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Should I remove DnsBasic build 111?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,658
United States Rank #9,584
Reach 0.0125%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.23 days
331.38 days >
Average installed length: 174.11 days

DnsBasic 1.0 build 111

What is DnsBasic build 111?

DnsBasic.com, also known as the DnsBasic Search Desktop is a search redirect website and web browser plugin which attempts to force Internet users into using their custom branded search engine. It is also related to basicscan.com, dnsmass.com and basicserve.com, all search hijackers.


It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is dnsbasic.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 976.68 KB (1,000,125 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DnsBasic build 111.
dnsbasic.dll (3c2ca4204b98c27f2f0a5c33f655f1f6) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1105 Gen:Variant.Adware.Barys.5042
Avira AntiVir TR/Barys.5042.23
avast! 2014.9-140126 Win32:BasicScan-D [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3583 Skodna.Generic_r
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.Barys.5042
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.Zwangi.A
Comodo Security 17388 TrojWare.Win32.Kryptik.ADMU
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Barys.5042
ESET-NOD32 8.9133 a variant of Win32/Adware.OneStep.CJ
Fortinet FortiGate 1/26/2014 Riskware/OneStep
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Gen:Variant.Adware.Barys.5042
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Barys.5042
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 BHO.Win32.Zwangi
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10410 Riskware
K7GW 13.174.10410 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Kaspersky UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.11 Adware.OneStep
McAfee 5600.7239 RDN/Generic.grp!db
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7239 RDN/Generic.grp!db
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 BrowserModifier:Win32/Zwangi
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Barys.5042
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Barys.bozpul
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.E
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.26 TROJ_GEN.RC1CFE3
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.RC1CFE3
VIPRE Antivirus 24024 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
dnsbasic.exe (990b680c447706f19dee4782dea31585) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BasicScan-C [Adw]
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.9044304
Comodo Security 16712 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.9044304 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8652 a variant of Win32/Adware.OneStep.CC
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/OneStep
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.9044304
G Data 22 Trojan.Generic.9044304
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.BasicScan
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.9164 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Kaspersky UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.v.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Zwangi
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!990B680C4477
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!990B680C4477
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.9044304
Sophos 4.91.0 Generic PUA AD
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R3QH1E3
VIPRE Antivirus 20176 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dnsbasic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dnsbasic
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DnsBasic\uninstall.exe _?=C:\Program Files\DnsBasic
Estimated size: 976.68 KB

Program filesFiles installed by DnsBasic 1.0 build 111

Program module:dnsbasic.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\dnsbasic\dnsbasic.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) dnsbasic.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • dnsbasic.exe runs as a service named 'DnsBasic Service' (DnsBasic Service) "Update and control for DnsBasic".
Network connections
  • dnsbasic.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014719244%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052889%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00094303%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:514,462
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:765 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:64 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove DnsBasic build 111?

You can uninstall DnsBasic build 111 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DnsBasic 1.0 build 111, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DnsBasic build 111.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.45%
Windows Vista 13.82%
Windows 10 13.01%
Windows XP 7.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.35%
Windows 7 Professional 9.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.91%
Windows 8 6.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.37%
  France 1.71%
  United Kingdom 1.71%
  India 0.24%
  Mexico 0.24%
  Iran 0.24%
  Saudi Arabia 0.24%
  Paraguay 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.27%
Dell 28.80%
Acer 15.18%
Toshiba 6.28%
ASUS 4.19%
Gateway 1.57%
Lenovo 1.05%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Compaq 0.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.52%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.52%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.82%
eMachines EL1360G 2.11%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.11%


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