Innovate Direct Ads Removal Guide – Steps to Remove Innovate Direct Ads

"Innovate Direct Ads have made me crazy. These most irritating and intrusive online advertisements are popping up continuously on my web browser interface. After many attempts and efforts I couldn't get rid of Innovate Direct Ads. I got Innovate Direct Ads on my windows PC some free downloads. So i uninstall all those programs but Innovate Direct Ads wouldn't go. I am feeling helpless to remove Innovate Direct Ads from my computer. Please help!!"

Innovate Direct Ads are popping up on your web browser interface, means you got a stealthy or decetive installation of bad adware program. These kind of adware programs are malicious in nature and always do harm computer and perform such activities that put your online privacy on high risk. What is worst, it can steal your confidential information and provide them to third parties and cyber criminals for unethical earning and hacking of online account of users. Innovate Direct Ads is detected as a malicious domain used as adware program on Windows computer to deliver online advertising. The advertising software enters very easily and sneakily when any Internet user download free of cost software application without verifying other attached programs or, open Spam email emails received from distributors of this malicious program then the nasty adware program get installation on their computer without any acknowledgement of user.

In any condition the arrival of Innovate Direct Ads program puts only lethal effects on compromised PC. The program forcibly change various system and web browser settings without any permission of user. It occupies the homepage of web browser to redirect web search and display pop-up ads, coupons, banners very aggressively for product promotion and generate web traffic. In most of the cases the links of these adverts redirect to dubious websites where you may lose the privacy of your email, debit/credit card, password details, etc. To fulfill its objectives and ruin your computer it install various other malware or viruses on your computer. Due to its very dangerous and harmful consequences you are suggested to remove Innovate Direct Ads quickly from infected computer.


Learn To Remove Innovate Direct Ads Using Manual Methods

Phase 1 : Show Hidden Files To Delete Innovate Direct Ads Related Files And Folders

1. For Windows 8 or 10 Users : From the Ribbon’s View in My PC click on Options icon.

Folder search option Win 10 or 8

2. For Windows 7 or Vista Users : Open My Computer and tap on Organize button on the upper left corner and then to Folder and Search Options from the drop down menu.

Folder search options Win vista or 7

3. Now go to the View tab and enable Show hidden files and folder options and then uncheck the Hide protected system operating files checkbox option below.

Folder and Search options step 3

4. Finally look for any suspicious files in the hidden folders as given below and delete it.


  • %AppData%\[adware_name]
  • %Temp%\[adware_name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware_name].exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware_name]

Phase 2 : Get Rid of Innovate Direct Ads Related Extensions Related From Different Web Browsers

From Chrome :

1. Click on Menu icon, hover through More Tools then tap on Extensions.

chrome tools extensions

2. Now click on Trash icon on the extensions tab there next to suspicious extensions to remove it.

chrome extensions trash

From Internet Explorer :

1. Click on Manage add-ons option from the drop down menu on going through Gear icon.

IE manage add-ins

2. Now if you find any suspicious extension in the Toolbars and Extensions panel then right click on it and Delete option to remove it.

IE toolbar and extensions

From Mozilla Firefox :

1. Tap on Add-ons on going through Menu icon.

mozilla add-ons

2. In the Extensions tab click on Disable or Remove button next to Innovate Direct Ads related extensions to remove them.

mozilla extensions

From Opera :

1. Press Opera menu, hover to Extensions and then select Extensions manager there.

Opera Extension 1

2. Now if any browser extension looks suspicious to you then click on (X) button to remove it.

Opera Extension 2

From Safari :

1. Click Preferences… on going through Settings Gear icon.

safari settings - preferences

2. Now on Extensions tab click on Uninstall button to remove it.

Safari Extension tab

From Microsoft Edge :

Note:–As there is no option for Extension Manager in Microsoft Edge so in order to sort out issues related with adware programs in MS Edge you can change its default homepage and search engine.

Change Default Homepage of Ms Edge –

1. Click on More(…) followed by Settings and then to Start page under Open With section.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Now select View advanced settings button and then in Search in the address bar with section, you can select Google or any other homepage as your preference.

Ms Edge Homepage 2

Change Default Search Engine Settings of Ms Edge –

1. Select More(…) then Settings followed by View advanced settings button.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Under Search in the address bar with box click on <Add new>. Now you can choose from the available list of search providers or add you preferred search engine and click Add as default.

Ms Edge Search Engine 2

Phase 3 : Block Unwanted Pop-ups from Innovate Direct Ads On Different Web Browsers

1. Google Chrome : Click Menu icon → Settings → Show advanced settings… → Content Settings… under Privacy section → enable Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) option → Done.

Chrome Block pop-ups

2. Mozilla Firefox : Tap on Menu icon → Options → Content panel → check Block pop-up windows in Pop-ups section.

Mozilla Block Pop-ups in Content tab

3. Internet Explorer : Click Gear Settings icon → Internet Options → in Privacy tab enable Turn on Pop-up Blocker under Pop-up Blocker Section.

Pop-up Blocker Internet Explorer

4. Microsoft Edge : Press More(…) option → Settings → View advanced settings → toggle on Block pop-ups.

Ms Edge Block Pop-ups

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