DNS Unlocker is software that is consider to be unwanted for your computer. It can be installed without your participation and even knowledge about it. If it happened you can notice that the usual behavior of your PC can differ from this moment. Additionally to the usual characteristics of this software, you will see numerous pop-ups and ads in your browsers. If you like internet shopping, then may be this software will be useful for you, but be careful, otherwise you will harm your computer and your budget. If you are tired of the pop-ups, then you are welcome to remove DNS Unlocker as soon as possible.
Main features of Spyhunter 4:
- Eliminates all component parts created by DNS Unlocker.
- Can solve browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about malware.
What is DNS Unlocker?
DNS Unlocker is not harmful software because it cannot infect other computers, but it can be downloaded with diverse freeware. It sensitises that DNS Unlocker is a virus.
But, actually, it is just an annoying add-on that tortures you with promotional information in the form of popping-up windows. Almost everyone has unwanted browser add-ons like DNS Unlocker and is eager to delete it.
1. Install DNS Unlocker Removal Tool:
Step 1. Click Start
Step 2. Choose Control Panel
Step 3. Highlight the malicious software and press Uninstall
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Uninstall DNS Unlocker from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete DNS Unlocker from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove DNS Unlocker from Google Chrome:
- C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
- Rename Default folder to Default2
- Open Google Chrome
- Do not open Opera
- Remove Profile and Cache folders in:
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Open Opera
- Open your browser
- Settings->Reset Safari
No matter what kind of extension you are eager to install, it will be the weak point for the whole system. DNS Unlocker is not an exception. All software editors produce security patches and care about the security of their users. But if you install any browser add-on, then vendors are not able to ensure that your system will not be infected. Hackers can use the add-on as it were a door to your computer. Surely there is a good effort to escape from this situation: use extensions from well-known and trustworthy vendors only. But is not guaranteed guard from internet criminals and computer threats. It is better not to download add-ons at all.
You should be aware that any installed extension has the permission to see your personal info that you enter when complete a form on-line. The reports, including your telephone number, your first and second names, electronic mail address, etc. Can be delivered to some advertising agencies. Be prudent using any browser add-ons and do not download them, if there is not a true want in it.
DNS Unlocker, as a promotional extension, is more harmful, because there is no confidence that the promotional message is true and that the website that states in the ad is safe. If you are eager to use DNS Unlocker or any other browser extension that demonstrates you special discounts then be ready that it can deceive you.
(Potentially unwanted program)
|Removal From Browsers||37,3%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||45,2%|
|Removal with Spyhunter||97,1%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,0001%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,0001%|
|Browser Infection Probability||37,2%|
DNS Unlocker like all other adware programs has some principal symptoms that will help you to understand if your system is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many ads shown by DNS Unlocker
- Very sluggish performance
- Antivirus program finds some computer infections
- Some changes in the browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are redirected
- DNS Unlocker adds its files, folders and registry entries
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
You should understand that manual removal instructions that uninstall DNS Unlocker from browsers are completely safe and you can execute them not being afraid that you injure your PC. Also the ways of removal are very effective, so you will reach the aim and the extension will be removed together will all its manifestations. It is an easy way of removal as well; it yields merely to the automatic way of removal. But at times, using this technique users are surprised that the PUP returns to the browser and they need to perform any other methods to delete it.
Nevertheless the manual method that give instructions to eliminate some files, folders and registry entries is the most harmful one. If you take chances to follow this removal technique, in this case you should bear in mind just one ordinary principle: do not forget to produce the backup of the registry. Also the removal should be executed only by the user that realizes what and why he should eliminate.If you will delete some files or registry keys that do not inhere to DNS Unlocker, then your computer will not start next time. Specialists will not step off and can take pleasure the effectiveness of this manual technique.
Still the most reliable and the most secure method is automatic. Installing any antivirus program that includes DNS Unlocker in its signatures, you will delete the undesired browser extension promptly and the virus will not annoy you any more for the antivirus software will defend your system for the future.
Concerning the sums of money that users may pay for the virus removal I should say that some removal techniques are 100% free, for example manual removal from browsers, manual professional removal (in the case if you will do it by yourselves), free antivirus software and the removal from Control Panel. But not all of them are powerful. The information about the effectiveness of these methods I illustrate in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’, you can see it below. Speaking about the paid techniques of virus removal, I should list the Computer Repair Shop Service and paid Antivirus program.
