|Name||DNS Unlocker 1.4|
|Short Description||DNS Unlocker is presented as an application which is to improve the user’s online experience.|
|Symptoms||Runs a suspicious background process – dnsnewville.exe. You can experience intrusive advertisements and PC slowdowns.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling, Official Website, Redirects.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by DNS Unlocker 1.4|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss DNS Unlocker 1.4.|
DNS Unlocker 1.4 – How Did I Get It?
There are a number of ways you can get DNS Unlocker 1.4 on your PC. One way is by installing it along some freeware installations and bundled packages. They contain additional components for installation that are sometimes undisclosed or hidden in the Custom or Advanced settings menu in an installation setup.
Other ways you can get it is if you either visit its official website at dnsunlocker(.)com or visiting suspicious sites and clicking on advertisements. There are banners, pop-ups and other messages around the Web claiming that DNS Unlocker 1.4 is a useful program, which can trick you into installing it.
DNS Unlocker 1.4 – What Is It?
DNS Unlocker 1.4 is the current version of this unwanted software. Not only is it an adware, but it also can disrupt your network by modifying DNS settings. Even if you uninstall it, there will be files that remain on your PC tampering with the DNS addresses, causing various problems to your network and browsing.
It is still advertised as a useful program on its official website at dnsunlocker(.)com and across advertisements on suspicious websites. DNS Unlocker continues to be very intrusive in its advertising techniques.
Version 1.4 employs a process that is responsible for most of the program files to be run, just like previous versions of DNS Unlocker. This executable file is named DNSnewville.exe and if you see it running in your Task Manager, then be aware that this may cause your browsers to run advertisements in key places of web pages. This may negatively influence the performance of any browser, thus slowing your whole computer down.
Furthermore, DNS Unlocker claims to utilize the user’s domain name service adding foreign DNS addresses. This creates a similar effect to that of proxies and VPN services. However, do not be tricked by the fraudulent advertisements. The changed Domain Name System settings add addresses, which may trigger more commercial content related to the program. And you won’t be able to access foreign domains contrary to what the program states.
There is a registry entry, which will remain on your computer, even after a normal uninstallation of DNS Unlocker 1.4. This is it:
Apart from the registry entry there might be other leftover files after uninstallation, as well as the DNS changes, and the adware may keep popping up ads and doing undesirable actions on your PC.
DNS Unlocker 1.4 – Removal Guide
To remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given down below or in the video at the beginning. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this adware and gaming site ads completely, you should scan to remove any leftover files with an advanced anti-malware application. Such software will also make certain that your PC is safe from other threats.