Sunday, April 28, 2013

How to Get Rid of Basicseek Virus by Manual Removal

Are you suffering from Basicseek? What is Basicseek exactly doing on your computer? Is it dangerous? After reading this post, you can get the step-by-step guide to remove Basicseek completely and effectively with no risk.

Something Details About Basicseek:

Basicseek virus is a tricky and annoying browser hijacker which may get into your computer by your unconsciously visiting of unhealthy and dangerous websites or downloading malware. Once your computer gets infected by Basicseek virus, the settings of your PC, like homepage or search engine may be altered. You may find the homepage of your browser is locked to basicseek.com, and plenty of advertisements are displayed in the screen of your computer which the cyber criminals who made this can get benefits from exactly.
Basicseek may also bundle lots of unnecessary attached program into your computer, which block up your network connection. In this case, your computer will gradually turns slower and slower without anything you can notice. Moreover, Basicseek can also play a role as a spyware that collects information from your computer for illegal usage. With some changes of your system, various of links with virus infections may add into the browser. Once you click it, it will come more and more threats into your computer after.

Here is the thing, the longer Basicseek stay in our computer, the worse the condition of your computer will be. In my opinion, if you ever notice something wrong with your homepage, search engine, or your PC turns to slow gradually, your computer may get this infection. You need to remove it as soon as you can.

Other Corruptions About Basicseek:

1 This redirect virus will constantly redirect your internet connection and tell you that you are browsing unsafely.
2 Your computer is acting slowly. This web browser slows down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web.
3 Searches are redirected or your homepage and desktop are settings are changed. This is an obvious symptom of this infection.
4 The cyber threat will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. It will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.


The Way to Get rid of it by Manual Removal:

Step 1- Reset Internet Explorer by the following guide (take IE as an example):
Open Internet Explorer >> Click on Tools >> Click on Internet Options >> In the Internet Options window click on the Connections tab >> Then click on the LAN settings button>> Uncheck the check box labeled “Use a proxy server for your LAN” under the Proxy Server section and press OK.
Step 2- Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections from BasicseekFor Windows Xp: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the Run box -> click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated from Basicseek.
For Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu->type msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated from Basicseek.
Step 3- Remove add-ons:
Internet Explorer
1) Go to 'Tools' → 'Manage Add-ons';
2) Choose 'Search Providers' → choose 'Bing' search engine or 'Google' search engine and make it default;
3) Select 'Search Results' and click 'Remove' to remove it;
4)  Go to 'Tools' → 'Internet Options', select 'General tab' and click 'Use default' button or enter your own website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save the changes.
Google Chrome
1) Click on 'Customize and control' Google Chrome icon, select 'Settings';
2) Choose 'Basic Options'.
3) Change Google Chrome's homepage to google.com or any other and click the 'Manage search engines...' button;
4) Select 'Google' from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select 'Search Results' from the list remove it by clicking the "Basicseek" mark.
Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier's icon and select 'Manage Search Engines....';
2) Choose 'Search Results' from the list and click 'Remove' and OK to save changes;
3) Go to 'Tools' → 'Options'. Reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com under the 'General tab';
Step 4- Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)
Step 5- Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.
Step 6- Remove these associated Files on your hard drive such as:
%AllUsersProfile%{random}
%AllUsersProfile%{random}*.lnk
Step 7- Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries:
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settingsrandom
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorerDisallowRun
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunrandom
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon "Shell" = "[random].exe"
Step 8-Restart your computer normally to check whether there is still redirection while browsing.


How to Clean up Basicseek Virus with Spyhunter?

To clean up this threats from your computer easily, you can use Spyhunter antivirus program to deal with this issue. Meanwhile, Spyhunter can also secure your computer from any threats outside.

1. Download Spyhunter inside;
2. Do a full scanning after Spyhunter been installed;
3. Select all threats found and remove it all.

Step-by-Step Video Guide For Manual Removal:



Note: If you still can remove it by yourself after your finished the post, no worries,you can use Spyhunter to automatically and safely remove this Basicseek Virus from your computer.