Remove Delta Search Virus (Delta-Search.com Removal)
Delta Search is a search engine, which is used by third parties to promote their websites or products. Having in mind that this particular search engine is not popular, a browser hijacker was created which is compatible with all major browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, IE etc. When the hijacker infects the computer it sets the Delta Search as the default search engine, furthermore it might also adjust home page settings or bookmarks. The malware also performs constant browser redirections leading to various websites, which eventually become really annoying. Moreover, every time you open a new browser tab the official Delta-Search.com website appears in it.
The search engine is quite useless as it provides sponsored results which might differ greatly from the ones given by Google or other major engines. The results usually contain various advertisements, commercial links or could even be the source of other malicious applications. That’s why it is not recommended to use this untrustworthy website and remove the browser hijacker as soon as possible.
Installation files of various freeware may contain Delta Search browser hijacker. The source of this malicious program could even be a well known program such as Skype messenger. Although it is also possible to download the hijacker on its own. If so, the toolbar provided by the malicious program might differ from the one which came along with the ‘bundled’ version.
MixiDj is another program associated with the browser hijacker. After the installation of this application is complete the malware changes browser home page to delta-searh.com and sets the Delta Search as the default search engine as well. Unfortunately, after the desired program is uninstalled the browser settings are not restored to the previous ones. As a result, you have to delete the Delta Search from the browser on your own.
Automatic Delta Search Removal
Step 1. In order to detect and remove Delta Search, download SpyHunter anti-spyware software
Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
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Step 2. Click Run or Open and install the application by following the on-screen instructions (How to Install)
Step 3. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Step 4. After scanning, click Fix Threats button
Note: download size is 0.7 MB. Trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version for 39.99 USD.
Manual Delta Search Removal
Important Note: Delta Search can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, Virus-Experts.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. Fix Google Chrome startup pages.
Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In On startup click Set pages and remove Delta Search by clicking X symbol. After that, add your desired homepage.
2. Remove Delta Search from the homepage settings.
Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In Appearance section click on Change. Remove the malicious homepage by clicking X symbol. Then you can add the desired homepage by entering its URL and hitting OK.
3. Remove Delta Search from the search engine list and set a one.
Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In Search section click on Manage search engines.. button. Choose the legitimate default search engine as default by clicking Make default. Then remove the malicious search engine from the list.
4. Remove add-ons that are associated with malware
Click on 3-bars icon and choose Tools. Go to Extensions and delete all add-ons related to Delta Search from the list.
1. Remove Delta Search from homepage settings.
Click on Tools icon and choose Internet Options. In General tab replace the hijacked homepage with a desired URL like www.google.com. Then click Apply to complete the action.
2. Modify default search provider settings, also remove the malicious search provider.
Click on Tools icon and choose Manage Add-ons. In Search Providers section please choose to set a legitimate search provider as default by clicking Set as default button. Then remove the malicious search provider from the list.
1. Remove Delta Search from homepage settings.
Go to Options > General tab. Replace the malicious homepage with a preferred URL and click OK.
2. Perform “about:config” function to revert Firefox changed items.
Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter. Then accept the warning.
Search for Delta Search in the search field. Then right-click on each founded item and select Reset.
3. Remove Delta Search from the search engines list.
Click on the current search engine icon and choose Manage Search Engines.. Select the malicious URL and click Remove, then hit OK to complete the action.
Delete malicious apps and directories
Review your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Delta Search. Then choose ‘Uninstall’.
Search for and delete any folder related to “Delta Search” if found in the following directories: