What is DC Locknet?

DC Locknet is a browser extension that comes to the PC without the user’s consent. This potentially unwanted software is not a virus, but it creates many problems. DC Locknet designed to help the user to make purchases and save money. Instead, DC Locknet displays tons of annoying banner ads, coupons, and more. This program can redirect the user to ad sites, change the homepage and browser settings. DC Locknet can add the toolbar, gather your personal information and send it to third parties. Many ads and offers are bait for users because the DC Locknet was created in order to make money. In addition, the program significantly reduces the performance of your PC and complicates browsing. Do not risk the safety of your information. Remove DC Locknet right now.

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How DC Locknet gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs can come into a computer bundled with other freeware. It comes without the user’s consent. The user mayn’t realize that their computer is infected. This can happen when the user downloads the free software or application, such as archiver, converter, player and so on. Some sites create special download managers that hide malicious software. You must follow a few rules in order to avoid penetration by malicious software. Always read the user agreement in full. You should know what you are offering. Also, always choose advanced installation type and don’t agree with the proposals to install unfamiliar and unwanted program. Don’t click “Next” until you have verified that the program is safe. Follow the installation process and take your time. Be careful. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove it.

How to remove DC Locknet from your computer?

To uninstall DC Locknet remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have DC Locknet in their database. You can try to use them for removing DC Locknet.

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You can try both of these products to remove DC Locknet

Or uninstall DC Locknet manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find DC Locknet.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find DC Locknet and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find DC Locknet, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove DC Locknet from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find DC Locknet.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose DC Locknet.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable DC Locknet.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


HKLMSoftwareDC Locknet

Then remove following files:


DCLocknet.dll

And following folders


C:Program FilesDC Locknet

Written by Rami Douafi

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