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Remove Maps & Driving Directions – Virus Removal Guide

By | August 15, 2020

Maps & Driving Directions is a browser hijacker. Maps & Driving Directions redirects the browser’s default homepage, search engine and new tab. Maps & Driving Directions redirects the browser through query.mapsanddrivingdirectionstab.com.

Maps & Driving Directions is regularly manifested on the internet as a helpful homepage. In fact, Maps & Driving Directions is a browser hijacker that gathers all kinds of browsing data such as search queries and cookies out of your browser and alters the browser’s new tab page.

The statistics gathered by Maps & Driving Directions are used for advertising employment. The statistics are sold to advertising networks. Because Maps & Driving Directions collects data out of your browser, Maps & Driving Directions is likewise categorized as a spyware program (browser hijacker).

When Maps & Driving Directions is installed, you will notice the following:

  • The default search engine and new tab page in your browser are redirected to Maps & Driving Directions.
  • You notice a new Maps & Driving Directions toolbar in your browser.
  • Maps & Driving Directions might show advertisements and track your search queries within your browser.

Maps & Driving Directions browser extension will deploy itself in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge browser after successful infiltration. Note that no browser developer yet marks this browser hijacker as potentially dangerous.

If your browser’s default homepage, new tab and search engine have changed to Maps & Driving Directions and the Maps & Driving Directions browser extension has been installed in your browser, remove the Maps & Driving Directions extension as quickly as possible from your web browser settings. Also, make sure to remove adware from your computer!

Remove Maps & Driving Directions

google chrome logoUninstall Maps & Driving Directions extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the Google Chrome address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “Maps & Driving Directions” browser extension and click Remove.

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Can’t remove Maps & Driving Directions extension because the extension is managed?

firefox logoUninstall Maps & Driving Directions extension from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type about:addons in the Firefox address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “Maps & Driving Directions” browser extension and click the three dots on the right of the Maps & Driving Directions extension.
    Select Remove from the menu to remove Maps & Driving Directions from the Firefox browser.

internet explorer logoUninstall Maps & Driving Directions add-on from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the menu (wrench icon) in the top right.
  3. Open Manage Addons from the menu.
  4. Remove Maps & Driving Directions from Extensions and Toolbars.
  5. On the left open Search Providers settings.
  6. Find Maps & Driving Directions Search and Remove Maps & Driving Directions Search.

Do you still have Maps & Driving Directions in Internet Explorer?

  1. Open Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Click “installed on” column to sort the recently installed applications by date.
  4. Select Maps & Driving Directions and click Uninstall.
  5. Follow Maps & Driving Directions uninstall instructions.

malwarebytes logoRemove Maps & Driving Directions with Malwarebytes

I recommend removing Maps & Driving Directions with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use.

Maps & Driving Directions adware leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove Maps & Driving Directions with Malwarebytes.

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  • Install Malwarebytes, follow on-screen instructions.
  • Click Scan to start a malware-scan.

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  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the Maps & Driving Directions detections.
  • Click Quarantine to continue.

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  • Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.

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You have now successfully removed Maps & Driving Directions from your computer and browser.

Max
Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. Every day I blog about new adware threats as they are released. I am also active in various online communities to help people with their computer problems. Stay safe!

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