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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

DNS Unlocker

DNS Unlocker is kind of unique adware program. It is supposed to allow users to access websites that have been blocked their by the governments or Internet service providers. Whether the unlocker works or not is important here, because research has shown that it displays unreliable advertisements. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this application. We regard this application as an infection that compromises the security of information and people all around the world. So, if you are tempted to download or have already downloaded this application, please read this article.

DNS Unlocker is promoted on a website, called Vidcreek.tv, but the website does not share a download link for the application. Our researchers say that the infection is likely distributed using malicious software bundles. This distribution method is highly deceptive, because many users do not notice the installation of additional software, because they standard over advanced installation settings. Thus, they allow DNS Unlocker to enter their computers. So we advise everyone to always apt for custom/advanced installation settings, and read trough the installation setup carefully. Otherwise your computers might become infected with some serious malware that will be very difficult to remove.

It is claimed that the primary purpose of DNS Unlocker is to help users enter websites that have been blocked for various reasons. It is also said that using this application will protect your privacy by denying internet service providers the means to keep tabs on you. However, after you install this program it will begin to show ads on your web browser. The will be shown as pop-ups, coupons, In-texts, and so on. ISPs monitor has been built using on the CloudScout platform, so the advertisements might have labels, such as “Ads by CloudScout,” Ads by Flashmall,” and so on. We are not sure who provides the ads but rest assured those who do, do it for their own selfish reasons. The ads appear on various websites, usually masquerading as special offers from Amazon.com. We warn you that the ads can be fictitious, and might redirect you to a website that is other than Amazon.com.

It is alleged that DNS Unlocker only collects non-personal information to improve the application. So, the developers use the program to find your approximate geographical location, software and hardware specifications, and language preferences. The developers share this information with their partners, most likely those who provide the ads. As mentioned the ads might be fake and there is a possibility that your computer might become infected with various Trojans, and rogue applications if you decide to click anything.

Therefore, we encourage you to remove DNS Unlocker and find yourself a more reliable application to unblock the websites that unavailable in your neck of the woods. So, feel free to use our manual removal guide located at the bottom of the article. However, we also recommend getting an anti-malware scanner that will warn you about potentially dangerous applications and remove them if necessary.

How to remove DNS Unlocker from the computer

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Right-click the Start screen button.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate DNS Unlocker and click the Uninstall button.

Winndows 7 & Vista

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate DNS Unlocker and click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate DNS Unlocker and click the Remove button.
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