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removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as redirect virus | Type: Browser hijacker is a potentially harmful search engine, which is closely dependent on browser hijacker. As soon as this virus gets inside its target PC, it alters computer's settings and sets this website as default search engine, new tab page or start page. As a result, user starts visiting against his/hers will everytime his new search session starts. Be aware that it's a typical way of trying to increase visitors number to the site. Please, do not stay on and use this search engine for your search sessions because you may find yourself rerouted to unwanted or malicious site. Besides, such websites can also be easily used to track their victims and then return altered search results. If you suffer from redirects, check your computer with updated anti-spyware.


As it has been already mentioned, starts appearing instead of start page and default search engine once computer gets infected with browser hijacker. Typically, this virus comes on its target PC in a bundle with freeware and shareware applications, on it may also get installed with a help of spyware, malware or Trojan horse. As soon as it gets inside the system, starts taking users to unwanted websites without any permission asked. Besides, it has ability to take over all Internet browsers, so switching from Google Chrome to IE won't help you to avoid redirect problem. If you want to slove it, you have to remove browser hijacker from your computer. In addition, fixing each of your browsers is also a must.


In order to get rid of redirects, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware at first. For that, we have been using SpyHunterCombo Cleaner and Reimage when testing this virus. In addition, check Add/Remove programs list for unwanted entries and uninstall if you see them:

Click 'Start menu' -> 'Control Panel' -> 'Uninstall a Program' or 'Add/Remove Programs' and choose 'Uninstall' button if you see DnsBasic or similar entries in the list.

Finally, fix your browsers:

Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’. Here, look for DnsBasic and click 'uninstall'. Now open IE once again and click Tools -> Internet Option -> General tab. Enter Google or other address to make it the default start page.

Mozilla Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’. Find DnsBasic and click ‘Uninstall’. Now open Mozilla Firefox once more, go to Tools -> Options -> General -> Startup and select 'Show a blank page' when Firefox Starts or set a certain website, like Google or similar.

Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome, click on wench icon, go to settings and choose 'Manage search engines'. Change search engine to google or other and delete DnsBasic from the list. Then Go to section “On start” and make sure you get blank page while creating new tab.

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