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Remove Delta Search

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as | Type: Browser hijacker

What is Delta Search?

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 affiliate websites that seek to improve their sales or promote their services. For that, Delta Search may easily try to show you forged search results that may be filled with various links, ads and similar things. After being clicked, these ads may cause annoying redirections to unknown websites that may be filled with really suspicious content. This and many other factors have made security experts to include this program tot the list of browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs. If you have already noticed that Delta Search has altered some of your computer’s settings, such as the default search engine, the bookmarks list or the homepage, yo shouldn’t ignore this because you will have to use or other suspicious search engine every time you open a new tab on IE, Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox we browser.

Please, keep in mind that we don’t recommend using this search engine for your search sessions because it’s a potentially unwanted application that may easily show you forged search results. Most importantly, you must remove Delta Search if you haven’t installed it with your knowledge. For that you can use ReimageIntego.

UPDATE: People started to inform us about an increased distribution of Delta search virus in the middle of April, 2015. If you have also been tricked into downloading it to your PC system, you should use a guide below and fix your computer. Remember, people who are related to this hijacker have been writing comments in various forums claiming that this program is not related to malware. This is a clear defensive strategy, as delta search uses sneaky distribution techniques to infect computer systems and trick people into visiting affiliate websites. The same engine is used for several parasites on different subdomains: mixidj, visualbee..

an example of Delta Search main page

Delta Search variations:

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.

How can Delta Search hijack my computer?

This Virus can be installed with a help of two different methods. You can either download it from its ‘official’ site manually or you may 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.

How to remove the browser hijacker from the system?

When trying to remove Delta Search virus from the system, you should download a reputable anti-spyware, update it and run a full system scan. If you really need to use a manual removal guide, make sure you remove these entries: 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:

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To remove Delta Search, follow these steps:

Eliminate Delta Search from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall Delta Search and related programs
    Here, look for Delta Search or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Delta Search from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

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.

Delete Delta Search from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Delta Search from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Delta Search-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Delta Search, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Delta Search and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Delta Search-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase Delta Search from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Delta Search and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Delta Search removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall Delta Search from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Delta Search-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Get rid of Delta Search from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Delta Search and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. 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. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Delta Search from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Delta Search and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Delta Search removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Delta Search from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Delta Search or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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.
  4. 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. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. 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. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


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  1. Frustrated user says:
    February 24th, 2013 at 8:40 am


    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.

  2. Holly says:
    April 14th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    THAT HAPPENED TO ME TOO!!! did yours work did you get it eventually??? please help!

  3. steef says:
    April 15th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    i have tried spyhunter and it wil find the delta garbage, but to delet programs you have to by spyhunter, il wil try malwarebytes and maby that works…

  4. Becky says:
    September 7th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I removed Delta from tools and programs. It still kept popping up. Then I could no longer even get on internet. Luckily, I had the free version of malwarebytes on the computer. I used it for the full scan of everything. 2.5 hours later, it detected 63 infected items, I clicked all of them, hit remove and voila! ALL FIXED, and no more Delta! Get the free version of malwarebytes. And it removed it from both IE and Google Chrome for me! It has been a life saver more than once!

  5. zayed al-hamad says:
    March 10th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    WOOOOW, that comment looked a lot like those advertisements for those cheap, crappy “malware removers”. any ways, delta search relys on 2 programs to keep it up. one is named delta search while the other(s) will be named something else. usually this program is called browserprotect. get rid of both to get rid of your problem. if your problem persist, than i have no idea.

  6. Superman says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    this is how i removed it from firefox
    1.Go to url bar and type about:config
    2.Click on “yes, I will be carefull” if you see a warning page
    3.In search bar type browser.newtab.url
    4.remove the delta url and leave it empty

  7. dingbatnz says:
    May 17th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Worked for me, thanks!

  8. Mike says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Nice man,worked!

  9. CodyB says:
    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    It worked, thanks

  10. Gopinath says:
    May 25th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks worked..

  11. sudhakar says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 1:07 am

    worked for me

  12. rajesh says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 6:08 am

    it worked, thanks.

  13. ashisha says:
    June 1st, 2013 at 9:30 am

    wow – thanks!!! tried everything without success! now such simple steps and it WORKED!!! GREAT!!!

  14. GP says:
    June 4th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Wow, did that ever work….thank you!

  15. jeremy says:
    June 6th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    You da man, Superman!

