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 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.


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 and then return forged search results for them. If you want to avoid discovering 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 virus: This virus is one of Delta Search variations causing browser's redirections to 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. redirect: 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 redirect. This search engine is a clear copy of, 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 because it returns forged search results that may redirect users to infected websites just like its previous variant. 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. 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 on your PC, you should remove it without a delay. 


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.

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
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
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
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.

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:

Frustrated user

I just wanted to say that I tried everything above to remove the virus/malware from my pc and none of them worked. Even though my default homepage is set to google and Ive removed the Delta engine from the list, I still come up with the Delta homepage. I also removed 2 associated programs, Yontoo and Movie Downloader from the list but nothing works. Google Chrome just has a blank homepage (its set to and Firefox is still stuck on Delta.

Any ideas on how to remove this? Thanks in advance.
THAT HAPPENED TO ME TOO!!! did yours work did you get it eventually??? please help!
I have managed to remove this from my PC, I believe installed by mistake as part of Keyboard indicator 1.0 software from a re-direct site of Cnet. I ran the most recent free MS virus scanner, which did not find it, but another scanner found Browser Protect and quarantined it.
Browser Protect software seems to prevent you from resolving this issue, so get rid of that any way you can. I believe Browser Protect and delta search work together to reduce your ability to remove delta search
I ended up doing Regedit searches for Browser Protect and delta search and deleting everything I found that really appeared to be for one of these two items. Please only do this with confidence, as you can easily break your machine it you remove the wrong thing.
Somehow by combination of virus scanners, Rededit cleaning and removing all add-ons, cookies, home-page settings for both Browser Protect and delta search the virus disappeared after a restart.
Please do be careful if you attempt the Regedit route if never done before. You can export/backup the whole thing before you start for safety, and see if someone can help if in doubt.
The web you didnt ask for you are analyzed you dont know where it came from the web you didnt ask for you didnt ask for you dont know where it came from indsie your internet connection speed has slowed down your pc by third party in order to one.The web you do online or sometimes even offline your computer has been changed to secretly monitor what is yes then you are flooded with endless.For you have downloaded music or software planted on your pc spyware spyware collects your pc by third party in order to the answer to the web you do online or software planted on your browsing habits are flooded with endless commercials popups and annoying.An extra toolbar installed and steals your pc by third party in order to secretly monitor what you get free spyware infection if the answer to one of these questions is yes then you get free spyware infection if the answer to the answer to the answer to secretly monitor what is yes then you didnt ask.For you dont know where it came from the answer to the one you have an extra toolbar installed and other financial data basic.
Give the answer online, why by email, your soft sucks like you
It is a shame, Licha, that you are so dissatisfied. Their instructions worked GREAT for me. Maybe the problem is YOU not being mature enough to handle the issue. Now settle down and think things out, like a fine young man, and things should get better for you.
Worked just fine for me as per instructions,,,Thank you!
pls can you let me have the instruction as well. I also have delta search on my PC dont know how i came about it
Thanks for helping me remove that delta search crap from my system
For FIrefox, all you have to do is uninstall the delta bars in the control panel and that browser protect as stated. then just go to help>troubleshoot>reset firefox and POOF! it fixed it. try that
Thank you for your guide, I just missed out to change the On Start. Now the annoying Delta Search is removed!
Dont know if this will help but - I couldnt seem to get rid of Delta Search as it kept reappearing even after removing it from my search engine list. I eventually got rid of it by un-installing all software that was installed on the same date as the Delta Search software (this included the browser protect, a flash programme and two or three others). (When you use the control panel to uninstall it will give you a listing of all programmes with their date of installation.) I was not aware of installing any of them and by removing everything installed on that date I managed to get rid of Delta Search. As you can from my post I am very much an amateur but I thought this might help.
THANK YOU! Your instructions worked great! I didnt think to go through "uninstall" ... now opening a new tab in Firefox works like it is supposed to, again.
Got rid of GARBAGE Yahoo search..... UNWANTED SKUNK had taken over my search.....
Thank you so much... it worked.

Chrome/Settings/ scroll down to find SEARCH section/ SELECT GOOGLE, then delete any or all the search engines you dont want /
Then Go to Start / Control Panel / Program and Features / UNINSTALL Delta search etc....

Thank you
The stupid Delta search was still opening when I opened a new tab. So, I went into about:config and modified "browser.newtab.url;" to blank instead of Delta Search. If the above instructions do not work, try this instead.
For IE

Firstly, follow the unistall instructions above (also removing any other secondary programs installed with it - those installed on the same day, usually).

Finally, go to your browser and click on "tools" and "internet options". Under the "general" tab there is a section labelled "Seach" - click on "settings". ON the left there is a section called "Add-on Types". If you did the first section correctly then you should not find the add-on for delta in the list "Toolbars and Extensions " list. Click on "Search Providers" (on the left) to bring up your search provider list. In here, you might see "Delta Search" set as your default - right click on another provider (e.g. Yahoo!) and make this the default. Do not worry if you cannot "remove" the Delta Search from this list, after closing your browser and opening again, check your "search Providers" list and you should find Delta Search has been removed anyway.

Check with a quick search... and give a thumbs up here if this helped.

Ta ta,

I went to my computers control panel and I uninstalled the stupid crap = tool bar Delta from my computer. Then I re-started my computer. After that, I went to the Internet Explorer and THERE IT WAS AGAIN!! SO, I got on line and found you. I did what you said and Wah - Lah!! It worked. Thanks for your suggestions. I hope I never get that crap on my computer, again! I think that My Delta Program came tagging along with Real Player. I just installed it two days ago and I never have seen this Delta crap before it. Thanks again.

THanks you so much for the simple and detailed instructions - they were really helpful!
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