Are your web-browser’s new tab, search engine and home page overridden and when you try to open your startpage, you are automatically rerouted to the Find Directions and Maps webpage? Then it means that your computer has become a victim of a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the family of browser hijackers. It’s a type of software that is created to modify settings of installed web browsers. To remove ‘Find Directions and Maps’ hijacker you need to free your internet browser from any extensions you have recently installed on your PC and perform a scan using a trustworthy anti malware or antivirus program.
As mentioned above, the Find Directions and Maps browser hijacker also alters the web-browser’s search engine. So, your browser, when searching something, will show a hodgepodge of advertisements, links to undesired and ad web-pages and search results from the big search engines such as Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it can also lead to slowing or even freeze your browser.
Moreover, an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) can be additionally installed on to your computer with this hijacker that will show lots of advertisements, or even massive full page ads that blocks surfing the Net. Often such these advertisements can recommend to install other unknown and unwanted apps or visit harmful websites.
|Name||Find Directions and Maps|
|Type||browser hijacker, search engine hijacker, start page hijacker, toolbar, unwanted new tab, redirect virus|
|Removal||Find Directions and Maps removal guide|
By following step-by-step guide below it is easy to remove Find Directions and Maps from Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and your machine. Learn how to scan and remove browser hijacker infection and other harmful programs, as well as how to run a full machine virus scan.
How to remove Find Directions and Maps from computer
Without a doubt, the browser hijacker is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malware. To delete this hijacker, you can use the manual removal instructions that are given below or free malicious software removal utility such as Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes Anti Malware or Hitman Pro (all are free). We advise you use automatic removal way that will allow you to delete Find Directions and Maps homepage easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you’re well versed in system or in the case where browser hijacker infection is not uninstalled automatically. Some of the steps below will require you to close this web page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove Find Directions and Maps, execute the steps below:
- How to manually remove Find Directions and Maps
- How to remove Find Directions and Maps with free software
- Stop Find Directions and Maps redirect
- Don’t know how your web browser has been hijacked by Find Directions and Maps?
- Finish words
How to manually remove Find Directions and Maps
The guidance will help you get rid of Find Directions and Maps search. These Find Directions and Maps removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of computer operating system.
Remove Find Directions and Maps associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Check out the Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and dubious programs, they are the ones you need to remove.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any dubious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Get rid of Find Directions and Maps from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like default search engine, homepage and newtab to their default state. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, press the Help button () like the one below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like the one below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Find Directions and Maps browser hijacker infection. When, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Find Directions and Maps from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the web browser new tab, default search engine and start page that have been modified by the Find Directions and Maps hijacker infection.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the 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 displayed below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete Find Directions and Maps search from IE
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” such as the one below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
When the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s startpage, search provider and newtab page to default state.
How to remove Find Directions and Maps with free software
AntiMalware apps differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus software and so on. We advise you run the following free software: Zemana Free, MalwareBytes AntiMalware and HitmanPro. Each of these programs has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can search for the hijacker infection and remove Find Directions and Maps from the MS Edge, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Run Zemana Free to remove Find Directions and Maps search
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is a malicious software removal tool designed for Windows. This tool will help you remove Find Directions and Maps browser hijacker, various types of malware (including adware and potentially unwanted software) from your system. It has simple and user friendly interface. While the Zemana does its job, your computer will run smoothly.
Download Zemana Free on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the downloading process is complete, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the figure below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana AntiMalware on your PC.
Once installation is done, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your personal computer for the browser hijacker which cause Find Directions and Maps website to appear. This task can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Free will detect threats present on your computer.
When Zemana Anti Malware completes the scan, you may check all items found on your machine. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of Find Directions and Maps browser hijacker infection and other browser’s malicious plugins and add items to the Quarantine.
Remove Find Directions and Maps browser hijacker and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
If the Find Directions and Maps issue persists, run the HitmanPro and check if your web-browser is hijacked by hijacker. The Hitman Pro is a downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps delete adware, potentially unwanted software, and other malware. It works with your existing antivirus.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- Once downloading is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this utility is opened, click “Next” button . HitmanPro program will scan through the whole PC for the hijacker infection that responsible for web-browser redirect to the intrusive Find Directions and Maps web-site. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- Once HitmanPro completes the scan, you will be shown the list of all found items on your computer. In order to delete all items, simply press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malicious software found.
Scan and free your personal computer of browser hijacker with MalwareBytes
Manual Find Directions and Maps startpage removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker can be not fully removed. We suggest that use the MalwareBytes Free that are fully clean your computer of browser hijacker infection. Moreover, this free application will help you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, adware software and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
- Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- When downloading is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your personal computer for the hijacker responsible for redirections to Find Directions and Maps. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your system. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- When the scanning is finished, MalwareBytes will display you the results. Review the report and then press “Quarantine Selected”. Once the task is complete, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
The following video offers a steps on how to delete hijacker infections, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes.
Stop Find Directions and Maps redirect
In order to increase your security and protect your computer against new intrusive ads and harmful web sites, you need to use ad-blocking application that blocks an access to malicious advertisements and webpages. Moreover, the application may block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of websites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
First, visit the page linked below, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like the one below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is complete, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block Find Directions and Maps, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
Don’t know how your web browser has been hijacked by Find Directions and Maps?
After completing the step-by-step guidance above, your personal computer should be clean from the browser hijacker and other unwanted software. The Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and IE will no longer display the Find Directions and Maps webpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help here.