MyMapsExpress Removal Tool And Guide – Browser Hijacker

What Is MyMapsExpress?

MyMapsExpress is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker which monitors of your browsing activity. It claims to provide public transport schedules, and allows users to find driving directions. It also offers other similar map-related features but it is not more than a browser hijacker.

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MyMapsExpress Toolbar is not an infection, but rather an undesirable program which installs on your PC without your consent. The program is created by an organization called Mindspark Interactive Network. These Toolbars claim to be useful. It claims to deliver all kinds of handy information, such as the traffic, current weather, pdf converter tools etc. but in reality this toolbar is an ad infected browser extension or browser hijacker.

 Targeted browsers:

  1. Google Chrome
  2. Mozilla Firefox
  3. Internet Explorer

How does MyMapsExpress install on your system?

  1. Bundling: it get install on your by sneaking in through the freeware and shareware.
  2. Spam emails: The modest way to get this infection on your system is when the user carelessly clicks on any attachment which come with spam emails.
  3. Most adult content sites make heavy use of Flash, so try to limit your visits to those as much as possible and only trust well known site otherwise.
  4. Through torrent file: it contain fake download button.
  5. By infected USB drives.
  6. Drive by download: it begin by visiting web page or viewing HTML e mail messages.

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Detected behaviors:

  1. Changes your default search engine
  2. Changes your home page
  3. Once you get infected with this virus, it will display malicious advertisements, banners, embedded texts, hyperlinks, infected pop-ups and online promotional contents which you visit on the browser.
  4. Alters your system settings.
  5. Slow down your browsing activity.
  6. Freezes your system.
  7. No apparent reason for sudden shut down.
  8. It collects and tracks your sensitive information and data like IP addresses, browsing history, geo-locations, passwords, etc.
  9. It will make your system sluggish.

How to remove MyMapsExpress?

Method-Automatic: Using MyMapsExpress Removal Tool
Method-Manual: Remove Manually.

Automatic Removal Steps:

  1. Download MyMapsExpress RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
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  2. As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.

    NOTE: You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.

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  3. Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.
  4. A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
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  5. Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
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  6. To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.

    NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.

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  7. A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.

How to remove MyMapsExpress Manually?

chromeGoogle Chrome

Steps to remove MyMapsExpress from Google Chrome:

  1. Press window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box which appears, type this path: ‘%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data‘.
  3. Search for Default folder and then Extensions
  4. Delete the folder that would be named “aggobjdbghchcnapfoplmgekgjipjlke
  5. Go back to Google Chrome.
  6. Now go to Menu > More Tools > Extensions.
  7. Delete the extension named ‘MyMapsExpress’.

mozillaMozilla Firefox

Steps to remove ‘MyMapsExpress’ from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Press window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box, type this path: ‘%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles ‘.
  3. Click on the folder with ‘.default’ appended in the folder name. For e.g.: ‘e6x5wbsb.default‘.
  4. In this folder, delete ‘json. mozlz4‘.
  5. In the same folder, click on ‘Extensions’ folder and delete the file named “_jjMembers_@www.onlineroutefinder.com
  6. Set your favorite homepage.
  7. Now restart your browser.

IEInternet Explorer

Steps to remove ‘MyMapsExpress’ from Internet Explorer:

  1. Go to Tools tab on your Internet Explorer and select Manage add-ons tab.
  2. Select the option of ‘Toolbar and Extension’ and then delete the unwanted extension from there.
  3. In the other option ‘Search providers’. You can manage your search engine manually.
  4. Select the search engine and click set as default option according to your favorite one.
  5. If you are not able to change the settings from with the above steps. Click on Tool option >Internet Option >Advanced>Reset
  6. From this you can reset your browser such as default settings

Tips to Prevent MyMapsExpress From Infecting Your System:

  1. Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
  2. Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
  3. Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
  4. Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
  5. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.
  6. Install a powerful ad-blocker for Chrome, Mozilla and IE.

 

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