. After removing it from the system, then Reset the settings of your Internet browser.

 Step No 1- How to eliminate DNS Unlocker from Windows 10/8/7/ Vista

 

  1. Visit uninstall menu.
  2. If you are using windows 10 or 8, then right click start. DNS-Unloacker-Adware-removal-guideSTEP
  3. Select Control Panel from Menu.DNS-Unloacker-Adware-removal-guideSTEP2
  4. Click “Uninstall a program” in Programs sections.DNS-Unloacker-Adware-removal-guideSTEP3
  5. It will display “Programs and Features”
  6. Look for “DNS Unlocker” in the list of recently installed programs and App’s.
  7. There is possibility that the DNS unlocked may be present on your system but by a different name.
  8. Click Installed On” to sort by illegal software by date
  9. Go through the list and choose to uninstall the said program.

Remove Ads by DNS Unlocker Virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

DNS Unlocker has already generated a number of ads. The procedure to remove these ads is as follows:

  1. Download MalwareBytes a Adware cleaner.
  2. Close browsers and open programs
  3. Double click on the MalwareBytes software icon.
  4. Allow the Cleaner to Run.
  5. Click on Scan button
  6. The program will now search for “Ads by DNS Unlocker” and infected filed installed on system.
  7. Click on Clean button
  8. It will prompt you to save open documents to start system reboot.
  9. Click on OK to start system scan.

Screenshots : DNS Unlocker Removal

DNS Unlocker Removal guide

DNS Unlocker Removal guide

DNS Unlocker Removal guide

DNS Unlocker Removal guide

DNS Unlocker Removal guide

DNS Unlocker Removal guide

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

  • HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\DNSUnlockerSoftware\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA\Certificates\26D9E607FFF0C58C7844B47FF8B6E079E5A2220ESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSABERNANTSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSACCORDSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSAGNEWSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSALVWOODSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSANNONASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSARIPEKASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSARVONIASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSASHLANDSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSBARTLESVILLESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSBASSETTSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSBAYBOROSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSBOVEYSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSBOZARSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSBRIDGEPORTSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSBROOKWOODSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSBROWNINGTONSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSBUCKHOLTSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSCALPELLASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSCAMPANILLASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSCAMPBELLSTOWNSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSCASSELBERRYSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSCLAIREMONTSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSCOLUMBUSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSDOUROSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSDRAVOSBURGSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSELBERTSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSFRONTIERSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSGALENASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSGALIENSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSGLENDORASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSGOFFSTOWNSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSGOLDFIELDSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSGURNEESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSHODGESSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSHUTSONVILLESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSKALAMAZOOSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSKENMORESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSKINGSVILLESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSLAFAYETTESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSLARSMONTSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSLIDDERDALESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSLOCKINGTONSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSLOWGAPSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSMACUNGIESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSMAGALIASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSMAXSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSMCCLURESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSMEIGSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSMUSCODASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSNENZELSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSNICODEMUSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSNORTHWYESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSOAKVILLESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSONALASKASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSORANGESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSPALENVILLESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSPALENVILLE PostInstallSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSPAPILLIONSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSPARISHSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSPEACHBURGSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSPENNSBURGSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSPETTUSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSPINCONNINGSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSPORTAGESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSRAMPARTSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSREMSENBURGSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSRISINGSUNSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSRIVERDALESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSROBERTSVILLESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSROCKDELLSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSADSBURYVILLESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSAGAMORESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSANGERSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSECTIONSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSIMPSONVILLESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSNEADSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSNOWBALLSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSOUDANSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSPRAYSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSTERLINGTONSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSTONEHAMSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSSWIFTWATERSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSTEHACHAPISOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSTERREBONNESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSTERRELLSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSTRAERSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSTRUSCOTTSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSTULELAKESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSTUNISSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSVAILSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSVINCENTOWNSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSVINITASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSWallandSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSWAXHAWSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSWELLMANSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSWETHERSFIELDSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSWETUMKASOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSWHITECLAYSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSWISCASSETSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  • NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\DNSYEADONSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\DNSUnlocker

How To remove and Reset Internet browsers

The Procedure to remove and reset internet browsers is as follows

From Google Chrome

  1. In Browser toolbar, Click “chrome menu button”.DNS Unlocker Removal guide chrome settings
  2.    Select “Settings”>> Extensions.DNS Unlocker Removal guide chrome extension
  3. Click on Trash icon to Remove DNS Unlocker in “Extensions”
  4. It should remove DNS Unlocker from your Chrome

From Fire Fox

  1. Click on Firefox menu>> Help. DNS Unlocker Removal guide
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information under Help Menu.Firefox-Troubleshooting-Information-screen
  3. Click on “Refresh Firefox” in “Troubleshooting Information”. Firefox-Refresh settings
  4. Once again click on “Refresh Firefox” in confirmation window.Firefox-Refresh-again
  5. Now Reset your Mozilla Firefox to its default settings
  6. Once the resetting process is done, click Finish.
  7. It should remove DNS Unlocker adware from your system.

From internet Explorer

  1. Click on IE icon>> Internet options.Internet-Options-Internet-Explorer-screen
  2. Click “Advanced” tab in Internet options.
  3. Click Reset button
  4. Select “Delete personal settings” in “Reset Internet Explorer settings”. Reset-Internet-Explorer-screen
  5. Click on Reset button.reset-button-Internet-Explorer-screen
  6. Now reset you IE explorer to its default settings.
  7. Click on Close once the Resetting process concludes.Close-button-Reset-screen
  8. This should remove DNS Unlocker from IE.
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    Forrest Hines

    Thank you for the good writeup.I really like the information!Excellent topic!

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