What is DNS Keeper?

DNS Keeper is an adware and a Potentially Unwanted Program that has quite an designing description. Precisely because of its fake features many users became victims of DNS Keeper – the adware claims to enable users to visit blocked sites and media by the means of free DNS services. However, the thorough analysis showed that DNS Keeper is responsible for generating ads that appear after the program installation. The ads are mostly fake and don’t have links to the original manufacturer – they just imitate attractive offers, basing on the information collected from the victim, so that user would click them. In order to assure safe web surfing and personal data security, you should completely remove DNS Keeper.

DNS Keeper ads

How DNS Keeper gets on your PC?

DNS Keeper may infiltrate web browsers all of sudden alongside bringing a waterfall of advertisements of all kinds. To avoid this, you should prevent the installation of DNS Keeper. Mainly it is distributed via bundling, in other words, it is carried by other freeware. To keep the adware away from your system you should monitor the process of installation. Always choose Advanced installation mode and pay attention to the steps offering additional software.

How to remove DNS Keeper from your computer?

To uninstall DNS Keeper remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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You can try both of these products to remove DNS Keeper

Or uninstall DNS Keeper manually.

Step 1: Remove DNS Keeper from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find DNS Keeper.
  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 DNS Keeper 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 DNS Keeper, select it and click Uninstall.

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

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate DNS Keeper and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove DNS Keeper from your browser.

Step 2: Remove DNS Keeper from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find DNS Keeper.
  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 DNS Keeper.
  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 DNS Keeper.
  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.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of DNS Keeper:

Remove following registry entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\DNSTOLLEY
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{E1527582-8509-4011-B922-29E3FB548882}_is1

Remove following files:

dnstolley.exe
DNSTOLLEY.cer
DNS Keeper.exe
ZonaTools.XPlorerBar.dll
ConsoleApplication1.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\DNS Keeper\

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