  16. BSJS says:
    June 12th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Worked for me too, thanks Superman

  17. ap says:
    June 18th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    You are better than superman. Thank you

  18. Lo says:
    June 19th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    It worked! Youre my hero.

  19. Ser says:
    June 23rd, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Gracias Superman,

  20. johnsemi says:
    June 23rd, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    firefox will not let me remove “browser.newtab.url4”

  21. Robyxtream says:
    June 26th, 2013 at 4:00 am

    or instead of leave it empty type about:newtab

  22. Dannoman says:
    June 27th, 2013 at 9:36 am


  23. Princy says:
    July 6th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Work for me … thnx a lot

  24. andre says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 7:21 am

    You earn a medal superman ! great !

  25. Anarcoma says:
    July 18th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Dammned, it seems it worked!!!

  26. praveen says:
    July 18th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    thanks alot man….

  27. duff says:
    July 26th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    TQ Mr Superman…it DONE!!

  28. Smaranda says:
    August 1st, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Hi Superman,

    I cannot remove it as I dont have firefox. I used to have googlechrome, but this stupid delta site screwed up everything for me. What do I do now?
    Please help me!

  29. begbie says:
    August 7th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    i use chrome , type = chrome://flags/ , then click on the top right handside option which says ” Reset All To Default ” and thatll be it fixed as long as u got rid of the 2/3 programmes in add/remove and deleted it from the chrome settings browser and new tab bits

  30. asian says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 2:23 am

    thanks chrome users, it worked for me, love you guys

  31. Sheena says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 3:26 pm


  32. miike says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 7:08 am


  33. RandomGirl says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you very much soooo helpful, Ive had viruses before on my laptop and my mum said I had to pay for it next time and I was worried meheh bye lol

  34. sri says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 6:18 am

    it works for me and thank u

  35. phong says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    thank you very much. It worked for me.

  36. Flan says:
    August 18th, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Thank you so much! i tried everything this worked!

  37. me says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    thank you everybody!!!! i was about to cry

  38. bannman says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Nicely done! It worked perfect.

  39. stnly says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Thanks, it worked for me!

  40. FellowChromerrrr says:
    September 8th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks so much. I thought it would never leave. Chromers, use it!

  41. Tilly says:
    September 8th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Ive spent hours trying to rid my computer of this infection…finally…your solution worked…thanks so much for posting 🙂

  42. Anurag says:
    September 25th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Hey dude thanks it worked and thats it fucking delta is gone.thankyou so much

  43. rr says:
    October 8th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    thanks, was so simple and it actually worked!!

  44. aa says:
    October 14th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Fianlly…….thanks a lot!

  45. Tristan says:
    April 4th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you oh so much, the only fix that worked I tried EVERYTHING else. May your days be filled with virus free surfing friend

  46. Mia says:
    August 5th, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I dont have the delta url but still gets the delta page…

  47. Sachin says:
    August 5th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Thanks a lot. It worked for me.

  48. Cameronas says:
    August 6th, 2013 at 7:23 am

    How do you remove it?

  49. Bulldog says:
    August 6th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Tanks dude works well 😉

  50. rajiv chhabra says:
    August 6th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    any idea how to remove delta search from google chrome??
    have tried to uninstall programme, removed extensions, changed the default search engines- nothing has worked so far!

  51. begbie says:
    August 7th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    i use chrome , type = chrome://flags/ , then click on the top right handside option which says ” Reset All To Default ” and thatll be it fixed as long as u got rid of the 2/3 programmes in add/remove and deleted it from the chrome settings browser and new tab bits

  52. begbie says:
    August 7th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    and homepage , click the small box “show homepage button” and delete that aswell in settings

  53. shan says:
    August 7th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    thank you so much. you are an incredible human being

  54. help me begbie says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I did everything you suggested except that I do not know what the new tab bits is.
    When I go to settings I clicked on manage search engines and deleted it, I deleted it from add/remove programs, and I did the chrome flags thing a couple of times too,it is still not working.

  55. Navin says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    When you go to chrome://flags/ and click “Reset all to Default” there will be a small pop up window that appears in the bottom “Your changes will take effect the next time you relaunch Google Chrome – Relaunch now” .. it will work

  56. shawn says:
    January 5th, 2014 at 3:09 am

    ive tried everything, did everything you said and its still on my laptop, any ideas

  57. vhalquis says:
    April 25th, 2014 at 3:06 am

    maybe the its still embedded on your shortcut url. go to your chrome shortcut file. right-click, then click properties, notice on the target field, remove the delta url from there

  58. Spoon says:
    January 20th, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    FINALLY!!! SWEET RELIEF!!!!! Thank you all for your excellent advice, my faith in the internet is restored!

