This page aims to help you remove DnsUnlocker. These DnsUnlocker removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
There are so many computer viruses out there that sometimes it could be hard to determine, which one has exactly infected your device. The effects of these viruses overlap sometimes and that makes it even harder to decide which anti-virus program you need to use in order to effectively uninstall the malware.
The removal guide attached to this article is specifically designed for DnsUnlocker. It lays-out a step-by-step scheme that will assist you with the removal of DnsUnlocker even if you are not an IT specialists and have a small experience in this field.
What is DnsUnlocker?
DnsUnlocker belongs to the family of Adware. Many consider it harmless and ignore it. BUT that’s a big mistake! As any other malware, it has been created to earn money for its creator, potentially at your expense.
How does DnsUnlockerget installed?
DnsUnlocker likes to self-install itself via software bundling. Have you noticed how when you’re trying to download a certain file off the internet, especially from websites that offer such products for free, you end up with ‘bonus files’. Sometime you might say: “Wow! Aside from the song I wanted I also got this awesome video and unique photographs!” — what a winner,right? BUT it is 99.9% likely that these additional files you were so excited about a minute ago are malware carriers. The Adware has basically hidden itself in between and is ready to install itself should you allow it. When you finally realize that your computer has been infected look-up the removal guide, follow its steps and remove DnsUnlocker.
DnsUnlocker likes to hide in e-mail attachments, as well. Hackers collect Email information from many sources and often maintain email spam network. If you friend, for instance, has not filtered his/her inbox well or has gotten a virus through software bundling on his/her computer, it could easily transmit to you. Even if they are sending you an official document the virus could still be attached to it. So, what you can do? Be careful when you download or open any attachments. Scan them prior saving them to your hard drive. This will help you be protected against the malware.
Excessive pop-up ads are also a main source of DnsUnlocker distribution. More likely than not, you will see them on the websites you view most frequently. The pop-ups may appear as banners, flashing boxes and could be located anywhere on your screen. The more you click on them, the more they will continue to appear and the more irritating they will become. Best thing is to stop trying to close them — you won’t get anywhere that way — and consult with the removal guide, find DnsUnlocker and uninstall it.
How do I know if I’ve gotten DnsUnlocker?
You will know if you’ve gotten the virus, trust us! If you, for example, take a look through your files on the device, folders and especially in the folder with downloads you may see files with weird or repeating names — you have definitely gotten the virus.
Also, you may notice that your computer is performing poorly then usual and that certain programs freeze occasionally – it could be the work of the Adware as it steals processor power to power its Ads. Excessive hyperlinked text on certain websites is also a red flag. Most websites don’t even use hyperlinked words, or when they do they are related to the topic and do not promote any products. Anything more than that is a sign that either the website itself is fake or that your computer has already gotten the virus. In fact, if you try clicking on the hyperlinked text you will end -up nowhere or pop-ups will come-up with messages asking you to pay Y amount of money for updates just so that you can view the page behind the link–it’s a SHAM!
We do our best to put all information necessary in an article, but bare with us as we can’t fit all in one publication. Feel free to review our other articles on Adware.
DnsUnlocker Ads Removal Instructions
#1: Uninstall the malicious program
- Navigate to the Control Panel by typing “Control Panel” in the Start Menu and clicking it in the results.
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- Click “Programs” on the new window, then “Uninstall Program.“
- Search For Dns Unlocker Ads and other suspicious programs – uninstall them.
#2: Remove DnsUnlocker From Chrome
- Open Google Chrome, type “chrome://extensions/” and press Enter.
- Click on “Developer Mode” on the top right and look for Feed Sonic Search Virus and anything that might be related to it. Copy their IDs (the string of letters) then remove them.
- Type Regedit in the Windows Start Menu and press Enter. Go in : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions and delete the entries corresponding to the suspicious IDs you recorded.
#3: Remove DnsUnlocker Ads From Firefox
- Open Firefox, type “about:support” and press Enter.
- Click Refresh Firefox on the right and confirm.
#4 Remove DnsUnlocker Ads From Internet Explorer
- Open IE, click the Gear icon on the up right, then on Toolbars and Extensions and disable any suspicious extensions.
#5 Remove any Leftovers
Open your Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time, then go in the Processes tab. Search for anything suspicious, open it by right-clicking on it and choosing Open File Location, then delete that folder.
Type Control Panel in the Windows Search field, hit enter. From then on navigate to Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —-> Change Adapter Settings.
Right-click your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, scroll down to Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Highlight (left click) that then click on properties. Both options in this window should be automatic! The first option should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second should be set to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!”