What is DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ?
Investigation Target: DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ
Investigation Date: February 5, 2023
DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ is classified as Browser Adware
Annoying Popup Ads
DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ displays intrusive popup ads with harmful content in the browser.
How to remove pop-up ads?You cannot close the ads because there is no close button, or a new pop-up window will appear immediately.
Solutions to solve the problem:
- Clean your web browser.
- Install uBlock Origin extension for your browser to remove ads and block adware websites:
uBlock Origin for Chrome, uBlock Origin for Firefox.
- Check your PC using Ultimate Malware Killer UnHackMe.
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- Also, I recommend using AdwCleaner, Hitman Pro, Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
How to remove DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ virus manually? (Virus removal guide)
How to remove DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ using UnHackMe?
STEP 1: Install UnHackMe. (1 minute)
STEP 2: Scan for DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ malware using UnHackMe. (1 minute)
STEP 3: Remove DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ (3 minutes)
STEP 4: (optional) Clean up after virus.
STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute).
- Download UnHackMe from the official web site.
- Double click on UnHackMe.zip.
Unzip all files from the zip to a new folder.
- Double click on the unhackme_setup.exe.
- You will see a confirmation screen with a verified publisher: Greatis.
- Then you have to accept the license agreement.
- After that, choose a destination folder.
Complete UnHackMe installation.
STEP 2: Scan for DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ malware using UnHackMe (1 minute).
- The first scan will start automatically.
STEP 3: Remove DIRECTDOWNLOADS.XYZ malware (3 minutes).
- Carefully inspect found items.
Malicious items are marked with a red shield.
Suspicious items are yellow.
UnHackMe automatically creates a System Restore point before fixing!
It is required to have the Windows System Restore active in case of deleting the important files to be able to recover them.
Next step: click the red button: Remove Checked!
- UnHackMe may ask for your confirmation to close all browsers.
Please do it!
- If you want to quarantine files before deleting, check the box Use file safe deleting.
- And after all, you will see the results of your scanning and fixing process:
STEP 4: (optional)
- Clear your browser cache, cookies, browsing history.
Chrome: Press CTRL+Shift+Del keyboard combination or open Settings, Privacy and security, Clear browsing data.
- Delete temporary files.
Open Start menu, type: disk cleanup, choose Disk Cleanup from the results.
Another way: press Win+R, type: cleanmgr, hit Enter.
- Clean the Recycle Bin.
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