  59. Hannah says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    That didnt work for me, do you know any other ways?

  60. pratik says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:32 am

    thank you very much. i was really annoyed with delta and i reinstalled chrome so many times, even my personal data was lost, but now its fine.
    tahnk you again very much

  61. nrj says:
    December 24th, 2013 at 2:32 am

    worked well. Thanks

  62. Akopito says:
    August 8th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks man! that was quick

  63. JFEP says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Dude, you are a HERO!

  64. JoeHollingere says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    YeeeHaa, it worked for me, too! Thank you so much. I have never been so relieved to be
    rid of something that posed unknown threats. I can proceed without the stress.

  65. unknown says:
    August 14th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    thanks that is awesome ive been trying to do this for a month

  66. Missy says:
    August 14th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Thats for Firefox. What is there for Chrome?

  67. Ravi says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Realy fantastic and it has done

  68. yoszca says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Thank You Superman for great solution

  69. Solomon says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Thanks Superman. Indeed you are superb!

  70. Indonesianonymous says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Thanks for superman .. its work 4 me ^^

  71. JD says:
    August 22nd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Thanx Superman… I got Delta Search from DVDVideoSoft… You really have to read the small print. Hated Delta but thank to you and your easy steps its now been removed. Thanks for sharing Superman 😉

  72. Jake says:
    August 22nd, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks a lot! It worked!!

  73. Cecile says:
    August 24th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    wow, I tried different ways & none of them worked. Never know that the solution is that simple. Thank you so much!!!

  74. Andre says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Hi, How do I remove the delta URL?
    Thank you


  75. Travious says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Cheers Dude really helpful!! =o)

  76. Anthony says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    This worked and thank you very much.

  77. jskoyles says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Perfect! thanks.

  78. david says:
    September 1st, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    it worked mate, thanks

  79. Takwolf says:
    September 8th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks Superman! It worked for me.

  80. Sandeep says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    worked for me, thanks a bunch..

  81. Shyan says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Thanks a lot This works perfect

  82. Joe says:
    September 16th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    It worked – with one small adjustment. I couldnt “remove” the delta url. I had to “reset” it with the right mouse button. Thanks!!!

  83. Mogambo says:
    October 13th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Awesome, worked for me.. thnks a ton..

  84. Chandra priya darshini says:
    October 30th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    superman superb man..thank you so much…

  85. fixya says:
    November 18th, 2013 at 12:49 am

    this worked perfectly, thanks a lot

  86. SAntosh says:
    December 24th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks the idea of changing using about:config worked..

  87. Maverick9907 says:
    January 17th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you so much, great instructions, that delta tool search engine was driving me crazy. Again thank you:)

  88. Vivek Diwan says:
    February 20th, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Thank you for your helpful suggestion..worked brilliantly

  89. Tom says:
    June 5th, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Awsome, thank you !!

  90. Karen says:
    May 17th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Did you see that you also have to uninstall it from your computer? If all you do is change your homepage & default search, it will reset to Delta as soon as you close your browser.

  91. helpplease says:
    May 26th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    How did you remove it

  92. Nick says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 1:09 am

    The virus changed agian. another program called Browser Defender is now a source of it. Try and see if that is still on your computer

  93. Nisse says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Remove Delta program.with control panel.
    Open Chrome and set home page to nothing and search engine to Google.
    Do the same with IE even if you dont normally use it.
    Open Registry and delete all DATA containing “delta-search”. Be careful – dont change anything else. Make b/u before you start working in it.
    Worked for me! Good luck!

  94. sunny says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    This is the last thing to do to completely remove delta search. thanks Nisse

  95. Waseem says:
    September 2nd, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Right Click on IE, go to Properties, there is a target Option you can remove deltahomes search options from there.

  96. candy says:
    September 10th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I did the same for days. Every kind of spyware, malware remover. But I beat it…..Uninstall your browser and reinstall it. Worked like a charm. Phew I am so relieved. It was delta search that I was trying to get rid of after I tried to download windows media player. Nasty program. I had uninstalled it all but the search element wouldnt go away. I would not let it own me. It is probably lurking someplace but I will not let it annoy me. Guaranteed

  97. jmFOKO says:
    November 5th, 2013 at 3:23 am

    you must type about:config on your address bar; then search for browser.newtab.url , then change this to ( or even better goto google page and copy and paste the url for faster processing).

    i am told you have to be careful working with about:config, it can break your browser. just change what you have to and leave it.

