How to Remove BasicScan.com Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

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How to Remove BasicScan.com Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

Postby Autumn » 2012-10-31 1:39


Keep being redirected to BasicScan.com? Homepage changed to BasicScan.com? If you are one among those who get infected with BasicScan.com redirect virus and have no idea how to remove it from your computer, then you come to the right place. This post mainly introduces BasicScan.com redirect virus removal guide to better help you remove it from your computer. Read more.

BasicScan.com is detected as a harmful search websites by most security software. Pretending itself to be a legitimate search website, BasicScan.com actually does not provide your with the real search results. Besides redirecting your google search results to basicscan.com, the search results displayed by BasicScan.com might mislead you to other irrelevant websites or mislead you download many unwanted free software. Besides, BasicScan.com modifies your homepage as well as search engine and redirect your opened webpages to its domain.

A screenshot of search.speedbit.com:

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BasicScan.com may come as a package to other risky program and install itself on a website without users' attention. Once clipped into a computer, BasicScan.com changes your homepage as well as search engine via modifying Internet Settings. It's very annoying to be redirected to this website. Many of you may want to remove them from your computer once and for more. Please follow the step-by-step instruction to remove BasicScan.com from your computer.

BasicScan.com Removal Guide:


Important Note: Before you start to remove this redirect virus, please make sure you have saved all files and backed up system files. Please follow the removal instruction step by step.


Step 1> To make it easier to uninstall this redirect virus, we recommend you to download and install a certain anti-virus or anti-malware program to remove potential malicious infections. If you have not installed an anti-virus or anti-malware program on your computer yet, you may have a try on Anvi Smart Defender (Highly Recommended). Anvi Smart Defender by Anvisoft is a smart anti-malware program that can better help you protect your computer in real-time together with anti-virus program. Although nothing can replace a full antivirus application on a PC, it will be better to have a good anti-malware program as well.


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Step 2> Check your hosts file and remove any malicious entries.


Hosts file locates on C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. Then there will come out hosts files and hosts backup files. Open both of them in the form of notepad and then make sure the hosts file is in accordance with the hosts backup file.

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Should there is no backup host files in your computer, please open Host Files with Notepad. The default host files should be only one line:127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista, if there're more lines, please delete all of them and save the change.


Step 3> Clear browser cookie and cache.


* Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer->Tools->Internet Option->General->Navigate to the Browsing History area->Click Delete Button->Click Delete once again to finish the process.

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* Mozilla Firefox


Open Mozilla Firefox->Tools->Clear Recent History->Click Clear Now button to finish the process.

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* Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Options->Under the Hood->Clear Browsing Data->Click Clear Browsing Data to finish the process.

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Step 4> Reset homepage.


* Internet Explorer


Open Internet Explorer->Tools->Internet Option->General.

You have two options. One is to set homepage as a blank page. The other is to set a certain website as the homepage. Then click OK to save the change.

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* Mozilla Firefox


Open Mozilla Firefox->Tools->Options->General->Startup

You have two options. One is to select when Firefox Starts Show a blank page and then click Ok to save the change. The other is to set a certain website (Just type a website into the address box) as the homepage. Then click OK to save the change.

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* Google Chrome


Open Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Options->Basics

On Startup area, select Open the home page. Then navigate to the Home page area, you also have two options here, please refer to Mozilla Firefox homepage reset guide.

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Step 5> Remove BasicScan.com add-on from your web browsers.


* Internet Explorer

To do this, you need to open Internet Explorer->Tools->Manage Addons->Disable BasicScan.com related add ons or disable all unverified add ons.

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* Mozilla Firefox

To do this, you need to open your Mozilla Firefox->Tools->Add-ons->Extensions->Find BasicScan.com related extensions or disable all unverified extensions.

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* Google Chrome

To do this, you need to open your Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Tools->Extensions->Unclick the Enabled to disable BasicScan.com related Extension and then click the Bin button to remove it.

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Step 6> Repair Search Engine.


* Google Chrome.


To do this, you need to open your Google Chrome->Wrench Icon > Settings > Manage Search Engines->Remove any unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine you prefer as your default search engine.


* Mozilla Firefox


To do this, you need to open your Mozilla Firefox->Tools > Search Icon (Magnify Glass, Arrow) > Manage Search Engines->Remove any unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine you prefer as your default search engine.


* Internet Explorer


To do this, you need to open your Internet Explorer->Tools > Manage Add-ons > Search Providers->Remove any unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine you prefer as your default search engine.


Here also provide you with a very simple way to help you remove this website


Anvi Ad Blocker by Anvisoft is designed to help users block suspicious websites, risky pop ups and banners.

Download Anvi Ad Blocker->install and run Anvi Ad Blocker->click MORE on top right of its main screen and then select Settings->Select Black List->click Add URL and type www.basicscan.com into the input window->Click OK to save the change.

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After downloading and installing Anvi Ad Blocker v2.0, you can enjoy a 15-day free trial, after the trial period ended, you can directly buy it if you want to continue keep your web browser safe and clean.


Internet Explorer Users' Alternative Option


If you use Internet Explorer, you can download our Browser Repair Tool to one-click fix your Internet Explorer problem. You simply reset DNS settings, restore homepage and block Windows Startup Popup using Browser Repair Tool. Now, download and install Browser Repair Tool v1.0 to enjoy one-click to fix all web browser problem. Please download Browser Repair Tool v1.0 for free by this link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/brt/

A screenshot of Browser Repair Tool v1.0:

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Recommended:

Junk files, disabling unneeded services, 3rd party applications generated junks can all make it easier for your computer to get infected with these viruses. We highly recommend you to install a certain powerful system optimizer to clean up your computer. Cloud System Booster by Anvisoft was initially designed to better help users clean and optimize Windows-based systems by throwing out junk files, disabling unneeded services, cleaning up 3rd party applications generated junks, and repairing registry errors. It's time to provide your computer with an extra layer of protection! Click here to learn more about Cloud System Booster.


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