|Name||DNS Keeper Version 1.4|
|Short Description||The application is ad-supported and generates advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Third party ads and links will be generated, and tracking technologies may be applied.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By DNS Keeper Version 1.4|
A new version of the adware, called DNS Keeper has surfaced, affected users report. DNS Keeper is an ad-supported application that may slow down user PC and display annoying pop-ups and various advertisements. The potentially unwanted program (PUP) is believed to appear mostly on shopping websites as pop-ups suggesting related products to what the user is browsing. More to it, security experts strongly advise for its removal due to its relations to third-party websites.
More about DNS Keeper Adware
DNS-Keeper Version 1.4 – How Did I Get It?
There are many ways to install unwanted applications on your computer. You can let them slip by if you click on advertisements, believing these are useful apps that will help your browsing experience. The most efficient method of getting such apps however, is called bundling. Most apps that are being bundled are reputable programs that many users tend to download from software providing websites. Some of those websites make a profit by inserting suspicious applications like DNS keeper that resemble a useful ‘extra’. And given that most users tend to fast-click their way through the installation process, such apps often slip by under their noses.
More about DNS-Keeper Version 1.4
Similar to other unwanted programs, DNS-Keeper 1.4 is viewed to administer ad-supported content in the form of pop-ups during browsing, all of which lead to third-party sites. Also, what differs it from other ad displaying apps is that it could modify site content, such as highlighting text, for example. Highlighted text can display pop-up advertisement once the mouse has been dragged over it. This is a very efficient advertising scheme since the user may believe that the ads are displayed genuinely from the website they are browsing in. While at the same time there is a possibility that such advertisements may lead to third-party sites that may either scam the user out of money or out of information. Some sites even contain malware that infects user PCs and makes them completely defenseless.
What’s more, the advertisements are targeted via different technologies, such as cookies, beacons, pixels, flash cookies or LSOs and other. This means that for example you may be looking for the latest smartphone case with strong phone protection extras. The technologies administer that and begin to display pop-ups with third-party shopping sites for rugged smartphone cases on a very low price. Imagine you click on that ad and you buy the product, but it never arrives? This is just one of the scams, and cybercriminals employ to obtain users’ funds. Other widely used methods may include:
- Infecting the user PC with malware.
- Obtaining user information via fake surveys, promising a reward of some sort.
- False registration forms that include free product trials if you enter your financial information.
- Other fraudulent practices that may include subscribing the user to expensive and automated SMS services.
- Fake tech support websites that may charge the user a lot of funds for a useless phone call.
The app may also slow down user PCs, and some believe it modifies certain settings in the OS, that allow it to run background processes that make it active all time. Experts recommend checking your Task Manager in Windows for any .exe processes, related to this app since they may make it impossible to uninstall if active.
How to Remove DNS-Keeper Version 1.4?
One way to get rid of the annoyware is by using the instructions for removal below to manually uninstall it. But bear in mind that after manual uninstall, such applications may leave behind tracking objects and modified registry keys and values in the Windows Registry Editor (regedit). This is why you should employ an anti-malware program to detect any files of potential harm to your computer and remove this threat entirely.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall DNS Keeper Version 1.4 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 DNS Keeper Version 1.4.
Step 2: Remove DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select DNS Keeper Version 1.4 and click “Remove”
After DNS Keeper Version 1.4 is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select DNS Keeper Version 1.4 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 DNS Keeper Version 1.4 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 DNS Keeper Version 1.4
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall DNS Keeper Version 1.4. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the DNS Keeper Version 1.4 will be removed.
Step 3: Remove DNS Keeper Version 1.4 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 DNS Keeper Version 1.4 associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove DNS Keeper Version 1.4
Step 2: Uninstall DNS Keeper Version 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 Keeper Version 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 Keeper Version 1.4 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of DNS Keeper Version 1.4 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall DNS Keeper Version 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 Keeper Version 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove DNS Keeper Version 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 Keeper Version 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 Keeper Version 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 Keeper Version 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 Keeper Version 1.4 will be removed.
Eliminate DNS Keeper Version 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.