  98. FriedFish says:
    January 12th, 2014 at 12:46 am

    I tried all the usual, deleting add ons from the browsers etc. but failed. At a friends recommendation I downloaded the trial version of Malwarebytes and it cleaned out Delta Search. This was over Thanksgiving 2013.

  99. Richard says:
    February 25th, 2013 at 3:32 am

    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.

  100. Arun says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 8:17 am

    thanks for the help browser protect seems to be the problem once i followed what you said here about the browser protect my comp is back to normal 🙂

  101. Remy says:
    February 25th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    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.

  102. particolor 1946 says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Dont waste any Time Sending me The removal instructions !!! I have lost My Google page and its a pain in the Britches !! and Your search Engine must be looking for Scott in Antarctica Its that Slow!!! I dont know how it got on My Computer in the First Place??????

  103. Fred says:
    March 10th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Worked just fine for me as per instructions,,,Thank you!

  104. Mabel says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    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

  105. pete says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Thanks for helping me remove that delta search crap from my system

  106. MIssMonk says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 9:36 am

    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

  107. Steve says:
    May 19th, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Work a dream, thank you, thank you

  108. Kris says:
    August 8th, 2013 at 1:36 am

    This finally worked. Thank you~

  109. Ken says:
    March 24th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you for your guide, I just missed out to change the On Start. Now the annoying Delta Search is removed!

  110. peter says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 6:02 am

    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.

  111. Savannah says:
    July 17th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    This worked perfectly. Thank you SO MUCH! I share a computer with my mom and cant afford to get a virus on here. This solution worked

  112. ashbrook says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Did exactly the same thing and uninstaledl about 6 different unknown programmes installed on the same date. Still did a spyware sweep though just to be safe!

  113. Di says:
    August 24th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    It wont let me remove any of the software also installed on the same date which is pricegong, wajam, and optimizerPro so Im sure they are all connected and all unwanted. It says I do not have sufficient access! Any help to get it gone?

  114. Grateful! says:
    March 27th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    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.

  115. Mark says:
    March 27th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    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.

  116. Bobby says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    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

  117. Gnaneswar says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    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.

  118. Mike says:
    April 5th, 2013 at 5:18 am

    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,


  119. Patty says:
    April 6th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    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.

  120. Clutterbugged says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 6:38 am


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

  121. jimmyc says:
    April 14th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    -initiate spyhunter 4 free scan
    -cancel registry
    -answer survey question
    -answer: too expexsive
    result: get effective spy/malware remover for $10 for 6 months (u need a credit card)

  122. Nakano Maki says:
    April 16th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Okay guys, I removed Delta Search. You do as the intructions above and then go to chrome://extensions if you are using Google Chrome, and remove Delta Search from there.

  123. Yanko says:
    April 26th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    please where do I find the extension option ? I cannot find the wrench icon either

  124. davo says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    many thanx worked a treat now got rid of it

  125. MPR says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I use Chrome but can not seem to get rid of Delta – can anyone help please?

  126. Roberto says:
    April 19th, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I was able to remove Delta and its associated spyware using the Uninstall option in Control Panel. I use Windwos Ultimate 7. Make a note that the uninstall option points to an additional secondary programs installed:

    LAVMediaCodec 1.0.1

    QuickShare Publisher Linkury

    Software Version Updater

    Once I remove these too, I removed Delta from my Firefox Browser search box. Firefox is the only browser I use.

    I suspect that if you leave any of the programs above, anyone of them will install the others.

    When are we going to get laws against these type of invasions to our computers?

  127. Gen says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Delta search also lessens the speed of my browser and it keeps appearing in all the browsers Ive used- Google Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer
    I uninstalled the program but it keeps coming back. Theres also the that also keeps removing the legitimate browsers..

  128. Rajnish says:
    April 26th, 2013 at 8:26 am

    dont worry boss actually its not a malicious program but hard to remove.
    To Remove it from your browser follow these steps:-
    1.uninstall delta search engine from your control panel
    2.uninstall yontoo from your control panel
    3. make google your default search engine in settings manage search engine
    4. go to the settings in toolbar of your browser and settings then click on Open a specific page or set of pages. then click on Set pages
    delete the set page as delta and type your preferred search engine
    thanks and Regards

    Get themes

  129. Seven says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you thank you!! This was the easiest one to follow and the most efficient.

  130. Seven says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you thank you!! This was the easiest one to follow and the most efficient.

  131. kaye says:
    June 25th, 2013 at 6:15 am

    thanks for this! this worked on my google chrome! 🙂

  132. dj says:
    July 30th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    thanks! rajnish! it really helps! :))

  133. JohnD says:
    August 6th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    TKS Worked great though I still feel delta is not completely removed and is active somewhere in there!

