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Sunday, October 18, 2015

How to Get Rid of dns.unlocker Pop-up Ads - Removal Guides

dns.unlocker is regarded as an ad-supported program which is really dangerous to your computer system. Generally, speaking, it is not a virus, but it has the capability to compromise your browsers so as to take place of your homepage and replace your searching results. Usually, it comes bundling with free downloads that are shared on the Internet. What's more, if you have visited or browsed suspicious websites or compromised web pages, it is easy to get infected by this pest. Moreover, email can be the distributing way of this pest as well. Therefore, it is wise to keep a powerful and effective security tool such as SpyHunter in your PC to protect it from various computer threats.

What will your PC be if infected by dns.unlocker

It will compromise your browsers, and show up a lot of pop-up ads. Be cautious that the ads it displayed to your PC may mislead you to unwanted websites as well. What's more, popups may take up almost all of your system resources. As a result, your PC will become more and more slowly and you are not able to get access to the Internet and the programs installed on your PC. What you get is just a loading circle. Sometimes, your computer screen just freeze up to death. Therefore, it is very urgent to get rid of dns.unlocker from your PC.

Guides to remove dns.unlocker 

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove dns.unlocker:

1. Remove DNS.UNLOCKERmanually.

2. Remove DNS.UNLOCKERby using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Instructions to Get Rid of dns.unlocker

Method 1: dns.unlocker Manual Deletion

Step 1Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2: Reset your browser setting

In the drop-down list of Firefox, go to Help and click on Troubleshooting Information.
Click on the Reset Firefox button to reset it.

Google Chrome: 
Click on the Chrome menu on the right of toolbar and then select Settings.
Scroll down to the bottom to click Show advanced settings.
Go down to the bottom and click Reset browser settings to reset Google Chrome to its default setting.

Click Tools on the up right corner and select Internet Options.
Click on Advanced tab, press Reset button to reset IE to its default settings.

Step 3: Remove files of dns.unlocker like the pictures showed:

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "SearchAssistant" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

 Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of dns.unlockerand want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 



If you think you are not good at removing dns.unlocker popups manually and worry about deleting vitial files in your system, it is wise to use automatic removal method.
 Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you clean up unwanted registry entries and files so as to optimize the computer.

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