How to remove Quick Maps And Directions (hquickmapsanddirections.com)

Quick Maps And Directions

Quick Maps And Directions by Spring Tech Ltd is a harmful program, but you can't call it malware. It’s a good and bad thing simultaneously, and if you're wondering why - let us start. The good news is that any adware is not malicious particularly, meaning that it's not going to affect user's information or vandalize the OS as typical viruses do. It will generate lots of irritating promotional materials in the form of pop-up ads, links appearing out of nowhere on your display and large banners. You can hide every one of them, but that’s what we call a real inconvenience. What's not good is that as opposed to viruses, adware is on rare occasions recognized by common antiviruses. They cannot fight it thanks to singular behavior patterns, and can't stop its installation because people do it all manually.

Quickmapsanddirections.com

Fraudsters use Quick Maps And Directions to display some simulated views on the pages they want to promote and to advertise the substandard or restricted goods. We’re speaking of hacked tools or audio files, suspicious utilities, “18+” content and fake merchandise. Needless to say, that the banners from Quick Maps And Directions are very suspicious and should not be clicked no matter what. We’ve told you before, that Quick Maps And Directions is not hazardous separately, but it gets dangerous if stays unattended. If Quick Maps And Directions lives for long enough within your machine, it assists more hazardous programs to infect the PC thus turning your OS into a garbage can. You’ve probably seen these PC's already, choked with useless programs, incapable of starting in less than five minutes, horribly lagging, etc. You should eliminate Quick Maps And Directions ASAP, to avoid these things happening to your workstation.

 

How to protect your PC against Quick Maps And Directions

Before we launch the elimination procedure, you should realize the means to protect the workstation against Quick Maps And Directions. Let’s start from familiarizing with the manners of penetration. There are a bunch of infection methods which unwanted programs use, but the most regular of them for advertising programs is the sponsored installation. Here’s how it functions:

  • When a user notices an installer, he decides that it is a trusted utility and lets it in. Many antiviral programs warn the victims about the probably malicious contents of a downloaded file, but fraudsters have a foul trick up their sleeves to get through that. The helpful utilities they use as honeypots are in most cases the hacked variants of official software. That's why customers think that a bundle will probably raise the alarm and just disregard the alerts.
  • Fraudsters select a good tool that is widely known among the regular users and blend it with 3-4 advertising utilities. The package is developed so that you can't see its contents before you launch the installation. Sometimes, it happens after the installation, when the user sees that he has received not quite what was planned.
  • Hackers upload the installer on a sought-after file-sharing site. They upload it to as many websites as they can, to enlarge the quantity of potential victims.
  • When the user installs the package, he sees a dialogue window in which he has to select between a preferable and advanced methods of installation. The recommended technique is pre-picked so that every victim who likes clicking ”skip” choose it automatically.

If you did not uncheck the pre-selected installation way – you’ve got a lot of hazardous programs instead of a useful utility, and we're going to assist you with their deletion.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

Quick Maps And Directions virus

You may wonder how one may recognize adware if an antiviral program failed to do this, but we are going to explain this right now. The point is that the AV program (if there's one working on your laptop), finds viruses by their structure. Fraudsters modify the structure of their viruses at least every few days by making small changes without changing the overall purpose. We won't say that you should look into Quick Maps And Directions’s structure, yet we did some thinking about how Web-Internet criminals might conceal adware while it remains in front of the victim’s face. You need to inspect the species of every program you install. You should never download browser improvement add-ons and programs for social networks that suggest you some interesting sorts of interactions. System optimizers are also extremely questionable, as well as any cracked utilities, like Excel, PhotoShop, Word, PowerPoint, etc. If you refrain from installing these utilities, the chances of infection will decrease drastically.

How to remove Quick Maps And Directions

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Quick Maps And Directions manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Quick Maps And Directions from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

When you’re going to get rid of Quick Maps And Directions – there are two variants. You can perform it manually, or via an AV tool. If you love to deal with Quick Maps And Directions without any additional programs – you may do that, but you have to remember that Quick Maps And Directions isn’t the single undesired programs within your PC. As we've told you in the other paragraphs of this paper, Quick Maps And Directions penetrated your computer through bundled installation, and you have easily 2-3 more suspicious programs to delete. If you are okay with removing them all at one by one with your own hands – be our guest.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Quick Maps And Directions" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Quick Maps And Directions from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Quick Maps And Directions

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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