Basicsprogram.com Scam

Basicsprogram.com

The Basicsprogram.com website has been known to cause computer problems by introducing browser hijackers, which in turn make a computer more vulnerable to attacks from malware such as Ransomware, Spyware, or Trojans. This is due to the changes that Basicsprogram.com introduces to the computer’s system and the uncontrolled ads it displays on the screen.

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These changes can create vulnerabilities that Trojans and other malware can easily exploit, and some of the ads may originate from sites used for the distribution of Ransomware cryptoviruses. As a result, it is not recommended to keep Basicsprogram.com on one’s computer.

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On another note, Basicsprogram website claims to offer an easy way to earn money by becoming an Amazon product tester. However, there is a concerning lack of information on Basicsprogram.

The site offers no details on who is running the program, where the products come from, or how the testing process works. Furthermore, the website offers no information on how much money testers can expect to make or how often they will receive products to test.

The lack of transparency on this issue raises further doubts about the legitimacy of the program. There is no information on the types of products testers will be receiving, which could mean that testers may be signing up to test products they have no interest in or are not qualified to test. Additionally, the website offers no information on how testers will be compensated for their time and effort. Without knowing how they will be compensated, testers may be hesitant to sign up for the program or feel that it may be a scam.

SUMMARY:

NameBasicsprogram.com
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Detection Tool

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Basicsprogram.com!

How to remove Basicsprogram.com Scam

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Basicsprogram.com in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Basicsprogram.com from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Basicsprogram.com.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Basicsprogram.com.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Basicsprogram.com from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Basicsprogram.com extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Basicsprogram.com and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Basicsprogram.com on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Basicsprogram.com extension
  4. Get rid of Basicsprogram.com by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Basicsprogram.com” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Basicsprogram.com

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Basicsprogram.com process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Basicsprogram.com
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Basicsprogram.com” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Basicsprogram.com

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Basicsprogram.com in there
    4. Uninstall Basicsprogram.com from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Basicsprogram.com-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Basicsprogram.com in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    How to protect from Basicsprogram.com

    It is important to be cautious when encountering websites such as Basicsprogram.com, as they may not be as legitimate as they claim to be. It is advisable to thoroughly research any program or website before providing any personal information or participating in any testing. It is also recommended to use reputable anti-virus and anti-malware software to protect your computer from unwanted apps and malware.

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