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Remove Directlinkkpush.com (Removal Guide) - Tutorial

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Directlinkkpush.com – a dubious website that displays intrusive pop-ups

Directlinkkpush.com adware

Directlinkkpush.com is a domain used by bad actors to display various advertisements and tempt users to allow notifications to be shown. Those who press the “Allow” button are doomed with persistent pop-ups, banners, video-ads, in-text links and other annoying content showing up on their Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Opera web browsers. Therefore, it is wise to leave the page immediately without clicking anything when accidentally encountering it once. Those who are exposed to Directlinkkpush.com site on a daily basis should be wary because it is highly likely that their machines are infected with adware.[1]

Summary
Name Directlinkkpush.com
Type Adware
Browser affected Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and others
Infiltration Software bundling
Symtpoms Intrusive advertisement, questionable redirects, etc.
Elimination Use our manual guide below and install Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to fix your browsers

Directlinkkpush.com is a part of push notifications virus family and is identical to Frigod.comCgg.peakexc.com, and many others. Redirects to these rogue sites typically come from seemingly innocent adware program. Unfortunately, potentially unwanted programs usually get installed without users noticing and can engage the user in activities that can be straight out harmful to online security. Thus, it is best to remove Directlinkkpush.com pop-ups by deleting adware related to it.

Directlinkkpush.com virus can emit the following signs and symptoms:

  • I wide variety of ads, pop-ups, notifications and other advertisement popping out of nowhere;
  • Installation of additional apps, sometimes without permission;
  • Redirection to questionable websites;
  • Decreased performance of the device – slowdown and crashing of apps;
  • Slow internet connection.

In some cases, users might notice that their homepage and new tab address changed to something different rather than your usual Google.com. In such case, there is a possibility that a browser hijacker managed to slip in. It is not surprising, as Directlinkkpush.com adware can multiply fast and establish more unwanted applications on the computer.

Unfortunately, the Directlinkkpush.com redirects and pop-ups might lead users to especially unsafe sites where malware can be installed. In some cases users might agree to download the app without realizing the consequences (i.e. adware apps are commonly disguised as “useful” applications like driver updaters, system optimizers, and similar). Alternatively, bad actors can use advanced techniques to hack legitimate websites and insert malicious JavaScript to perform the drive-by download[2] attack.

To conclude, experts[3] suggest not to delay Directlinkkpush.com removal. For that, users should apply our instructions below this article and then scan their machines using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to repair modifications performed by the unwanted app on the system – like fixing Windows Registry.

Directlinkkpush.com virusDirectlinkkpush.com is a rogue site this is usually initiated by adware

Adware can be hidden in bundled software

Regardless of whether or not you heard of a term “adware,” the fact stands – you do not want this junk on your computer. As we already mentioned, malware infections and disturbed web browsing sessions are not something anyone would need or want. Therefore, it is best to avoid such unpleasant experience and stick to security measures that would reduce the chance of PUP infection.

The primary distribution technique used for adware is software bundling. Security experts are still arguing whether it is legit, but PUP creators are not willing to give up, claiming that Terms and Conditions were included, so it is users' fault for not noticing it. Thus, software bundling creates the opportunity for sneaky installation of unwanted, suspicious or even rogue programs.

To avoid such consequences, please follow the installation instructions carefully and never rush the process. Once prompted, select Advanced or Custom installation mode instead of Recommended one. In the latter, you will not be able to remove the pre-ticked boxes that would automatically allow the PUP installation. 

Eliminate Directlinkkpush.com push notifications from your browsers and the adware from your machine

 As mentioned above, adware does not take its time when it comes to installation of other unwanted applications, thus making the Directlinkkpush.com removal your priority is a must. Before you know it, you will have your browser filled with questionable toolbars, and your computer will be scanned by rogue apps which stated that it is infected and will not be able to find relative information on the internet because of redirects.

If you want to remove Directlinkkpush.com virus automatically, you can use reputable security software. Alternatively, you can make use of our manual guide below. In such case, you will have to get rid of all suspicious apps installed on your machine and reset each of the affected browsers individually.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Directlinkkpush.com, follow these steps:

Delete Directlinkkpush.com from Windows systems

To remove Directlinkkpush.com push notifications from Windows computers, follow these steps:

To remove Directlinkkpush.com from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Directlinkkpush.com (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Get rid of Directlinkkpush.com from Mac OS X system

Mac OS X users should follow this guide to perform PUP elimination:

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Directlinkkpush.com from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Directlinkkpush.com-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Directlinkkpush.com, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Directlinkkpush.com and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Directlinkkpush.com-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove Directlinkkpush.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Directlinkkpush.com and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Directlinkkpush.com removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall Directlinkkpush.com from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Directlinkkpush.com-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase Directlinkkpush.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Reset Mozilla Firefox to its previous state the following way:

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Directlinkkpush.com and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Directlinkkpush.com did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Directlinkkpush.com removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate Directlinkkpush.com from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Directlinkkpush.com by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Directlinkkpush.com-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Directlinkkpush.com removal.Reset Chrome 2

Delete Directlinkkpush.com from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Directlinkkpush.com and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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