If you are searching for uninstall instructions for DNS Keeper, you’ve come to the right place. This post here shows you how to remove DNS Keeper from the PC step by step and repair your DNS settings. A quick overview of the content of this post is listed below and you can go to the section you like directly by clicking on the corresponding link.
What is DNS Keeper?
Similar to DNS Locker, DNS Keeper is also an application that provides DNS service and enables computer users to visit blocked websites and digital media for free. You can easily gain the access to those locked sites by simply connecting to the custom DNS of the app. That sounds good. However, as a member of DNS resolvers, this program displays lots of advertisements when you visit a web page. It belongs to an advertising and redirection company that won’t provide DNS service just for the benefit of the Internet. Thus, it’s considered as an adware program. Usually, it takes control of almost all web browsers and changes the browser settings in order to display advertising. Browser settings including the default browser, default homepage, search engine, the new tab and error page could be modified without your permission and knowledge. When you try to go to a Web page that can’t be found, a custom error page will pop up that features sponsored banners or text links. Or when you visit common shopping websites, lots of coupons and deals brought by DNS Keeper pop up immediately when your cursor hovers over the products. Besides, random texts on the web pages you visit are turned into hyperlinks. That’s because the app matches keywords to suitable content and the page’s theme, connecting you with subject matter that you’re already interested in, along with entertainment from your favorite sources. It’s very annoying to visit a web page full of such ads and links.
In addition to various ads, the app also affects the computer performance. It may not be responsible for the third-party content like the ads or links promoted by it. So you may be redirected to dubious web pages that contain bogus products or even malware. If fake software is installed, lots of your computer memory and other resources will be occupied. Nevertheless you will benefit nothing from it. For the sake of your computer, you need to remove DNS Keeper from the machine as soon as possible.
How did DNS Keeper enter your computer?
This application is usually bundled with other free applications. If you install a piece of software which has this application bundled with it in a hurry by choosing the Quick Installation or Typical Installation, the unwanted program can be installed on your machine at the same time. Developers of such potentially unwanted programs take advantage of this to add the products to the installer of many other free applications within the ‘Custom’ or ‘Advanced’ settings. Since a majority of users rarely pay attention to the software setup process, such unwanted programs can get installed on different computers around the world.
If you downloaded and installed DNS Keeper by yourself from certain web pages but don’t want to keep it on the PC anymore, just uninstall it from the PC.
Tips on how to prevent potentially unwanted programs
Install antivirus/malware software and a firewall on your PC.
It should go without saying that it’s important to have antivirus/malware protection on the PC to keep away from various cyber threats. A real-time antivirus program can protect your computer from viruses when you’re surfing the Internet or when you insert some devices like USB flash disk. A good firewall enables you to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. It controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on a set of rules. To effectively safeguard your PC against cyber infections, you should keep the security tools updated and run antivirus software to scan the system regularly.
Be careful when you surf the Internet.
Stay away from those malicious websites or websites that provide pirated material. Please go to reliable websites to download and install programs or files. Don’t install programs by using the Quick installation or Recommended installation if there is custom installation option. The custom installation allows you to uncheck those unwanted programs that come bundled with the software you want to install. Don’t click on links or files from unknown sources or open attachments in emails sent by strangers or even your friends unless you ensure that it’s safe to click on. Scan those files with your antivirus program before opening them.
How to remove DNS Keeper from your PC completely?
To remove the adware from your computer, you need to uninstall it from Control Panel and remove related browser extensions. Sometimes you need to reset the browser to default settings if necessary.
The steps below show you how to completely eliminate the unwanted program from your PC and stop the annoying pop-ups ads.
Step1. Uninstall DNS Keeper from your Windows.
For Windows 10 users
Press the Windows + I keys to open the Settings app, click on the System icon. In System settings, click on App & features on the left side. On the right side, click on the adware program and click on the Uninstall button. Then click on Uninstall button to confirm.
For Windows 8/8.1 users
Right click on the screen’s bottom-left corner and click on Control Panel from the pop-up menu. In the pop-up Uninstall or Change a Program windows, choose Uninstall a Program from the Programs category. Click on DNS Keeper and click on Uninstall button. When Windows asks whether you’re sure, click Yes button.
For Windows 7/Vista users
Click on Start button, click on Control Panel in the menu and then click on Uninstall a program under Programs in the screen. In the Programs and Features window, find the adware program and click Uninstall button.
For Windows XP users
Click Start button and go to Control Panel, open Add/Remove Programs and search for the unwanted program from the list of all installed programs on your PC. Then select it and click on Remove button to delete the program from the machine.
Alternatively, you can remove DNS Keeper with SpyHunter or Malwarebytes anti-malware software.
