How to Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar? (Malicious Toolbar Removal Guide)

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How to Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar? (Malicious Toolbar Removal Guide)

Postby Autumn » 2013-01-15 4:05


If you find a program named MapsGalaxy Toolbar installs on your computer under your inadvertent incorrectness, then you may need to remove it thoroughly to ensure your security online. This post provides you with the best way to remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar browser add-on. Learn more here and be safe online in future.

What is MapsGalaxy Toolbar?

MapsGalaxy Toolbar toolbar is a browser add-on which enhances uses' browsing experience by showing maps, traffic conditions and directions. This browser add-on can install itself on your Internet browsers like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

A screenshot of MapsGalaxy Toolbar

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MapsGalaxy Toolbar is a useful toolbar that can help users a lot. It's not the sense, however, if MapsGalaxy Toolbar install itself on your computer bundled with other third-parties freeware. In such case, MapsGalaxy Toolbar toolbar may redirect your default homepage to home.mywebsearch.com and may also lead to privacy violations, unwanted software installation and malware infections. Every time you install a free software you should closely inspect every installation step for clues of changing your Internet browsers homepage, default search engine or installation of additional browser add-ons. Be safe online.

If you find MapsGalaxy Toolbar toolbar installs itself on your PC without your permission, please refer to the following removal guide to solve your problem. Read more.


MapsGalaxy Toolbar Toolbar Removal Guide:


Step 1 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from control panel
    Option 1 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from control panel manually
    Option 2 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller

Step 2 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from browser and repair browser
    Option 1 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from browser and repair browser manually
    Option 2 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from browser and repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Step 3 Scan malware infecting computer system using Anvi Smart Defender

(Important Step: MapsGalaxy Toolbar is able to open the door for other malicious infections. it is necessary for you to perform a full scan using an antivirus program-Anvi Smart Defender, so as to make sure the nonexistence of other malware. Otherwise, your computer is still in risk even through removing MapsGalaxy Toolbar.)

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Step 1 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from control panel

:idea: Option 1 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from control panel manually

Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
Charms bar> Settings>Control Panel>Uninstall a program
Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar and other unknown programs.

Windows XP
Start> Settings> Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs>Programs and Features
Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar and other unknown programs.

Windows 7/Vista
Start>Control Panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features
Uninstall MapsGalaxy Toolbar and other unknown programs.

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:idea: Option 2 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller

You can make full use of Anvi Uninstaller-a small free tool that is available in Cloud System Booster’s Toolbox to find and remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar related program easily and quickly.

Anvi Uninstaller can help you find the programs installed on your computer conveniently and quickly. Through Anvi Uninstaller, users can quickly scan the recently installed programs and uninstall the unwanted programs conveniently.

1 Download and install Anvi Uninstaller

2 Scan out the installed programs

3 Find and remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar related program.

Select the MapsGalaxy Toolbar and other unknown programs, and click on Uninstall.

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Note: To undo changes if something expected happened, Anvi Uninstaller will create a system restore point for you before uninstalling a program. It may take long time to back up all the files of your computer. If you don’t want to create a system restore point and just want to remove a program quickly, you can skip this step.

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Step 2 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from browser and repair browser

:idea: Option 1 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from browser and repair browser manually

Internet Explorer

1 Reset homepage

Tools> Internet Options> General >Remove home.tb.ask.com>Apply.

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2 Tools (gear icon for Windows XP users)>Manage add-ons>Toolbars and Extensions

Disable the MapsGalaxy Toolbar related extensions and any other unknown add-ons.

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3 Tools (gear icon for Windows XP users)>Manage add-ons>Search Providers

Remove the Ask Web Search by setting the Bing search engine or Google search engine as a default search engine.

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Mozilla Firefox

1. Reset homepage

Firefox (tools)>Options> Options> General<Remove home.tb.ask.com>OK.

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2 Firefox (tools)>add-ons>Extension tab

Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar related extensions.

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3 Firefox (tools)>add-ons>Plugins

Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar related plugins.

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4 Go to Navigation Toolbar > click on the Manage search engines > find Ask web search> Remove it then click on the OK button to save the changes.

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Google Chrome

1.Chrome menu>Tools> Extensions.

Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar related extensions

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2 Remove home.tb.ask.com from the Startup pages of Chrome.

Click on the Chrome menu > tools>Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the home.tb.ask.com and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.

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3 Remove home.tb.ask.com from the homepage.

Click on Settings> In Appearance section click Change

Remove home.tb.ask.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.

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4 Change default search provider and remove home.tb.ask.com from the search engines list.

Click on the Chrome menu> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove home.tb.ask.com from the list.

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:idea: Option 2 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from browser and repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Anvi Slim Toolbar is designed to protect and repair browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome from malicious toolbars. Users are easily captured by useless or even malicious toolbars and add-ons while installing freeware or shareware. This nice program can keep your internet browsers safe and healthy and help you conveniently and quickly remove unwanted add-on/toolbar/extension/plugin installed on. In addition, it also can repair the changed homepages and search engines of browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome back to their default homepages and search engines. Anvi Slim Toolbar deserves your own.

1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar

Official site: http://www.anvisoft.com/slim-toolbar.html

2 Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar related extensions

2.1 Open the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.

2.2 Select MapsGalaxy Toolbar related extensions of the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.

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3 Repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

3.1 After removing the MapsGalaxy related extensions, click on Back, and go to Browser Repair.

3.2 Choose the browser which you want to repair. Under Homepage Settings, check Customize Homage, type the URL you want such as http://www.google.com into the box, under the Search Engine Settings, choose one search engine listed in pull-down menu, and finally click Repair.

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Step 3 Scan malware infecting computer system using Anvi Smart Defender


Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.

1 Download and Install Anvi Smart Defender

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2 Perform full scan and remove threats once and for all.

Click on the second tab labeled Scan, find full scan option and hit Scan button to perform a full system scan.

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3 After full scan, the scan results are displayed. Click on View Details to see detailed results and click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your system.

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BTW, if you choose the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender, AD blocker capable of effectively blocking malicious advertisements and fishing websites is available for you. Compared with free version, the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender increases the functions of Web Guard, Behavior Guard, USB guard and Adware Guard, which prevents you from computer viruses in all directions.

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Tips for Cleaning invalid registry entries and leftovers

Some computer users report that MapsGalaxy Toolbar keeps coming back after they remove it from their computer. The reason why it always takes a comeback is that the caches and junks left by MapsGalaxy Toolbar is able to revive MapsGalaxy Toolbar. Therefore, it is necessary for you to clean add-ons as well as caches and leftovers of MapsGalaxy Toolbar.

After removing MapsGalaxy Toolbar, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Official site: http://www.anvisoft.com/cloud-system-booster.html

2. Run the Cloud System Booster

Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.

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Over time and registry junked-up, computer becomes slower and slower. When systematic natural resources are gobbled up gradually, computer users need to clean the junk files so as to keep their computers running at optimum performance.

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