Removal instructions

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  (68/100) is also known as Delta Homes redirect | Type: Browser Hijackers

What is

Delta Homes is a well known search site that is mostly promoted with the help of freeware and shareware. Yes, you can set this page as your start page and/or default search engine consciously but we don't recommend that. That's because of the following issues that we will try to reveal in this post. Nevertheless, in most of the cases people install this program with its components without realizing that because its developers have been using a deceptive distribution technique, which is known as bundling. For more information about Delta Homes distribution, you should check the second paragraph of this post.

Once user is tricked into installing related freeware, drops its own browser add-on on each of web browsers, including IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other web browsers. In addition, it installs Search Protect application that prevents the removal of this program and protects altered browser's settings. Finally, it sets itself as the start page, the default search engine and a new tab page. After all these changes are done, you may find out that avoiding browser hijacker is not an easy task because it shows up as soon as you start your browsing. We do NOT recommend ignoring this and using this search engine for your browsing because you may notice that its search results are not identical to the ones that are displayed by other search sites. In other words, they are altered because this is a commercial search engine that seeks to promote its affiliate parties. Here, we must say that, technically, this program is not a virus. However, if you need to prevent redirects to, corrupted search results, slow downs on each of your web browsers and similar issues, you should remove this browser hijacker. Beware that it has been spreading in a bundle with other components, such as Search Protect, that may prevent its removal. That's why we recommend you opting for automatic removal of For that you can use SpyHunter. If you don't know how to install its program and use it for the removal of unwanted app, check this post: SpyHunter tutorial.

UPDATE 1: Delta Homes renewed its activity in the middle of 2014 and then in the beginning of 2015. We received hundreds of reports about this infection from Poland, Uk, France and other Europe's countries. At the moment of writing it is known that this program is promoted with a help of Softonic, Babylon Toolbar, uTorrent, Any.Do, BeeLine Reader, Foxit Reader, etc., so you should try to be very careful when downloading these programs to your computer. For avoiding this browser hijacker, please double check what is said in their End User's License Agreement, Privacy Policy and similar sources of information when installing freeware on your computer. Of course, you should avoid Quick or Basic installation. Instead of it, you should monitor installation of the freeware by selecting CUSTOM OR ADVANCED installation that will reveal whether this browser hijacker is hiding in the freeware or not. If you are looking at a pre-checked sentence that says 'Make my start page' or 'Make my default seach engine', you should uncheck it. Of course, having a reputable anti-spyware that could warn you about the infiltration of such suspicious programs is also recommended..

UPDATE 2: In the end of May, 2015, security experts announced a long list of files that belongs to If you have recently noticed such files running in your Task Manager or your PC system, you should be concerned: DSearchLink.exe, delta.dll, delta-homes.exe, deltaApp.dll, deltaEng.dll, DeltaTB.exe, deltasrv.exe, deltaTlbr.dll, etc. In this case, you should run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware and remove browser hijacker and related components. Otherwise, you may notice redirects to right after rebooting your computer. 

How can hijack my computer?

As we have said, virus is distributed with the help of freeware and shareware. For avoiding this and other unplanned downloads (,,,,,, etc.), you should remember that you MUST choose Custom/Advanced installation method when installing freeware from questionable developers. In addition, check additional components and opt out of unknown add-ons, extensions, toolbars, etc. If you miss the check mark that allows installation of this questionable program, you can expect Delta homes redirects, slow downs and similar issues. Be sure that this is done for the only reason – this hijacker seeks to make you visit related websites. If you have already noticed annoying activities that are related to this search engine, you should follow the guide given below and remove hijacker.

How to remove

If you have already been affected by this potentially unwanted program and you want to get rid of Delta homes, you should rely on these steps:

Automatic Removal Guide

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Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1185823F-F22F-4027-80E5-4F68ACD5DE5E}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{C1AF5FA5-852C-4C90-812E-A7F75E011D87}
Unregister DLLs:

Delete files:
%Program Files%\Delta\delta\\uninstall.exe
%Program Files%\Delta\delta\\GUninstaller.exe
%Program Files%\Delta\delta\\escortShld.dll
%Program Files%\Delta\delta\\deltaTlbr.dll
%Program Files%\Delta\delta\\deltasrv.exe
%Program Files%\Delta\delta\\deltaEng.dll
%Program Files%\Delta\delta\\deltaApp.dll
%Program Files%\Delta\delta\\bh\delta.dll
%Application Data%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\uninstall.exe
%Application Data%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\FirefoxExtension\content\BrowserProtect.js
%Application Data%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\FirefoxExtension\components\BrowserProtect-3.6.xpt
%Application Data%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\FirefoxExtension\components\BrowserProtect-19.0.dll
%Application Data%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.settings
%Application Data%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.exe
%Application Data%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.dll
%Application Data%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.crx
Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect\Uninstall BrowserProtect.lnk
Local Settings\Temp\SetupUpdater.exe
Local Settings\Temp\SetupAuto.exe
Local Settings\Temp\SearchComponent_Offer_0.exe
Local Settings\Temp\nsl47.tmp\Time.dll
Local Settings\Temp\MainProduct.exe
Local Settings\Temp\DeltaTB.exe
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\Setup.exe
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\MyBabylonTB.exe
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\delta.crx
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\CrxInstaller.dll
\Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\ChromeToolbarSetup.dll
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\ccp.exe
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\IEHelper.dll
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\BExternal.dll
%Application Data%\BabSolution\Shared\GUninstaller.exe
%Application Data%\BabSolution\Shared\BUSUninstall.exe
%Application Data%\BabSolution\Shared\BUSolution.dll
%Application Data%\BabSolution\Shared\BabMaint.exe
%Application Data%\BabSolution\CR\Delta.crx
delta-homes.exe Removal Process

Quick menu

Step 1

Uninstall and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Windows 8
  • If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall and related programs
  • Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove from Windows shortcuts

Step 3
  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Step 3

Remove from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete removal process.

Step 4

Complete removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Geolocation of

Map reveals the prevalence of Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Poland, Brazil, Taiwan, Turkey and Italy.

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Information added: 08/03/15 05:26; information updated: 08/03/15 05:26

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