How to Remove DNA Ad Unlocker from IE/Firefox/Chrome?

…Malwarebytes blocks some of the ads but does not remove the program. The program does not appear in the programs list to uninstall. The ad unlocker affects all browsers, edge and chrome. How do I remove this program from my computer?

What is DNA Ad Unlocker?

DNA Ad Unlocker is an adware which often comes bundled with other third party software. Similar to another adware called DNS Unlocker, after the infiltration, this DNA Ad Unlocker will install a browser helper object for Internet Explorer and a browser extension for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. As a result, you will see a lot of advertisements coming up as pop-ups, in-texts and banners. Those advertisements are usually triggered by the add-ons or extensions and are often labeled with “Ads by DNA Ad Unlocker”, “Brought by DNA Ad Unlocker”, or “Powered by DNA Ad Unlocker”.

ads by & pop-up

This adware is troublesome and stubborn. It can affect all browsers installed on your computer and it is also capable of changing your important settings. So when you are doing a search, you will find the results are messed by the random contents about DNA Ad Unlocker. Besides, this dubious adware may even cause your computer slower and slower. Thus, you may need to clear away DNA Ad Unlocker from your computer immediately to avoid the unexpected troubles.

As is mentioned above, DNA Ad Unlocker is distributed via free downloads. If you download software from unreliable websites and install it with default installation, you may get the adware.  So if you want avoid the adware from getting in your computer, you’d better pay attention to software you want to install and always opt for the Advanced or Custom option to install the software, so that you can deselect and additional and unfamiliar bundles.

How to Get Rid of DNA Ad Unlocker Completely and Safely?

If you want to completely remove DNA Ad Unlocker and bring your computer back to normal, you can refer to the effective guide in the following passage.

Want to remove DNA Ad Unlocker and the associated infections quickly and safely?

Please use the updated SpyHunter Anti-Malware SoftWare.

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Guide 1: Manually Remove DNA Ad Unlocker

Step 1. Uninstall unwanted programs and adware from Control Panel.

1. Click Start button and then click Control Panel


2. Locate Uninstall a program from the jump-out window and go to the list of programs you have.


3. Highlight the program you want to remove, and then Uninstall or right click the program to select Uninstall.


Step 2. Remove DNA Ad Unlocker from Internet browsers.

Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons


2. Disable the items which are related to DNA Ad Unlocker

3. Back to IE Tools, and navigate to Internet Options. On the General tab, replace the suspected URL under Browser home page and click ‘Delete…’ to delete Browsing History (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).

general opt delete cookies

Mozilla Firefox

1. Go to Firefox’s Tools, and then select Add-ons


2. Look through the items under Extensions and Plugins, and remove those associated with DNA Ad Unlocker


3. Back to Firefox Menu, and navigate to Options. On the General tab, replace the suspected URL under Browser home page. On the Privacy tab, clear browsing history and remove cookies (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).


Google Chrome

1. Click the Chrome Menu (three-bar icon on the top-right window) and select Settings


2. Click Extensions on the left panel and remove the extensions related to DNA Ad Unlocker


3. Go to History, and then click Clear Browsing data (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).

clear browsing history

4. Go to Settings and click ‘Manage search engine….’ . Delete the suspected items and make Google as default.

google engine

Step 3: Show Folder Options

Click Start on the bottom left, input “folder options” in the search bar and hit enter. On the jump-out window,click View tab, tick Show hidden files, folders and drives, and untick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 4: Delete registry entries related to DNA Ad Unlocker

Click on Start button, type into regedit and hit Enter. Then Clean all the malicious files and keys of DNA Ad Unlocker in the registry editor.


Delete the following entries (samples):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing "NewTabPageShow" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Search_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Guide 2: Automatically Remove DNA Ad Unlocker with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a legitimate, real-time anti-spyware application designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats. Here shows how it works.

Step 1. Click the below button to download the file.


Step 2. Double click on SpyHunter-Installer.exe to install the program. Then click Run button.

Step 3. Open SpyHunter and click Scan Computer Now! to allow the program to start a scan on your computer.

Step 4. When the scan is completed, all the threats in your computer are successfully detected. Tick Select All and then click Remove button to uninstall it.

Optional Choice: Optimize your PC with RegCure Pro

RegCure Pro is an advanced optimizer which is able to solve your computer system problems, remove your privacy items produced by online searches, delete junk files, uninstall malware and fix performance problems. Here shows how it works.

1. Click the below button to download RegCure Pro

RegCure Pro

2. Run the RegCureProSetup Application and click the Yes button to install the program step by step.

3. When the program is successfully installed, double click on its desktop shortcut to open it. On the Overview tab, check all the scan settings and then click on the Click to Start Scan button to run a system scan on your computer. The first system scan will take some time, please be patient.

4. When the system scan is done, click on Fix All button to completely remove all the performance problems in your computer.

Warm Tips:

There will be some leftover enabling the popup if you don’t manually remove all the related infections. So if you encounter any difficulty in getting rid of DNA Ad Unlocker manually, you are highly recommended to use SpyHunter Malware Removal.

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