DNS Unlocker removal instruction

What is DNS Unlocker?

DNS Unlocker is a program, which promises you, that it can provide an access to the site, which is closed to the public, or is prohibited in a certain region. Time of occurrence of this virus has been well designed, and had just at the time of load cases of copyright, and the closure of several free file-sharing services. Many movies, and discographies of many well-known bands, have been removed from public access, and in some cases - websites that contains these files, made available only in those countries where there are no copyright laws. DNS Unlocker tries to convince the user, that he can easily get around such restrictions, and allow unrestricted access to the banned sites but, alas, this is not true. In fact, DNS Unlocker, immediately after getting on the computer will be engaged in its main task: a decrease in the level of protection of the system, changing the browser settings, and gathering information about the user. The program will begin to display pop-ups and other intrusive advertising on every site that you visit. And if you will click even on one of the links provided, your PC will be immediately infected with at least one malicious program, and most likely – with several of them. Thus, if you notice DNS Unlocker on your PC, its removal is becoming a priority.


Summary about Removal methods

1. Manual Deletion

1.1 Uninstall from system (Win7, Win XP, Win 8, Win 10)

1.2 Removing from browsers (Chrome/Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

1.3 Video guide how to reset browser (optional)

2. Automatic Removal Tool

How DNS Unlocker got into my system?

DNS Unlocker is a standard type of malware, and does not have any additional features or intellectual skills. Such software can’t be installed on a computer "by itself", without the user's permission. Other example of adware that infects computer in the same way is Canopus. If DNS Unlocker appeared on your PC, then you have given permission to do so, downloaded the program and reaffirmed its installation. The creators of the program use knowledge of human psychology, to distribute their product more effectively. They know that when a user installs the downloaded program or game, he only wants to ensure that it is quickly established and has earned. Everything else does not interest him, including installation instructions, user agreement, and a list of recommended programs. In most cases, the user confirms everything without looking, including the installation of adware and viruses, and then says, that the virus has appeared on the computer “out of nowhere”. To avoid an infection by DNS Unlocker or other similar viruses, you need to perform a few basic rules. Here they are:

  • Try not to visit sites with inappropriate or potentially dangerous content. Those considered sites with free “adult” content, with free programs from unknown developers, pirated copies of movies and music, and so on. Such sites often are the carriers of viral infections.
  • If you are installing the software, produced by novice developer, or any other kind of free software, downloaded from the free file-sharing - watch out for the installation menu. Viruses can hide behind different definitions, such as "recommended set" and "necessary complement". Also, it surely will be pointed, that if you do not use the recommended settings, the program will run poorly or will not work at all. Ignore it, and click on the "custom installation" (a description can be done in other words, be careful), which provides only installation of the desired program, and nothing more.
  • If you found malware on your PC - you should immediately remove it. If you’ll leave the virus without attention, very soon its removal would require much more effort, and may even be inconclusive.

Try to follow these rules, and your computer will not be infected by malware. However, if your PC is already infected with DNS Unlocker, you need to get rid of it immediately. Do you want to know, how to do it?

How to remove DNS Unlocker fast, and without bad consequences?

To begin with, let us define how it will be easier for you to remove the DNS Unlocker. There are two ways to remove any virus: do this with your own hands, or with the help of the software (anti-virus). Both methods are absolutely safe, if you do them right, but the manual method requires some more skill from the user. To remove the virus manually, you need to understand how it works, on what basis it creates the folder with executable files, and where you need to look, to find that folder. A user who is able to do all these things, most likely, will never pick up a virus, because he knows all the ways in which the virus can enter the PC. So let’s talk about the automatic removal process that does not require any knowledge of any sort, and provides minimal interference. The most appropriate in this case, anti-virus - a Spyhunter, which copes with viruses of all types, and has a number of advantages over other antivirus products. Among these advantages - speed, low CPU load, daily updated database of signatures and round the clock technical support, without breaks and weekends.

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Also, the installation of Spyhunter has another advantage over the manual removal of the virus: anti-virus program will remain on your PC, and will continue to defend it, not allowing the viruses to get inside. Spyhunter scans all downloaded files for virus. Also, it scans the programs before they are downloaded or installed. This is done in order to immediately stop the download, launch or installation of the program, if it poses a threat to the security of your computer. But even the most advanced anti-virus can’t protect your PC, if you do not follow the rules, described in the section «How DNS Unlocker got into my system?». Be careful, do not make rash actions and trust your antivirus. A quite common technique, which viruses use, is the message with a request to turn off the antivirus software, for some program to install the update, or to do anything else. Believe me, if the program needs to turn off an anti-virus software, to perform any action, it will be better to remove this program from your PC. If you have any problems with Spyhunter, you can always find the answers to frequently asked questions on this site, or learn how to contact with customer support.


How to remove DNS Unlocker manually

How to uninstall from Windows 7 and Win XP

1. Uninstall DNS Unlocker from Control Panel

  • Click Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Select Programs
  • Click Programs and Features
  • Click Uninstall a program
  • Select DNS Unlocker and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\DNS Unlocker
  • C:\ProgramData\DNS Unlocker
  • %APPDATA%\DNS Unlocker

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "DNS Unlocker" and delete these elements

4. Check default Network settings:

  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel
  • Click Network and Internet
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Change Adapter Settings
  • Right-click your active internet connection and select Properties Scroll down: you will find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Select Properties > Select Automatic options: "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically"


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete DNS Unlocker from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select DNS Unlocker and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7 and check Network default settings.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Unwanted program and press Uninstall



How to delete DNS Unlocker from different browsers

How to uninstall DNS Unlocker from Google Chrome

  • Launch browser
  • Click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)
  • Select Tools
  • Click Extensions
  • Remove DNS Unlocker


How to remove DNS Unlocker from Internet Explorer

  • Launch browser
  • Click Tools
  • Click Manage add-ons
  • Remove DNS Unlocker


How to uninstall DNS Unlocker from Mozilla Firefox


  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Click Tools
  • Click Add-ons
  • Remove DNS Unlocker


How to delete DNS Unlocker from Safari

1. Start Safari browser

2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

3. Reset Safari...

4. Press "Reset"

How to delete DNS Unlocker from Opera browser

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose DNS Unlocker and press button "Remove from Opera"


Video how to remove DNS Unlocker


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