How to remove Instant Directions Search from the computer and browsers

If banners began to show up in the browser, and they are generated by Instant Directions Search advertising tool – today's article can assist you to solve this problem. On this page, we’ve combined all you should be aware of while facing Instant Directions Search, its methods of penetration and techniques to uninstall it from your browsers.


Instant Directions Search adware


Here you see a useful guide for a beginner adware-hunter. Now we will help you to detect an advertising tool and uninstall it. We will even give you the choice of weapons for this task! It could be a powerful AV program, for those who adore the advanced way of hunting, or you could remove it with your bare hands as our predecessors did since the rise of the Net. The choice is on your shoulders! If you are going to eliminate Instant Directions Search – ignore the other parts and go to uninstalling. If you wish to know the crucial information on Instant Directions Search and its methods of work – you should inspect the full entry. We will define for you the ways through which adware sneaked into the device, and how you should act to avert re-infection. On top of that, we will explain to you all you should know about adware’s special aspects, and how perilous it is if left without your attention for a few days.

What is Instant Directions Search. Removal reasons and methods

Dangerous programs, such as Instant Directions Search, were, are being designed to show you ads and assure you of their sustainability. It is little, aggravating and almost inoffensive. If your PC has this adware and nothing besides it – the OS, supposedly, will hold on for long enough, but it won't be so, because advertising tools always engage their mates to every kick-up. We're sure that there will be a kick-up, with blackjack and viruses. The virus makes your computer defenseless against various perils, and it can obstruct it by useless software very fast. Usually, there will be useless advertising tools or simple viruses, yet sometimes, you get some sort of ransomware, and it way worse. Instant Directions Search is an open breach in your system’s defense, and you'd better seal it promptly.



There are lots of sorts of advertising tools, and they may infect the computer in various ways. We know them all, but some methods are too poor to put them on this list. Here we've gathered the very widespread ones:


  • Affiliate installation, AKA "bundling" is the safest method for advertising utility to penetrate user's workstation. It’s quite plain to perform, and its best feature (from hackers’ perspective) is that user goes through the whole process with his own hands. They only have to create a package where three or four advertising utilities are stitched together with a single relatively useful free program. A user loves that program, so he finds the software pack, installs its content and gets all pointless crap that’s in it. To avoid suchlike situation, we recommend you to inspect cautiously all windows in which you’re suggested to make checkmarks. You'd better not click "OK" without thinking, as it causes serious problems.
  • Infection from developers’ web page. This technique is not as popular as the bundled installation, and most of the times, it’s successful when a virus is uploaded to the comparatively well-known website. Say, a businessman wishes his web page to become more popular and creates an application, notifying you of some interesting changes, new giveaways, etc. The worst thing about such apps is that sooner or later you’ll start seeing promotional banners every minute. The good news is that suchlike tools could be removed easily, and they will never return.
  • Download via scammers' website or via a special link. It happens usually with real viruses, but Instant Directions Search uses such method in rare cases. We're certain that you have encountered it at least once. You attend a website, and there is a pop-up, suggesting you to install a miraculous program which will help you surf the Web better than well-known search engines. You've heard it already, huh? You pass the link and see a shiny suspicious site, telling you that usual search engines are pointless and tricky, but Instant Directions Search tool is different. It’s honest, fast, and will not give away your data to major corporations. And it doesn't lie about it, as it'll dump them to way smaller corporations and parties of scammers, who will make use of it. These utilities are also plain to avoid: just ignore ads. It doesn't matter whether or not they appear reliable – just don’t. Ignore all offers, coming from strange sources, and the laptop will be secure and swift.


We know for sure that the virus got into your PC through one of those techniques, and after reading the above section you're able to shield the device from them. Now it’s time to uninstall Instant Directions Search.

How to remove Instant Directions Search

If you like to hunt with bows and arrows – there's a helpful instruction for Instant Directions Search elimination. You’ll be just like Indiana Jones, sneaking behind the trees and ambushing adware deep inside the computer’s woods. First, you should purge all browsers, mercilessly killing each piece of suspicious apps and extensions. And don't forget to restore the default browser settings afterwards. The system registry needs to be cleaned from all suspicious entries. The entire process is written down in the following instruction so that if you are ready – start anywhen. Feel free to look at our video, since it will help you to clarify the actions you’re not familiar with.


If you prefer not to waste your time and want the job to be done in a timely manner, there's the wholly different approach. You can remove adware with the help of our trusted antivirus, known as Spyhunter. It has a lot of strengths over the other suchlike tools. For instance – it can see advertising programs and clean the completely clogged PC in ten minutes. If this description is not enough to convince you – just try the free scanner. Press the button under this section to download Spyhunter and eliminate Instant Directions Search forever.


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Instant Directions Search removal instructions

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

If you are Android user, follow this guide: Android virus removal.



Step 1. Remove Instant Directions Search from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

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 Instant Directions Search, 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 Program - 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 Instant Directions Search and press Uninstall

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


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

Step 2. Check browser's shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Instant Directions Search from browser's settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Microsoft Edge

1. Launch Microsoft Edge

2. Click on Settings in menu bar

3. Choose Open Microsoft Edge with A specific page or pages

4. In the field Enter a URL put your favourite search engine


Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

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

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari



Video instruction how to clean browsers




Step 4. Delete elements that would stay after Instant Directions Search deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Instant Directions Search 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 'Instant Directions Search'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 5 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

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


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner start window


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