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Remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar (Free Guide) - Removal Instructions

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OnlineMapFinder Toolbar – the browser plugin that gets bundled with freeware, so gets silently distributed

Online Map Finder Online Map Finder is the potentially unwanted program that, in most cases, is downloaded without users' permission and immediately triggers changes to the homepage, search engine, new tab, and other preferences on the web browser. Some free download sites and promotional pages also can trick users into installing the useless program. Even though this is not a malicious program, there is no reason to leave it running on the machine.

In this particular case, we want to warn you about OnlineMapFinder Toolbar that is represented as a useful tool and service while it is not giving any value for the user. However, no one mentions that in exchange for any services, you will be prompted to use MyWay search engine (powered by Ask), provided with sponsored links, advertisements, asked to share browsing-related information, and so on.

Questions about OnlineMapFinder Toolbar

Thus, if you have noticed search.myway.com set as your default start page, search provider, and an OnlineMapFinder Toolbar installed on each of your web browsers, you should start worrying about unwanted activities. The particular application might not be malicious or damaging, but there are many third-party involvement issues.[1]

Name OnlineMapFinder
Type  Browser hijacker
Issues  The intruder triggers redirects and affects every online search attempt
Distribution  Freeware bundling and promotional advertisements are the most common methods used to trick people into installing such PUPs
Elimination You need to remove OnlineMapFinder from the system, so the performance can be restored to normal. Make sure to use the anti-malware tool that can find and terminate the PUP completely
Repair To restore affected functions or corrupted files, rely on PC repair tool like ReimageIntego or alternate system optimizer compatible with your OS

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar is closely related to advertisers, commercial content creators, other companies, and set to promote Ask search. Despite the fact that it's still deemed as a legitimate search provider, it should not be used due to the questionable search results. Thus, if you have been intrigued by bogus promises to have quick access to maps all over the globe, probably you already regret installing it.

If the virus gets installed, it may initiate various browser modifications and cause various inconveniences. First of all, it may install a toolbar on each of your web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you need a guide that would explain the Online Map Finder removal process, you can find the instructions below.

OnlineMapFinder virusOnline Map Finder Toolbar is the PUP that gets detected as suspicious or even malicious.

After that, it may corrupt browser settings and set customized Ask search engine (search.myway.com) as a default start page and search engine. Second of all, it may start displaying sponsored search results and deliver lots of sponsored pop-ups. Unfortunately, but OnlineMapFinder Toolbar can make you visit irrelevant websites. As noted on the official page of this toolbar:

You hereby acknowledge and agree that by using an MS Product you may be exposed to Content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable in your community […]
MS Products are exposed to various security issues, and should be regarded as unsecure. By accepting this Agreement, you acknowledge and accept that the MS Products and any information you download or offer to share by means of an MS Product, may be exposed to unauthorized access, interception, corruption, damage or misuse, and should be regarded as insecure. You accept all responsibility for such security risks and any damage resulting therefrom.

That may be unpopular third-party online shops that are trying to increase the number of visitors and buyers. However, that may also be compromised domains that do nothing else but spreads other PUPs or even viruses. You need to remove Online Map Finder as soon as you notice unwanted activities.

OnlineMapFinder ToolbarOnlineMapFinder PUP is the browser extension that gets injected on Chrome, Firefox, Explorer behind your back.

Although Online Map Finder Toolbar add-on is not dangerous on its own, it collaborates with third parties who may display links to unsafe websites. We have analyzed the Privacy Policy that is provided on the official website. The entire Policy is written in regard to MS Products. It is stated that “MS Products are exposed to various security issues, and should be regarded as unsecure.”

Having this in mind, you should be cautious if Online Map Finder Toolbar has already entered your computer. At best, you should take needed actions and remove these suspicious tools from the system right away. For that, you need a proper anti-malware program, so the PUP that triggers all the unwanted symptoms can be terminated properly. Especially, when the tool is detected by some AV tools.[2]

PUPs spread on its own, so you might not be the one that installed the Toolbar

This toolbar is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It does not spread like a virus, malware, spyware, or other severe cyber threat. It can be downloaded from the official website as an individual application or installed from a file-sharing website as a component of a freeware bundle.[3] People often fall for allegations and claims, so the tool gets installed on purpose.

Anyway, it replaces the web browser's settings and starts initiating marketing campaigns immediately after infiltration. If you want to protect your computer from such infections, you have to install free software more attentively, i.e. select Advanced or Custom installation, detect 'optional components', and deselect each of them.

Ways to get rid of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar virus 

You can either install a reliable anti-malware that would check your system thoroughly or rely on yourself and check the system manually. If you need a guide that would explain how to remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar manually, you can find it down below.

However, there are other more reliable methods for OnlineMapFinder removal. Anti-malware tools are the ones that should be used in this case because there are other PUPs that run in the background and trigger issues with your device, the initial drop of the Toolbar, and other apps, browser-based material.

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To remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar, follow these steps:

Get rid of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Windows systems

To remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to OnlineMapFinder Toolbar (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Mac OS X system

Remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for OnlineMapFinder Toolbar-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the OnlineMapFinder Toolbar-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete OnlineMapFinder Toolbar removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the OnlineMapFinder Toolbar-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Delete OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case OnlineMapFinder Toolbar did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete OnlineMapFinder Toolbar removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to OnlineMapFinder Toolbar by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site like OnlineMapFinder Toolbar in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the OnlineMapFinder Toolbar-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete OnlineMapFinder Toolbar removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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  1. Pauline says:
    October 28th, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Useless! It hasnt open none of the maps that I needed. Besides, its true that it OnlineMapFinder Toolbar virus promotes Ask search.

  2. Mark4 says:
    October 29th, 2015 at 4:57 am

    OnlineMapFinder Toolbar promotes ask, nothing else. I hate this search engine and will do my best not to fall for getting into the maze of Mindspark.

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