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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

I Need Directions Now

If you have downloaded an extension called I Need Directions Now, it is likely that the homepage, New Tab, and search provider on your browser were replaced with At the time of research, the extension was compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers only, but it seems like it should work on Google Chrome as well. Most likely, the installer on the Chrome webstore was taken down, and that is why Chrome users cannot acquire this add-on. This is good news because the fewer users can acquire this potentially unwanted program (PUP), the better. At first sight, it might seem pretty great, but our research team warns that deleting this extension – or uninstalling an application if you use Internet Explorer – is the best move. Why is that so? You will need to continue reading this report to find out, but if you need no further information, and you have already decided that you want to remove I Need Directions Now, you can scroll down to find a comprehensive guide.

Have you downloaded I Need Directions Now from This is the official download page, and you might have acquired the extension thinking that it can help you access maps and driving directions. You might have been attracted by the extension/application even if it was introduced to you via a third-party installer. Trusting unfamiliar installers that carry software bundles is not a good idea because you do not want to let in malware. I Need Directions Now is not a trustworthy tool, but there certainly could be much more malicious infections out there. So, if you have downloaded the PUP along with other extensions or programs, immediately install a trusted malware scanner to examine your system and warn you if you need to delete malware. Hopefully, there is nothing for you to worry about, but if anything malicious is found, we suggest removing it ASAP. You should scan your operating system regardless of whether or not you acquired the PUP from its official download site. We have the same advice to those whose browsers are taken over by,, and various other hijackers created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. This is the creator of the PUP as well.

It would be unjust to call I Need Directions Now a completely useless piece. Once installed, it displays a toolbar with access to Google Maps, Bing Maps, as well as Gas Prices at Although the links to these services are legitimate, and you can interact with them without any issues, you need to rethink if the PUP is beneficial. It promised you to help you navigate, and it cannot really do that. Besides that, you also must consider the fact that this PUP acts as a redirector. When you enter keywords into the search field, you are redirected to Yahoo Search, and this is bad because the results can be modified, and the results can include sponsored and potentially misleading content. This questionable search service is one of the main reasons we recommend deleting I Need Directions Now. You should also think about the hijacker’s/PUP’s ability to record information about you. Are you okay with a suspicious company recording your browsing history, interaction with websites and advertisements, and other kinds of information? If you are not, you should remove the potentially unwanted program immediately.

If I Need Directions Now was installed along with other threats, you need a lot to think about, and the removal process can be quite overwhelming. In this situation, we recommend employing a trustworthy anti-malware program because it can automatically erase all existing threats. Of course, if you want, you can remove I Need Directions Now manually as well. The instructions below show how to uninstall an application representing the Internet Explorer extension, as well as how to erase unwanted Firefox and Chrome extensions. Note that if the homepage and default search provider remain hijacked, you might have to modify them manually. If you are not familiar with the process, we add instructions on how to do it manually as well. If there is anything else you would like to discuss, do not hesitate to start a conversation in the comments section.

I Need Directions Now Removal

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel. Windows 10 users can find the tool via search.
  2. Navigate to Uninstall a program and then Uninstall the undesirable application.
  3. Launch the browser and tap keys Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  4. Select Add-ons Manager, and then move to Search Providers.
  5. Select the desired provider, Remove the hijacker, and click Close.
  6. Tap Alt+T again, select Internet options, and then move to the General tab.
  7. Move to Home Page and overwrite the hijacker’s URL. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  2. Select Add-ons and then immediately Remove the undesirable extension.
  3. Tap keys Alt+T again and then select Options.
  4. Move to the General menu (select in the menu on the left).
  5. Find the Home Page section and overwrite the hijacker’s URL.
  6. Move to the Search menu, select the desired provider, and Remove the hijacker.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F to access the Chrome menu.
  2. Select More tools and then Extensions to find all available extensions.
  3. Remove the undesirable add-on.
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