What is Vkontakte DJ

Vkontakte DJ is a dubious desktop application that distributes itself under the name of a legitimate and popular Russian social media platform called “Vkontakte”. A number of research groups classified it as a browser hijacker due to its features to change the browser homepage and search engine to yandex.ru without users’ consent. On the initial basis, Vkontakte DJ positions itself as an application designed to help users download music and video without limitations. However, although such features may sound useful, their fulfillment may be poor and not bring the expected user experience. Users facing Vkontakte DJ on their PCs have also seen two more pieces of software installed in addition to it – “Yandex browser” and “Browser Manager”. It is also likely you will see the icons of these programs pinned on the taskbar. Although the Yandex browser is legitimate, the company itself has a bad reputation for using intrusive methods of promoting its software. Note that Vkontakte DJ does not have any direct relation to Yandex, however, its developers may be in collaboration to promote Yandex services for getting money once successful installations occur. Vkontakte DJ is not a virus, but should be viewed as an unwanted application if you received it without permission. In such a case, we advise you to remove the application and everything else related to it (e.g. “Yandex browser”, “Browser Manager”, etc.). Use our guide below to do it fast and without traces.

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How Vkontakte DJ infected your computer

Vkontakte DJ has its own official website, where many users have already downloaded it from. Its installer often proposes to install “Yandex browser” and to change homepage settings to yandex.ru. Unfortunately, many people skip over sections containing such information, which leads to their inadvertent installation. At the same time, there are users who get Vkontakte DJ onto the system without their consent – for instance, while installing free software from third-party resources. Following the same principle, Vkontakte DJ can be hidden inside “Advanced” or “Custom” sections, which users successfully skip letting the program get installed eventually. Such distribution method is known as “bundling” and should be accredited enough attention when downloading third-party software. In addition to this, users may also end up on dubious pages advertising Vkontakte DJ as a useful tool worth having installed.

  1. Download Vkontakte DJ Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Vkontakte DJ from Control Panel
  3. Cannot remove/uninstall Vkontakte DJ using standard methods
  4. Remove Vkontakte DJ files, folders and registry keys
  5. Block pop-ups promoting Vkontakte DJ
  6. How to protect from threats, like Vkontakte DJ

Download Vkontakte DJ Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter

To remove Vkontakte DJ from Windows completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter from EnigmaSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of SpyHunter and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Malwarebytes

To remove Vkontakte DJ from Windows completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Vkontakte DJ and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Vkontakte DJ manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full Vkontakte DJ removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Vkontakte DJ installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Vkontakte DJ from Control Panel

To start removing Vkontakte DJ you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

Remove Vkontakte DJ from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Vkontakte DJ.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Vkontakte DJ from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Vkontakte DJ and click Uninstall.

Remove Vkontakte DJ from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Vkontakte DJ, click Uninstall.

Remove Vkontakte DJ from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Vkontakte DJ from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Vkontakte DJ in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Vkontakte DJ in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Vkontakte DJ from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Vkontakte DJ in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.

Cannot uninstall Vkontakte DJ

In some cases, Vkontakte DJ won’t uninstall and gives you a message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Vkontakte DJ. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Vkontakte DJ folder and files. This happens because some file or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Vkontakte DJ in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Vkontakte DJ.

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove files, folders and registry keys of Vkontakte DJ

Vkontakte DJ files:


vkdj.exe
VKontakteDJ.exe
uninstall.exe
gdiplus.dll
libeay32.dll
ssleay32.dll
cleaner.exe

Vkontakte DJ folders:

C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ
C:\Program Files (x86)\VkontakteDJ
C:\Users\{yourusername}\AppData\Roaming\VkontakteDJ

Vkontakte DJ registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VkontakteDJ
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VkontakteDJ_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VkontakteDJ

How to block ads and pop-ups, offering to download Vkontakte DJ

As Vkontakte DJ is mostly distributed via special ads and pop-ups promising to fix windows errors or remove viruses, a good way to avoid the installation of Vkontakte DJ is to block such ads in browsers. There are a couple of programs that have such functions. We recommend you use AdGuard to remove ads by Vkontakte DJ from browsers. Download free trial here:

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