Innovate Direct Removal Guide

Do you know what Innovate Direct is?

Although some computer users mistake Innovate Direct for a beneficial tool, our research team warns that it is an advertising-supported program that will flood you with ads. Because does not provide an installer – or any useful information, for that matter – it is possible that it is spread by third-party installers. Whether this program comes as a standalone offer or packaged with many other infections, we strongly recommend rejecting them while you can. Of course, it is most likely that you have installed this program already, and you are doing the research a little too late. The good news is that not all users will find themselves in trouble by running this program. It all depends on which ads injected by this program you interact with, and while some users will not encounter malicious ads, others will. If you do not want to be one of the unlucky ones, we suggest deleting Innovate Direct.

The Privacy Policy that is associated with includes this statement: “Third parties […] may also use cookies, pixels and other tracking and data collection technologies […] to collect user information.” It is normal for a program like this one to use tracking cookies to spy on its users. We are not saying that this is okay, but it is normal. However, the fact that it also enables third-party tracking technologies is very disconcerting. Users are not provided with any information about these third parties, and we have to consider the worst outcome, which is that these technologies belong to malicious parties. In that case, information about your activity, such as you browsing history, could be recorded and used in different ways, for example, to camouflage malware installers behind attractive deals. Of course, it is also possible that these third parties are harmless advertisers who are collecting information about different users to enhance their services. All in all, you do not know.Innovate Direct Removal GuideInnovate Direct screenshot
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As you might know, Innovate Direct is a clone of Elements Peruse, Sale Charger, Gravity Space, and other identical ad-supported programs. All of these programs were created by unknown developers using the Injekt engine. Although all of them are identical, it is unknown whether or not they were created by the same people. Needless to say, all of these programs serve advertisers, not regular users, and it is unlikely that you will have any use for them. If you are interested in shopping deals and beneficial ads, you need to look for authentic programs capable of producing reliable offers. Innovate Direct, on the other hand, is completely useless, and you should not rely on it for anything. Instead of waiting for this program to provide beneficial services, the best thing you can do is remove this adware from your operating system, and we know how you can do that.

Do not be intimidated by the steps presented below. Although this removal might seem complicated, it can ensure success. Move one step at a time, and we are sure you will have Innovate Direct removed in no time. The steps below show how to eliminate files, registry keys, and extensions. You can also uninstall this program and remove the unwanted Firefox extension; however, we suggest eliminating one component at a time to understand how this adware is operated. This might help you with the detection and removal of advertising-supported programs in the future. Of course, in case other unreliable or even malicious programs have invaded your PC, an automated malware remover is your best friend. If you invest in a reliable tool, your Windows protection will be taken care of as well, which is why this is the most beneficial option.

How to delete Innovate Direct

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch RUN.
  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK to access the Registry Editor.
  3. Delete the Innovate Direct key at the end of these paths:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\
  4. Move to the top of the menu and click Edit.
  5. Click Find and use this search tool to find and Delete these CLSIDs:
    • {3598B1EB-D5D3-44CC-AE5B-71ECC1A62FDB}
    • {F55FB39F-8D68-4E90-9C04-4D28BEB1BCC1}
    • {26e9cac2-6f76-4bbe-872b-ad8c15e5c327}
  6. Simultaneously tap Win+E to launch the Explorer window.
  7. Type %Program Files% (or %Program Files(x86)%) into the address bar and tap Enter.
  8. Right-click the Innovate Direct folder and select Delete.
  9. Type %Temp%\ into the address bar, tap Enter, and follow step 8.
  10. Enter %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ into the address bar.
  11. Open the folder with a unique name (look for .default string in the name) and open the Extensions menu.
  12. Right-click and Delete the file called “”.

In non-techie terms:

The purpose behind Innovate Direct is very unclear. It might seem that this program was created to assist you; however, according to our research, it is more likely that it was developed to help advertisers. Even if these advertisers have no malicious intentions, it is unlikely that you will receive any benefits by trusting them or using the ad-supported program in general. The manual removal guide will help you erase this adware from your PC, but you should use an automated remover if other threats have slithered in along with it. Start a discussion below if you have something on your mind.