What is Maximum Maker?
Created by a company called SuperWeb LLC, Maximum Maker is a deceptive application claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and other similar functionality - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Maximum Maker product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!"
On initial inspection, this plug-in may seems legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it infiltrates systems without users' permission, tracks Internet browsing activity, and generates intrusive online ads.
Maximum Maker employs a virtual layer to display interstitial, transitional, full-page, pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar ads. This enables placement of third party graphical content on any visited sites. None of these advertisements originate from visited sites and overlay website content, thus diminishing the Internet browsing experience.
Although most redirect to various e-commerce websites selling various merchandise, some of these ads can redirect to infectious sites. There is a high probability that clicking them will cause various computer infections.
Furthermore, Maximum Maker is developed to continually track Internet browsing activity, gathering various system/user information including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, unique identifier numbers, and other data that may be personally identifiable.
This information is later shared with third parties and can be misused to generate revenue. For this reason, the presence of Maximum Maker on your system can lead to various privacy issues or even identity theft. If you are worried about your privacy and Internet browsing safety, uninstall this adware immediately.
SuperWeb LLC has released several hundred identical PUPs. Along with Maximum Maker, High Stairs, Oasis Space, Magical Find, and Hard Case are just some examples from a long list. All offer identical features, however, following system infiltration, they simply deliver advertisements and collect personally identifiable information.
Maximum Maker, and other PUPs developed by this company, are designed solely to generate revenue for the developers - they provide no real value to the user.
How did Maximum Maker install on my computer?
Maximum Maker infiltrates systems during installation of other software. This stealthy software distribution method is called 'bundling'. Many users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software, and for this reason, developers intentionally hide rogue applications within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings.
By rushing these two processes, and skipping most/all of the steps (including the Custom/Advanced section), users inadvertently install PUPs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
The key to computer safety is caution. Never rush when downloading and installing software. Select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, closely analyzing each step - this reduce the risk of computer infections.
Deceptive free software installers used in Maximum Maker adware distribution:
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- What is Maximum Maker?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Maximum Maker application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Maximum Maker adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Maximum Maker ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Maximum Maker' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Maximum Maker ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Maximum Maker adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Maximum Maker", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Maximum Maker ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Maximum Maker adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Maximum Maker", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the maximum maker adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Maximum Maker", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the maximum maker adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Maximum Maker".
Computer users who have problems with maximum maker adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the maximum maker adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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