How to uninstall (remove)

What is Direct is a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without user consent. promises to help users find the best offers in popular stores such as eBay, Amazon and so on. displays a bunch of promotional items such as banners, coupons and other promotional links. In fact, many coupons and offers are not valid. Also, increases the traffic and slow down your browser. removal is not easy, ’cause it creates its registry entries and copy its files all over your PC. Even if you will uninstall from the control panel, it can be restored again. If you find on your PC, you need to uninstall this potentially unwanted program(PUP) folowing our instructions below.

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How Direct gets on your PC?

Malicious programs such as, come to the computer as an extension to the browser. Scheme of penetration of potentially unwanted software can change constantly. Most often, these programs (extension) come into your PC without the user’s consent, but it is worth noting that this is due to the negligence of the user. Many ad sites create their own download managers. Each time when you download some free software, try to pay attention to what you are offered to install. Sometimes, simply uncheck the element that seems suspicious to you. Always try to read the user agreement, do not hurry to click “Next”. Carefully follow the installation process. Resort to using third-party programs that can help you to protect your computer. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove Direct from your computer?

To uninstall Direct remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Direct in their database. Please, use them to remove Direct

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Direct – files, folders, registry keys.


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Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of Direct


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2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Direct – can clean up leftover items after removal.


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Or uninstall Direct manually.

Step 1: Remove Direct from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Direct
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Direct and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Direct, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Direct and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Direct from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Direct from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Direct
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Direct
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Direct
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Direct

Remove following registry entries:

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