How to remove DNS Keeper (Virus Removal Guide)

DNS Keeper (also searched for as DNS Keeper virus and DNSKeeper) is detected as an advertisement-supported potentially unwanted program (PUP) by reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs. The unwanted program has a very high detection ratio, which means that most internet security products will detect and remove it. DNS Keeper is known to inject the webpages you visit with user-targeted advertisements. Ads displayed by this adware will usually say Ads by DNS KeeperDNS Keeper Ads, or brought by DNS Keeper on them.

DNS Keeper

What is DNS Keeper?

DNS Keeper is typically promoted as a free web security product that can protect you against cyber threats, malicious websites, and programs.

Potential DNS Keeper malware generates pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by DNS Keeper  are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you and your current and past browsing habits.

DNS Keeper adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove DNS Keeper if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

DNS Keeper and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. DNS Keeper is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that DNS Keeper adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • DNS Keeper adware bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • DNS Keeper adware is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • DNS Keeper adware injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • DNS Keeper adware changes existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks allowing the adware to run every time Windows starts.


This comprehensive DNS Keeper removal guide will help you remove DNS Keeper virus from your PC and get rid of ads by DNS Keeper on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.


Remove DNS Keeper (Virus Removal Guide)


Step 1: Uninstall DNS Keeper


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2. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

3. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

4. Search for DNS Keeper in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click DNS Keeper to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find DNS Keeper in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it.[/note]

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the DNS Keeper extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the DNS Keeper add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the DNS Keeper extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

Step 2: Scan your computer and remove DNS Keeper with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for DNS Keeper

4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing DNS Keeper we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove DNS Keeper.[/note]

DNS Keeper virus removal tips
  • If you do not find DNS Keeper in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing DNS Keeper you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
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