The Quickmapsanddirections.com is a new PUP from the big family of browser hijackers. The appearance of Quickmapsanddirections.com in your web browser means that your computer has become a victim of this browser hijacker, which makes various changes to current settings of all your typical web browsers by replacing the start page, new tab and search provider. So, if you notice that when you run your internet browser, it shows this unwanted site, then you don’t need to wait . Perform the instructions below and get rid of Quickmapsanddirections.com immediately.
After the hijack, common symptoms include:
- Replacing the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox built-in search box and default search provider to Quickmapsanddirections.com;
- Modifying web browser’s home page to Quickmapsanddirections.com;
- Modifying the ‘new tab’ URL to launch an unwanted page.
Often, the PC system which has been affected by Quickmapsanddirections.com browser hijacker, will be also affected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which opens lots of various ads. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad-supported software can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malware and undesired programs or visit the various dangerous and misleading web sites.
We recommend you to remove Quickmapsanddirections.com and clean your system of browser hijacker without a wait, until the presence of the hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will assist you to completely remove Quickmapsanddirections.com , using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to remove Quickmapsanddirections.com from Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
There are present several free hijacker removal utilities. Also it’s possible to remove Quickmapsanddirections.com manually. But we suggest to combine all these solutions below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the tutorial. Certain of the steps below will require you to shut down this webpage. So, please read the step-by-step tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Quickmapsanddirections.com, perform the following steps:
- Manual Quickmapsanddirections.com removal
- Scan your machine and delete Quickmapsanddirections.com with free utilities
- Run AdBlocker to stop Quickmapsanddirections.com and stay safe online
- Where the Quickmapsanddirections.com hijacker comes from
- Finish words
Manual Quickmapsanddirections.com removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Quickmapsanddirections.com from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Delete Quickmapsanddirections.com associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
We advise that you begin the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed apps and delete all unknown or dubious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the harmful software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Uninstall the unwanted software can delete the unwanted ads or browser redirect.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove dubious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Get rid of Quickmapsanddirections.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting Firefox web-browser will reset all the settings to their default values and will remove Quickmapsanddirections.com, malicious add-ons and extensions. Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Quickmapsanddirections.com from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings will help you to completely reset your internet browser. The result of activating this function will bring Google Chrome settings back to its default state. This can get rid of Quickmapsanddirections.com and disable malicious extensions. It will keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the screen below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete Quickmapsanddirections.com startpage from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your browser, that installed by a malicious software.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of Quickmapsanddirections.com browser hijacker and other web-browser’s harmful add-ons, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like start page, search engine by default and newtab to default state.
Scan your machine and delete Quickmapsanddirections.com with free utilities
It is not enough to remove Quickmapsanddirections.com from your browser by following the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some Quickmapsanddirections.com hijacker related files may remain on your computer and they will restore the browser hijacker even after you delete it. For that reason we suggest to use free antimalware tool like Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti Malware and HitmanPro. Either of those programs should be able to find and delete Quickmapsanddirections.com browser hijacker and other web browser’s malicious extensions.
How to remove Quickmapsanddirections.com with Zemana
Download Zemana to get rid of Quickmapsanddirections.com automatically from all of your web-browsers. This is a freeware utility specially created for malware removal. This utility can delete ad-supported software, hijacker infection from MS Edge, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Windows registry automatically.
Visit the following page to download Zemana. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the downloading process is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti Malware will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, press the “Scan” button for checking your machine for the hijacker that responsible for browser reroute to the undesired Quickmapsanddirections.com web-page.
Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana will search for threats present on your PC system. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will get rid of browser hijacker infection that causes internet browsers to show annoying Quickmapsanddirections.com web site.
Run HitmanPro to remove Quickmapsanddirections.com
The Hitman Pro utility is free and easy to use. It may scan and get rid of browser hijacker which created to reroute your web-browser to the Quickmapsanddirections.com page, malicious software, potentially unwanted apps and adware from computer (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby return web browsers default settings (startpage, newtab page and search provider by default). HitmanPro is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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- Once the downloading process is finished, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” . HitmanPro utility will start scanning the whole computer to find out browser hijacker that redirects your web browser to unwanted Quickmapsanddirections.com web-page. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- As the scanning ends, HitmanPro will display a scan report. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
Use Malwarebytes to remove hijacker
Remove Quickmapsanddirections.com hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and adware that your personal computer can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: February 5, 2019
After downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free tool will start scanning the whole computer to find out hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Quickmapsanddirections.com. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
When finished, you may check all items detected on your PC. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will delete hijacker which alters web-browser settings to replace your default search engine, home page and new tab page with Quickmapsanddirections.com web page and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to remove ad supported software, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Run AdBlocker to stop Quickmapsanddirections.com and stay safe online
Use ad blocker program like AdGuard in order to block advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your PC performance and impact your computer security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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- After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup advertisements, Quickmapsanddirections.com redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
Where the Quickmapsanddirections.com hijacker comes from
Many browser hijackers such as Quickmapsanddirections.com are included in the free programs installer. In many cases, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are designed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing an ad supported software or potentially unwanted applications. Anyway, easier to prevent the hijacker infection rather than clean up your personal computer after one. So, keep the internet browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run a good antivirus programs, double check a free software before you launch it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid harmful and unknown web-sites.
Now your machine should be free of the browser hijacker infection which cause a reroute to Quickmapsanddirections.com web-page. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and undesired malicious web pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your system for new hijackers and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
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