What is Innovate Direct?

Innovate Direct is a browser extension that comes without user consent. Innovate Direct can hijack popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Innovate Direct changing your browser options, homepage and search engine. Subsequently, the results will be replaced with advertisements. Also, Innovate Direct constantly displays banner ads, coupons and more. Thus, the developers promise to find the best offers shopping. In fact, most of these proposals are false. The main goal of the developers – is to make money. If a user clicks on the proposed link, the creators of Innovate Direct already earn money on it. Innovate Direct also may collect your personal information, including passwords of credit cards. Innovate Direct also collects the history of your browsing. Innovate Direct increases your traffic and significantly reduces the performance of your PC. Innovate Direct removal will not be easy because this program copies its files all over your computer. If you find Innovate Direct on your PC, remove it immediately.

How Innovate Direct gets on your PC?

Malicious programs such as Innovate Direct, 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, don’t 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 by Innovate Direct, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove Innovate Direct from your computer?

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Innovate Direct

Or uninstall Innovate Direct manually.

Step 1: Remove Innovate Direct from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Innovate 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 Innovate 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 Innovate 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 Innovate 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 Innovate Direct from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Innovate Direct from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Innovate 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 Innovate 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 Innovate 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 Innovate Direct:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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