What is DNS Unlocker?

DNS Unlocker is adware that promises to provide you certain functionality. It claims to unlock sites or pages that can be blocked by your network or internet provider. But along with this feature (that can be realized with other ad-free utilities) it generates annoying advertising in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. Ads banners say “Ad by DNS Unlocker” or “brought by DNS Unlocker”. Along with the fact that DNS Unlocker installs as bundled application this makes it really unwanted. Below is complete guide that explains how to remove DNS Unlocker from different versions of Windows and browsers.

DNS Unlocker ads

How DNS Unlocker gets on your PC?

As we said, DNS Unlocker gets on your PC as a bundled installation, which means it can be installed without user consent. This usually happens when user downloads 3-rd party tools from untrusted sources. Small free programs like media players, converters, zip archivers, file downloaders, e-book converters use adware like DNS Unlocker to monetize themselves. Developers got paid for distributing such adware, adware earns on user clicks on those ads. Unfortunately, antiviruses cannot properly protect from this type of threats and we recommend you to use one of the programs below.

How to remove DNS Unlocker from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as DNS Unlocker.


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You can try both of these products to remove DNS Unlocker

Or uninstall DNS Unlocker manually.

Step 1: Remove DNS Unlocker from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find DNS Unlocker.
  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 Unlocker 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 Unlocker, 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 Unlocker 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 Unlocker from your browser.

Step 2: Remove DNS Unlocker from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find DNS Unlocker.
  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 Unlocker.
  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 Unlocker.
  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: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of DNS Unlocker:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

One comment

  1. DNS unlocker was irritating me from last few months like each and every time i try to work something on my browser always any ad got to pop out but really this article worked like charm for me.

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