DnsBasic.com - how to remove this browser redirect virus?
What is DnsBasic.com?
DnsBasic.com is a misleading website which attempts to coerce Internet users into using their malicious search engine. Note that many computer users refer to DnsBasic.com as the DnsBasic virus or the DnsBasic browser hijacker. These associations are made since this website employs deceptive promotion methods: hijacking Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) and modifying the settings (homepage and default search engine) without the user's consent. Browser redirects to DnsBasic.com are often caused by rogue free software developers and download websites, which use 'freeware installers'. Using deceptive tactics, these installers offer installation of additional browser add-ons and toolbars when Internet users download their programs.
Computer users should express caution when downloading free software - always closely inspect each installation step and disallow any suggested modifications to your Internet browser settings and opt-out of additional software installation. The DnsBasic.com website should not be used for daily Internet searches, since it returns misleading search results, and clicking on these can result in serious privacy and computer security issues. If your Internet browsers redirect you to DnsBasic.com, your operating system is infiltrated with a browser hijacker. Do not use this website. The correct way to deal with this redirect issue is to eliminate it from your system.
DnsBasic.com is one of many malicious websites employing deceptive tactics to attract visitors. Examples of similar websites include BasicSeek.com, BasicServe.com, and BasicScan.com Note that in some cases, redirects to this misleading website are applied when uninstalling free browser add-ons created by 215 Apps (related to coupon ads). For example, when uninstalling, you may notice that an option is selected: "Install Dns Basic, which fixes DNS errors and suggests alternate links". To eliminate browser redirects to this website, use the removal guide provided.
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- What is DnsBasic.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall DnsBasic applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove DnsBasic.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove DnsBasic.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove DnsBasic.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove DnsBasic.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "DnsBasic", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling DnsBasic (which causes browser redirects to dnsbasic.com), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
DnsBasic.com redirect virus removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove DnsBasic from Internet Explorer:
Change default search engine in Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing" or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "DnsBasic".
To change your homepage from DnsBasic.com to your preferred domain, click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove DnsBasic.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the dnsbasic.com redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the 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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove DnsBasic from Google Chrome:
Change the default search engine in Google Chrome:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings", in the "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "DnsBasic" (DnsBasic.com) and add or select your preferred domain.
To change your homepage from dnsbasic.com to you preferred domain, click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In the "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over dnsbasic.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the dnsbasic.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove DnsBasic from Mozilla FireFox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove or disable "DnsBasic".
Computer users who have problems with dnsbasic.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Change your homepage:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.
Change your default search engine:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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