How to remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer (Adware Removal Guide)

MapsGalaxy Toolbar and browser extension are malicious programs developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, already known developer of Home.wallpaper.myway.com browser hijacker and other programs with bad reputation. MapsGalaxy Toolbar is able to change user’s web browser settings without user’s permission. It may set some sponsored default homepage and ask.com search engine. MapsGalaxy Toolbar is not a virus, however it can be dangerous by redirecting users to sponsored websites and displaying numerous pop-up ads, banners and other types of advertisements that may be intrusive and will affect user’s browsing experience.

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MapsGalaxy Toolbar can be downloaded from its official website and from Chrome Store. It is advertised as a useful program that can provide users with local maps, traffic situation, route planning and other features that can be easily accessed after installing MapsGalaxy browser extension into Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. All of the described features are really presented in the MapsGalaxy software, however the negative impact that this program does on the system is not worth the installation. MapsGalaxy Toolbar can easily manipulate with infected users by redirecting them to sponsored websites. Also, this adware can add or remove other browser extensions, change default and favorite pages. The program is able to monitor user’s Internet behavior and collect personal data such as search queries and browsing history. Afterwards, the information will be transferred to the third party. We do not know for sure about what exactly MapsGalaxy adware may collect, but it is able to collect even user’s logins and passwords, emails and any other information that user inputs during web browsing. Do you really want to risk to expose your private information to somebody else? I doubt that, that’s why you better uninstall MapsGalaxy Toolbar and extensions from your computer, before it’s too late.

As was mentioned before, MapsGalaxy Toolbar can be downloaded from its official website and the extension from Chrome Store, however most of the times it is getting into victim’s computer together with freeware downloads. By bundling with freeware installer, MapsGalaxy adware is able to invade the system without user’s knowledge. Using various deceptive techniques of distribution MapsGalaxy adware is able to infect users and make profits by running various affiliate programs including PPC (Pay Per Click) and PPI (Pay Per Install). The first one brings money to the developer when the infected users are being redirected to sponsored websites, the other one is more dangerous. The adware developers are providing infected users with fake security alerts or update notifications and when user installs those sponsored programs, which are most often adware, spyware or malware, they are making profits. If you don’t want to get involved you should immediately remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from your computer. By following our removal instructions written below, you will be able to easily remove MapsGalaxy adware from your PC. You can also download our automatic removal tool and scan your computer for MapsGalaxy adware and other threats and remove them all afterwards.

MapsGalaxy Toolbar Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for MapsGalaxy Toolbar

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Manual Removal Instruction for MapsGalaxy Toolbar

Step 1
UNINSTALL MAPSGALAXY TOOLBAR AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    MapsGalaxy Toolbar remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    MapsGalaxy Toolbar remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall MapsGalaxy Toolbar and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the MapsGalaxy Toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    MapsGalaxy Toolbar remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE MAPSGALAXY TOOLBAR FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the MapsGalaxy Toolbar and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled MapsGalaxy Toolbar completely.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select MapsGalaxy Toolbar and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar completely.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the MapsGalaxy Toolbar and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar completely.
  • Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL MAPSGALAXY TOOLBAR REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the MAPSGALAXY TOOLBAR and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 11/18/2015 05:41 PM;