DNS Unlocker Ads “Virus” – How to Remove It (Update 2018)

This article has been created in order to help explain what is the DNS Unlocker adware and how to remove DNS Unlocker pop-ups, banners and redirects from your computer.

It seems as the nasty software, called DNS Unlocker which came out back during the autumn of 2014 has come back to haunt us. The program claims to enable the users who installed it to access the Netflix movie-watching service online so that they can watch their favorite TV shows and other series online from areas from which they cannot typically access the service. Once installed, the DNS Unlocker “virus” is granted as an administrator to modify the DNS (domain name service) settings on your computer under the pretext that it will enable you to access geo-restricted websites, whereas in reality, the software connects to remote hosts and begins advertising an array of third-party websites. Since those advertisements may slow down your computer and lead you to potentially unsafe websites, it is strongly recommended to remove this nasty ad-supported software immediately from your PC, information for which you can find if you read the following article.

Threat Summary

NameDNS Unlocker
TypeAdware/PUP
Short DescriptionPretends to be a legitimate program, providing access to restricted sites, but advertises unwanted websites instead..
SymptomsYou may be redirected to web pages with online surveys or other third-party sites, which may slow down your PC or infect it with malware.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/dns-unlocker-ads-virus-remove-update-2018/