According to computer security researchers, Your Map View is a new browser hijacker from the big family of browser hijackers. Once your system has been affected with this hijacker infection, it takes over your web-browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Edge and Mozilla Firefox. Your Map View hijacker infection may make certain undesired changes to your web-browser’s settings, including start page, newtab and default search engine. This is the main reason why you need to remove Your Map View from your computer and restore your web browser search engine and homepage back to the default.
In addition, the Your Map View hijacker infection can also change the search engine selected in the browser. When you try to search on the infected web-browser, you will be presented with search results, consisting of ads and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results may occur links that lead to undesired and ad sites.
Often, the system which has been infected with Your Map View hijacker, will be also infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which shows a huge number of various ads. It may be pop-ups, text links in the sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad-supported software can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious advertisements which will offer to download and install malware and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
So, it’s very important to free your system of browser hijacker as soon as possible. The step by step guidance, which is shown below, will allow you to delete Your Map View from the Microsoft Edge, IE, Google Chrome and FF and other internet browsers.
Remove Your Map View from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
Without a doubt, the browser hijacker is harmful to your system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malicious software. To remove this hijacker, you can use the manual removal instructions which are given below or free malicious software removal tool such as Zemana Free, MalwareBytes AntiMalware or AdwCleaner (all are free). We recommend you use automatic removal way that will help you to remove Your Map View search easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you’re well versed in PC or in the case where browser hijacker is not removed automatically. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to shut down your web-browser or restart your computer.
To remove Your Map View, use the following steps:
- Remove Your Map View start page without any utilities
- Your Map View start page automatic removal
- How to stop Your Map View redirect
- Why is my browser redirected to Your Map View?
- To sum up
Remove Your Map View start page without any utilities
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Your Map View start page from the Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Remove Your Map View related programs through the Control Panel of your PC system
In order to remove Your Map View, first thing you need to do is to delete unknown and dubious programs from your computer using Windows control panel. When removing this browser hijacker infection, check the list of installed apps and try to find dubious programs and uninstall them all. Pay special attention to recently installed applications, as it’s most probably that the Your Map View hijacker сame along with it.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press 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 open a list of all programs installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove Your Map View startpage from Mozilla Firefox
If the FF settings like homepage, search engine and newtab have been replaced by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker that responsible for internet browser redirect to the unwanted Your Map View site. After, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Your Map View startpage from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted extensions or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by a malicious software.
First, start the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove Your Map View redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the hijacker, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web-browser’s new tab, home page and search engine by default that have been modified by browser hijacker.
- First, run the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Your Map View start page automatic removal
The hijacker infection can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker once again infect your computer and change web-browsers settings to Your Map View. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove hijacker manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Microsoft Windows operating system. The best method to search for and remove hijacker infections is to run free malware removal apps.
How to delete Your Map View with Zemana Free
We recommend using the Zemana Free which are completely clean your computer of the hijacker. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you get rid of PUPs, browser hijackers, adware, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Now you can set up and use Zemana to remove Your Map View home page from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) install package named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC system. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
Start the installation package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your system.
During setup you can change certain settings, but we suggest you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malicious software removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker infection responsible for redirecting user searches to Your Map View. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer.
When the system scan is done, a list of all items detected is created. In order to delete all items, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will begin to get rid of hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web-browser to Your Map View page. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer to make the change take effect.
How to remove Your Map View with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system of the hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malware removal application created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It is able to help you get rid of browser hijackers, PUPs, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
Once the download is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, start the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the screen below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup MalwareBytes Free on the system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically run and you can see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes tool will start scanning the whole system to find out browser hijacker which created to redirect your browser to the Your Map View web page. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
When the scan is complete, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will produce a list of undesired and adware apps. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will remove hijacker that responsible for web-browser reroute to the annoying Your Map View page and move items to the program’s quarantine. When that process is complete, you can be prompted to restart your machine. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to remove browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Get rid of Your Map View browser hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It may scan and delete browser hijacker infection related to Your Map View redirect, malware, PUPs and ad-supported software from PC (MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby restore web-browsers default settings (newtab, home page and default search provider). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to detect and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Visit the page linked below to download AdwCleaner. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 4, 2019
- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then press Save.
- When the downloading process is done, launch the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker which redirects your web browser to unwanted Your Map View web page. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the utility is checking, you may see count of objects and files has already scanned.
- Once the scan is complete, AdwCleaner will open a list of all threats detected by the scan. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your PC, click “OK”.
The step by step tutorial shown in detail in the following video.
How to stop Your Map View redirect
Using an ad-blocking program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, adblocker programs will also protect you from malicious advertisements and sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to Your Map View and similar web pages.
Click the following link to download AdGuard. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start 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 guide as displayed on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up advertisements, pages like Your Map View, as well as other malicious 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, that is located on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to Your Map View?
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be clean of the browser hijacker infection that redirects your web browser to undesired Your Map View web site. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and intrusive malicious web-pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your PC for new hijacker infections and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Your Map View from the MS Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.