About this threat

Mapsassist.com is a hijacker not believed to be a critical infection. Most of the users might be baffled about how installation happens, as they do not realize they set it up accidentally themselves. Reroute viruses like to travel via freeware packages. No need to worry about the redirect virus directly damaging your operating system as it’s not thought to be malicious. You will, however, be continually rerouted to sponsored websites, since that is the primary reason behind their existence. Those portals won’t always safe so if you entered a unsecure website, you could end up infecting your OS with malicious program. You will gain nothing by keeping the redirect virus. Terminate Mapsassist.com to return to normal surfing. mapsassist3.jpg
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How did the hijacker contaminate my OS

Freeware generally come together with extra items. The list includes advertising-supported applications, browser hijackers and other types of not wanted applications. You might only inspect for additional items in Advanced (Custom) settings so pick those settings if you wish to evade installing hijackers or other unnecessary applications. If something has been added, it will be visible there, and you ought to deselect everything. If you opt for Default settings, you give those items the needed authorization to install automatically. If it arrived in your operating system, terminate Mapsassist.com.

Why should I delete Mapsassist.com?

You will quickly notice the alterations that it performed to your browser’s settings as soon as the reroute virus is installed. Your set home web page, new tabs and search engine have been set to the portal the redirect virus is advertising. It can affect most browsers you have installed, like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. And it might block you from modifying the settings back unless you firstly delete Mapsassist.com from your operating system. Your new home website will have a search engine, which we don’t advise using as it will insert advertisement links into the real search results, so as to reroute you. Browser intruders redirect you to weird pages because the more traffic the web page receives, the more profit owners get. You will be redirected to all types of weird web pages, which makes browser intruders deeply annoying  deal with. Those reroutes also pose a certain risk to you as they are not only irritating but also pretty dangerous. You can experience the ‘pleasure’ of bumping into damaging program during one of those redirects, so the reroutes aren’t always non-damaging. If you want to safeguard your device, eliminate Mapsassist.com as soon as you see it.

Mapsassist.com uninstallation

Downloading anti-spyware program and employing to remove Mapsassist.com ought to be the easiest way since the program would do everything for you. Going with manual Mapsassist.com uninstallation means you will have to find the browser hijacker yourself. Nevertheless, a guide on how to remove Mapsassist.com will be provided below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove Mapsassist.com

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Learn how to remove Mapsassist.com from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Mapsassist.com

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Remove Mapsassist.com
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Remove Mapsassist.com

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Remove Mapsassist.com
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Remove Mapsassist.com
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.com
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Remove Mapsassist.com
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.com
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Mapsassist.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Remove Mapsassist.com
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.com
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Remove Mapsassist.com
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

Step 3. Delete Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.com
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Remove Mapsassist.com
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.com
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Mapsassist.com from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.com

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Remove Mapsassist.com
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.com
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Remove Mapsassist.com

Step 5. Remove Mapsassist.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Remove Mapsassist.com
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.com
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Remove Mapsassist.com

Step 6. Remove Mapsassist.com from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Remove Mapsassist.com
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.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 Remove Mapsassist.com
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Remove Mapsassist.com
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Remove Mapsassist.com
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Remove Mapsassist.com
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Remove Mapsassist.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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