The Maps Pro Hub redirect is a malware web threat that is designed to blackmail computer users into using it. It is a combination of a dangerous web browser extension and a hacker-controlled site that looks like a legitimate service. The users will be redirected into it and if they interact with the shown portal page different malicious events can occur. Learn more about this in our article.
|Name||Maps Pro Hub Redirect|
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Each browser application on your computer could get affected. The hijacker can redirect you and will display lots of advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings which are altered are the homepage, search engine and the new tab.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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What Is Maps Pro Hub Redirect?
The Maps Pro Hub Redirect is a combination of a dangerous web browser plugin and a specially designed web page that is created to blackmail the victims. The infections happen by installing the relevant plugins on their computers or navigating to the specially created sites.
There are several main ways to spread the installer files, they will be created in the appropriate formats by the criminals. In almost all cases fake or stolen identities will be used to spread the files. The most common way is to use various phishing strategies that rely on the creation of hacker-created sites, alternatively the code can be placed in email messages. In both cases the relevant data can be either linked or attached directly.
When it comes to files the relevant virus code can be placed in different types of file carriers — a popular option is the creation of documents with malware macros. An alternative is the inclusion of the virus in application installers or documents. Usually the hackers will note what data is of interest — this can be presentation files, patches for computer games or software installers of productivity tools.
Malware data that leads to the Maps Pro Hub redirect infection can also be uploaded to file-sharing networks where Internet users frequently upload data (both pirate and legitimate data). Uploading of malware-containing files can also be done to online communities and social networks — the criminals can use fake profiles and identities in order to spread the data. By following this approach the criminals can post links to the hijacker code in public and private messages, group chats and etc. Other distribution techniques can also be considered.
What Does Maps Pro Hub Redirect Do
As soon as the relevant Maps Pro Hub Redirect infection is made a built-in behavior sequence will be activated. The most common action is usually started is to change the default options of the infected web browsers so that the users will be shown the hacker-designated page. The values that are modified include the default home page, new tabs page and search engine. The first time the site is opened tracking cookies will be installed into the applications. They are used by the hackers to monitor the behavior of the victims.
The emphasis of infecting users with redirects like the Maps Pro Hub is that the shown page is created to look like a legitimate web service. The visitors will see that the buttons, links, multimedia content and other web elements may lead to phishing, scam or malware links. They can manipulate the users into giving out personal information or entering financial data into fields, forms and pop-up windows.
The sequence can change depending on local machine conditions and/or hacker instructions. The virus infection can include popular threats such as the following:
- Trojan Horse Infections — They are created with the intention of taking over control of the machines. This is done by installing a local client application which will connect to a hacker-controlled server. Through this connection the criminals will be able to also steal files and constantly spy on the victim users.
- Ransomware Malware — This is a popular virus category which is designed to process target data with a strong cipher. These files will be locked, renamed with a set extension and apply other actions as intended.
- Cryptocurrency Miners — These web scripts are designed to download multiple performance-intensive tasks. They can slow down or make it impossible to use the computer in the usual way. For every completed task the hackers will receive cryptocurrency payment.
At any time the criminals can add in other functionality and update the main code.
Remove Maps Pro Hub Browser Hijacker
To remove Maps Pro Hub manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker redirect and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Maps Pro Hub Redirect from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Maps Pro Hub Redirect from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Maps Pro Hub Redirect from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Maps Pro Hub Redirect from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Maps Pro Hub Redirect from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Maps Pro Hub Redirect from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Maps Pro Hub Redirect from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Maps Pro Hub Redirect from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Maps Pro Hub Redirect
Step 2: Uninstall Maps Pro Hub Redirect 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 Maps Pro Hub Redirect 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 Maps Pro Hub Redirect there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Maps Pro Hub Redirect from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Maps Pro Hub Redirect 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 Maps Pro Hub Redirect 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Maps Pro Hub Redirect 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 Maps Pro Hub Redirect 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 Maps Pro Hub Redirect 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 Maps Pro Hub Redirect 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 Maps Pro Hub Redirect will be removed.
Eliminate Maps Pro Hub Redirect 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.