How to remove Search For Directions

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What is Search For Directions

Search For Directions is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which is used for affiliate marketing. Despite the fact that it looks like an ordinary search engine, it’s a tool that is not recommended due to a risk of browser redirects to questionable websites. Once it gets on PC, it sets browser’s homepage/search engine/new tab to https://s.searchfordirections-serp.com/public/index.html. This tool displays irrelevant search results on purpose to make users visit partner webpages. The danger is that users might be tricked into visiting risky websites seeking to infect their devices with malware. In addition to this, users will have to deal with countless pop-up ads that will overlay content being viewed. We suggest you remove Search For Directions using antimalware tools. You can also uninstall browser hijacker manually by following our guide below this article.

How to remove Search For Directions hijacker from your computer?

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Also, you can try to remove Search For Directions hijacker manually.

Step 1: Remove Search For Directions hijacker from Control Panel/Applications

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search For Directions hijacker.
  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 Search For Directions 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 Search For Directions, 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 Search For Directions 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.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Search For Directions or Search For Directions Uninstaller (or other suspicious apps that you’ve never installed), double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Search For Directions from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

After that remove Search For Directions from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search For Directions from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on 3-dots icon in the upper right corner and select Tools.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Search For Directions.
  5. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  6. Click on 3-dots icon in the upper right corner.
  7. Select Settings.
  8. Type notifications into the search bar.
  9. Select Content settings.
  10. Select Notifications.
  11. Find Search For Directions in the Allow list.
  12. Click on three dots next to Search For Directions and select Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Search For Directions or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Mozilla Firefox:

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

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Press Settings and more button
  2. Choose and Click on Extensions
  3. Find Olpair extension and click settings
  4. Press Uninstall button
  5. Start Edge again

Learn more about removing extensions from Edge.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Search For Directions.
  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: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Remove Search For Directions from Android Smartphones:

Alternative solution for Android phone/tablet:

Google Chrome:

  1. open the Chrome app.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More.
  3. Choose and open Settings
  4. Tap Site settings and then find Search For Directions Pop-ups.
  5. Turn of Search For Directions from Allowed to Block.

Written by Ilyas J

Author: Ilias

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