What is basicscan.dll?

Basicscan.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if basicscan.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Basicscan.dll file information

The process known as basicscan.dll appears to belong to software BasicScan by unknown.

Description: Basicscan.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file basicscan.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 888,832 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 884,736 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no file information. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The basicscan.dll file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with basicscan.dll come up, you could uninstall BasicScan from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify basicscan.dll related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name basicscan.dll, for example BrowserModifier:Win32/Zwangi (detected by Microsoft), and not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Zwangi.gen or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Zwangi.kdr (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the basicscan.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If basicscan.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving basicscan issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active basicscan process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the basicscan.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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