GetDirectionsQuick.exe Hijacker step-by-step Uninstallation
What is GetDirectionsQuick.exe?
Also Known As: GetDirectionsQuick.exe adware
The problem with GetDirectionsQuick.exe hijacker is not obvious first. Users come across with pop-ups in their browsers. This is a common practice for Internet visitors, so that they do not pay attention. However, the situation is getting worse daily, the number of advertising banners grows and normal browsing becomes impossible. The hijacker you have onto your device is the reason of all these troubles. In most cases it comes along with adware that generates advertising banners.
To check if GetDirectionsQuick.exe hijacker penetrated the system or not, use your Task Manager. It can show you the threat in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. To find the folder, right-click on the process in Task Manager and select the option to open file location. However, it will be not so easy to delete the threat manually as it can hide behind other processes and services deeply in the background and continue generation of pop-ups and redirects.
One ofGetDirectionsQuick.exe hijacker features is constant encouraging users to install some additional software and promote their computers. Of course, not many people know that behind the proposed utilities hide dangerous viruses, potentially unwanted programs, Trojans and other useless items. So, it is mandatory to avoid any interaction with the pop-ups, omit downloading applications they offer and do not click on links you see in the pop-ups. To be sure about the normal safe work of your device, add a special malware-tracker to detect the threat immediately and eliminate it without any harm to your privacy. There will be no place for junk programs into your computer with such helpful application.
To remove GetDirectionsQuick.exe process in several clicks only, use the software that can detect and delete computer threats. It works on the regular basis and keep the device clean. Meet GridinSoft Anti-Malware tool that gets rid of this infection within a few mouse clicks. Instructions below are made to help you in removal process, use them to do everything effectively.
STEP 1. GetDirectionsQuick.exe removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
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Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for GetDirectionsQuick.exe related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from GetDirectionsQuick.exe reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
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