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    Default How I removed DNS Unlocker

    My browser got hijacked by DNS Unlocker!

    I am using Win10 with Defender activated and I am careful about what sites I visit, but I still got hit!
    Spybot S & D did not find the ‘Malware’ neither did AdAware.

    Analysis of my system showed that DNS Unlocker had made 2 changes to my system.

    The first change I located was that DNS server addresses had been added to my network adapter TCP/IP settings. See image below
    DNSLocker TCP DNS Server added_1.jpg

    I deleted these addresses and rebooted my PC, all fixed; or so I thought.

    After a while I was again bombarded by DNS Unlocker adds. I checked the TCP/IP settings and there was nothing there.
    I eventually found that a Registry key had been added. See details below:-

    Key Location : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters

    Key Name : NameServer

    Key Type : REG_SZ

    Key Value : 82.163.142.7 95.211.158.134

    I deleted the key, rebooted and all is well.

    I hope this helps others.
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    chances are you still have tidbits of the infection still on the computer.

    You need to reset your router.

    Turn your modem/router off.
    Turn off the computer.
    Let this rest for a couple of minutes.
    Turn the modem/router back on and wait for all lights to stop blinking (if yours does this most do but all don't)
    Then turn the computer back on.

    If you need more help let me know.
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    Since this issue appears resolved ... this Topic is closed.
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