Directsearchapp.com is a browser hijacker designed to promote the fake search enginedirectsearchapp.com. Typical symptoms of this malware threat are specific changes in the settings of the infected browser.
Directsearchapp.com replaces the original homepage and default search engine withdirectsearchapp.com.As a result, each time the user opens the browser, they get redirected to this questionable URL. At the same time, all search queries are also conducted by the fake search engine. Yet, as Directsearchapp.com cannot generate unique search results, it misuses some of the legit search engines to display a results page.
Directsearchapp.com can be installed as a browser extension or a separate application. However, in most cases, users do not install browser hijackers intentionally. Such Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are often bundled within other software's installation process or infect computers through corrupted advertisements. Typically, they have unsafe data-tracking features that collect information about the user's browsing habits, search queries, IP addresses, and other personal data. Thus, infection with Directsearchapp.com can have severe consequences, and we recommend removing this program as soon as possible.