The appearance of unwanted MapsTrek ads in your web-browser means that you have an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) or browser extention installed on your personal computer. It makes changes to the computer settings and configures itself so as to launch automatically each time the machine is turned on. Immediately after startup, the adware begins to monitor the user’s actions and inject advertisements directly into the open windows of the Chrome, MS Edge, IE and Mozilla Firefox. So, if you notice that your MS Edge, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox displays unwnted MapsTrek ads, then you don’t need to wait, you need to perform the steps below and get rid of MapsTrek as quickly as possible.
It’s not a good idea to have an undesired program like the MapsTrek that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and pop ups. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. The worst is, the ad supported software has the ability to collect lots of user info that can be later transferred to third parties. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any MapsTrek popup ads.
The guide below explaining steps to delete MapsTrek problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the adware that may attack Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer and other popular web-browsers. The step-by-step tutorial will allow you remove adware and thus clean your internet browser from all undesired advertisements.
How to remove MapsTrek ads
Fortunately, it is not hard to get rid of MapsTrek that causes multiple unwanted ads and popups. In the following guidance, we will provide two ways to free your PC system of this ‘ad supported’ software. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal method. You can choose the method that best fits you. Please follow the removal instructions below to get rid of MapsTrek adware right now!
To remove MapsTrek, follow the steps below:
- How to manually remove MapsTrek
- How to automatically get rid of MapsTrek ad supported software
- Run AdBlocker to stop MapsTrek and stay safe online
- How was MapsTrek ad-supported software installed on personal computer
- Finish words
How to manually remove MapsTrek
The useful removal tutorial for the MapsTrek adware. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of MapsTrek ad supported software let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove potentially unwanted programs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, go to Microsoft Windows Control Panel and delete suspicious apps, all programs you do not remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to software you installed just before MapsTrek ads appeared on your web browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Web.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your personal computer. Most probably, one of them is the MapsTrek that causes internet browsers to open undesired pop ups. If you have many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of apps installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the MapsTrek ad supported software which developed to redirect your web-browser to various ad webpages. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed in the figure below.
Get rid of MapsTrek from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox settings like startpage, search provider by default and newtab have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, press 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 as shown in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the MapsTrek that causes lots of unwanted pop ups. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove MapsTrek ads from Chrome
If your Chrome web-browser is redirected to annoying MapsTrek ads, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser application to its default settings.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web browser’s newtab page, search engine by default and start page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove MapsTrek from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer web-browser settings had been replaced by MapsTrek, which cause annoying pop-up ads to appear, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed below.
When the process is finished, press “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s newtab, search provider by default and start page to default state.
How to automatically get rid of MapsTrek ad supported software
After completing the manual removal tutorial above all unwanted software, malicious web browser’s extensions and MapsTrek ad-supported software should be removed. If the problem with MapsTrek adware is still remained, then we suggest to scan your machine for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free ad-supported software removal programs below.
How to automatically get rid of MapsTrek ad supported software with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to detect and delete MapsTrek ad-supported software from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on your machine.
Download Zemana by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When the download is done, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, open the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to start checking your PC system for the MapsTrek adware that cause undesired pop-up advertisements to appear. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
As the scanning ends, you’ll be opened the list of all found items on your PC. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove MapsTrek ad-supported software and add items to the Quarantine. When that process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system.
Remove MapsTrek ad-supported software from browsers with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a free portable program that scans your system for MapsTrek adware that causes multiple annoying ads and pop-ups, PUPs and hijackers and helps get rid of them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you remove any harmful browser extensions and add-ons.
Download Hitman Pro by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Download and use HitmanPro on your PC system. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the MapsTrek adware that causes a large count of undesired popup ads. While the HitmanPro is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software..
Once finished, you can check all items found on your personal computer.
Review the report and then press Next button.
It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
Scan and clean your system of ‘ad supported’ software with Malwarebytes
You can remove MapsTrek adware automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily get rid of browser hijackers, ad supported software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Click the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your machine. Double-click the set up file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes on your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the MapsTrek adware that causes lots of unwanted ads. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware application is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When MalwareBytes AntiMalware completes the scan, MalwareBytes will open a list of detected threats. You may get rid of items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will get rid of MapsTrek ad supported software and move items to the program’s quarantine. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove adware, browser hijacker infection and other malware.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
To put it simply, you need to use an ad blocker tool (AdGuard, for example). It will block and protect you from all intrusive web-pages, ads and popups. To be able to do that, the adblocker application uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web-page, an advertising content, a banner and others. The adblocker program automatically uses these filters, depending on the web pages you’re visiting.
Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After the download is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted pop-up advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How was MapsTrek ad-supported software installed on personal computer
Once you have done the steps above, your machine should be clean from MapsTrek adware that causes internet browsers to show annoying advertisements and other malware. The Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome will no longer open unwanted MapsTrek ads. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.