Remove Delta Search
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Delta Search | Type: Adware

Delta Search is a search engine that has clearly gone too far. It's obvious that this potentially unwanted program is used by its owners to promote commercial sites that try to sell useless goods and services. For that, Delta Search returns forged search results that clearly differ from the ones that are displayed by Google. Besides, it initiates annoying redirections what lets us put it not only to the category of adwares, but to the list of browser hijackers as well. As soon as this virus gets inside the system,  it alters the part of computer's settings, such as the default search engine, bookmarks or homepage. Besides, it affects all Internet browsers and displays its 'official' site Delta-search.com every time you open a new tab on IE, Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox. Keep in mind: we don't recommend using Delta Search for your search session because it's a potentially unwanted application that gives forged search results. Most importantly, you must remove Delta Search if you haven't installed it by yourself.

note: People related to Delta search are writing comments in various forums, that they are not related to malware and they give their own email to help to remove it. This is a fake defensive strategy, as delta search uses sneaky malware related techniques to infect computer systems. The same engine is used for several parasites on different subdomains: mixidj, visualbee.

HOW CAN I GET DELTA SEARCH ON MY COMPUTER?

This Virus can be installed by using two different methods. You can either download it from its 'official' site manually or find it on your computer out of nowhere. This method includes the third party software, which is always packed with such or similar adware. In order to avoid finding Delta Search on your PC out of nowhere, you should always pay attention to each of installation windows of the software. We must say that infection looks very similarly to Yahoo!.. However, it's used to redirect people to delta-search.com and then return forged search results for them. If you want to avoid discovering delta-search.com instead your homepage or search engine and you don't want to receive its misleading pop-up ads, you must remove Delta Search from the system.

DELTA SEARCH VARIATIONS:

Delta Search virus: This virus is one of Delta Search variations causing browser's redirections to delta-search.com malicious search engine. As a result, the owners of this website get ability to return altered search results and make people visit related websites. In most of the cases, this virus infiltrates computers in a bundle with freeware and shareware, but it may also be caused by malware, such as rogue anti-spyware or ransomware. If you think that your PC may be infected with Delta Search virus, you should check your PC for this infection.

Delta-search.com redirect: Delta-search.com redirect is the issue, which is usually caused by Delta Search virus. It starts manifesting when virus infiltrates the PC and alters the part of computer's settings. In most of the cases, it affects start page. default search engine and new tab page, so it can hardly be missed or mixed with other infection. We highly recommend scanning computer with updated anti-spyware when suffering from Delta-search.com redirect.

yhs.delta-search.com: This search engine is a clear copy of Delta-search.com, which has been causing various problems. It seems that scammers have altered its address in order to trick more PC users, who have already been notified about issues that can be caused by this unfair search engine. We highly recommend staying away from yhs.delta-search.com because it returns forged search results that may redirect users to infected websites just like its previous variant. 

mixidj.delta-search.comMixidj.delta-search.com is the mostly-spread variation of Delta Search virus, which uses a slightly altered address but acts identically as previously released variants of this virus. It can appear on each of your web browsers after downloading freeware and shareware, so be very careful when letting such program inside your machine. The clearest sign, notifying that your machine is infected with this redirect virus, is discovering this site instead of your start page and default search engine.

visualbee.delta-search.com: This search site belongs to the category of potentially malicious websites and is closely related to Delta Search. It is typically used to increase visitors traffic to specific domains, so you should be aware that it may return altered search results and show annoying pop-up advertisements. If you want to avoid this DeltaSearch-related website, you should be very careful when downloading freeware on your computer. If you noticed visualbee.delta-search.com on your PC, you should remove it without a delay. 

HOW TO REMOVE DELTA SEARCH?

When trying to remove Delta Search virus from the system, you should firstly eliminate it from Add/Remove Programs list. For that, click the Start button and then select Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs. Besides, remove these entries as well, if they appear in the list: Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta toolbar, Yontoo, Browser Protect and Mixi.DJ. Additionally, remove Delta Search from your browsers. For more information about removal of this potentially unwanted program, follow these steps:

Automatic Delta Search 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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Manual Delta Search Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Delta Search and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Delta Search or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

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.

What is browser hijacker?

Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.

Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Delta Search:

•  Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
•  Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
•  Appearance of new tabs
•  Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

Geolocation of Delta Search

This map reveals the prevalence of Delta Search. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Poland, Argentina, Philippines, India and France.