These methods are the most efficient. In spite of the great inequality in the price (Repair Shop service depends on the complication of the problem and may cost up to $300, but paid antivirus costs up to $60) these removal techniques are almost equal in the effectiveness and in the results. I should also notice that paid antiviruses always has support service (often free) that will remove the virus like in an expensive computer repair shop.
Removal methods statistics
|Removal method||Price||Effectiveness||Safety||Needed Time|
|Computer Repair Shop||$175-$220||+++||+++||up to 4 days|
|Paid Antivirus||$40-80||+++||+++||up to 1 hour|
|$0||+/-||+/-||up to 3 hours|
|From Control Panel||$0||+/-||++||up to 1 hour|
|Manual Removal (Professional)||$0||+||–||up to 4
|Removal from browsers||$0||+/-||+/-||up to 1 hour|
There is a lot of good programs and other antivirus software that can be downloaded to remove DNS Unlocker and you can download any of them, but I suggest you Spyhunter. This program is the best DNS Unlocker Removal Tool to my mind. Uninstalling the adware you also will have a good chance to protect the computer.
Enigma Software released Spyhunter to be a efective antispyware and antimalware program that will be able to defend the system against all possible viruses, including keyloggers and other hidden threats. Due to the regularly updated signature base Spyhunter uninstalls all the latest viruses that are released by malware authors every day.
Then recent version of Spyhunter not only changed its interface to more handy and pretty, yet the program does not conflict with other antivirus programs that you can download. Also the program works faster and protects better.
Spyhunter gives real-time protection, has Integrated SpyHunter Compact OS that let to delete the most stubborn viruses and the reliable live technical support. Spyhunter is compatible with Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Seven/8, it needs 256 MB of RAM, 75 MB of available hard disk space.
How to use Spyhunter
You can left-click the link on this post in order to download Spyhunter. Double-click that installer and execute the required items. Set the language that is understandable for you. Luckily Spyhunter has a great variety of them, being useful and easy-to-use. But not only this makes Spyhunter very well-known all over the world, but also its great ability to guard users’ computer.
When Spyhunter is installed, you should update it, if the software does not begin the update by itself when you run it for the first time. After the update you should begin the Scan. Generally it is enough to run fast scan to define and delete all the computer threats and unwanted objects on your PC.
After the scan it is better to look through the results and deactivate the ticks near the needed utilities that Shyhunter detect as viral or unwanted utilities. Then you should click Fix Threats. If you have already purchased the license, so the computer threats will be eliminated. If not, then you will have the opportunity to pay for the license key.
This guide has several methods to delete DNS Unlocker, I hope, they were helpful for you and the unwanted program for browser is uninstalled. Nevertheless your system is at stake every day and so it needs protection. I advise you to download an antivirus program that will guard your system every day and will scan the computer at least one time a week The downloaded antivirus program should have a extensive base of signatures and daily updates. The most modern antimalware utility has real-time protection. It is the protection that can find viruses on your computer when it is just trying to infect your system.
Spyhunter corresponds to all the enumerated functions. So, I believe it can defense the system better than any other and though it can give a real-time bar to all the modern malware. The mentioned easy-to-use program will perform a scan for you. It will detect all the viruses and even all the potentially unwanted software. If you installed any useful software for your work, but Spyhunter finds it as the undesirable tool, but you are utterly certain that the program cannot be a virus, so you can refer it to Exclusions and Spyhunter will not uninstall it and never will determine it as a virus again. If you want to scan just one file, so you can select Custom Scan function. You are welcome also exploit Process Guard or Registry Guard of the tool for your convenience.
I also want to advice you some useful things that will protect your computer from DNS Unlocker and other malicious objects in the future:
- Do not install any free of charge software from unknown developers. If you do not like to pay for programs, then you should be very careful during the installation of the application. You should not miss the checkbox (usually small letters somewhere in the corner) that is responsible for the installation of any other software. You should remove the tick from this checkbox.
- Do not visit any malicious websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some trojans or other variants of computer threats.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download trojan instead of the wanted file.
- Do not double-click email attachment from unknown people. It can be malicious.
- Install any antivirus program and scan your PC at least once a week.
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