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Adware.DNSUnlocker is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for adware that alters the DNS settings on the affected system in order to add or change the advertisements shown on the visited websites.


Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.DNSUnlocker by using real-time protection.

block Adware.DNSUnlocker

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.DNSUnlocker


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.DNSUnlocker without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Depending on the type of changes that were made by the adware to the DNS settings, Malwarebytes might replace them with settings that are different from the settings before the infection. Check this with the system administrator.

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