BasicScan

What is BasicScan?

BasicScan is an annoying piece of worm that is injected into Google Chrome that forces it to redirect its homepage to www.basicscan.com, a small search engine whose effectivity is eclipsed by Google's dominance on the market. There are numerous ways to remove this browser plugin, though, one of which is removal from the Windows Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. Its effect, though annoying, is not lasting and is easily removed.

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google. It uses the WebKit layout engine, which also powers Apple’s native browser, Safari, and has consistently been praised for its speed and minimalism – thus having a very small footprint on a computer’s often limited resources – among its peers, 17 iterations down the line from the original release on December of 2008.

One of the best and distinctive features of Google Chrome (or merely Chrome) is its graphic user interface or GUI, which had become commonplace in other, competing browsers since its release – such as what Google calls the “omnibox”, or the combination of the address bar and search box into one, and the menu-less bar at the top, whose functions are condensed in a single button at one side. Third-party test results have consistently found Chrome to be the fastest web browser to date, with a 100% rate on the Acid 3 test. As of January 2012, Google Chrome has become the world’s top 2 browser by usage, a position which was previously held by Firefox; it boasts 28.4% usage share, second only to Internet Explorer. Google Chrome is free to download.

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About file types supported by BasicScan

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