Short Bio

This is the generic detection 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 can remove this adware without further user interaction.

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.

Sometimes remediation may require a reboot to complete removal. Malwarebytes will prompt you if that is the case.

Associated threats

  • Adware.DNSUnlocker.ACMB2
  • Adware.DNSUnlocker.Generic

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