DC Locknet is an adware program that hijacks web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome for spying on you browsing history and displaying ads and deals that can attract your clicks. Such clicks on DC Locknet advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install DC Locknet. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. DC Locknet is bundled with popular free programs and set for being automatically installed unless you notice and disable this optional adware. I guess you did not, and now you want to remove DC Locknet from your computer. It is a good idea. While DC Locknet is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.
If you want to get rid of DC Locknet ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove DC Locknet extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove DC Locknet components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove DC Locknet and other malware form your infected computer.
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What is DC Locknet?
DC Locknet is a program that promises to make your web browsing more productive but all it really means is watching more ads in your web browser. Such adware is often distributed and deceptively installed with free programs that you download. If you fail to notice and disable DC Locknet before installing a free program, than DC Locknet components are automatically installed, and you will see ads and various deals in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer when you visit various websites related to online shopping. While it is not malicious, DC Locknet as any other adware just wastes your web traffic and compromises your privacy by tracking your browsing history. If your profile is shared among promoters, then you will get more ads and junk mail. So, it’s your choice, and if you want to remove DC Locknet, then this guide is for you. It is easy to remove DC Locknet components, and you can get rid of all ads displayed in your web browser unless you have other malicious programs installed.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer against malware with a help of SpyHunter that can block common means used by malware for sneaking into your system and infecting your computer. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
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Remove DC Locknet Ads Manually
For manual removal, you need to remove all DC Locknet components. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs” utility (“Programs and Features” on Windows 7 and Vista) . You can start this Windows utility program by clicking a link in the Control Panel menu. Then you need to find and remove DC Locknet extensions from your web browsers and reset browser settings to defaults or to your proffered ones.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall DC Locknet on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "DC Locknet" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall DC Locknet on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight DC Locknet program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall DC Locknet on Windows XP
Uninstalling DC Locknet from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on DC Locknet program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove DC Locknet from Chrome
Remove DC Locknet extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find DC Locknet extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove DC Locknet from Firefox
Remove DC Locknet add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find DC Locknet add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove DC Locknet from Internet Explorer
Remove DC Locknet extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on DC Locknet, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Now DC Locknet adware should be removed. Other adware and malware can still be present and cause similar problems or compromise your system security. You can detect such threats with a free scanner offered with SpyHunter. Then you can use comprehensive scan results for manual DC Locknet removal or opt for an automated removal process, protection, and professional support.
Remove DC Locknet Adware Infection Completely
It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can check suspicious program names with the list of adware removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. This checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.