The software developers behind Mindspark Interactive Network are not showing any signs of slowing down, and their newest product is called OnlineMapSearch Toolbar. This company is primarily known for the toolbars it creates as there are hundreds of them. Some of the most recent ones are EasyFileConvert Toolbar and TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar. Although most toolbars are unique in a sense that they represent different themes, they have many similarities. The biggest one of them is MyWay Search, which is a search tool that all Mindspark toolbars employ. If you believe that this search tool is completely harmless, you are not correct. According to our research, you could be forced to install it, and that, of course, is never a good sign. Also, MyWay can expose you to advertisements, which is not something you want from a search tool, is it? Unfortunately, you have to delete OnlineMapSearch Toolbar to get rid of this search tool. If you wish to find out more, keep reading.
The official download source of OnlineMapSearch Toolbar is free.onlinemapsearch.com/index.jhtml. If you are using Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers, you will see it differently than those using Google Chrome. That is because the Chrome installer is linked to the Chrome app store. Also, Firefox and IE users are pushed to change homepage settings, which is not something Chrome users face. If you are forced to change settings, think if maybe someone is pushing you to do something that you shouldn’t. You need to ask yourself why a toolbar that should offer free maps needs to modify your homepage as well. Sure, the “by myway” tag indicates that OnlineMapSearch Toolbar is somehow associated with the suspicious search tool. Regardless, the search tool is represented via the New Tab – which is where the extension manifests – and there really is no need for a homepage hijacking. All in all, you have the choice to accept or reject the suspicious search tool, and so it is not the main reason why we advise removing it.
Although OnlineMapSearch Toolbar promotes legitimate links to maps and directions-related websites, and it displays easy access links to Facebook, Gmail, Instagram, TripAdvisor, and other websites, it introduces you to search.myway.com, and this search tool is not trustworthy. If you have used it already, you know that it shows more advertisements than normal search results, and it does not matter that it is supposedly associated with Google. It is most likely that Mindspark Interactive Network earns money for every ad that you click on, which is why so many of them are shown to you. First of all, are you sure that these ads represent reliable services or offers? Their creators are unknown, and so interacting with them can be dangerous. Second, MyWay search tool can make it harder for you to find useful information corresponding to your queries. These are important reasons to delete this search tool, and, of course, remove OnlineMapSearch Toolbar itself.
If you have installed OnlineMapSearch Toolbar onto Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, you can get rid of it along with the undesirable search tool by taking a few simple steps. All you have to do is find the installed extensions and remove the undesirable one. If you need help with this operation, you can find the step-by-step guides below. We also show how to uninstall applications, and that is what you will have to do if the toolbar was installed for Internet Explorer. Although manual removal should not cause too many problems, if any, it might not be the right option for you if multiple threats are found. We have already discussed that the toolbar has an official download website, but it could also be installed on your PC by a malicious software distributor, in which case, you might have to remove OnlineMapSearch Toolbar along with malicious infections. In this situation, it is best to utilize a legitimate anti-malware tool that can automatically erase all malicious elements at the same time.
Uninstall the application representing OnlineMapSearch Toolbar as shown in the guides below.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
Windows 8/Windows 10: