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Directions Express

Everything you have to know about Directions Express

Directions Express is promoted as a useful tool or extension that can provides quick access to maps, driving directions, live traffic, directions and related sources when you need to move from point A to Point B. It has been developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. It also provide you with useful search results via Yahoo and help you load resources on the Here Maps platform. This page also includes a weather widget, a collection of links to popular Web destinations, and other online maps such as Google Maps and Bing Maps. It is a page on the Chrome Web store that you can find at and offers the following information

Screenshot of Directions Express Offers

Directions Express

Directions Express is deemed as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) because it is developed with the support of advertisers and deliver targeted ads on your screen. It replace your new tab and your primary search provider to It also read your browsing history and software configuration to help affiliated marketers push related marketing offers to your screen whenever you visit. Directions Express may block third-party extensions like the uBlock Origin that aim to suppress commercial materials on your screen. While PC users click on the 'Add to Chrome' button then display a message box saying that the Directions Express app requires the following privileges –

  • Manage your extensions, apps, and themes.
  • Read and modify all your data on the websites you visit.

Technical Report On Directions Express

Threat Directions Express
Category PUP
Risk Level Low
Version 2.0
Size 13.51KiB
Updated March 31, 2017
Distribution Method Freeware application
Symptoms It provides maps, directions and related sources
Affected Browsers FF, Chrome, Opera, Safari, IE, Edge

Distribution Method Used By Directions Express

Directions Express is delivered into the PC with freeware bundle that is published by Eightpont Technologies Ltd. While users installing these type of freeware application and software then, the PUP easily invade the PC. So, user be careful while installing freeware application and choose only Custom and Advanced Installation Procedure. Some other ways of Directions Express installation are installing pirated software, using outdated anti-virus program.

Troubles Create By Directions Express

Directions Express seems like a useful tool in first sight but after installation, it tracks your all browsing history and software configuration to the purpose of display related marketing offers to your screen. Its only a trick to generate revenue by using PPC scheme. It causes your Internet speed become very slow as well as PC performance. Thus, it is very important to eliminate Directions Express from the infected browsers ASAP.


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How to Uninstall Directions Express from Compromised System

Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from Directions Express

(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)

Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives

Step:3 Uninstall Directions Express from Control Panel

  • Press Start Key + R together and Type appwiz.cpl
  • appwiz

  • Now Press on OK
  • This will Open the Control Panel. Now look for Directions Express or any other Suspicious program
  • once found, Uninstall Directions Express ASAP
  • Step:4 How to Remove Directions Express from Startup Items

  • To Go to Startup Area, Click on Start Key + R
  • Type msconfig in the search area and click on Enter. A window will pop-out
  • Misconfig 1



  • In the Startup area, look for any suspicious Directions Express entries or that are from Unknown Manufacturers
  • (This is an important step and users are advised to monitor all items carefully over here before proceeding further.)
  • Step:5 How to Remove Directions Express from Localhost Files

  • Click on Start Key + R in Combination. Copy and Paste to Open hosts File
  • notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
  • Soon, you will get a list of suspicious IP’s in the bottom of the screen
  • hosts_opt-1

  • this is quite helpful in knowing if your browser has been hacked
  • Steps 6: How to Remove Directions Express and Block Pop-ups on Browsers

    How to Remove Directions Express from IE

    Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
    IE Extension 1

    In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the Directions Express extensions which is to be deleted

    IE toolbar and extensions

  • Now Click on Remove or Disable Option.
  • Press Tool button and Select Internet Option
  • Internet-options

  • This will lead you to the Tab, now Select Privacy Tab, Turn on Pop-up blocker by clicking on it.
  • IE-block-pop-ups


    How to Uninstall Directions Express from Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome is to be Opened
  • Now Click on menu present at the top right corner
  • Choose Tools >> Extensions
  • Select Directions Express related Extensions and now Click on Trash icon to remove Directions Express
  • chrome-extensions 2

  • Under Advanced Settings Option, Enable Do not allow any Site to Show pop-ups. Click on Ok to apply it.
  • Chrome-not-allow-pop-ups

    How to Block Directions Express on Mozilla FF

  • Select and Open Mozilla FF, Select Directions Express or other Add-ons by clicking on Menu button
  • Mozilla Addon 1

  • In the Add-ons Manager, Select the extension related to Directions Express.
  • Mozilla Addon 2

  • Now Click on Remove to delete Directions Express permanently
  • Also Select and Check mark “Block Pop-up Windows” under po-ups in the Content Tab
  • How to Get Rid of Directions Express on Edge on Win 10

  • First of all Open MS Edge and Click on “More actions(…)” link
  • Edge-1
  • Now Select and Click on Settings In Menu under “More Actions”
  • Edge-2

  • Under Settings, screen click on View Advanced Settings button
  • Edge-3

  • In Advanced Settings, turn on Block pop-ups by toggling button to ON
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    Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking Directions Express. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC


    Don’t forget to given your feedback or submit any question if you have any doubt regarding Directions Express or its removal process


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