MyMapsWizard Toolbar

What is MyMapsWizard Toolbar?

MyMapsWizard Toolbar is a browser plugin that promises to help users find and access maps, schedules, local events, subway maps, traffic information, and other useful stuff on the web. It seems that this toolbar is mainly created for those who travel a lot. If you are one of them and need all the information in one place, you should not install MyMapsWizard Toolbar on your computer by any means. This Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. product is not very useful even though it says so. Unfortunately, we cannot call it trustworthy either. Therefore, we highly recommend that you delete MyMapsWizard Toolbar from the system and install another more beneficial application instead of it. It is not very easy to get rid of this browser plugin. Besides, it is known that it will set itself on all the browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.testtest

What does MyMapsWizard Toolbar do?

MyMapsWizard Toolbar does not differ much from other reliable toolbars, so many users do not even suspect that it is rather dangerous to keep this software installed. Of course, MyMapsWizard Toolbar is not that dangerous as ransomware or Trojans; however, it might still expose users to potential threats. For example, we do not know whether buttons installed on it will really take users to decent web pages. On top of that, specialists have noticed that this browser plugin is going to set ask.com search engine without direct permission. Even though ask.com is not considered a bad search engine, we cannot trust it when it travels together with MyMapsWizard Toolbar. According to the researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com, there is a very huge possibility that this search engine will provide users with sponsored links and advertisements (they are usually visible on its start page) because it is modified by the creator of the toolbar. This means that you might not find the relevant information on the web or it will take much longer to do that. You might also be taken to an untrustworthy web page full of malicious software one day if you keep clicking on ads you see on the start page of ask.com.

It is advisable to delete MyMapsWizard Toolbar also because this browser plugin will collect information about users. In addition, third parties that provide advertisements for users might also gather personal information, e.g. address, telephone number, name, and surname. Luckily, MyMapsWizard Toolbar itself is primarily interested in non-personally identifiable information. Researchers have found out that it gathers such details as IP address, browser type and language, keywords, search results clicked, search history, the websites visited, the time spent on them, and the like. Actually, all browser plugins that belong to Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. act in a very similar manner. We are sure that there are thousands of similar toolbars released because we have found a number of other domains hosted on 74.113.233.180 IP (the server MyMapsWizard Toolbar is hosted on). Believe us; they might enter systems without permission, so it is a must to be careful.

Yes, toolbars developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. usually have their official websites; however, only a small number of users download this program from there because this browser plugin is often spread in software bundles. They might come with all kinds of untrustworthy programs, so we highly recommend that you check your system’s condition too if you have a Mindspark plugin on board. You can do that by scanning your PC with a diagnostic tool which you will get after clicking on the Download button placed below this article. If this tool detects other unreliable programs on your PC, make sure that you get rid of them as well ASAP.

How can I remove MyMapsWizard Toolbar?

If you use Internet Explorer, you can remove MyMapsWizard Toolbar via Control Panel; however, if you have other browsers installed on your computer too, you will have to take care of them separately. There is only one way to delete this toolbar from them – erase extensions that have been added. After doing that, you will also have to take care of ask.com and leftovers. We hope that our instructions will help you to do that. If not, scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. It will make your system clean.

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/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the untrustworthy program and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch RUN (tap the Windows key + R).
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the application and click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

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

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button again.

Delete leftovers

Files and registry keys

  1. Open the Windows Explorer.
  2. Enter %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage in the address bar and tap Enter.
  3. Locate http_MyMapsWizard.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal, http_MyMapsWizard.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage, and http_MyMapsWizard.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage files and delete them one by one.
  4. Launch RUN (tap the Windows key + R).
  5. Enter regedit and click OK.
  6. Find and remove the following registry keys (right-click on the key and select Delete):

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{FF05FBBB-D808-4692-911E-98ACE8F956CE}
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{FF05FBBB-D808-4692-911E-98ACE8F956CE}
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5A817E34-009A-40F0-BA59-29DF09D63E17}
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{5A817E34-009A-40F0-BA59-29DF09D63E17}
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1722AFF2-CEA9-406D-BE2D-FC10B5C0495A}
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{1722AFF2-CEA9-406D-BE2D-FC10B5C0495A}
CLSID keys

  1. Launch RUN and tap F3 on your keyboard.
  2. Find CLSID keys (see below) and erase them one after the other:

{6F527DD6-2C4D-4935-B918-913241A6603E}
{61CA1925-C917-4578-AEFC-0BAA34A0EB0F}
{AB1C5655-E800-4A3B-B11E-7FD24B4A0076}
{9A014E37-20B0-4C22-84DE-F00B64CB3B3E}
{762E0B5D-4459-4FBB-9BB7-F3DCE7EEEE4E}
{90585A29-C146-4BBA-B565-58124112DE79}
{336C2946-1009-46D5-94A0-E8DDEB9137B9}
{1BCB1D78-9BE0-4C62-A88C-4EEAF0CFCEF5}
{EB955EF0-FC30-4CDA-9A62-DB913833FB67}
{A909BA97-FC65-4C2B-AAEA-F09DF963DF39}
{D4D50E28-8C9A-4FCB-8680-D322B9443F38}
{FE7FC040-2DA4-40A1-B630-4720B9DA4329}
{DCF0E316-9572-48AA-8132-D3FF172B36C0}
{4F831251-346D-4610-84B9-7EAAE4D16E1F}
{A7A78F90-C689-4A52-8691-807A7EF71403}
{FE94A0EC-CC40-4F12-BE16-BA72868A462A}
{1FC48AFE-32C6-402B-9742-F5FEB2D9D089}
{8C2DC7AE-2676-420D-B54B-C58FA5CF0CA0}
{48B18AD6-0E2F-4975-A4FA-676372664463}
{EC2319F9-4B91-4283-BFE3-3D7555937779}
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