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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Driving Directions Home

Driving Directions Home is a threat that changes your default search provider, homepage, or new tab page to Consequently, the search engine falls under the classification of browser hijackers. Such applications can be quite irritating and potentially dangerous too since most of them might show unreliable third-party advertising content. Thus, users who encounter browser hijackers should be more careful or better yet replace the untrustworthy tool. If this is the first time you came across such a threat, we encourage you to read the rest of this article and find out more about these suspicious search engines. We should also mention there will be deletion instructions slightly below the text, so if you do not wish to keep Driving Directions Home installed, these steps can show you how to eliminate it.

The browser hijacker might look like a useful tool as it provides various links and features that may help you while traveling or when you need to look at maps, find a route, get directions, and so on. Nonetheless, the main Driving Directions Home application’s feature is the search engine and our researchers report it could be a modified version of Yahoo. If this is true, it is entirely possible the results you get could contain untrustworthy third-party advertising content, after searching with The search engine’s Privacy Policy and its End User License Agreement documents both claim the software’s creators take no responsibility for the product itself or third-party links. In other words, no one can guarantee the injected ads will not distribute malware, advertise scam web pages, or promote other threats alike.

Furthermore, users should know Driving Directions Home might be distributed by bundling the browser hijacker with some unreliable browser extension, although we cannot be one hundred percent sure as we could not find it. However, we believe this might be true because we have already encountered quite a lot of similar search engines, for example,,,, etc. Of course, it is possible Driving Directions Home could be bundled with other threats like other hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted applications, and so on. In any case, it might be more important to understand where these untrustworthy programs come from.

According to our specialists, many of them seem to be distributed through various file-sharing web pages or malicious pop-up ads. Therefore, users should try to stay away from the mentioned websites and pay closer attention to the installation process. Even harmless tools can be bundled with threats if they are distributed through unreliable sources. It means it might be up to you to stop them from entering the system. You can do so by simply deselecting bundled applications if there is such an option; usually, it is available for those who choose custom or advanced installation. What’s more, if you read all terms on the configuration wizard carefully and learn it might place more tools on your computer without asking any permission, you could cancel the installation and prevent it from happening. Lastly, to avoid threats the user could employ a reliable antimalware tool that could identify potentially harmful data and warn him about it.

Considering Driving Directions Home might be distributed through unreliable channels, and it could show you suspicious advertising content, it does not seem it can be trusted. Naturally, we advise users not to take any chances with it and find a more reputable search engine to replace it. As for getting directions we have no doubt you can find similar or better applications online. If you decide to get rid of the browser hijacker, we can offer you the deletion instructions located slightly below. These steps were prepared by our specialists, and they will show you how to remove extensions that might be related to the threat and how to restore the hijacked browser. Users who find the process too difficult or simply want an easier solution could download an antimalware tool instead, perform a system and click the deletion button that should be provided right after the scan.

Erase extensions related to Driving Directions Home

Internet Explorer

  1. Press ALT+X.
  2. Click on Manage add-ons.
  3. Choose Toolbars and extensions.
  4. Find the suspicious application and erase it.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press CTRL+SHIFT+A.
  2. Choose Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted program and press Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Press ALT+F and select Settings.
  2. Click on More tools and pick Extensions.
  3. Find the unreliable extension.
  4. Press the trash bin button near it.
  5. Select Remove.

Eliminate Driving Directions Home

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X, select Internet Options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset, mark Delete personal settings, then tap Reset again and click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the Help icon on the top-left corner.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information, then click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F to select Settings.
  2. Slide down and click on Advanced.
  3. Scroll down again, select Reset, and tap the Reset button.
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