Windows 10: DNS Unblocker and Microsoft Edge Solved

  1.    02 Sep 2015 #1

    DNS Unblocker and Microsoft Edge

    I've recently removed DNS Unblocker and its associated trojan from my Windows 10 operating PC.
    DNS Unblocker is a pernicious program which hijacks links in browsers and throws up spurious advertisments in browsers.
    I then removed it from Firefox by selecting "Refresh Firefox" from Firefox's troubleshooting page, but I can't work out how to do something similar with Edge.
    Any offers?
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  2.    02 Sep 2015 #2

    See here for removal instructions: [infected link removed]

    Alternatively and better option *Unsure if this forum does so* find a reputable site that can instruct in HijackThis / malware removal such as Malwarebytes Community (I used to do so but too long ago now to comfortably advise)
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  3.    02 Sep 2015 #3

    Thank you for your suggestions. Unfortunately the site you mentioned does not have instructions for removing the remaining bit of DNS Unlocker from the Microsoft Edge browser. This browser looks to have a fairly limited range of settings and the assumption appears to be that Edge will always function perfectly. I've only used it once to see what it looked like!
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  4.    02 Sep 2015 #4

    If you follow the instructions for downloading HiJackThis and posting the log, the good folks there will tell you which antimalware programs to run and items to let HJT clean-up.

    As I mentioned I used to read these logs but was a long time ago now so I personally am not up to speed with the nuances of modern malware like they are.
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #5
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  6.    09 Sep 2015 #6

    I may not have expressed myself clearly. I have already removed DNS Unblocker and its associated Trojan. The remaining problem was to reset Edge, for which none of the sites mentioned has a solution.
    If, however, anyone else experiences a similar problem, here is how to reset Edge:
    Delete the folder
    If it won't delete, then open it and delete all its components, then try again to delete the whole thing.
    This then prevents Edge from running, so proceed as follows:
    From an admin PowerShell prompt;
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    You may run PowerShell as administrator by finding it in the Start list, then right-clicking and choosing the administrator option.
    This did the trick for me.
    Thanks for all the suggestions about other things.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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