What kind of infection are you dealing with

Search.hmymapshomepage.com will carry out modifications to your browser which is why it is categorized as a redirect virus. The reason the hijacker is installed is because you did not see it added to some software that you installed. Such infections are why you ought to are vigilant when you install software. Redirect viruses are not exactly dangerous but they do perform some suspicious activity. You’ll notice that instead of the normal homepage and new tabs, your browser will now load a different page. Your search engine will also be altered into one that could inject advertisement content into results. This is done so that the hijacker might reroute you to sponsored web pages, and the owners of those websites can earn revenue from traffic and ads. You need to be cautious with those redirects because one of them could reroute you to a malware infection. The malicious program contamination that you could get might cause much more serious consequences, so ensure you avoid it. In order for users to find them handy, redirect viruses attempt to appear very useful but the reality is, they are replaceable with proper extensions which aren’t actively trying to redirect you. You may be happening upon more content you would be interested in, and it is because the browser redirect is gathering data about you and following your searches. That information could also end up in questionable third-party hands. All of this is why it’s advised to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com. Search.hmymapshomepage_.com-_6.jpg
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How does it behave

Freeware packages are probably the most likely way you got the threat. We do not believe that you obtained it in any other way, as no one would install them knowingly. Because users seldom pay attention to how they install software, this method allows redirect viruses and similar threats to spread. You need to pay attention because items tend to hide, and you not noticing them is like authorizing their installation. Default mode will not show anything, and by picking them, you might contaminate your system with all types of unfamiliar offers. Choose Advanced (Custom) mode during installation, and added items will become visible. It’s advised that you uncheck all the offers. And until you do, don’t continue with the free software installation. Even if these are not serious infections, they are quite aggravating to deal with and may be hard to get rid of, so it is best if you prevent their infection in the first place. We also suggest not downloading from dubious sources as you could easily get malware this way.

If a browser redirect manages to install, it’s doubtful you will not see the clues. Modifications to your browser will be executed without authorization, mainly you will have a new homepage/new tabs, and your search engine may also be different. Leading browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will probably be affected. And until you erase Search.hmymapshomepage.com from the OS, you will have to deal with the web page loading every time you launch your browser. And even if you try to alter the settings back, the hijacker will just alter them again. If you see that when you search for something via browser’s address bar, search results are created not by your set search engine, it’s likely that the browser redirect is to blame. Trusting those results isn’t suggested because you’ll end up on sponsored web pages. These types of threats have an intention of boosting traffic for certain websites so that owners can make profit from advertisements. Owners are able to earn more profit when there is more traffic as more users are likely to interact with adverts. They will probably have nothing to do with your original search query, so it shouldn’t be difficult to tell the difference between real results and sponsored ones, and they’re unlikely to provide the answers you need. In certain cases, they could appear legitimate, so for example if you were to search for something vague, like ‘anti-malware’ or ‘computer’, results leading to doubtful web pages could come up but you wouldn’t notice initially. You can even be rerouted to web pages that conceal malicious software. Hijackers are also keen on studying your Internet usage, so it could be monitoring your browsing. Hijackers also provide access to the data to third-parties, and it’s used ads purposes. If not, the reroute virus may be using it to make the sponsored results more customized. It’s clear the hijacker should not be permitted to remain on your OS, so eliminate Search.hmymapshomepage.com. Since there will be nothing stopping you, after you complete the process, make sure you undo the reroute virus’s performed alterations.

How to delete Search.hmymapshomepage.com

While the infection will not cause as dire consequences as some others would, it still is recommended that you delete Search.hmymapshomepage.com as soon as possible. Depending on on your computer experience, you can choose either by hand and automatic way to clean your PC of the redirect virus. If you have dealt with uninstalling software before, you may proceed with the former, as you will have to find the infection’s location yourself. If you’ve never dealt with this kind of infection before, below this report you will find guidelines to help you, while the process shouldn’t cause too much difficulty, it could take more time than you expect. They should give the guidance you need to take care of the contamination, so follow them properly. If you don’t have much experience with computers, this might not be the most appropriate option. You could obtain anti-spyware software and have do everything for you. Anti-spyware software is made for for terminating such infections, so the elimination process should not bring about problems. You can check if the infection was removed by changing your browser’s settings in some way, if the changes aren’t nullified, you were successful. If the redirect virus’s page still appears, the threat is not gone from your operating system. Dealing with these types of redirect virus may be quite annoying, so better block their installation in the future, which means you should be more attentive when installing programs. If you have good computer habits now, you will be thankful later.Download Removal Toolto remove Search.hmymapshomepage.com

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Learn how to remove Search.hmymapshomepage.com from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Search.hmymapshomepage.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Search.hmymapshomepage.com from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Search.hmymapshomepage.com from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com

Step 5. Remove Search.hmymapshomepage.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com

Step 6. Remove Search.hmymapshomepage.com from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to uninstall Search.hmymapshomepage.com
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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