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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Changes default search engine

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar

Before you install a new toolbar onto your computer you should stop and think whether you really need it. In case of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar, we strongly recommend against installing the application. It is a browser extension that is supposed to help search detailed maps and traffic conditions, but it is a part of an extensive family of Mindspark toolbars that are often considered potentially unwanted applications. Thus, if you have this application on your computer, you should remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and then scan your PC for other potential threats that might be hiding in the depths of the system.

That is not to say that OnlineMapFinder Toolbar infects your computer on purposes. It is not a computer infection, because the application requires your permission to be installed on the computer. What is more, some users may treat this plug-in as a browser hijacker, because it changes the default home page and search provider, but the truth is that you are asked whether you want your browser settings modified or not during the installation. If you miss this step, your default home page and search engine are changed to Ask.com.

It is a feature common to all browser extensions developed by Mindspark. Therefore, although OnlineMapFinder Toolbar may have a different purpose, technically it is very similar to Zwinky Toolbar, MyScrapNook Toolbar, Filmfanatic Toolbar and many other applications from the same family. Security research suggests that users may download the toolbar at onelinemapfinder.com. Nevertheless, based on the behavior of previously released add-ons, it is possible for OnlineMapFinder Toolbar to arrive bundled with freeware as well.

Disregarding how you go through the installation process, eventually the application adds an extension on your browser, and if you have Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox set as your default browser, you will have to remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar manually via browser’s settings. Control Panel removal works for Internet Explorer only.

The main reason why you should remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar is not because it is a dangerous computer threat, but because the plug-in is highly vulnerable to third party exploitation. Not to mention that the Ask.com search engine it uses has been discontinued over 3 years ago. Since it is no longer supported by its developer, you can never know what kind of websites you could be exposed to via OnlineMapFinder Toolbar.

Make use of the removal instructions below to delete OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and then invest in a licensed antispyware tool that would help you determine and terminate all the other potentially unwanted applications that are bound to be present on your computer. For any further questions, do not hesitate to leave a comment.

Uninstall OnlineMapFinder Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Wait for Charm bar to appear and click Settings.
  3. Go to Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
  4. Highlight OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove OnlineMapFinder.

Windows XP

  1. Press Start menu button and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall OnlineMapFinder.

Restore browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Go to Search providers on the left.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove Ask.com.
  4. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  5. Open General tab and change your home page address. Press OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and go to Add-ons.
  2. Disable and remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Extensions.
  3. Click search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  5. Remove Ask.com from the list and click OK.
  6. Press Firefox button and click Options.
  7. Change your homepage under General tab and click OK.
  8. Restart the browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools. Go to Extensions.
  2. Remove of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from the list.
  3. Click Settings on the left.
  4. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  5. Click Set pages, remove Ask.com, enter a new homepage address and click OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Set a new default search engine, delete Ask.com and press Done.
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How to manually remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar

Files associated with OnlineMapFinder Toolbar infection:

OnlineMapFinder.exe

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar processes to kill:

OnlineMapFinder.exe
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Comments

  1. John Carew May 29, 2015

    when I go to remove onlinemapfinder it is not on the list of installed programs. I have windows8

  2. sylvester Oliver Nov 24, 2015

    It's in the way of what else I need to do. Its a pain.

  3. rich Dec 2, 2016

    do not want

  4. John Bertacco Sep 28, 2017

    I have OnLineMapfinder - makes things harder - will try to remove

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