Directions Mapper as well as other adware are using third-party application in order to spread its code. Normally, they are being packed to freeware like media player, games, and tools. There are also occurrences that malware infection will redirect your browser to a dedicated web site that hosts installation code of Directions Mapper. In such cases, drive-by-download method is used to load the adware into the computer without your notice.
Note that Directions Mapper was made as a browser extension for known Internet browser program. It is installed as independent add-on and sometimes may use unusual name to conceal its presence. During the presence of Directions Mapper, advertisements are displayed on affected web browser no matter what web site is being viewed. Ads will be part of the content. Aside from showing annoying advertisements, Directions Mapper can also put your privacy at risk as it can steal sensitive data relevant to your online usage and credentials.
Before installing Directions Mapper, you must be informed that it is an ad-supported program. Once you install and use this product, expect occurrences of ads by Directions Mapper. You may also see extensions or add-ons added to the browser without asking for your permission. As an adware, Directions Mapper mean to include potentially unwanted program into the browser that are not actually helpful.
Step by step instructions how to remove Directions Mapper virus.
STEP 1. Remove Directions Mapper virus from the system
First of all, Directions Mapper is a browser extension, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft.
- Return to main screen and choose the type of scan.
- Start the scan and wait untill it`s finished:
- After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Cure PC!” button to remove Directions Mapper virus:
- Now your system is free from annoying Directions Mapper browser extension!
STEP 2. Remove Directions Mapper virus from your browser
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Trojan Killer (here or from the product page):
- Open the program and click on the Reset browser settings button.
- Select when options you want to reset and press “Reset“
Wait untill Trojan Killer sets selected options to the default state. Successful results will be checked with green checkmark.
Video guide bellow display how to remove Directions Mapper from your system completaly:
STEP 3. Directions Mapper prevention
- Avoid advertisements, you shouldn’t click on any ads and pop-ups in your browser, this can lead to the redirection on potentially viral pages!
- Spam messages from email, attached files in emails can appear to be malicious in most cases. Don’t download or open such attachments they can be infected with adware of malware!
- Surfing the internet, there are millions of phishing website on the internet. Each one of them can be very dangerous for your computer. Avoid such pages, try only reliable and trusted websites!
- Pay attention to what you install, there are tons of hijackers and malicious program that are being installed through bundled applications and downloaders. Don’t install any suspicious program and files, always check signer before proceding further!
By following this removal instruction we hope you will deal with Directions Mapper virus once and for all. In case you have any problems or this virus is still inside, leave a comment below or contact our Support Team.