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DNS Keeper is an adware program, which shows advertisements and pop-ups on your computer screen whenever you visit any website. The “Ads by DNS Keeper” are shown as boxes containing various free coupons and offers. This advertised program claims to provide free DNS services, which allows to unlock blocked websites and digital media. It pretends to be useful, but it’s intrusive and keeps on displaying ads whether you want them to or not.

When this app gets installed, its browser extension keeps on displaying advertising banners, pop-up and in-text ads, stating that they are brought to you by “DNS Keeper” with different text under the pop-up like “Powered by DNS Keeper”, and “Brought to you by DNS Keeper”. This application is developed to promote the installation of additional questionable content such as web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, etc. to generate pay-per-click revenue.dns-keeper-removal

If your browser or system is infected with DNS Keeper it shows symptoms like:

  • Advertising banners when you visit any web pages
  • Random web page text changes into hyperlinks
  • Browser popups recommending fake updates or other software
  • Other unwanted adware application might get installed without the user’s permission

There may be multiple reasons to get into your PC and the most common is they bundled with other free programs which you download off of the Internet. Unfortunately, a few free downloads do not adequately disclose that there are bundled software which will be installed along with them. So you should be very attentive while installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, so you need to be very careful what you agree to install.

Always select the option “custom installation” and deselect anything which is not familiar, especially optional software that you don’t want to download and install in the first place. It gets installed without asking to you or notifying you. If you installed it by mistake you need to uninstall and remove it as soon as possible. Below the steps are written to remove it automatically using an adware removal program or manually by just following step- by- instruction:

To find and remove DNS-Keeper Ads, you can download and install any software application which can help you to detect and remove DNS-Keeper Ads. They automatically scan and find threats present on your system.

 

Manual DNS-Keeper Ads Removal:

Before proceeding further, make sure that you take the correct actions because some incorrect actions might lead to loss of data or some other loses.

  1. To Remove DNS-Keeper Ads, Uninstall Entry:

Open the Control Panel and click on Programs and Features in Windows Vista/7/8 or Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP machines and check the Uninstall Programs` list to find out any entries related to DNS-Keeper Ads/AdPeak, Level Quality Watchers, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find any, double-click on that to uninstall. Keep in mind that it may not be possible to remove them directly from the list.

To open control panel,  click on Start button -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs or press “Win + R” keys at the same time to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.

  1. To Remove DNS-Keeper Ads from Your Browser:

Internet Explorer

Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (cross check that you select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).

If you want to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting otherwise they may lose because you will lose your personal settings.

Once the Internet Explorer completes the operation, click close button and then close the browser to make the changes effective.

Google Chrome

Go to the following path and delete the entire “Chrome” folder.

For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\

For Windows Vista/Windows 7/8: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\

Alternatively, you may navigate to these folders manually:

For Windows XP:

  • n the lower left portion of the screen there is “Start Button”, click on that.
  • Now choose “Run”. 3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8:

  • There is Windows logo in the lower left portion of the screen, click on that.
  • Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and then hit Enter.

Mozilla Firefox

  • At the top of the Firefox main window (upper-left corner), click that Firefox button and navigate to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page, there is Reset Firefox button, click on that.
  • To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window which opens.
  • Firefox will close and reset itself. Once it’s done, a window will show with listing the imported information. Then click Finish and Firefox will re-open.
  1. Check for Added Arguments by DNS-Keeper Ads in Your Browser:

DNS-Keeper Ads might also hijack your web browser shortcut so that you load a different homepage. And as soon as you launch a hijacked shortcut, it opens a malicious page instead of the original one. The argument that DNS-Keeper Ads uses to hijack your browser should look like this link written below:

dns-keeper/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=&ts

Remove it manually, by editing the shortcut`s target line.

  1. Delete any Files or Folders Affined R to DNS-Keeper Ads:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

Natalie Green is an experienced technical content writer. She has done post graduation from a reputed university and likes to write unique and informative article about latest virus and spywares and how to remove virus from computer and smart phones.

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