|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 malware|
|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.
Delete DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Windows and Your Browser
Remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of DNS Unlocker 1.4 on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable DNS Unlocker 1.4 Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove DNS Unlocker 1.4
Step 2: Uninstall DNS Unlocker 1.4 and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by DNS Unlocker 1.4 on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by DNS Unlocker 1.4 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall DNS Unlocker 1.4 and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as DNS Unlocker 1.4, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the DNS Unlocker 1.4 will be removed.
Eliminate DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by DNS Unlocker 1.4 from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".