Transmapp Malware


Transmapp is a type of potentially unwanted app (PUA) that can get installed in any browser (Firefox, Edge, Chrome, etc.) and cause sudden page redirects. Transmapp can also modify some elements of the affected browser, thereby increasing the number and frequency of the redirects.


The Transmapp malware will redirect your browser searches.

Regular extensions are known for making changes in the browser in order to provide their users with improved, more secure, and/or more optimized online experience. However, the main difference is that, when Transmapp does this, the main goal behind the changes is financial profit through advertisement-generation for the app’s developers. Maybe this potentially unwanted app is being advertised as a useful tool that will help you in one way or another, but it takes no more than a couple of minutes of having this software added to your browser to realize that something’s not quite the way it ought to be.

The Transmapp Malware

For starters, the changes Transmapp makes in the browser are mostly without your (informed) permission. In fact, most users don’t even realize that the Transmapp malware (that’s what these apps are usually referred to as) has gotten installed in their browser.

This is partly due to the way these hijackers get distributed – they tend to be included in the installers of other software as loosely disclosed optional installs hidden under the Advanced/Custom setup settings. Naturally, most users don’t pay attention to this while installing the main program, which, in turn, results in the installation of the hijacker too.

The second part of the problem is that the changes made by such apps are typically irreversible during the time the hijacker is part of the browser. You might try to revert the changes (and seem to succeed in doing so) only to soon after find that the invasive app has re-introduced them to your browser. This could quickly get quite annoying and frustrating, especially considering the third part of the reason why apps like Transmapp are labeled as unwanted.

None of the previous two problems would have been that huge weren’t it for the fact that the changes the hijacker makes are mostly focused on spamming your screen with various ads, redirects to sites that try to sell you low-quality products or get you to play some obscure browser game. What’s worse about this is the possibility of accidentally landing on a site that has phishing forms in it or even on one that contains Ransomware, Spyware, Trojans, and other hazardous viruses.

What is ?

At first glance, it is oftentimes difficult to distinguish apps like from regular extensions for your browser. gets installed in the browser and it changes something in it – maybe it adds some new toolbar buttons or some new tools, or maybe it replaces the default search engine and homepage site.

All in all, if you want to keep your browser clean, optimized and if you want to reduce the chances of stumbling upon viruses, Ransomware, Trojan horses and various other online threats, it’s best to remove Transmapp. If you need a hand with uninstalling this hijacker, look no further than our removal guide from this page. 


Name Transmapp
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Remove Transmapp Malware 

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone

About the author

Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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