- Connects to the internet without permission
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.mymapsxp.com may look like a useful tool that offers “the best and most accurate driving directions on the web.” These are rather brave words for a useless and potentially harmful tool that simply provides easy-access links to major map services, such as Google Maps, Mapquest, and Yahoo Maps. Its search function has also been found questionable. Search.mymapsxp.com may change your browsing settings without your knowledge; therefore, it has been categorized as a browser hijacker. Practically, this is a completely worthless application that may only raise system security issues and, of course, money for its developers via sponsored links that might be hidden among the normal search results. You need to be cautious if this hijacker appears in your browsers out of nowhere, because it may mean that there are other infections present as well. In order to understand the potential dangers and how to remove search.mymapsxp.com from your system, please read on.
This browser hijacker can be downloaded and installed from its official website, mymapsxp.com, but you will not get a reliable and functioning application as expected. What is worse, this hijacker can also enter your system in free software packages containing malicious software. In this case you might have more problems than you can handle. A bunch of infections can easily cause a lot of damage to your system, your stored files, or even get hold of personally identifiable information and share this with third parties. You can usually stay clean of malign bundles if you do not navigate to suspicious torrent sites or freeware hosting websites. It is also possible to decline the installation of unwanted tools and programs in the installation wizard, although these are often misleading purposefully in order to make sure that the whole package gets installed. Inexperienced users prefer to get the job done quickly and install the newly acquired freeware without a second thought. This is how most get infected with all kinds of malware applications. If you want to be sure that your system is clean, you need to run a system scan after deleting search.mymapsxp.com.
Search.mymapsxp.com browser hijacker offers free driving directions, street maps, local traffic conditions, aerial, satellite street views, and more. Unfortunately, it simply provides quick links on a toolbar to access third-party services by majors map service providers. Your search queries – after being recorded – get redirected to a third-party search engine, such as Yahoo!. However, this hijacker might hide customized sponsored links and advertisements in modified search result pages. Clicking on these might redirect you to potentially dangerous websites. You might get more malware infections simply by visiting such a site. But if you are unlucky, you might end up on a fake online shopping site where you might be tricked into disclosing your personal details or banking data. Cyber criminals can exploit these and commit a variety of online frauds. If you want to prevent such things from happening, you should remove search.mymapsxp.com now.
Unfortunately, the uninstaller of this browser hijacker will only restore Internet Explorer. You need to manually reset Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome in order to set the default settings. If you are not an experienced user, please use our guide below to make sure you get rid of search.mymapsxp.com entirely. Do not forget about the other infections that may have come with this hijacker. The easiest way to take care of those is to use a reliable antimalware tool that will detect and eliminate all the existing threats. Keep in mind that for full-time protection, you need to keep the security tool updated and active.
How to remove search.mymapsxp.com from Windows
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Reset your browsers