About this threat in short

Search.hdrivermaps.com is a browser hijacker not considered to be a serious threat. Many users may be confused about how installation happens, as they do not realize they set it up by accident themselves. You must have recently installed some type of a free program, since browser intruders normally use application bundles to spread. No direct damage will be done your PC by the redirect virus as it’s not believed to be malicious. You will, however, be frequently rerouted to promoted pages, since that is the main reason they even exist. Reroute viruses don’t check the sites so you can be rerouted to one that would authorize damaging program to enter your computer. It is not encouraged to keep it as it will present no good features. You ought to delete Search.hdrivermaps.com if you want to safeguard your PC. search.hdrivermaps_3.jpg
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What methods do browser hijackers use to invade

Free applications oftentimes come together with extra offers. It might have advertising-supported software, redirect viruses and various unwanted programs adjoined to it. Users usually end up with browser hijackers and other unnecessary tools as they do not opt for Advanced (Custom) settings during freeware setup. If something has been added, just uncheck the boxes. By using Default mode, you are basically allowing them to install automatically. Now that you know how it infected your OS, erase Search.hdrivermaps.com.

Why should I terminate Search.hdrivermaps.com?

When a reroute virus installs your OS, modifications will be executed to your browser. The browser hijacker’s performed modifications include setting its advertised site as your homepage, and it won’t have to get your permission in order to do this. All leading browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, will have those modifications carried out. And unless you first uninstall Search.hdrivermaps.com, you might not be able to modify the settings back. Your new home web page will have a search engine, and we don’t advise using as it will insert advertisement links into the legitimate search results, in order to reroute you. Hijackers do this so as to bring about as much traffic as possible for those websites in order to gain revenue. You will be redirected to all types of odd pages, which makes hijackers terribly troublesome  deal with. While the browser hijacker is not malicious itself, it can still bring about serious consequences. You might be led to some damaging site, where malware may be lurking, by those redirects. If you want to secure your OS, remove Search.hdrivermaps.com as soon as possible.

Search.hdrivermaps.com elimination

You should acquire anti-spyware applications to entirely eliminate Search.hdrivermaps.com. If you opt for manual Search.hdrivermaps.com removal, you will have to identify all related software yourself. Still, instructions on how to erase Search.hdrivermaps.com will be displayed below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove Search.hdrivermaps.com

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

Step 1. Uninstall Search.hdrivermaps.com

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

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

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

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

Step 3. Delete Search.hdrivermaps.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 Search.hdrivermaps.com
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Remove Search.hdrivermaps.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 Search.hdrivermaps.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 Search.hdrivermaps.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 Search.hdrivermaps.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 Search.hdrivermaps.com
  6. Press Enter.

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

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

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Remove Search.hdrivermaps.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 Search.hdrivermaps.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 Search.hdrivermaps.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 Search.hdrivermaps.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 Search.hdrivermaps.com
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Remove Search.hdrivermaps.com

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

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

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

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

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Search.hdrivermaps.com removal.

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