Remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar— Efficient and Effective Removal Guide

Posted by Britt Duncan - March 5, 2014

How does OnlineMapFinder Toolbar attach itself on your IE/Firefox/Chrome freely? Do you know about any add-on or plug-in that it adds for you? What is this stuff doing in your system? The post here tells you more about this malware and provides you with a helpful removal instruction.

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar Malware Description

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar is regarded as an annoying browser hijacker that brings endless trouble for computer users worldwide. It is invented by cyber crooks to gain illegal benefits. All major web browsers are vulnerable to this computer threat and they suffer unwelcome changes once attacked by OnlineMapFinder Toolbar. Noticeably, the designated homepage is modified to and default search engine is replaced by Ask Web Search. Moreover, when users attempt to make a search on the bogus search engine provided by this malware, all they get are a bunch of sponsored links, online game promotion websites and adult web pages. This troublesome toolbar dispenses a mass of deceptive advertising windows on the infected browsers as well. Those ads are in fact redirect point in disguise. If users recklessly click on any of them, random unsolicited web page pops up instantly.

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar is distributed in many ways, all of which are deceptive. For instance, malware makers bundle it with free video players, music converters, fake Java update package or something like that. Any computer users can encounter this threat unexpectedly if they download and install desirable free programs without careful examination. This toolbar adds various futile add-ons, plug-ins and other extensions on IE/Firefox/Chrome compulsively and creates tons of junk files on them. All affected browsers, as a result, decelerate dramatically, sometimes may even crash down. Needless to say, OnlineMapFinder Toolbar should be eliminated at an early date. If any user has difficulty in uninstalling this pesky malware, please refer to the step-by-step tutorial below.

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OnlineMapFinder Toolbar virus Screeshot :

Damage of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar :

1. It changes system registry settings and activates itself on Windows start-up;
2. It changes default home page and search engine to unfamiliar websites without approval;
3. It injects sponsored search results, redirects visits to unrelated sites and displays ads;
4. It records online activities and collects important information especially the credit card data;
5. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware;
6. It slows down the whole PC performance.

Manually Get Rid of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar Virus

According to our research, we found that OnlineMapFinder Toolbar redirect is caused by OnlineMapFinder Toolbar toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And OnlineMapFinder Toolbar toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing OnlineMapFinder Toolbar virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting OnlineMapFinder Toolbar malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable OnlineMapFinder Toolbar toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling OnlineMapFinder Toolbar toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go through the following steps if you want to completely get rid of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\“[ OnlineMapFinder Toolbar].exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\[random name]

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar malware

%appadata% OnlineMapFinder Toolbar
%appadata% random.exe

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that OnlineMapFinder Toolbar virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not guarantee a thorough removal of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar virus.

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TESTED:  20 Mar