DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal

This page aims to help you remove DNS Unlocker Version 1.4. These DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 information

DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 is a threatening piece of a software program of the Adware type. It is classified as malicious software that may potentially cause immense danger to your system. Key information is presented down the article that aims to help you get familiar with DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 in terms of how it performs and how to remove it. Adware programs, are not typically considered dangerous, but rather bothersome and annoying, their intention is to mainly display advertising content on your PC. However, when an excessive and uncontrolled amount of flash advertisements, pop-up windows, banner ads, browser redirects to entirely different and unwanted sites , or other forms of online advertising are being displayed, of completely impractical use, there is definitely something wrong going on. You might be experiencing the presence of DNS Unlocker Version 1.4. Beware, when kept long enough, its performance affecting traits may potentially develop and eventually grow to cause much greater damage on your computer.

Here is some further explanation of what you are undergoing and how to protect yourself from it.

The Way DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Work

The pop-up ads being displayed in the upper mentioned forms are mostly search-based advertisements. This practically means that they want to deliver a more focused content, i.e. in close relation to your browsing history- depending on what you have typed, or what pages you have visited. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer are the most commonly used browsers, therefore they are often targeted. Adware platforms are frequently used by malware creators who design deceiving ads and basically attack the naive computer users. They benefit from the technique of software bundling. The bundled up within software is usually covered in somewhat really captivating and useful false advertisements. They tend to promote worthwhile products for example that optimize your computer performance, or your browsing experience. They may be offering further deceptive free updates, video or audio plug-ins, etc. Their intention is to generate pay-per-click profit. This is known to be the most widely used practice for Adware spreading. However, these ads are extremely hazardous in nature and may contain malware infectious files.

How to Avoid Installing DNS Unlocker Version 1.4

The consumer is effortlessly ticked by such devious posts and propositions. Every time an advertisement of this type is revealed on your screen, its negative characteristics start to perform progressively mostly on older computer models. You may approve to download but unfortunately fail to detect in the lengthy and bewildering “End User License Agreement” the mischievous files within the installer. We advise you to forget default installation and use custom or advanced install, carefully review every step, and deselect all additional unwanted files of an unrecognizable source.
Another way to avoid installing malware is to simply avoid clicking on ads or links of unknown origin. This is how DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 will not stand a chance to invade your system.
Adware may be also stored in dubious e-mail attachments, torrents, online storage, etc. The spam folders are usually overburdened with files that aim to distribute viruses. Please take into account that all downloaded files should be checked first through a scanning program. Social media is also quite popular with corrupted links spread through entire contact lists from Skype, Facebook, etc.

Please note that as technology evolves, so do the computer security threats. The virus may potentially reach its peak by severe exploit of personal data stored on your computer, or inevitably cause fatal system damage. If you use online banking services, please consider changing your passwords and usernames as quickly as you possibly can, but only after you have removed DNS Unlocker Version 1.4.

You may have your browser configured to turn ads off but this won`t solve the DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 problem once it had entered your PC.
Please follow the detailed instructions below and have DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 removed effectively so you can protect your private information from loss and your machine from breakdown.

Please use the comment section below and do not hesitate to provide us with your feedback. We highly appreciate your thoughts and questions.


Name DNS Unlocker Version 1.4
Type Adware
Danger Level High
Symptoms Pop-up Ads, Browser Redirects, compromised safety of your personal information.
Distribution Method E-mail attachments, Torrent sites, Software bundle installations.
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DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal

To try and remove DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide

DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

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    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

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    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

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    DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal  Remove DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal Remove DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 Removal  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
    DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 RemovalRemove DNS Unlocker Version 1.4 from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

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    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

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    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!



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    Bert L. Jackson

    Bert L. Jackson has more then 13 years in the Cyber Security Industry consulting and collaborating. Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.

    1 Comment

    • Hello,

      The first 4 entries you should definitely remove. As for the rest, it is up to you, but many people have been complaining about this tool you have been using, so you might want to consider deleting all of it.

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