How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com

What can be mentioned about this infection

Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com is a hijacker believed to be a quite minor infection. Users do not set up the hijacker willingly and most often, they aren’t even aware of how it occurred. Hijackers like to travel through a free application packages. A browser hijacker is not a malicious piece of malware and should not do any direct damage. Take into account, however, that you could be redirected to promoted pages, as the hijacker wants to make pay-per-click revenue. Hijackers do not filter through the portals so you may be redirected to one that would lead to a damaging program contamination. You will get nothing by keeping the browser intruder. To return to usual browsing, you ought to remove Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com. Search.hquickmapsanddirections_.com-_12.jpg
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How are hijackers most commonly set up

Freeware oftentimes travel together with added offers. Adware, browser intruders and other likely not wanted utilities might come as those additional items. Users usually end up setting up redirect viruses and other not wanted applications as they do not choose Advanced (Custom) settings when setting up freeware. If something has been adjoined, you will be able to unmark it there. Default settings will not show anything attached so by opting for them, you are essentially allowing them to install automatically. Now that you are aware of how it entered your system, abolish Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com.

Why must you delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com?

You will quickly notice that it modifies your browser’s settings as soon as the redirect virus is installed. Your set homepage, new tabs and search engine have been set to display the website the hijacker’s advertised site. Whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, they will all be affected. Reversing the modifications may not be doable without you making sure to eliminate Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com first. Your new homepage will be advertising a search engine, which we don’t recommend using as it will expose you to plenty of advertisement content, in order to redirect you. Browser hijackers aim to generate as much traffic as possible for web pages so that owners get revenue, which is why they reroute you. The redirects will be terribly irritating since you will end up on all kinds of weird sites. While those redirects are plenty bothersome they can also be rather damaging. You might encounter damaging program when being rerouted, so do not expect the reroutes to always be harmless. If you wish to shield your OS, remove Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com as soon as you notice it inhabiting your operating system.

Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com elimination

Using spyware removal programs software to erase Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com should be the easiest way because everything would be done for you. Manual Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com termination means you will need to identify the hijacker yourself, which might take time as you will have to locate the browser intruder yourself. However, instructions on how to uninstall Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com will be presented below this report.Download Removal Toolto remove Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com

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Learn how to remove Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com from your computer

Step 1. Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com

c) Windows 10

  1. Open Start menu and click on the magnifying glass (next to the shut down button). win10-start2 How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  2. Type in Control Panel. win10-start How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win10-remove-program How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  2. Check all suspicious programs you want to get rid of.
  3. Drag them to the trash icon in your dock (Alternatively, right-click on the program and press Move to Trash). mac-os-app-delete How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com from browsers

a) Remove Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press More located at the top right corner of the screen (the three dots). edge-menu How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  5. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  6. Choose Task Manager.
  7. In the Processes tab, find the Microsoft Edge process, right click on it, and press Go to details (or More details if Go to details is not available). task-manager How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  8. Right-click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End task.
(Method 2)
Before you proceed with this method, backup your data.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_xxxxxxxxxx.
  2. Select all the folders, right-click on them and press Delete. edge-folder How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Press the start button, and type in Windows PowerShell in the search box.
  4. Right-click on the result, and select Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  5. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and tap Enter. edge-powershell-script How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. Close the window.

c) Restore your homepage on Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon.
  2. Internet Options → General tab. Delete the homepage URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. At the bottom, you will see a Reset button. Press that.
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says Delete personal settings. IE-reset How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose More tools and Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.
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f) Restore your homepage on Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. In the window that appears, under On startup, there will be a Set pages option. Press on that.
  4. Remove the set website, and type in the one you prefer to be your homepage. Press OK. chrome-startup-page How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  6. Remove all search engines except the one you want to use. Click Done.

g) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Select Add-ons. mozilla-menu How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by clicking Disable. If you later decide to keep it, simply press Enable.

i) Restore your homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select Options. mozilla-menu How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com

j) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Press the question mark at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com

k) Remove Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com from Safari (for Mac)

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-menu How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  5. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.

l) Reset Safari

If you are using the Yosemite, El Capitan or the Sierra versions, the option to reset Safari with one click is not available. Thus you will have to clear the history and empty the caches in separate steps.
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Clear History (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-clear-history How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  5. Select the Advanced tab and check the box next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  6. Select Develop (from the menu bar at the top of the screen). safari-develop-menu How to delete Search.hquickmapsanddirections.com
  7. Press Empty Caches.
If for some reason you are unable to remove the extensions or reset your browsers, it may be a good idea to obtain anti-spyware software and have it deal with the problem.

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