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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

MapsGalaxy Toolbar

With the development of technologies people do not need to remember that much nowadays, especially when it comes to finding their way around places. MapsGalaxy Toolbar sounds like one of those new tools that allows you to find places sooner and more efficient than before. Unfortunately, that is not exactly the case, as many users report this toolbar useless, and in most cases it is even considered a potentially unwanted program. Thus, if you need a good maps application, better remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from your computer right now and then scan your PC for other possible threats.

This toolbar is created by Mindspark Interactive Network that is responsible for a list of other highly questionable browser plugins, including Zwinky Toolbar and RadioRage Toolbar. The plugin in question can be downloaded at, and it is promoted with a slogan: Go anywhere with our Free Maps & Directions. The toolbar is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. If you install the full version of the plugin, you may also change your default home page and search engine to Ask Search ( and

Originally, Ask Search is part of the search engine family that belonged to web search engine company. However, the company announced that they abandoned the search industry back in 2010, so whoever is making use of the domain right now, bundling it with MapsGalaxy Toolbar, it is very likely that the person or a group of people are not related to at all.

Some users think that MapsGalaxy Toolbar is a malicious infection, because to their mind it pops up on their browsers unexpectedly. Nevertheless, the plugin DOES inform users about the oncoming installation, no matter whether you download it from the official or a third party website. Hence, if you were not planning to install MapsGalaxy Toolbar and it still appears on your browser, it means that the add-on came bundled with a shareware application, downloaded from a third party, and you simply were not attentive enough while installing that application.

Users are encouraged to remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from their computers, because this plugin and the search engine in particular could be exploited by cyber criminals to distribute malware. Deleting the add-on will definitely protect you from various security risks, so do not hesitate to get rid of MapsGalaxy Toolbar as soon as possible.

Manual MapsGalaxy Toolbar Removal

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove MapsGalaxy Firefox Toolbar & MapsGalaxy Internet Explorer Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove MapsGalaxy Firefox Toolbar & MapsGalaxy Internet Explorer Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall MapsGalaxy Firefox Toolbar & MapsGalaxy Internet Explorer Toolbar.

Restore browser settings

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and navigate to Help.
  2. Press Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  4. Press Reset Firefox again and click Finish when the reset is complete.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and press Reset once more.
  4. When the reset is complete, click Close.

After manual removal you should scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner, because some residual files are bound to be left in your system, and it is for the best to remove all the unwanted applications in a go. Do invest in a reliable computer security application to safeguard your system from dangerous infections and other intruders.

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  1. Jean Cholak Jul 10, 2014

    What a bunch of crap you are!!!!!!

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