BaseFlash is a browser extension created by the company Baseflash LLC that is compatible with the commonly used browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). BaseFlash aims to enhance the browsing experience of the PC user by displaying advertisements and website content that is related to the interests of that user. The functionality of BaseFlash seems to be legitimate, but the computer experts categorize it as a potentially unwanted application and adware. Technically BaseFlash is not a virus, but the numerous advertisements it display may compromise the safety of your system.
How Does BaseFlash Enter the User’s Computer?
BaseFlash usually is installed along with freeware and shareware that PC users download online. The developers of such software use a marketing method known as bundling. Even if this method is legal, the free software installers do not properly reveal the additional applications for installation along with the free program. In order to avoid unwanted installations on your computer, you should always choose the Advanced or Custom options.
The Effect of BaseFlash on the Computer
Once installed BaseFlash starts generating interstitial advertisements, pop-ups and pop-unders, as well as intrusive banners and sponsored links. The BaseFlash ads may further redirect the user to potentially unsafe websites.
This add-on may track the user’s browsing activity on the Internet, record the IP addresses, the web pages visited, the antivirus programs that are installed on the computer, as well as other information.
The presence of BaseFlash may lead to serious security threats if the user decides to click on ads that are generated by this plugin.
How to Keep the PC from BaseFlash
BaseFlash is similar to programs like Zapp, OkitSpace, Coupon Clipster, SmartSaver+. All these plug-ins claim to improve the Internet browsing experience of the users, however the result is diminished performance of the browser and generation of many ads.
PC users should be very cautious when they download and install freeware if they want to avoid the installation of potentially unsafe or unwanted applications. During the download process, they should inspect every step and decline the installation of advertised browser plug-ins.
In order to avoid the installation of any bundled adware, the PC users should choose the Advanced or Custom installation options instead of Quick or Typical options.
BaseFlash Prevention Tips
- Scan the computer using a reliable antivirus program
- Use an antimalware product
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.