The Easy Maps Now redirect is a new web threat which we have received security reports about it. It is being spread using a multitude of delivery mechanisms and once it is installed on a given computer it will execute a lot of malicious actions. It can hijack data, modify system settings and deploy other threats.
|Name||Easy Maps Now|
|Short Description||Easy Maps Now is a web page, caused by a browser hijacker. It is unwanted, because it may lead you to dangerous sites.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser may start to behave in a strange way. You may receive redirects and other types of ads and your PC’s performance may sharply decline.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Easy Maps Now.|
Easy Maps Now – HOW Did I Get It
Easy Maps Now redirect is a recent web infection which was reported to us from several reports. The most common mechanism of infection is by downloading browser hijackers — plugins for popular web browsers.
The redirect code can also be made part of potentially unwanted software(PUPs). They are designed to appear as legitimate and safe software.
To spread the Easy Maps Now redirect the criminals can launch phishing emails that are designed as being sent by popular services and companies. They contain dangerous contents that will lead to the infection.
The Easy Maps Now redirect may be installed via malicious sites that persuade the users that they have accessed a legitimate and safe web page. They are usually hosted on similar sounding domain names to well-known sites and may include forged or stolen security certificates.
There are two main file carrier types which are used to spread the Easy Maps Now redirect:
- Macro-Infected Documents — The necessary scripts will be inserted as macros in document formats ranging from text files to spreadsheets, databases and presentations. As soon as they are opened by the users a prompt will be spawned asking them to enable the contents. This will lead to the infection.
- Dangerous Setup Packages — The criminals behind the Easy Maps Now redirect can place the infection code in application installers of popular software. They are spread using various methods and are very difficult to detect.
The Easy Maps Now redirect related files can be spread via file sharing networks of which BitTorrent is currently the most popular one.
This particular threat is known to be frequently found within browser hijackers which are dangerous plugins made for the most popular web browsers.
Easy Maps Now – What Does It DO
The Easy Maps Now is a new browser-based redirect which will redirect the victims to the hacker-controlled page. This can lead to dangerous behavior as soon as the users start to interact with the site:
- Tracking of their Internet activity
- Advertising content such as pop-ups, banners, text links and etc
- Deployment of other malicious infections: Trojans, ransomware and etc
Such redirects are very useful for launching cryptocurrency miners which will take advantage of the available hardware resources in order to generate cryptocurrency for the hackers.
One of the most dangerous effects of having this redirect active is that it can automatically track the users and their web activity. Having access to the web browser means that the active malware will be able to hijack all stored data within: cookies, history, bookmarks, settings and even stored account credentials. All hijacked data will be automatically uploaded to the servers operated by the hackers.
How to REMOVE Easy Maps Now
The removal of Easy Maps Now may be a very tricky process, because of the fact that the unwanted program introducing this scam page may have files spread all of your hard drive. This is the main reason why we strongly advise you to follow the removal steps below. They are made so that if the problem persists after step 1 and 2, you can use a powerful anti-malware software(recommended). Be advised that security professionals often advise victims to remove this adware via an advanced anti-malware program. This will help save you significant time and will make sure that all of the persistent files and objects of Easy Maps Now are fully gone from your PC.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Easy Maps Now from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Easy Maps Now from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Easy Maps Now from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Easy Maps Now from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Easy Maps Now from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Easy Maps Now from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Easy Maps Now from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Easy Maps Now from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Easy Maps Now
Step 2: Uninstall Easy Maps Now and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Easy Maps Now on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Easy Maps Now there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Easy Maps Now from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Easy Maps Now and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Easy Maps Now via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Easy Maps Now files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Easy Maps Now, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Easy Maps Now from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Easy Maps Now from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Easy Maps Now from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Easy Maps Now from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Easy Maps Now will be removed.
Eliminate Easy Maps Now from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.