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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

MyMapsWizard Toolbar

Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. has already developed thousands of different browser plugins and this number is growing every day. MyMapsWizard Toolbar is one of them. At first sight, this browser plugin looks really useful because it promises to enable users to access maps, schedules, a list of local events, and traffic alerts. Even though it might seem to be a perfect application for those that travel a lot, MyMapsWizard Toolbar is not a fully reliable piece of software. It might be especially dangerous if you have downloaded and installed it from some kind of third-party web page or another untrustworthy source. You can, of course, simply delete MyMapsWizard Toolbar just because you do not like how it acts or have not found it useful. We will tell you what you have to do in a more detailed way further in this article. You will also find the manual removal instructions below this article.

This browser plugin is hosted on the IP address. This IP address shows that the origin of MyMapsWizard Toolbar is the United States. It is very likely that this plugin is primarily targeted at users living there; however, people from other countries cannot feel safe either because this software is spread in software bundles and is really prevalent on the web. In fact, there are many other domains hosted on the same server, so we are sure that MyMapsWizard Toolbar is closely associated with a bunch of other browser plugins, e.g. GardeningEnthusiast Toolbar, APlusGamer Toolbar, and 100sOfRecipes Toolbar. There is no doubt that they are all developed by the same company, so it would be best not to allow any of them to slither onto the computer.

The first symptom that you have not managed to protect your system from this suspicious browser plugin is the presence of a toolbar at the top of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. You will also notice its main folder (MyMapsWizard{random letters}) in %PROGRAMFILES% or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%, depending on the version of Windows OS installed on your computer. It has also been observed that this browser plugin creates a bunch of CLSID keys, e.g. {A59FD0FD-1AB4-4CF3-8527-D3FBEF2E92C4} and {DCF0E316-9572-48AA-8132-D3FF172B36C0}. In fact, this makes it a rather unique application.

We cannot consider MyMapsWizard Toolbar a 100% reliable browser plugin because it is often classified as a toolbar-hijacker by many specialists. It is often put into this category because users not only see a toolbar, but also notice that their default search engines and homepages have been replaced by This search engine is not bad; however, there is still a possibility that it is modified and might provide you with the sponsored content, e.g. advertisements and links leading to third-party web pages. On top of that, you might also see commercials at the lower part of Do not click on any of those ads because it is impossible to say where they will take you. You might end up on a good web page; however, there is a huge possibility that you will be taken to an untrustworthy page one day too. It should be also mentioned that MyMapsWizard Toolbar might collect information about users in order to be able to present them with ads. We have managed to find out that it records the following details:

  • IP address
  • Browser type and language and other browser-related information
  • The keyword query
  • Search query text
  • Search results clicked
  • Pages viewed
  • Search history

These are only a few details it is interested in. In addition, it seems that it will also record your name, email address, and telephone number if you enter them yourself willingly. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that it will not disclose this information to third parties.

Of course, it is possible to download MyMapsWizard Toolbar from its official website; however, only a small number of users get this piece of software from this source. In most cases, users install this toolbar after they click on the pop-up that advertises it or download a software bundle from a file-sharing web page. There are different ways how this software is spread; however, you should remove it if it ever manages to sneak onto your computer. You should especially do that if you do not want to use day after day and do not wish to see a toolbar at the top of your browsers.

Unfortunately, it is not very easy to get rid of MyMapsWizard Toolbar. It has been observed that users can only remove the toolbar from Internet Explorer via Control Panel. If they want to erase the toolbar from other browsers and do not see anymore, they need to reset browsers one by one as well. Of course, there is an easier way to take care of this toolbar too. All you need to do is to acquire a reputable security tool (e.g. SpyHunter) and scan the system with it once.

Delete MyMapsWizard Toolbar

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and then open Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the unreliable application.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Tap the Windows key + R simultaneously to launch RUN.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the undesirable program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options and then open the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset.
  4. Check the Delete personal settings box.
  5. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
  4. Click on this button in the dialog box again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and then scroll down.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click on the Reset button.

Remove leftovers

Delete files

  1. Open the Windows Explorer.
  2. Enter %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage into the address bar and tap Enter.
  3. Locate the following files and delete them one by one:
  • http_MyMapsWizard.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal
  • http_MyMapsWizard.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
  • http_MyMapsWizard.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage

Delete registry keys

  1. Tap the Windows key + R simultaneously.
  2. Enter regedit.exe into the box and click OK.
  3. Delete the following keys one after the another (right-click on the registry key and select Delete):
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{1722AFF2-CEA9-406D-BE2D-FC10B5C0495A}
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{5A817E34-009A-40F0-BA59-29DF09D63E17}
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{FF05FBBB-D808-4692-911E-98ACE8F956CE}
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1722AFF2-CEA9-406D-BE2D-FC10B5C0495A}
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5A817E34-009A-40F0-BA59-29DF09D63E17}

Delete CLSID keys

  1. Open the Registry Editor (tap the Windows key + R, enter regedit.exe, and click OK).
  2. Locate the following CLSID keys using Search (tap F3 to enable it): {1BCB1D78-9BE0-4C62-A88C-4EEAF0CFCEF5}, {1FC48AFE-32C6-402B-9742-F5FEB2D9D089},{336C2946-1009-46D5-94A0-E8DDEB9137B9},{48B18AD6-0E2F-4975-A4FA-676372664463},{4F831251-346D-4610-84B9-7EAAE4D16E1F},{61CA1925-C917-4578-AEFC-0BAA34A0EB0F},{6F527DD6-2C4D-4935-B918-913241A6603E},{762E0B5D-4459-4FBB-9BB7-F3DCE7EEEE4E},{8C2DC7AE-2676-420D-B54B-C58FA5CF0CA0},{90585A29-C146-4BBA-B565-58124112DE79},{9A014E37-20B0-4C22-84DE-F00B64CB3B3E},{A7A78F90-C689-4A52-8691-807A7EF71403},{A909BA97-FC65-4C2B-AAEA-F09DF963DF39},{AB1C5655-E800-4A3B-B11E-7FD24B4A0076},{D4D50E28-8C9A-4FCB-8680-D322B9443F38},{DCF0E316-9572-48AA-8132-D3FF172B36C0},{EB955EF0-FC30-4CDA-9A62-DB913833FB67},{EC2319F9-4B91-4283-BFE3-3D7555937779},{FE7FC040-2DA4-40A1-B630-4720B9DA4329}, and {FE94A0EC-CC40-4F12-BE16-BA72868A462A}.
  3. Delete them all (right-click on a CLSID key and select Delete).
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