13 Jan

Trying to Beat Basicseek.com – Remove Browser Hijacker with Feasible Advice

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Category: Browser hijacker

Target: IE, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome

Severity: High

Dissemination route:

  • Via compromised web applications: an out-of-date patch cannot defend a virus because a virus vaults over technical fixes as fast as the hurdles are erected.
  • Via programs: virus usually piggybacks on free thingies, and the word ‘free’ always is able to attract attention.
  • Via given links: be careful when someone gives you a link. Click open it when it is verified.

Screenshot of basicseek.com

Why and How basicseek.com Redirects PC Users?

A redirect virus shares common goal to filch user’s information. In terms of basicseek, it dresses itself up as a convenient search engine accompanied with some terms that looks like legit. However, it redirects you to its site frequently and arbitrarily changes your homepage.

By exploiting the vulnerability on web app or in your system, some of the key values experience modification and they will get new neighbors as well. Thus, default configurations will be changed and take you to wherever basicseek virus asks. Tee Support agents 24/7 online suggest to continue reading to prevent potential harm as a result of ignorance.

How Harmful basicseek Is?

As a matter of fact, basicseek.com is an invisible backdoor that is in charge of information transmission.

The more frequently you are redirect to its domain, the more information will be transmitted and the more likely that you will be recorded by keyloggers which means that any information you type on the attacked computer will be memorized without your knowledge.

Plus, basicseek does what general search engines do to list search result according to the key word with its domain ahead or followed.What you usually reroute to are some suspicious links with odd marks. That is how it traces down your account, password or banking information.

Remove basicseek, the fake search engine as soon as it is detected. Otherwise more residual damage you’ll get such as an additional malware.

Feasible Advice on Basicseek.com Steps

Note: steps below reference specialized computer knowledge. Be careful when you follow the steps. As alternative, you are welcome to reach 24/7 online computer help here.

Step1.  Disable any suspicious startup items.

For Windows XP:

Step: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items.

Step2. 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 website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save 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 Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.


Mozilla Firefox

1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;

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 ‘General tab;

Step3. Show hidden files

step: a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;

b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;

Step4. Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.

Step: Use CTRL+ALT+DEL combination to open Task Manager

Please stop all the following processes.

Step5. Delete all related files and registry values in your local hard disk C.

step: Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the “R” button. Type in “regedit” and hit “Enter” to gain access to the Registry Editor.
















Registry values:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\RunDll32Policy\f3ScrCtr.dll 
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser|{5617ECA9-488D-4BA2-8562-9710B9AB78D2}

Step6. Click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files:

%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\[random]
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll

Reference the Video Below to Remove Basicseek.com Virus

Important note: manual removal ensures the desired result due to the original way in which the computer is built. However, any slight deviation from the steps will cause irretrievable damage. If you don’t want to take that risk, you are welcome to start a live chat with Tee Support experts 24/7 online for real-time help.

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