If your web-browser’s start page or search provider are being re-directed to the web page called MyMapsExpress, then you most probably have a hijacker installed on your machine. The browser hijacker infection will change your internet browser’s start page, new tab page and search provider by default so that they automatically open the MyMapsExpress web site and use it for searches. If you would like to delete MyMapsExpress and are unable to do so, you can follow the tutorial below to find and remove this hijacker and any other malicious software for free.
Table of contents
- What is MyMapsExpress
- How to remove MyMapsExpress from machine
- How to manually delete MyMapsExpress
- How to automatically delete MyMapsExpress hijacker
- Stop MyMapsExpress home page and other unwanted web-pages
- Prevent MyMapsExpress browser hijacker infection from installing
- Finish words
Besides the fact that MyMapsExpress hijacker modifies your startpage, this annoying web-site can set yourself as your search provider. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a large amount of ads, links to unwanted and ad sites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search providers. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Web, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the MyMapsExpress browser hijacker may gather a wide variety of your data, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Some hijacker infections also contain adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that can be used to open undesired ads and or gather user data which can be sold to third parties. These unwanted advertisements can be opened as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text ads, video ads, text links or banners or even massive full page advertisements. Most of the ‘ad supported’ software is developed to show advertisements, but some ad supported software is form of spyware that often used to track users to gather a wide variety of personal info.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain browser hijackers such as MyMapsExpress to also modify all web-browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to undesired web sites, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
The guidance below explaining steps to remove MyMapsExpress problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the hijacker infection that may attack Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge and other popular web-browsers. The guide will allow you revert back your some settings of all your typical internet browsers that previously replaced by hijacker.
How to remove MyMapsExpress from machine
We can help you delete MyMapsExpress, without the need to take your PC to a professional. Simply follow the removal tutorial below if you currently have the unwanted hijacker on your PC system and want to delete it. If you have any difficulty while trying to delete the hijacker, feel free to ask for our help in the comment section below. Some of the steps below will require you to exit the web page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually delete MyMapsExpress
Steps to delete MyMapsExpress browser hijacker without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step instructions completely to fully remove this intrusive MyMapsExpress .
Removing the MyMapsExpress, check the list of installed programs first
In order to get rid of MyMapsExpress, first thing you need to do is to remove unknown and suspicious programs from your PC system using Windows control panel. When removing this browser hijacker, check the list of installed applications and try to find suspicious applications and remove them all. Pay special attention to recently installed software, as it’s most probably that the MyMapsExpress browser hijacker сame along with it.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all applications installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove MyMapsExpress search from Chrome
Run the Reset browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings like newtab, homepage and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of web-browser hijacks such as MyMapsExpress.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web-browser’s new tab page, home page and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove MyMapsExpress start page from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web-browser new tab page, home page and search provider by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of MyMapsExpress from FF by resetting web-browser settings
Resetting your FF is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the reroute to MyMapsExpress site.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically delete MyMapsExpress hijacker
In order to completely remove MyMapsExpress, you not only need to delete it from the web browsers, but also remove all its components in your computer including Windows registry entries. We suggest to download and use free removal utilities to automatically clean your computer of MyMapsExpress browser hijacker.
Remove MyMapsExpress redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can scan for security threats such ‘ad supported’ software and browser hijackers which most ‘classic’ antivirus programs fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any MyMapsExpress browser hijacker removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the screen below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Zemana Anti Malware on your PC system.
Once setup is finished, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the hijacker which cause a redirect to MyMapsExpress web page. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After it has finished scanning, it’ll open a list of all items detected by this tool. Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will get rid of browser hijacker that cause a reroute to MyMapsExpress web-site.
Remove MyMapsExpress startpage with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to detect and remove MyMapsExpress redirect from your machine. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC system.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
- After the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your PC. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to start checking your computer for the browser hijacker infection that designed to redirect your browser to the MyMapsExpress page. This task may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your computer.
- Once the checking is finished, it will show a list of all items found by this utility. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Quarantine Selected”. When disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to restart your system.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove browser hijackers, adware and other malware with Malwarebytes.
If the problem with MyMapsExpress is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and use to remove hijackers, ad-supported software, malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your machine. You can run this utility to find threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
After the downloading process is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” to perform a system scan for the hijacker infection that developed to redirect your web browser to the MyMapsExpress web-site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When the scan get finished is finished, it’ll display a scan report as shown in the figure below.
In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will begin to get rid of hijacker which cause MyMapsExpress site to appear. After finished, the utility may ask you to reboot your system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Stop MyMapsExpress home page and other unwanted web-pages
Run ad blocker program like AdGuard in order to stop advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your computer performance and impact your personal computer security. Surf the Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocker application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as shown on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop up advertisements, web sites such MyMapsExpress, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which may be found on your desktop.
Prevent MyMapsExpress browser hijacker infection from installing
Now your PC system should be free of the MyMapsExpress . Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware, hijackers and adware) and AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and harmful web-pages). Moreover, to prevent hijackers, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with MyMapsExpress start page related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.