This article aims to help users remove DNS Unlocker Removal from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system.
You can find the original article on this website: howtoremove.guide
What we’ll be dealing with in this article is a potentially unwanted application called DNS Unlocker Removal. It is actually very similar to a type of viruses called Adware. It creates advertisements that invade your internet browser and harass you whenever you load a new page or link. The Ads can be of many sizes and shapes, but most of the time you will be seeing pop-up windows and banners, maybe even whole new pages filled with Ads. Sometimes DNS Unlocker Removal might even turn words from the text you read into hyperlinks.
Be wary of DNS Unlocker Removal – don’t click on anything
Seeing the Ads all the time is tiresome, but at least they can’t do any damage to your computer. What they will try instead is to rip you off or install a virus on your computer. DNS Unlocker Removal may try a combination of fake messages about problems with your computer together with free software offers. The software is supposed to fix the problems you are supposed to be having. Generally it will be something like a missing plug-in, required video player or codec before you can see anything, bogus virus infestations or reported problems with your registry.
The file you are offered to download rarely is a legitimate program – it is much more likely to be a virus. In fact some of the most potent and dangerous viruses that exist use Ads like those created by DNS Unlocker Removal to infect computers.
Remember that all virus installers are executables (files ending with .exe). THe name of the executable file does not guarantee in the slightest what the file actually does. For this reason we strongly recommend you download .exe files only from official sources. Downloading things from torrents or other online storage sites carries a great risk for your computer
DNS Unlocker Removal
Now before we begin you must know that viruses actually evolve – that is their creators tweak them all the time in order to make them harder to remove. Usually this is achieved by adding safeties and backups to the virus and newer versions will almost always require more things to be done in order to remove it.
This is also the case with DNS Unlocker Removal, because some users report that they could remove it with less steps, while others need more. We’ve included all necessary known instructions to remove DNS Unlocker Removal in our guide, but for the reasons explained above some might not be strictly required. Go carefully through each step and if you don’t see DNS Unlocker Removal listed for removal as described don’t worry and simply proceed to the next step.
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
Next we’ll be removing DNS Unlocker Removal from your internet browsers. Remember that this includes ALL of them – including any that you may have installed in the past, but are no longer actively used (as would be the case with Windows default Internet Explorer for people who prefer other browsers). This is important, because DNS Unlocker Removal infected all of them when it came into your PC and if you leave a single copy remaining it could clone itself and come back on next system reboot.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find DNS Unlocker Removal . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
DNS Unlocker Removal should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
(Works for XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for DNS Unlocker Removal and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
WARNING! PLEASE READ BEFORE PROCEEDING
What follows is perhaps the most difficult step of our guide, but it is also vital for the permanent removal of DNS Unlocker Removal. Be careful while doing this, because it can damage your OS significantly if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional anti-malware removal program that can clean DNS Unlocker Removal for you – risk free. Afterwards you could also use it to scan your computer for other viruses, because some of the nastiest buggers don’t reveal themselves to your until it’s too late.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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