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Should I remove DNS Unlocker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,288
United States Rank #15,638
Reach 0.0129%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.97 days
264.62 days >
Average installed length: 139.04 days


1.4 100.00%

DNS Unlocker version 1.4

What is DNS Unlocker?

DNS Unlocker hijacks the computer's name servers in order to redirect advertisemenst to the user's web browser. According to the terms of service: "By downloading our Services you hereby allow us to modify your DNS settings so as to enable the provision of the Services; by using the Services you consent to the use of your device in the described manner. Please note that ceasing to use our Services or uninstalling our Services will not revert your previous DNS settings."

About  (from GreenTeam Internet)

Unlike VPN or traditional Proxy services, our DNS allows us to only proxy the portion of data which validate the Geographic location of our users. This data is very small, which mean that in most of the cases the streaming and the main part of the web browsing doesn't go through our servers. Using our DNS service, you ...  Read more


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The main program executable is dnslockington.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,231,891 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
DNS Unlocker has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dnsunlocker.com/uninstall
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DNS Unlocker\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DNS Unlocker\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DNS Unlocker version 1.4

Program executable:dnslockington.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\DNS Unlocker\dnslockington.exe
Additional files:
  • ZonaTools.XPlorerBar.dll (by Zona-Tools) - ZonaTools.XPlorerBar
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • ConsoleApplication1.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • dnsandrew.exe
  • DnsMonitoring.dll
  • dnspattonsburg.exe
  • dnspeachburg.exe
  • dnswilliston.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • dnspattonsburg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DNSPATTONSBURG.
  • dnslockington.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DNSLOCKINGTON.
  • dnswilliston.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DNSWILLISTON.

How do I remove DNS Unlocker?

You can uninstall DNS Unlocker from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DNS Unlocker version 1.4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DNS Unlocker.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 10 73%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 74.12%
Windows 7 22.35%
Windows XP 2.35%
Windows Vista 1.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 45.63%
Windows 10 Pro 13.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.92%
Windows 8.1 7.54%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.23%
  Italy 9.24%
  Germany 8.60%
  United Kingdom 7.64%
  Canada 4.78%
  Australia 3.18%
  France 3.18%
  Spain 1.27%
  Norway 0.96%
  South Africa 0.96%
  Sri Lanka 0.64%
  Netherlands 0.64%
  Saudi Arabia 0.64%
  TZ 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.46%
Acer 17.77%
Dell 17.26%
ASUS 13.71%
Lenovo 7.61%
Toshiba 5.58%
Samsung 4.06%
Apple 1.02%
Medion 1.02%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.63%
ASUSTeK X551MA 3.52%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.82%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.82%
Acer Aspire M3450 2.11%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.11%


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