BasicScan.com - how to remove this browser redirect virus?
BasicScan.com is a website which is being promoted using browser redirects and other deceptive methods. Computer users who enters this website are presented with a search bar - using it is highly not recommended. BasicScan search bar is very deceptive and may lead to installation of unwanted browser add-ons and malware on your computer. While legitimate search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.) presents their users with organic search results, basicscan.com shows only sponsored results. You shouldn't click on any links presented in this search engine - Google and other major search engines spends a lot of time and money to get rid of malicious and deceptive sponsored results, where BasicScan is created with a sole purpose of making money and is related to malware by itself.
If your Internet browsers redirects you to basicscan.com website this is a clear indication that your computer is infected with Trojans and malware. You Internet browser's settings and your hosts file might have been modified without your consent. Notice that using BasicScan.com for your Internet searches is a very bad idea and may lead to computer security problems.
BasicScan.com is not a legitimate website and it's related to malware infections. If your Internet browsers redirects you to this site this clearly shows that your PC is infected and you should take immediate actions - scan your computer with legitimate antivirus and antispyware programs. Don't trust this site and don't use it for your daily Internet searches. Basicscan.com collect your private information and may sell it to third parties, such behaviour may lead to identity thefts and privacy issues. Use the provided removal guide and eliminate this nasty redirect from your Internet browsers.
BasicScan.com redirect removal:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove BasicScan.com redirect from Internet Explorer:
Check for BasicScan.com related extensions: Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for BasicScan.com related entries and disable them. To change your homepage from BasicScan.com to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove BasicScan.com and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue having problems with redirects to this website you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove BasicScan.com redirect from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable any entries related to BasicScan.com. To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove BasicScan.com and enter your preferred domain.
If you continue having problems with redirects to this website you can reset you Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.
Remove BasicScan.com redirect from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate entries related to BasicScan.com select them and click on a trash can icon. To change your homepage from BasicScan.com to you preferred - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over the unwanted URL and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Browser redirects can be a consequence of modified system hosts file. It is used to resolve some canonical names of websites to IP addresses. When it is changed,computer users may be redirected to malicious websites while still seeing good URL in address bar. To fix this, please download Microsoft FixIt tool, that restores your hosts file to windows default. Run this tool when downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions. Download link below:
After removing BasicScan.com redirect scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.