What is DNSChanger?

DNSChanger – a browser extension that comes bundled with other free downloads without user consent. DNSChanger is not a virus, but this program carries a greater potential threat to the security of your computer. After penetration, DNSChanger displays advertisements, banners and coupons, which may contain information of popular online stores. DNSChanger «helps” the user to find the cheapest deals on the Internet. It is not! Most of these offers are not true. The main task at DNSChanger – is to make money and make you pay for nothing. Also DNSChanger change your browser can change your homepage and send your personal information to third parties. DNSChanger – this is a potentially unwanted program, and if you find it on your PC, then you need to remove it right away.

How DNSChanger gets on your PC?

Adware, such as DNSChanger, comes to PC bundled with free software without the user’s consent. This happens because users rarely follow the installation process. This program can get on the computer along with the archivers, players and other freeware. Always follow the installation process to avoid infecting your computer. Also, read the user agreement, don’t click the “Next” button if you doubt that the program is safe. No need to click “I agree” if the additional software that you are offered is unknown and uncertain. Choose the Advanced installation type to see everything that the installer offers you. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of DNSChanger right now.

How to remove DNSChanger from your computer?

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

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

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You can try both of these products to remove DNSChanger

Or uninstall DNSChanger manually.

Step 1: Remove DNSChanger from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove DNSChanger from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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