What is EarthAndSatelliteMaps?

EarthAndSatelliteMaps is a browser extension that is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that this extension is not an immediate computer security threat, but it could exhibit certain behavioral patterns that you may find undesirable.

If it was not your intention to add this extension to your browser, scroll down to the bottom of this description and use the manual removal instructions to delete EarthAndSatelliteMaps for good. To find out more about the extension itself, please continue reading the article. Our aim is to tell you about this type of software so you could be aware of the potential security issues it brings.testtest

Where does EarthAndSatelliteMaps come from?

The truth is that this application can come from many places. Although it has an official homepage, it is not the only distribution source. The homepage is located at, and you can also find the app on the Chrome Web Store. From this, it is easy to see that the application is not a dangerous infection. However, like most of the potentially unwanted programs, it can easily come bundled with freeware. So, whenever you download apps from file-sharing websites, you might accidentally download EarthAndSatelliteMaps, too.

What’s more, it might also hide in pop-ups and redirects that appear on your screen when you access various websites full of flash advertisements and other type of commercial content. For example, online gaming pages and file-sharing websites could easily promote a lot of outgoing third-party links that distribute the likes of EarthAndSatelliteMaps, too. Therefore, if you want to avoid potentially unwanted programs, you need to remain attentive and careful when you browse the web and when you are about to install new programs. After all, such apps cannot enter your system unless you allow them to.

According to our research team, EarthAndSatelliteMaps is almost the same as QuickMapsAndDirections. There are quite a few extensions like that out there, and we know that they could also be related to,,,,,, and so on. In other words, there are a lot of potentially unwanted programs (most probably released by the same distributor), and they can easily sneak into a target system if the user isn’t careful enough.

What does EarthAndSatelliteMaps do?

As you can probably tell from its name, the extension is supposed to provide you with map and location information. However, instead of using its own engine, the application outsources Google Maps, Bing Maps, and Yahoo Maps. There is nothing wrong with using a third-party service to improve your extension’s functionality, especially when it works. However, the question is whether you really need to rely on such a tool when you can access the original map service directly.

What’s more, when EarthAndSatelliteMaps comes unexpectedly, it could startle sensitive users because when it gets added to the default browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox), it changes the homepage and the new tab settings. These modifications do not affect the default search engine, but it could still be rather annoying. Yet, please bear in mind these changes technically happen with your permission. Even if you are not aware of the fact you add EarthAndSatelliteMaps to your browser, you still allow this extension to perform these modifications the moment you click that “Add” button.

Perhaps the biggest security concern associated with this application is that it could collect information about your web browsing history. Of course, it cannot collect personally identifiable information, but if it finds out about your web browsing habits, it could share that data with third parties for online marketing purposes. In the long run, you would get exposed to potentially dangerous content, and that is definitely something everyone wants to avoid.

How do I remove EarthAndSatelliteMaps?

To delete EarthAndSatelliteMaps from your browser, for Chrome and Firefox, you can remove the extension via the settings menu. For Internet Explorer, you need to use Control Panel. However, there is a very good chance that there are more unwanted extensions and potentially unwanted programs on-board. Hence, to terminate them all you should reset your browser settings to default. Finally, please scan your PC with a security tool, just to be sure that your system is absolutely safe. And stay away from random websites that are involved in freeware distribution.

Manual EarthAndSatelliteMaps Removal

Uninstall EarthAndSatelliteMaps

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type Control Panel into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and delete the app.

Reset Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and press Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings and scroll down.
  3. Press Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  4. Scroll down and click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Click Reset settings.

Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.

Reset Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
  2. At the top right of the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox on the confirmation box.
  4. Press Finish. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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