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.
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.
Symptoms of MapsGalaxy Toolbar infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for MapsGalaxy Toolbar threat removal and it is easy to use.
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.