Do you think that a third-party application could provide access to all maps all over the world, help avoid traffic jams, inform you about time zones, and provide other useful services for free? Then you are very naïve. In this particular case, we want to warn you about OnlineMapFinder Toolbar that is represented just like we have just said. 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. 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.
So, what should I know about OnlineMapFinder Toolbar?
First of all, we would like to highlight the fact that OnlineMapFinder Toolbar is closely related to third parties 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 a quick access to maps all over the globe, probably you already regret installing it.
If OnlineMapFinder Toolbar gets installed, it may initiate various browser’s modifications and cause various inconveniences. First of all, it may install a toolbar on each of your web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. After that, it may corrupt browser’s 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 ths 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 virus.
Why does OnlineMapFinder Toolbar installation is not recommended?
I haven’t installed this toolbar. How does it spread?
OnlineMapFinder 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. Anyway, it replaces web browser’s settings and starts initiating marketing campaigns. If you want to protect your computer from OnlineMapFinder Toolbar, you have to install free software more attentively, i.e. select Advanced or Custom installation, detect ‘optional components’ and deselect each of them. If you need a guide that would explain how to remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar, you can find it in the Page2.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
What can I do to get rid of this PUP?
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:
- Uninstall programs that are related to OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (OnlineMapFinder Toolbar, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.