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Remove BaseFlash from Your Computer

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.
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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

If you want to remove BaseFlash from your computer permanently follow the steps provided below.
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1. Remove/Uninstall BaseFlash

1. Remove/Uninstall BaseFlash in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall BaseFlash.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove BaseFlash from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select BaseFlash and click “Remove

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    After BaseFlash is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate BaseFlash and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After BaseFlash is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select BaseFlash to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After BaseFlash has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on BaseFlash
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall BaseFlash. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the BaseFlash will be removed.

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    3. Remove BaseFlash automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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