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VersionDistribution 100.00%

the Basket

What is the Basket?  (from Basket Cloud Storage)

The Basket was developed with you in mind. At the Basket, we believe that the benefits of cloud storage technology should be shared with everyone and have designed an easy-to-use system to ensure that you never have to lose an important file or document ever again. Using award winning servers and storage service provid...  Read more


the Basket is a program developed by Basket Cloud Storage. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is ServiceManager.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 8.81 MB (9,234,894 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: the Basket
URL: basketcloudstorage.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\the Basket\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{044E678E-CF1D-40F9-B049-D3DBFB94C9A6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.81 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by the Basket

Program executable:ServiceManager.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\the Basket\ServiceManager.exe
Additional files:
  • LivedriveExplorerExtensions.dll (by Livedrive Internet Ltd) - Livedrive desktop client (Livedrive explorer extensions)
  • LivedriveExtensions.dll (by Livedrive Internet Ltd) - Livedrive (Explorer extensions for Livedrive)
  • VSSService.exe
  • AlphaFS.dll - AlphaFS
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • CBFSNet.dll (by EldoS) - Callback File System (TM) (Callback File System .NET API)
  • ControlPanel.exe (by Microsoft) - Livedrive.ControlPanel
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 1.1)
  • Interop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL (Download DLL)
  • Livedrive.exe - the Basket desktop client
  • Livedrive.Localisation.dll
  • Livedrive.Objects.dll - Livedrive objects
  • Livedrive.Win32.dll - Livedrive Win32
  • ManageUsers.exe
  • OnlineFileHandler.exe - Livedrive online file handler
  • ReportProblem.exe (by Microsoft) - Livedrive.ReportProblem
  • ServiceManager.exe - ServiceManager
  • SQLite.Interop.dll (by Robert Simpson, et al) - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Assembly)
  • sqlite3.exe
  • System.Data.SQLite.DLL (by http://system.data.sqlite.org/) - System.Data.SQLite Core
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • LivedriveExtensions.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'LivedriveBackgroundContextMenu' with a class of {005C2E48-BD95-4F38-8FD9-9E4CB7C78D2A}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • LivedriveExplorerExtensions.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowserHelper Class' with the class of {EDF48A39-1442-463F-9F4E-F376A78D034A}.
  • VSSService.exe runs as a service named 'the Basket VSS Service' (the BasketVSSService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Livedrive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Livedrive' and executes as "C:\Program Files\the Basket\Livedrive.exe".

How do I remove the Basket?

Quickly and completely remove the Basket from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall the Basket 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program the Basket, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 the Basket.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by the Basket you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 39%
Keep it 61%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%


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