I wrote this article to help you remove MapsVoyage Virus. This MapsVoyage Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
MapsVoyage is an application meant for people who do a lot of traveling. The tool provides helpful input which can make your travels easier. MapsVoyage gives accurate directions in the course of the voyage. It has a catalog of maps which can be helpful for finding a given site. For further assistance, the tool helps with the navigation. Additional functions include up-to-date traffic information and a transit guide. The utility will show you transit routes in order to assist you in avoiding traffic. Before acquiring MapsVoyage, you can try it out from its official website, mapsvoyage.com. Just enter the address, business or place and hit the search icon. The application will show you the travel guides. If you have decided to add MapsVoyage to your system, you can get it from its official website for free. The program is available as a browser extension.
MapsVoyage may seem to be a helpful and legitimate program, but the truth is that it involves risks. Security experts have done research on the application and they have reached the conclusion that it is adware. The reason for this categorization is the way the shady program works. It runs unauthorized tasks on the background. With its activity, MapsVoyage exposes people to security risks. The first of the unsolicited operations is displaying advertisements. The adware generates different types of ads, like banners, coupon boxes, in-text links, freebies, rebates, inline, transitional, interstitial, contextual, floating, comparison and video ads. To make them more enticing, the furtive program decorates them with colorful patterns, cursive fonts, flash animations and other special effects.
What attract the user’s attention to an ad in its content. MapsVoyage shows shopping suggestions for various consumer goods, such as clothes, accessories, technological devices, furniture, decorations, gardening equipment, sports gear, games, toys and many other items. The adware emphasizes on the price of the listed commodities. It will show you discounts, coupons, sales, package deals and other exclusive offers. As enticing as the listings may be, keep in mind that they are not guaranteed to be genuine. MapsVoyage does not find them itself. It just mediates content which has been provided by various third parties. This is what the program’s developers get paid for.
MapsVoyage is ad-supported. The developers of the covert tool link to websites belonging to people who pay agents to conduct advertising campaigns. For this service, the agent receives commissions. The amount is calculated according to the pay-per-click system. Every time a user follows an ad, a certain sum is added to the total commissions. Since the end user does not pay to have the shopping listings brought to him, his personal security is not a priority. The adware does not run security scans. Any given ad could lead you to a website which spreads malware. You should avoid them altogether.
As we mentioned in the beginning of this article, MapsVoyage has been made available on its official website. By following a blue button on the homepage, you would initiate the install of the extension. However, a lot of people find MapsVoyage in their computer without recalling to have acquired it. If this has happened to you, you have let your guard down at the wrong time. There are a few ways for the adware to penetrate your system. The most common distribution method is bundling. The covert tool can hitch a ride with pirated applications, freeware and shareware programs. The host is called a download client. It mediates the install of the hidden tool. MapsVoyage will be listed along its terms and conditions as a bonus. If you do not change the settings, it will be allowed into your computer.
Another common way to spread MapsVoyage is via spam emails. The sender will merge the sinister program with an attachment. He will describe the appended file as an important document and push you to open it right away. Accessing the host file is enough to trigger the download and install of the adware. The process is automated with a macro or script. Make sure your post comes from a reliable sender. Check the email account he has used to contact you. The most facilitated way of distributing malware is drive-by installations. Infected websites are designed to start the transfer of the secluded program on entry. You need to be careful with the websites you visit, as well as the links you follow.
MapsVoyage Virus Removal
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove MapsVoyage Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.