How to remove Direct Web Links from the computer and browsers

This is an article about Direct Web Links adware that penetrates users’ devices in many countries. Here you will find useful information about this virus, its ways of infection and techniques of deletion.


Direct Web Links adware

What is Direct Web Links. Removal reasons and methods

Now we'll explain you about the nasty advertising tool that started to takeover Internet not long ago, but today it is one of the most irritating and effective. This virus is called Direct Web Links, and from our page you will learn how it penetrated your computer, how to get rid of it, and how to guard yourself from similar viruses in the future. Now you realize that Direct Web Links won't corrupt or eliminate your information but will annoy you for weeks until you get rid of it. Such tools, most of the times, are produced massively and are copies of each other. We're trying to say that advertising utilities are plain, but if they infect the system of a novice user, they might pose a real issue. It will be safe for those who discovered Direct Web Links on their PC's to rapidly get rid of it with help of our uninstall guide.



The distribution method of adware, usually, is determined by its sort. For example, extortion malware, usually uses phishing, advertising software developers most often use affiliated installation and Trojan viruses prefer the weak links in software's code. Bundling is based on an indirect deception of the user. Actually, this file contains a single useful tool and few viruses. The utilities in the package can only be installed at the same time, so if customer doesn't pay attention to the pop-ups that turn up during the installation, he can cheaply let them enter the computer. There is a menu in one of such windows in which customer has to choose between automatic and advanced ways of installation. The recommended manner is selected by default, and if man doesn't uncheck it, he will install all the contents of. Here you'll see some effective advices that can help you avoid getting hacked through this method:

  • Remember that any piece of the pirated software is very dangerous. This is how web-criminals distribute viruses, using the common user’s greed. If you want to use the unpaid program, then download it exclusively from the developer's website, or from another trusted site. By following this advice you limit the number of sources of infection.
  • When installing any unpaid tool, keep an eye on all the information that appears in the pop-up windows. This will help you to notice and stop the attempt to infection.
  • You shouldn't attend unreliable websites that distribute the malicious programs. Almost any site can be infected by experienced specialist, but it's way easier to get on a low-quality website, originally made for illegal purposes, or a webpage, abandoned by the creator. Viral webpages can be easily identified by an abundance of obtrusive ads, clickbait headers, strange tabs that appear when you click the link and garish design.

The instructions written above are really plain, but if you'll adhere to them you'll realize how much faster your computer will perform and easy the Internet search will become. However, before using these instructions, you should do a total cleaning of your computer of viruses that might be there. This is perfectly implemented by the antivirus program, and here's what we have to propose.

Millions of users believe that purchasing an anti-viral program means that the system will be completely shielded from any threats from outside, but it's not true. The human factor is the very common cause of infection of the computer, and if you want to protect your PC, you should follow the rules of Internet security. Do not work against your antivirus, viewing the perilous webpages, but play with it, acting wisely in the Web and following the principles, given above.

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Direct Web Links removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.



Step 1. Uninstall Direct Web Links from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Direct Web Links, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for 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.


Instruction for Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Direct Web Links and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove Direct Web Links from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the Direct Web Links, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove Direct Web Links from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete Direct Web Links from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall Direct Web Links from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Direct Web Links and press Disable

How to uninstall Direct Web Links from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Direct Web Links from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Direct Web Links from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the Direct Web Links, press Remove

How to uninstall Direct Web Links from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete Direct Web Links from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove Direct Web Links from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete Direct Web Links from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall Direct Web Links from Safari. Step 2 How to remove Direct Web Links from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Direct Web Links and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove Direct Web Links from Opera. Step 1 How to delete Direct Web Links from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall Direct Web Links from Opera. Step 3


Video instruction how to remove ads from the browser




Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after Direct Web Links deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Direct Web Links in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Direct Web Links'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system


Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash


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