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Instant Directions Search

Posted: May 11, 2018

The Instant Directions Search is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by Polarity Technologies LTD. This software product is available for Google Chrome, and it is installed as a browser add-on, which is meant to provide its users with convenient access to online maps and driving instructions, which could be used to plan trips and commutes. However, users who opt to install the Instant Directions Search might be quickly disappointed when they find out that this add-on is not as unique as it seems since it does not offer any irreplaceable features. The maps and driving instructions are served via a 3rd-party website, which are accessed via the default new tab page that the Instant Directions Search is meant to promote.

When you attempt to install the Instant Directions Search, you will be prompted to allow the add-on to replace your default new tab page with Search.searchidd.com. While this change is not unsafe, it might have an adverse impact on your Web browsing habits since it forces you to use a website that you are not used to regularly. The good news is that Search.searchidd.com works reliably, and it provides results via the Yahoo Search so that you should not see any major differences in terms of the quality of your Web searches.

If you wish to restore your Web browser's settings and get rid of this Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), then we suggest that you take care of the issue by using a trustworthy and up-to-date PC security scanner. It should be able to identify and eradicate the Instant Directions Search's components swiftly, as well as revert the changes that this PUP applied previously.