- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If your homepage has been changed to Home.mapsnt.com, and, as a consequence, it is the first thing you see when you open any of your browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome), it is very likely that they have all been hijacked. Polarity Technologies Ltd. has developed a number of browser hijackers – they are all created using the same template. As a consequence, it did not take long for specialists at pcthreat.com to realize that Home.mapsnt.com is one of them. We have to admit that it does look like a legitimate search provider that can be trusted, but the truth is that it cannot. It might even bring you problems if you use it as your default search tool. Therefore, we recommend that you replace this search engine with another legitimate search tool as soon as possible. It should not be very hard to get rid of it, but you could not remove it from your browsers like an ordinary program, i.e. through Control Panel. Continue reading this report to find out how you can eliminate the undesirable search tool set on your browsers without your knowledge.
Home.mapsnt.com is almost identical to Search.searchlttrn.com, Search.youremailnow.com, and Search.yourpackagesnow.com, so it has turned out quickly that it is not one of the legitimate search providers. As research conducted by our experienced specialists has shown, the biggest drawback of this search tool is that it shows untrustworthy search results to users. Specifically speaking, users might be provided with the modified search results that only drive traffic to third-party websites and do not contain any information users are searching for. Theoretically, links opening untrustworthy websites might be provided to you as search results too after you enter a search query, so you should be very cautious if you are not going to stop using Home.mapsnt.com as your default search tool. Unfortunately, it might be impossible to recognize all modified search results, so if you want to be sure that you cannot end up on a dubious page, you should not use this search tool at all. Of course, it is not the only reason our specialists suggest that you get rid of it ASAP. It has also turned out that this search tool might record personally-identifiable information if users insert it into its search box. All these personal details are recorded automatically together with other search queries. Of course, these are not the only details this search tool collects. It gathers a bunch of other non-personally identifiable details as well, for example, your geographic location, your operating system type, the type of browser you are using, your IP address, etc. You cannot change the way it acts, but you are the one who can decide whether or not it can stay set on your browsers. If you cannot decide what to do, you should do as our security specialists say – remove Home.mapsnt.com mercilessly.
As you already know, the sudden appearance of Home.mapsnt.com suggests that the browser hijacker has slithered onto your computer successfully. These infections are often spread bundled, which explains why so many users do not notice how and when they show up on their computers. Specialists suspect that the Home.mapsnt.com browser hijacker is no exception. According to them, it is very likely that it usually travels together with programs users download from such websites as filewin.com and malavida.es. If you downloaded software from the web before discovering your browsers’ settings altered, there is basically no doubt that you installed the browser hijacker next to that program. We do not say that you can no longer download programs from the web, but you should first install security software on your PC so that new threats could not enter your system illegally.
You should remove Home.mapsnt.com from all affected browsers as fast as you can because this search tool might expose you to potential threats. It can do that by taking you to untrustworthy websites. The easiest way to eliminate the undesirable search tool from browsers without the special tool is to reset them to default settings. Alternatively, Home.mapsnt.com can be removed from browsers automatically. You just need to acquire a powerful antimalware tool and then scan your system with it.