Adware.DNSUnlocker

Short bio

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.

Protection

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

block Adware.DNSUnlocker

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.DNSUnlocker

Remediation

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

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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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