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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Mapmywayfree Toolbar

Mapmywayfree Toolbar is a suspicious browser extension that falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Our researchers came to such decision after testing the application. To be more precise, they found out the software could change user’s default browser settings and even show unreliable third-party advertising material. Both of these qualities might be considered as undesirable or even potentially dangerous. Therefore, we do not recommend keeping Mapmywayfree Toolbar installed if you do not want to risk endangering your computer accidentally. To get rid of it manually users could follow the instructions we will place at the end of this article. Another way to make sure the potentially unwanted program leaves your system is scanning it with a reliable antimalware tool. However, if you want to find out more about the application before deciding on how to erase it, we recommend reading the article first.

At the moment, Mapmywayfree Toolbar is available on Chrome Web Store page where it can be downloaded by Google Chrome users. We did not notice it on sites offering plugins for Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer users, which is why our researchers think it might be possible the potentially unwanted program might be spread through bundled setup files, pop-ups or other ads, and so on. This would mean to avoid installing such untrustworthy software in the future you should watch out for programs offered on unreliable web pages, such as pirated software on torrent sites or freeware from unknown developers. In other words, it is essential to both make sure the chosen tool is safe and to pick a reliable source to acquire it. If you cannot tell whether the application is secure or not yourself, you could look for expert reviews, user ratings, information on the tool’s developers, etc. As for sites to download installers, it is always best to go to the chosen program’s official website once you confirm it can be trusted.

According to the description provided on Chrome Web Store page, Mapmywayfree Toolbar can help users “Find bus fares, subway maps, train routes, car service and car rentals – all from one convenient place!” It is not exactly true because while the application may provide search fields to find directions, the website it places as the user’s default search engine or homepage does not provide any directions itself. After filling the direction’s search fields, the user might be redirected to another site that can provide the needed information. Needless to say, you could bookmark and visit such site to get the needed information which makes installing this doubtful extension unnecessary. As for the other links provided by the potentially unwanted program; again they may redirect to various web pages you could bookmark too. So while the application might make it easier to find information about bus timetables, get directions, and so on, it does not look like it provides it in “one convenient place” since it can be found on different web pages.

Another thing we noticed about the potentially unwanted program as we tested it was Mapmywayfree Toolbar may change user’s search engine or homepage with a particular website. Our researchers say it is a search engine called What users should know about it is it is possible it could display modified results or in other words results injected with third-party advertising content. Unfortunately, such material may come from various unknown sources, which is why interaction with it might be risky. For example, users could get redirected to sites showing fictitious lotteries, asking to install fake updates or other potentially unwanted programs, etc.

Naturally, given Mapmywayfree Toolbar could encourage users surf the Internet with an unreliable search engine and it does not appear to be as useful as its description might say, we recommend erasing it. If you do not think the potentially unwanted program is worthy of your trust either, we advise you to delete it at once while following the instructions located at the end of this article or a reliable antimalware tool of your choice.

Eliminate Mapmywayfree Toolbar

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press ALT+F.
  3. Pick More tools and click on Extensions.
  4. Find Mapmywayfree Toolbar.
  5. Click the Remove button near it.
  6. Select Remove.
  7. Close the browser.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+A.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Find the potentially unwanted program.
  5. Select it and click Remove.
  6. Restart the browser.

Erase Mapmywayfree Toolbar from Internet Explorer

Windows 8 & Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel.
  2. Click OK to access the tool.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Click the unwanted program and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Press Uninstall a program.
  4. Mark the suspicious extension and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Access Control Panel.
  3. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select MapMyWayFree Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab and choose Uninstall.
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