Do you know what EarthAndSatelliteMaps is?
EarthAndSatelliteMaps is a potentially unwanted program that works as a browser add-on. It is compatible with most of the popular browsers, and so it could easily work on your browser, too. If you decided to download this application from its official website, then it’s perfectly fine. However, if you do not know why EarthAndSatelliteMaps is added to your browser, it would be a good idea to run a full system scan and see just how many potentially unwanted programs you have running on your system. Please remove EarthAndSatelliteMaps and all the other unwanted apps as soon as possible.
At the same time, we would like to point out that EarthAndSatelliteMaps is not a dangerous infection. It is just a browser add-on that might enter your computer accidentally. Of course, if you are not aware of the installation, it might be quite shocking to see this application on your browser. Nevertheless, it is important to understand that potentially unwanted programs do not enter target systems unless the users install them themselves. So, even if you did not intend to add EarthAndSatelliteMaps to your browser, you were the one who did that.
Here you might ask, how is it possible to download programs you do not need? How is it possible to download something without being aware of it? Well, it all depends on how these apps are distributed. It is quite obvious that EarthAndSatelliteMaps has an official homepage. You can find the add-on at earthandsatellitemaps.com. The website works, and the Add button functions, too. As you can see, this app doesn’t even try to hide from you. However, if you are one of those users who does not understand how this application was installed on their computer, you probably have never opened this website before.EarthAndSatelliteMaps screenshot
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The truth is that we do not need the official homepage for freeware distribution. EarthAndSatelliteMaps can easily come bundled with other applications when users download freeware from file-sharing websites. It could also come from a redirect or a pop-up. For instance, if you often visit websites that are full of random pop-ups and flash advertisements, you might accidentally encounter a pop-up window that offers to add EarthAndSatelliteMaps to your browser. This happens in an instant, and users sometimes do not even realize how they add such extensions. However, it just proves that you have to be really attentive and careful when you browse the web.
Our research team says that EarthAndSatelliteMaps is practically identical to QuickMapsAndDirections and other similar apps developed by SpringTech LTD. What they have in common is that they do not offer original service but outsource the maps from popular search engines. For example, EarthAndSatelliteMaps is known to display information for Google Maps, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, and so on. The point is that the application does work. It is not a scam. But upon the installation, it also changes your homepage and your new tab settings. While it doesn’t affect the default search engine, such sudden modification may take you by surprise.
The main problem with EarthAndSatelliteMaps and other similar applications might collect information about your web browsing habits. It is not anything malicious, but there is no way to tell where this information could be used. Also, EarthAndSatelliteMaps might share that information with unreliable third parties. Therefore, it would be for the best to remove such applications from your system before the information they collect could be leaked to unreliable third parties.
Luckily, it is not complicated to remove EarthAndSatelliteMaps from your system. You can delete this extension through the browser settings or via Control panel. However, keeping in mind that there might be more unwanted apps added to your browser, it would be for the best to reset your browser settings to default.
After that, scan your system with a licensed antispyware tool that would locate potential threats (in the case you have them). A security tool of your choice would protect your system from various future threats, but you mustn’t forget that your own behavior online is also just as important. So please refrain from downloading programs from third-party sources, and do not click random pop-ups that you encounter on the most bizarre websites.
How to Remove EarthAndSatelliteMaps
- Press Win+R and type Control Panel. Click OK.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove the application.
Reset Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
- Press Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- On the top right of the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
- Press Refresh Firefox on the confirmation box.
- Click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Scroll down and press Advanced.
- Scroll down again and click Restore settings to their original defaults.
- Click Reset settings.
In non-techie terms:
EarthAndSatelliteMaps might not be a dangerous computer infection, but what’s the use of keeping an application if you didn’t want it in the first place? If you care about your system’s stability and your personal data security, you will do yourself a favor by removing EarthAndSatelliteMaps today. Please do not hesitate to leave us a comment if you have any further questions about this potentially unwanted app.