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Should I remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,780
United States Rank #17,284
Reach 0.0136%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.75 days
582.73 days >
Average installed length: 306.18 days

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MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension

What is MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension?

MapsGalaxy installs an extension into Google Chrome and allows you to search the Internet with MyWebSearch, a potentially unwanted program that changes and redircts all of your search results as well as DNS errors, and modifies your home page to mywebsearch.com or some other webpage. MyWebSearch automatically becomes your default search service which hijacks all your search requests as well as tracks your Internet surfing behavior to send you targeted advertising.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

The Toolbar installs into your Internet browser and allows you to search the Internet with MyWebSearch and may provide other search features. Default Search, Address Bar Queries, DNS Errors: If you consent to make MyWebSearch your default search service, your Internet browser default search feature will be set to MyWeb...  Read more


The primary executable is named MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 1.57 MB (1,643,384 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension.
MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.exe (eca40e274df2197f1218a61a2ce3d07a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3449 Zango
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.SuspectCrc
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 TROJ_GEN.F47V0317
VIPRE Antivirus 16234 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)

Program detailsProgram details

URL: search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/default.jhtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mapsgalaxy_39 chrome extension\bar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MapsGalaxy_39 Chrome Extension\bar\MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.exe /u
Estimated size: 1.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension

Program executable:MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\mapsgalaxy_39 chrome extension\bar\MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.exe
Additional files:
  • t8sql.dll - T8Sql (SQLite Commands)
  • (Malware detected) MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.exe (by MapsGalaxy) - MapsGalaxy
  • sqlite3.dll
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.0049C953-3313-4696-88AD-F241514DF378.exe (by MapsGalaxy)
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.17841007-FE0E-47B2-AF4F-3B6576DFCF92.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.2092760F-0311-465F-A9EE-C0C7747481DC.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.2403E33F-4765-446D-9BDB-279C7BD72062.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.257729D0-682E-426E-A6BE-8DEDFC4578D2.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.2DCC6636-A826-42FA-9CF8-B457F0B4CA1E.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.30532A4A-59CD-4F7B-B22F-3AC700B41EA5.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.431B4AF2-A853-4ACC-A633-3277CC03F5A0.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.451A89EA-9978-4D9B-9EA7-33499C978E54.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.5AA302BC-F977-404C-86E2-6672DAB953BC.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.5B1A25D5-0E14-4BBF-8F01-2A0DF565BB93.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.63007C25-E96C-476C-AF33-ABBC0E57480F.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.73661DFF-458F-4D22-8005-69B2086B3A95.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.79E4F92C-33FD-4CE5-B4DF-D8F84F00FA25.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.81AC1537-A795-458C-BBD0-8961659BF9F4.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.9AB42D88-EAF4-4B76-ACC4-6B0F7A817C11.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.B21FB4A6-137C-4A8E-8FDA-6DF18A52E37F.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.B2795BBB-EC6C-4A33-830A-C0CDA846D1FE.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.DC73B2D2-FAD7-4ADF-9FA5-4E7DBB9D2783.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.E19AFA35-2E4C-4AE3-B938-C2EFCBF5FA5F.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.E303C105-F592-4DDF-8307-F71692572112.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.EC0B1D5D-BF4F-45DD-9B7E-52F7481BA67E.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.EC0E3A42-E2BD-44F5-8970-C94E0078397B.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.FABD3E3E-D477-4B9D-8713-552ECEDA59BF.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.FB19FEC2-9345-4F65-8CC6-AEFABDE1DBE6.exe
  • MapsGalaxyCrxSetup.FB769DA4-FCEE-4FE8-B51A-2F9B949AFB81.exe

How do I remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension?

You can uninstall MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by MapsGalaxy Toolbar Chrome Extension you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.77%
Windows Vista 12.27%
Windows XP 10.78%
Windows 10 8.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.49%
Windows 7 Professional 10.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.99%
Windows 8 3.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.35%
  United Kingdom 4.75%
  India 4.43%
  Australia 4.11%
  Israel 3.16%
  Belgium 2.22%
  Greece 2.22%
  Romania 1.90%
  Sweden 1.90%
  MK 1.58%
  Canada 1.27%
  Croatia 1.27%
  New Zealand 1.27%
  Philippines 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.39%
Dell 23.60%
Toshiba 12.92%
Acer 12.36%
ASUS 7.30%
Intel 2.25%
Lenovo 1.69%
Samsung 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.05%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.29%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.29%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.29%

About Mindspark Interactive Network

Mindspark is a business unit of IAC that focuses on interactive products and web portals and operates IAC's interactive products and web portals such as Life123, Myway.
Publisher URL: www.mindspark.com


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