If you can’t successfully uninstall the adware from Windows with the step above, try some powerful malware removal tools like SpyHunter and Malwarebytes. They can detect and remove malware including Trojans, rootkits, adware and spyware on your PC completely and quickly. Follow the instructions below to download and install the anti-malware software and then remove the adware with it.
- Click the icon below to download SpyHunter and save it to your PC.
- Double click on the file and click on Run button to start the installation.
- Select your language and click OK.
- Click Continue when Enigma Installer appears
- Click Exit when SpyHunter is successfully installed on your PC. If you don’t want the tool to launch automatically after you close the window, uncheck the corresponding option.
- Update SpyHunter to the latest version and then click on Scan Computer Now button to run SpyHunter to perform a scan of your system. This will take a few minutes.
- When the scan has finished, click on Fix Threats button to delete all the threats found. You need to register for the full version of SpyHunter so as to get rid of DNS Keeper completely.
- Click the icon below to download Malwarebytes to your PC. (It will redirect you to the download page of Malwarebytes)
- Double click on the file and click on Run button to start the installation. Then follow the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard to install it on your PC step by step.
- Once installed successfully, run Malwarebytes and click on Scan Now to scan your PC for the adware and other threats.
- The tool will start to check for updates and then scan your system.
- When the scan has completed, select all items in the Threat Scan Results and click on Remove Selected button.
- DNS Keeper should be now removed from your PC.
Step2. Disable or remove unwanted browser add-ons.
The adware sometimes may add certain toolbars or extensions to your IE/Chrome/Firefox browser. So you need to check the browser add-ons and remove any unfamiliar one.
Click on Tools and click on Manage Add-ons. Or you can click on the gear icon on the top right corner and then select Manage Add-ons.
Make sure you select the Toolbars and Extensions on the left side, then select unwanted add-ons on the right side and click on Remove button.
Click on Chrome menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then click on Extensions.
Select the add-on related to DNS Keeper and click on trash can icon to delete it from the browser.
Click on Tools and select Add-ons. You can also click on the Firefox menu icon at the top right corner and then select Add-ons.
Choose Extensions tab on the left and search for the unwanted add-on and click on Remove button to eliminate it.
Step3. Repair the DNS settings.
DNS Keeper may have changed your default DNS settings. You can follow the steps below to repair it by yourself. (Take Windows 7 for example)
Click Start button, go to Control Panel and click the View network status and tasks link under Network and Internet category. (Note: The control panel screen is under View by: Category)
Then click on Local Area Connection.
In the pop-up Local Area Connection 2 Status window, you click on Properties button.
Click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) then click Properties button.
Select the Obtain DNS server address automatically option and click on OK button.
Tip: You can also run Max Spyware Detector to remove related unwanted plug-ins and repair browsers.
1 Click the icon below to download Max Spyware Detector Download Manager.
- Run the Max Spyware Detector Download Manager file to download Max Spyware Detector and then follow Max Spyware Detector Setup Wizard to complete the installation.
- Once installed, this program will run automatically and scan your PC. You can update Max Spyware Detector by clicking on Live Update and then start it to scan your PC for threats.
- When the scan has completed, click on Fix Issues Now button to remove the threats detected. You need to upgrade to the full version to clear the threats completely.
Step4. Reset your browser settings
If DNS Keeper ads still appear on your browser after you have tried the previous steps, you can try resetting the browser to default values to get rid of the ads brought by that unwanted program. Resetting your browser settings will reset the unwanted changes, such as additional extensions and toolbars or a different search engine caused by installing other programs. This can often fix problems. Follow the guide below to reset IE/Chrome/Firefox to the original settings.
Click on Tools or the gear icon in the top right corner and then select Internet Options in the pull-down menu.
Click on Advanced tab, click on Reset button.
In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings window, select Delete personal settings and then click on Reset button.
The click on Close when the reset is finishes.
Click on the Chrome menu icon at the upper right corner and click on Settings.
Type reset in the search box and you will find Reset settings button quickly. Click on it to restore Chrome to the default settings.
Then click on Reset button when the Reset settings window pops up.
Click on Help and select Troubleshooting Information. Or you can click on the Firefox menu icon and click on the question mark icon and then click on Troubleshooting Information.
Click on Refresh Firefox button.
A window will pop up and ask you to confirm it. Click on Refresh Firefox button to reset your Firefox to default values.
If you are not sure how to delete the files and registry entries of DNS Keeper, please don’t do it by yourself. It’s risky to make modifications on the Windows registry. Any wrong deletion of vital system files can lead to very serious consequences to the system. To quickly and completely remove the adware, we recommend you to download and install a DNS Keeper removal tool to fix the issue automatically.
The following video offers a complete guide for DNS Keeper Adware removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!