|Type||.Exe Process, Adware, PUP|
|Short Description||Several executable applications that come with DNS Keeper adware.|
|Symptoms||The user may be witnessing intrusive ads in the browser.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, pay-per-install distributors.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By dnsdaisetta.exe|
Complaints have been issued about a process called dnsdaisetta.exe. According to research, the executable belongs to the potentially unwanted program called DNS Keeper. DNS Keeper has been around for quite some time and it has affected multiple unprotected systems.
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dnsdaisetta.exe Description and Distribution
The process belongs to the application DNS Keeper that has been around for at least several months. Since the program has been flagged as potentially unwanted, the dnsdaisetta process can be presumed unwanted as well. PUPs usually enter the system in bundled downloads also known as freeware installers.
To avoid unwanted downloads, the user should pay more attention when installing free software products. Developers bundle their products quite often – to monetize the software and cover financial losses. Bundling is also favored by third party online advertisers – for the very same financial reasons.
Other Processes Associated with DNS Keeper
dnsdaisetta.exe is not the only executable that is traced back to the DNS Keeper adware. According to security research, another application – dnskeeper_soft_partner.exe has been detected as a potentially unwanted application by anti-malware scanners. The app is a setup application that uses the Inno Setup installer. Moreover, the dnskeeper_soft_partner.exe file is not signed with an authenticode signature from a trusted source.
Another report has been created about the following process:
The research by HerdProtect reveals that 11 anti-spyware solutions detect the process as potentially unwanted. It also belongs to the DNS Keeper Setup. The setup program is reported to bundle ad-supported offers via Amonetize – a well-known pay-per-install download manager.
Uninstall Processed by DNS Keeper
The safest way to uninstall any unwanted process is by using a professional anti-malware scanner. You can also try and locate the .exe files manually. Here are the probable locations of the executables described in the article:
package_dnskeeper_installer_multilang.exe Common Path
dnskeeper_soft_partner.exe Common Path
dnsdaisetta.exe Common Path
- C:\Program Files\DNS Keeper\ dnsdaisetta.exe
Even after manually uninstalling the unwanted files, running a full system scan is still highly advisory. Pay-per-install managers and bundling may have brought an unknown number of potentially unwanted applications in your operating system.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall dnsdaisetta.exe in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall dnsdaisetta.exe.
Step 2: Remove dnsdaisetta.exe from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select dnsdaisetta.exe and click “Remove”
After dnsdaisetta.exe is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select dnsdaisetta.exe to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After dnsdaisetta.exe has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on dnsdaisetta.exe
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall dnsdaisetta.exe. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the dnsdaisetta.exe will be removed.
Step 3: Remove dnsdaisetta.exe automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all dnsdaisetta.exe associated objects.