How to Remove Maps and Directions Redirect (Uninstall Process)

30 Mar

Maps and Directions Redirect is a suspicious extension that does multiple unwanted activities in the backdoor. It alters the browser settings and changes the default search-engine provider and homepage with an unsafe commercial webpage. The new tab search related to Maps and Directions Redirect may look very legitimate but it is dangerous in reality. Due to this suspicious extension, you cannot restore the previous settings of browser. In appearance, its homepage contains a search-bar and short-cut links to several other websites such as Amazon, Gmail, Google Map, and Apple Map and so on. When you interact with these icons, the webpage get redirected over other sponsored websites. The redirected webpage could be a part of sponsored commercial webpage promotion scheme or affiliate marketing. Their aim is to manipulate the innocent victims for buying products that they don’t even require.

Due to Maps and Directions Redirect infection, the overall Online browsing activities gets totally messed up. Every webpage that you visit, there will be commercial ads and pop-ups in the form of bogus deals, coupons, price-comparisons, attractive discounts and offers and so on. The related extension or plug-ins starts spying on users activities and they try to cheat highly confidential information such browsing pattern and history, bank account transactions, credit card details, and so on. These sensitive data goes in the wrong hand and you will face huge financial loss.

How Maps and Directions Redirect Does Get Inside the PC:

In most cases, the innocent victims get manipulated by features and offers presented by Maps and Directions Redirect advertisements. The related ads are generally triggered on suspicious webpage. Apart from this, there are freeware and shareware that carries the payloads and files of this suspicious plug-ins. So, it is very important to be careful while using Internet. Don’t click on random links and notifications. Always choose advance/custom installation steps so that additional hidden components could get detected and could be stopped from getting installed. Sometime it also gets spread though spams email campaign so avoid opening suspicious emails especially that are sent by unknown senders. Usually such emails contains so many spelling and grammatical errors.

If you are thinking that removing Maps and Directions Redirect extension from the browser is the complete solution then you are totally wrong. It will again come back as soon as the browser is reopened. It is important that you scan the PC with a powerful anti-malware tool. In case if you have technical expertise, then you may also try the manual process as mentioned below.

Remove Maps and Directions using powerful Windows Scanner
Download Automatic Removal Tool to eliminate infectious threat

Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with Maps and Directions then you were highly suggested to delete Maps and Directions by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.

So, what is anti-malware tool?

Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like Maps and Directions. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove Maps and Directions. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall Maps and Directions from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete Maps and Directions using automatic removal method


  1. As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.step-1
  2. You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.step-2
  3. If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.step-3
  4. Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).step-4
  5. System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.step-5
  6. By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.step-6
  7. Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.step-7

How to get rid of Maps and Directions manually?

Eliminate Maps and Directions by going through Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).control-panel-1
  1. Select Control Panel option > Programs.control-panel-2
  1. The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.control-panel-3
  1. Please find out Maps and Directions as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove Maps and Directions entries from Windows Registry box:

  1. In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.manual1
  1. Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)manual2
  1. Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete Maps and Directions.manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\Maps and Directions.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.

Method to prevent Maps and Directions and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like Maps and Directions infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by Maps and Directions again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.

  • Keep your anti-malware updated.
  • Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
  • Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
  • Block auto update from network inside System.
  • Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
  • Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
  • Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
  • Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
  • Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
  • Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.

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