How to remove (uninstall) Directions Whiz

The program that we're going to talk about is known as Directions Whiz. It was created by the MyWay company that is known for dozens of other adware programs. If you already faced browser hijacker or adware - you can skip this part and go to the removal advices and delete this undesired program. If you haven't experienced this sort of programs earlier - believe, this program surely isn't good choice to keep on your computer. We say this since this malicious software not just calls troubles while you spend your time on the Internet, but might induce a serious adware infection of your PC. Do you notice the high amount of advertisement in browser, or the switched start page? How do you think, is it fine that the default search engine is changed to the unknown website, and it emerges each time when you start your browser? The symptoms that are listed above are saying that the PC is infested by some sort of advertising program, and this program has to be eliminated.

What is Directions Whiz

Directions Whiz

Scammers don't make adware only to irritate users, and each virus has precise goals. Unfortunately, the true aim of Directions Whiz differs from those stated. Typically, the depiction of every dangerous software states that it is extremely helpful. 99% of adware promise to help in the look for anything on the Internet. Search for discounts, sales and deals on the Internet, help in the search for new music, games or movies and performing some functions in Facebook - that's the most prevalent functions of advertising programs. The primary thing you have to do if you're about to install some software - to take thought, is it really useful? Haven't you thought about why are all adware descriptions so indistinct? The "faster", "safer" or "better" web-browsing is a perfect sample of suchlike functions, as these options are really blurry and nearly impossible to supervise. Does this mean that adware do not do anything, and just take up space on your hard drive? No, it's not! Adware performs a highly substantial function, - to let online scammers to obtain thousands of dollars a day on novice users.

 

We don't remember where it came from but today many users think that hackers make the harmful programs without any logical reason. Viruses retard your computer, interfere with the work of certain programs, and Internet-scammers like it so much that they are willing to spend days, developing pointless adware. You have to know that all undesired programs have some function, and it is, in most cases, applies to money. It is difficult to guess why adware generates so many banners, but since you understand it, it appears really plain. All these ads are generated to earn money on clicks. Many users heard that advertisement in Internet is paid on the pay-per-click system. It means that the advertiser pays for every referral from the banner to the web-page. So, the more ads adware is showing you, the better is the chance that you will take an interest in it and pass the link. Actually if you are not interested in adware's suggestions - the click might still be made, in order to close an unwanted annoying ad. Each referral costs money, based on the sort of advertising it can cost from 0.1 to 5 cents and sometimes even more. In this case we see how numbers overcome quality, as swindlers develop lots of trashy advertising programs that spam with intrusive ads. Trustful operator can decide that these ads are good, and try to find something entertaining among adware proposals, making dozens of clicks each day. Anti-viral developers and tech-support forums get thousands of complaints on Directions Whiz, so swindlers are doing pretty nice profit on it.

Methods to remove Directions Whiz

And finally, there is one more effect of Directions Whiz which in the long perspective might cause huge damage to your system. This function is Directions Whiz's ability to change the settings of your browser in order to distribute ads more effective which makes it highly vulnerable to all sorts of malware. Adware seeks to modify three parameters: home page, default search engine and the blocking of annoying advertisement. Thus, when adware is in the system, the browser is extremely vulnerable, and all kinds of unwanted software can use it to enter the system, which is what occurs if customer begins to randomly click on dangerous links shown by Directions Whiz. The viruses will clog your PC, because user helps it to do so. To avoid this you should remove Directions Whiz from the machine as quick as possible.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Directions Whiz manually

Step 1. Uninstall Directions Whiz from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Directions Whiz from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

Advertisement tools are being distributed in many techniques: through infected web-sites on which the malware download may start at each click, and via installation in bundles. The first method can be lightly avoided: you should only visit web-pages that are considered trustworthy, and appear on the first positions in browser. Except that, your browser and anti-viral tool will display the notification, if the website is unreliable. To guard yourself from the infection via the second technique, you must attentively observe the installation of all programs. Installation in bundles is simple: advertisement software is added to installers of other tools. You install some program and the pop-up window during the process emerges an offer to install some more programs. In many versions you just can't cancel the process, and in some - there's no notification about extraneous software. You should know that: if Directions Whiz had penetrated your system via installation in bundles, there probably are other undesired software or malware. According to this, when you see the choice among “safe installation” and “partial installation” – choose the second variant. Keep this in mind each time you install something - and your system will be noticeably cleaner.

Directions Whiz removal tool

The manual deletion of Directions Whiz requires nearly 5-7 minutes, and can be done even by not experienced user. Both manual and automatic methods have their own strong sides and disadvantages. By-hand elimination is very plain and absolutely free, but there are cases when you just can't uninstall the undesired program manually. Anti-viral tool is the best decision for those people who want to decrease the amount of efforts spent on the protection of their systems. We suggest you to purchase the software called Spyhunter which not only eliminates all viruses from your machine but also protects it from all other unwanted software as long as Spyhunter will stay on your PC.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Directions Whiz from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Directions Whiz and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Directions Whiz
  • C:\ProgramData\Directions Whiz
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Directions Whiz

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Directions Whiz" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Directions Whiz from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Directions Whiz and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Directions Whiz from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Directions Whiz and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Directions Whiz from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Directions Whiz from the browser

How to remove Directions Whiz from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Directions Whiz

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete Directions Whiz from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Directions Whiz

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Directions Whiz from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Directions Whiz

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Directions Whiz from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Directions Whiz and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Directions Whiz from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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