OnlineMapFinder Toolbar

What is OnlineMapFinder Toolbar?

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar is a browser plug-in that is considered a potentially unwanted application because it may display unreliable third party content. You may also be tricked into installing OnlineMapFinder Toolbar onto your computer by downloading a number of freeware applications from third party websites. Either way, any security-minded user would want this application off his/her computer, so you should remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar as well. For manual removal instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this description. Also, do not forget to check for other potentially unwanted applications that might be installed on your PC.testtesttesttest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does OnlineMapFinder Toolbar come from?

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar is developed by Mindspark Inc. and can be downloaded at The website offers a browser plug-in for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox only, but usually OnlineMapFinder Toolbar for Google Chrome can be found at Chrome App Store.

Since this plug-in is developed by Mindspark, it uses the same engine and functions very similar to FilmFanatic Toolbar, MyScrapNook Toolbar, Utility Chest Toolbar and a great number of other applications that exhibit the same behavior. It also means, that we cannot rule out the possibility of OnlineMapFinder Toolbar being downloaded and installed together with other freeware applications.

However, take note that OnlineMapFinder Toolbar does not get installed on a computer silently, so if you have no idea how the plug-in entered your system, you most probably have skipped a step or two while installing new applications.

What does OnlineMapFinder Toolbar do?

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar gets installed on your default browser and then it collects information on your location so that it could provide you with up-to-date information on traffic conditions and help you search detailed maps. However, some users think that OnlineMapFinder Toolbar is a browser hijacker, because once the toolbar is installed, the default search engine and homepage settings get changed too.

It is true that OnlineMapFinder Toolbar comes with as a supplement and the website can be set as your default homepage, but these changes are performed ONLY when they are authorized by the user. If you have skipped a few installation steps or have not read the installation wizard closely, you must have missed the part where you are asked whether you want to have your browser settings changed.

Naturally, these modifications are rather annoying, and you should not perform searches through, because the search engine itself is no longer supported by the Ask Company – the search engine business was discontinued back in 2011. Thus, the question is as to why this plug-in makes use of a search engine that might be exploited by malevolent third parties.

How to remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar?

It is not complicated to remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from the PC as you can simply uninstall it via Control Panel. However, if your browser settings have been modified, you will have to restore them manually as well. After manual OnlineMapFinder Toolbar removal, make sure you scan the PC with a powerful computer security program just to make sure that all the unwanted files have been removed for good.

Uninstall OnlineMapFinder Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Settings.
  2. Click Control Panel and select Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall OnlineMapFinder Toolbar.

Restore browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. Change your home page address under General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T again and select Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box.
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove from the list and click OK.
  4. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  5. Change your homepage address under General tab and click OK.
  6. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  7. Disable ant remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from Extensions.
  8. Restart your browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Select Extensions and remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar from the list.
  3. Click Settings on the left.
  4. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  5. Click Set pages.
  6. Delete, enter a new homepage address and click OK.
  7. Press Manage search engines button under Search.
  8. Set a new default search engine, delete and press Done.
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