QR code for Delta Search removal instructions

Delta Search qrcode QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Delta Search are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Delta Search right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-14 02:58
Information updated: 2014-08-14 02:58

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Users comments about Delta Search:

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charles
this will solve in all browsers including IE

first uninstall deltal search from control panel

right click on your browser select properties
in Target Dialog box

delete all after your brower name.exe
Make sure that (") symbol not deleted

ex:firefox
"C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"
Explorer
"C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"
I hope it will work
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KRISHNAKUMAR
UNINSTALL DELTA PROGRAM AND REMOVE EXTENSIONS, AND REASSIGN HOMEPAGE SHOULD BE SET TO ANYONE OF YR FAVORITE SITE AND THEN RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR CHROME BROWSER ICON AND TAKE "PROPERTIES" THEN GO TO"TARGET" CHECK THE WHOLE LINE ,THET SHOULD BE LIKE THIS "C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe" PLS REMOVE ANYTHING MORE LIKE DELTA.....AND SO ON APPLY AND OK... YOU ARE NOW FREE FROM A HEADACHE.....
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Muthu
I had the same problem after fighting for an hour I figured out a way to remove this damn delta non-ethic hackers..

They place their link into Chrome and ie short cuts . Example:
"C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe" http://www.delta-homes.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=wpm0226&utm_campaign=installer&utm_content=sc&from=wpm0226&uid=HitachiXHTS725050A9A364_110208PCK404GLGPTXLJX&ts=1393414923

You need to right click the browser shortcut icon and remove everything and leave only the following:
"C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe"
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smallapricot
thank you very much, you are great superman
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tommy
dont know to what extent this might help. when i faced this problem some months back, i had tried all tricks mentioned here but it didnt work. the final suggestion came from my roommate who said that most viruses affect our registry files. if we could restore the registry to an older date when the pc was not affected by delta. it might help. so i used the windows system restore and restored my pc to a previous date. voila it worked!!
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jack
Can u all help me,dat delta browser overrite my google chrome browser and I just delete all the delta browser file from my local disk folder.u know what!..google chrome also missing from my desktop & local disk..I keep trying to install new google chrome to my computer and its never work.please someone help me...dat stupid delta make crazy..
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bugfinder
That works. Thank you so much. Now my Chrome is back to normal.
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Logan
Looks like it worked. Thanks Superman!
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Chulul
Hello,

I have followed all the above procedures (for Chrome) and have successfully gotten rid of Delta...not only once, but 3 times now. Every couple months, the darn things comes back again!!! Today, when I updated a file, Chrome asked me if I wanted to replace my search engine with Delta and I specifically said "NO!!!!"! Guess what...it did it anyway, and I had to go through the entire process for the 3rd time....changing not only my search engine, but also my home page, and the resetting the 3 tabs that I want to automatically open when I start the browser. Is there anyway to block this darn program entirely once & for all?
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Stan Moore
Send an email to delta-search requesting that they remove it from your search engines. For me, it was removed within the hour.
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delta hater
Thanks a lottt Superman !!! Finally i got rid of delta search engine, most irritating !!!
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Jane
Thank you so much! I was starting to get worried and I had look at other peoples way of deleting it and I couldnt follow their directions but with you I understood it all! Thank you so much from the very bottom of my heart!
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praveen
thank u superman
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bulit
I was able to delete delta fucking search by going to control panel and to the uninstall program, thank god i still remember the exact date i installed it and remove anything new that i have installed ad walla~! it was GONE b*tch!
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Nato
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh! God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))))))))))))))) It works!!!
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DS
Check the last installed apps by date in Control Panel -> Programs...
In my case the name of this spyware was BitGuard
Just remove it and restart your browser make sure it is fixed
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Waffily
Mine was Bitguard too, must have been downloaded with Bitlord.
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this is not work
helllppppppppp this is not work
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voxanator
Thanks, man! Worked perfectly.
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Gladwinjames
Dude the post is rreally awesome and the commetns made my day..!!
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Annie
I have tried to remove delta search from google chrome and that worked, but it is still installed on my computer, and when I try to uninstall it it says I do not have sufficient access to uninstall it and that I should contact my administrator when my account is the only administrator account on my laptop
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