Ads Removal

Mapsvoyage Ads Uninstall (Jan. 2019 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Mapsvoyage Ads. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

The ads that Mapsvoyage generates have caused many discussions around the online crowd, and we can probably find at least one such topic in every technology forum. However, you should know that this is not a virus. This is a legitimate adware program that works with well-known browsers such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer and tries to redirect web users to ads, links or web pages, which are a potential fit for their latest web searches. Adware is known as a type of software that does not usually intend to cause harm so, unlike real viruses such as Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware, etc., it should not be considered a threat to your system. However, if you feel disturbed by this software, in the text below we will explain how ads delivered by it, work and when they can become a problem. At the end of the page, there is also a detailed removal guide for those of you who want to permanently remove the program and save themselves from the nagging popping notifications and browser components.

Should I be worried about the ads that Mapsvoyage generates?

You can easily find Mapsvoyage on many shareware or freeware platforms, download managers or software bundles while browsing the web. As already mentioned, this software is commonly distributed adware, which tries to advertise and promote certain sites, products and services while in the meantime collecting clicks and earning Pay-Per-Click revenue for its owners. When it becomes part of your browser, Mapsvoyage may display all sorts of commercial content such as articles, videos, blogs, new tabs, pop-ups, banners, and ads. Such activity is not harmful and does not aim to corrupt your system, but it could still be very irritating. Sometimes, users complain about an increased amount of ads, pop-ups, banners and similar content that appears unexpectedly at the top or bottom of the screen, while in other cases they find themselves in completely unfamiliar web locations. For this reason, if you’ve already noticed ads from Mapsvoyage being delivered on your monitor every time you open your browser, you might think your computer needs to be scanned because it might have been taken over by the adware.

Mapsvoyage Ads Uninstall

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Mapsvoyage from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Mapsvoyage from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Mapsvoyage from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Typically, the sites you visit may also show similar annoying ads, however, if you started seeing them way too often, then you surely have an adware problem and might be dealing with its pay-per-view bonus program. If you notice that by clicking on an ad or a pop-up window you get redirected to other sites, stop doing that and scan your system with a professional malware removal software. You can use the removal tool which is available on this page or try to detect the adware components by using the instructions in the removal guide below. 

Another thing that bothers the users is that the Mapsvoyage ads often look appealing and interesting. This is because the program uses cookies to learn more about the users and their interests. These cookies track your activity and collect the necessary information, such as IP address, clicks, and more. Such information is used to understand your needs. You can then start receiving ads that match your interests. Be careful because this is mentioned in the privacy policy, which claims that browsing information can be used to display the relevant sites. Despite the nice description, we should remind that third-party ads may sometimes be dangerous, and the developers of the adware do not check every link, ad or banner, advertised through Mapsvoyage. This means that there is a chance of bumping into some potentially hazardous content or even worse – a Trojan horse or Ransomware threat. For this reason we would advise you to be careful and stay away from dubious sponsored ads, or even better, permanently uninstall their source.

Can I remove Mapsvoyage ads from my computer?

Despite its intrusiveness, this adware should not be called a virus. As a matter of fact, the ads of this software are legitimate and you have nothing to worry about. Still, if you start seeing ads from Mapsvoyage and more and they disturb you and redirect you to various unfamiliar web locations, you have all the rights to uninstall this software. All you have to do is check your computer for an adware and remove it. You can use the manual removal instructions in the guide below. If you continue to see ads generated by Mapsvoyage after you have checked your system manually, you should do a throughout scan. Potentially unwanted programs can be very annoying, so the most reliable way to remove them is automatic. At this page, we have provided a tested removal tool, so in case you want to clean your computer automatically, do not hesitate to use it.


Name Mapsvoyage
Type Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Unstoppable and intrusive generation of ads, pop-ups banners and various commercials.
Distribution Method Shareware or freeware platforms, spam messages, emails with attachments, download managers or software bundles.
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.


If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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