July 30, 2014

How to remove Dnsbasic.com virus search hijack

Dnsbasic.com redirect virus is a nasty application that reroutes your search results and web links to http://Dnsbasic.com search engine. This malware is obviously an unfair marketing trick to promote that malicious domain pretending to be a powerful search system like Google. the Dnsbasic.com virus is commanded to change your browser`s DNS, HOSTS file, homepage and other settings, once it has completed this step, you,ll be always redirected to Dnsbasic.com search while you were in middle of some other website or when you were searching on Google. Most users do ignore this redirection at first, but soon it becomes an annoying problem that forcibly takes you to unwanted website again and again. Another bad news about Dnsbasic.com malware is data stealing, this bug will collect your private information and even it may record your browsing activities/interests. To make sure your safety on the Internet, it is recommended to remove Dnsbasic.com search virus.

Common Symptoms of Dnsbasic.com malware infection:
This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall Dnsbasic.com malware

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Dnsbasic.com malware if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Dnsbasic.com malware if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for Dnsbasic.com malware and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete Dnsbasic.com malware manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for Dnsbasic.com malware in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\

Dnsbasic.com virus removal tool
It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

2: Hitman