What is Search.yourinstantmaps.com?

Search.yourinstantmaps.com, created by Polarity Technologies LTD is a typical browser hijacker, that can drop the PC/Laptop performance and change browser homepage. Also, such programs usually collect users personal data and share this information with third parties, affiliates, and commercial partners. After infiltration, you may notice, that a homepage of your browser had changed, and another (new) looks like on the picture below. Despite Search.yourinstantmaps.com is not a classical virus, it changes a search engine for browsing and can be classified as potentially unwanted software. Depending on the context of search queries, the browser hijacker can include commercial links instead relevant sites. We think you should remove Search.yourinstantmaps.com as soon as possible. If you don’t know how to get rid of this malware, please read our easy article below.


How Search.yourinstantmaps.com gets on your PC?

Search.yourinstantmaps.com usually infiltrates users machines own extension for Chrome, Mozilla, and IE. We recommend denying all offers related to the installation of unknown extensions, especially related to Search.yourinstantmaps.com. Sometimes, freeware software can contain some additional menus, where users may be offered to install Search.yourinstantmaps.com. Check up your safety and get rid of Search.yourinstantmaps.com or similar hijackers.

How to remove Search.yourinstantmaps.com from your computer?

To uninstall Search.yourinstantmaps.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and registry keys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Search.yourinstantmaps.com in their database. You can try to use them for removing Search.yourinstantmaps.com.

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You can try both of these products to remove Search.yourinstantmaps.com

Or uninstall Search.yourinstantmaps.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.yourinstantmaps.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search.yourinstantmaps.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Search.yourinstantmaps.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Search.yourinstantmaps.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Search.yourinstantmaps.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Search.yourinstantmaps.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.yourinstantmaps.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Search.yourinstantmaps.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Search.yourinstantmaps.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Search.yourinstantmaps.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Search.yourinstantmaps.com:

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Written by Tim Kas

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