MapsGalaxy Toolbar

This article will teach you how to remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. More and more people tend to encounter this virus and want to know how to protect themselves from it and/or how to effectively and quickly uninstall it.

So, let’s imagine that you have gotten MapsGalaxy Toolbar and are trying to figure out if  this is a malware, right? In reality what you actually have is a version of a virus that also has some parts typical for a Browser Hijacker. It will send you a fake error message about a phony complication and it will persistently ask you to call a fraudulent phone number, which will cost you hundreds of dollars to remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar they have created themselves. It is best to avoid this ridiculous ad and its fake threats, as it is only there to rise fear and make you form fast and uninformed decisions caused by stress in order to do what the hackers want you to do.

The virus really does nothing, but to irritate you with its pop-up ads like the rest of the viruses of this kind. The NOTE here is that it tends to be more active! People tend to trust other people more when communicating personally, either via phone or face-to-face. Today things are more digital and computerized, but this should not scare us. As you continue to read the article you will understand why.

What is dangerous about MapsGalaxy Toolbar?

Malwares like MapsGalaxy Toolbar are known to collect and misuse your personal and/or work related data. It is capable of storing  your internet browsing habits and search inquiries. It is also created to keep passwords, credit card information, personal data in their own encrypted files. A great illustration of saved personal information are the pre-filled blanks you use to send job applications, online shopping, admissions request, etc. The best you could do in this case is to use the advanced settings on your browser and un-check the box for auto-fill forms. This will give you an excellent protection and will help you to familiarize yourself with the removal guide, which is located at the bottom of this page and this will help you for future interactions with the virus.

The malware will also cause your system to become lethargic. Hackers are very intelligent and have thought of  that too, and have invented “software” that should (ideally) help you solve this problem, but in fact they aim through it to only make it worse, and they are pretty good in achieving their goals. Be alert! We strongly recommend that whenever you download a new software, to do so from the original website, aka, from the manufacturer himself. Anything even a bit of untruthful looking you should remove as soon as possible!

How was MapsGalaxy Toolbar installed on your computer?

This is a question worth millions of dollars, isn’t it? One possibility is through infected file that has been downloaded from an online storage. This includes: email attachments,  bad downloadable programs and/or files (as mentioned above), etc. Using any of these without a tested anti-virus program to scan them is like looking for a certain thing/object when it is actually right in your face. Another way MapsGalaxy Toolbar infected your computer is through “bundled software”. It is a real term, but yet not too well known to most users. Let us explain!

It is frequent to end up downloading more than one program at the time of download. When you are downloading program 1, the one you want and need, along with it you get programs 2,3,4, etc. without knowing it. However, these additional downloads are dangerous. This happens more often than not when you’re using a free services and the default functions. Therefore, we suggest to always use the advanced settings. By building this habit you will constantly have the knowledge and be in control over what is being installed.  Best thing to do is to deny installation to anything you don’t need or find suspicious.


Name MapsGalaxy Toolbar
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar

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About the author

Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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