Mapmywayfree Toolbar is presented as a beneficial application that will help you to “find bus fares, subway maps, train routes, and car services info.” We have to admit that it looks quite useful at first glance. Most probably, some users think so too because they install this piece of software from one of its official sources consciously. Specifically speaking, this application can be downloaded directly from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mapmywayfree/opnacbepoonpfgagkpialhfpldiicgap) or its official website http://www.mapmywayfree.com/index.jhtml. Without a doubt, not all users click the Download button consciously. There are many people who do not know anything about the installation of Mapmywayfree Toolbar. Since they do not install this piece of software willingly, they cannot understand why their browsers’ settings have been altered too. No, you have not encountered a browser hijacker if you see a new page looking like an ordinary search tool set on your web browser and there is the Mapmywayfree Toolbar at the top of the page – you have simply installed a potentially unwanted application. It has been put into this category not without reason – it has several drawbacks. Continue reading to find more.
Mapmywayfree Toolbar is presented as beneficial software, but, actually, we do not think that it can be called very useful because it only sets a new page on users’ browsers. You can find it set on your Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. As mentioned, the page promoted by this browser plugin does not differ much from an ordinary search provider. At the top, there is a bar with buttons leading to subway maps, train and bus routes, and other third-party websites. You could access them all even if you did not have Mapmywayfree Toolbar installed on your computer. In the middle of the page, you will find a search box, but you should be very careful if you decide to use it to perform web searches. According to researchers at 411-spyware.com, it is powered by the modified Google search engine, which means that some modified search results might be displayed to users too. We are sure you will quickly understand if you ever click on any of these modified search results – you will be taken to a page that has nothing to do with the entered search query. There is a small possibility that you will even end up on some kind of untrustworthy website one day if you perform web searches with this search tool. Of course, this will definitely not happen to everybody.
No matter you have downloaded Mapmywayfree Toolbar from one of its official sources, or it has been installed on your computer without your direct permission, you will remove it the same way. Internet Explorer users should check Control Panel – they could delete this potentially unwanted program in a usual way. It will be slightly more complicated to remove Mapmywayfree Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers, but, with our help, it should not be very problematic. Keep in mind that you can always delete untrustworthy software automatically if something goes wrong.