Remove Delta Search virus
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Delta Search virus | Type: Browser Hijackers

Delta Search virus, also known as Delta Search and redirect, is a popular infection that keeps spreading around at this moment. Typically, it is categorized as a browser hijacker because it  alters computer's settings once it gets on its target PC and starts annoying redirections to or other sites that try to become more popular. In order to make you visit these domains against your will, Delta Search virus starts its activity with some changes made in computer's DNS settings, default search engine's settings and home page settings. It can be said that this virus affects all browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome) that are installed on the PC and finally makes you search the web using only. While it may seem for you that this domain is like a normal search engine, we don't recommend trusting it because it may track your browsing habits and return altered search results.


Delta Search virus is distributed similarly to other cyber infections. You can download this threat accidentally, together with freeware and shareware, or simply get it on your machine after entering infected site. However, you should know that malware or rogue anti-spyware can also install such browser hijacker on your computer, that's why we always recommend using automated methods for virus removal. Once this virus infects the system, it changes existing settings there. Typically, it modifies the settings of Internet browsers, home page and the default search provider. If you have also noticed these changes and suffer from annoying redirections to, you should check your PC for Delta Search virus. Do that without any delay in order to avoid getting infected with more serious infections.


If you think that you may be infected with this virus, check your computer with updated anti-spyware. We recommend running a full system scan with SpyHunter or STOPzilla and remove what it detects. Additionally, uninstall Delta Search from Add/Remove Programs list by following these steps: Click 'Start menu' -> 'Control Panel' -> 'Uninstall a Program' or 'Add/Remove Programs' and choose 'Uninstall' button if you see the Delta Search toolbar in the list. Finally, remove from your browsers.

For more information about Delta Search virus removal, look at the guide below:

Automatic Delta Search virus Removal Guide

You can remove Delta Search automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Delta Search virus Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall Delta Search 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 Delta Search and related programs
  • Here, look for Delta Search 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 Delta Search or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove Delta Search from Windows shortcuts

  • 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 Delta Search from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
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 Delta Search 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 Delta Search removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Delta Search 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 Delta Search removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Delta Search 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 Delta Search removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
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 Delta Search 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 Delta Search, 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 Delta Search removal process.

Geolocation of Delta Search virus

Map reveals the prevalence of Delta Search virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United Kingdom and United States.

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Information added: 08/14/14 02:08; information updated: 08/14/14 02:08

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Comments on Delta Search virus

chinmaya joshi
delta search is a real virus
I tried all the options recommended but nothing worked :(. Then I went to cnet download and searched for anit-virus software and found avast! Free antvirus software. The first thing it did was scan my computer and found threats, then allowed me to get rid of them. Then it said there was an issue with my browser and asked if it could clean browsers - and I selected yes and it did.

It removed about 4 items, one that appeared to be HP app (I have HP computer) and a few others that I didnt know what they were. When the removal process was complete, it allowed me to reset my browser to their default setting which I allowed.

I am back to Google with no Delta-Search redirects :).
i tried several options to remove delta , none of the above had any effect whatsoever except to waste my time , i did a system restore , not from last system restore but from an earlier restore point , this seems to have worked and i no longer get any bother from the SCUM that is detla toolbar .
My computer The Delta Search Toolbar Program uses over 19 GB of space when I was uninstalling it
Michael Grihel
wow...i know i had problems with my browser but 401 threats is a little much
Nigel Morris
Delta search can such my left testicle. This page is absolutely NO help whatsoever. Ive followed the instructions and still have the gormless pest that is delta search encrusted on my fucking computer. What an absolute joke.
John Belanger
You clowns are full of crap! I tried to follow YOUR instructions for Firefox but what you said didnt exist. You cown are as much of a virus as the delta search.
thanks for the information, I found this post really usefull.
thank you
John Ng
I recently experienced exactly the problem. My PC runs VISTA X64 Ultimate. One day I noticed Firefox and Google Chrome will no longer Restart from the previous shutdown. Searching around I was informed by Blogs such as this that I was attacked by Browser High-jacking Malware and noticed some unwelcome search toolbars were introduced around 17/04/13. One very bad sysmptom was it took over an hour to complete the normal Startup.
I followed the instructions to remove Delta Search and Babylon toolbar.
My experience was using Control Panel to remove Delta Search, I was left with the Condition that Windows Explorer will crash and restart again whenever I access a drive or a folder render it unusable unless reboot to Safe Mode or start the Command Prompt alias CMD.

I was lucky to boot to Safe Mode and used the VISTA Recovery Procedure to recover to a System prior to the Delta Search Removal.

My experience was Babylon toolbar was the real Highjacker, just guessing, it probably highjacked Delta Search as well. It is very safe to use Control Panel to uninstall Babylon toolbar BUT NOT DELTA SEARCH.

Just uninstalling Babylon Toolbar will be enough to stop the Redirecting of URL whenever Firefox or Chrome being re-started.
However, go direct to, in my case, C://Program(x64)/Delta Seach/ ... , eventually get to "Uninstall", the Delta Searchs own Uninstall Application and run it, at least for my own VISTA System, I was successfully get back to my previous Condition and the usual 10 Minute-ish Booting Up.

I hope the above might help someone in my unpleasant situation.
When making a conclusion you should not use the words maybe, just guessing, i think, etc. you should be sure not to confuse other people.
Go to hell, Delta Search. Your program adds itself without permission and is in fact malware. Ive manually removed it multiple times, and yet it keeps re-adding itself as my search provider.
I too have the same problem Ive already removed it using the add/uninstall and manually changed browser settings on Firefox and Chrome but its shown up again anyone who knows how to remove it permanently please tell me how.
I wish and pray that the programmer of this malware will die from worst accident including his/her families and friends ! !! you re evil ! ! ! go to hell and meet your creator !
still the delta search remained tagged to google chrome. It pops up first when google chrome browser is turned on inspite of spyhunter being there guarding the system
You need to uninstall delta chrome too, beside delta installation (Start->Control Panel ->Uninstall). And change all browser settings.

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