  134. The South African says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 4:50 am

    This worked immediately. I changed mine to and the delta crap was gone.
    Now I just hope it has been remove all over my PC.


  135. merete says:
    May 2nd, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Hello there – delta NOT only toolbar problem, I fear!!!!!

    Just wanted to say, that I fear that Delta may have become worse than “just” imposing their toolbar. I stupidly (first time, I ever did something like this) installed it because I wanted to download something, accepted!!!!! that the program would make changes to my programs (yes, I know), and got the toolbar problem.

    Since yesterday, we have taken all the above steps, which helped – THANK YOU, you nice people.

    HOWEVER!, since yesterday, I cannot access my yahoo account AND I cannot use the reporting tools that Yahoo have to contact them informing them that my mail account has been compromised.

    My husband installed a free spyware programme yesterday, that found 4 problems. However, my yahoo account is still blocked. We have contacted yahoo through my husbands mail, so I hope that will help.

    HOWEVER, the problem remains that I cannot access the yahoo account – and the timing of this happening with Delta, I dont think is a coincidence. Since I cannot access yahoo, even after the spyware removal programme was installed and used, then I fear, that I am stuck with a virus/spyware after all.

    Any help would be highly appreciated. I think my only hope now is to reinstall all programmes (reset) which is a nuisance of course – and then keep my fingers crossed.

    Again, as can be seen from the above, I am no computer wizz :-), so any advice would be gratefully received.

    Why do people do these things…..

  136. merete says:
    May 2nd, 2013 at 3:02 am

    We did try to reset my computer to the date before I installed Delta, however, now we cannot do this. Maybe another delta issue, I dont know.

  137. Kelly says:
    May 5th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I tried all instructions. Delta still shows up when I open a new tab and it has ads on the bottom of the page.
    I uninstalled thru control panel and removed delta from all exceptions it added itself in tools. Didnt help
    I restored my computer 3 times the last time to a month before delta got on it. Didnt help
    The only thing that worked was to uninstall firefox but when downloaded ff latest version and installed it
    Delta again showed up?? My last option is to uninstall ff and delete all history, bookmarks etc. I dont want to do that.
    Any other options. Delta must have made changes in the registry but … where?

  138. Sam Problem says:
    May 8th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Same problem as the guy above, as i open a new tab, the garbage site still pops up.

  139. fida says:
    May 6th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    where do i find about:config and modified?

  140. lamymicracra says:
    May 7th, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Thanks, it worked!

  141. That guy... says:
    May 7th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Hey thanks for helping me get rid of this delta crap. I have no idea how I got it and I was getting kinda worried because I dont need my new laptop messed with, so thanks a bunch! 🙂

  142. ppp says:
    May 10th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    just write about:config in mozilla …

  143. Paul Adcock says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    This should work, though its a pain. I think I got the Delta Search crap from a program called “PDF Reader” which I thought would be better than Adobe and have many reading voices. Well, it doesnt read at all and it landed me with Delta Search. However, because I found the date of when I installed the DS infected program, I can in theory set a system restore to that date before I installed it, hence, hopefully, killing anything the virus/malware put there.

    The downside to this idea though is that Ill have to set it back over a MONTH.

  144. Diana says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 9:37 pm


  145. Kupcake says:
    May 13th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Hi, I was having trouble getting rid of delta it was still showing up after uninstalling it, but iv just downloaded and ran a program call adw cleaner and it got rid of it completely.

  146. adwcleaner says:
    June 12th, 2013 at 5:56 am

    yeah, adwcleaner tool works great, it wiped out not delta-search only, but babylon search adware as well.

  147. telboy says:
    May 20th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    removing delta search is simple.1st download revo uninstaller pro (free) delete files,scan,sellect all,delete.
    this leaves you with the add on to tools,toolbars,click on delta.then disable.
    next,click on start ,bottom left of your p.c.,programes.accessories,sytem tools,system restore.when it reboots you will probably have no start menu icon.
    switch off your p.c.,at p.c. + wall socket for 2 minutes.switch back on reboot.”Job Done”!!

  148. Pavsy says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 1:33 am

    type in delta search in the browser you want to remove it from, on their home screen at bottom is about us, contact us, in there somewhere they tell you how to remove their product from all of the popular browsers. worked for me, good luck.

  149. AK says:
    June 6th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    GREATE ! ! ! I hate Delta Search and this website helped me.
    Thanks again.

  150. Kay :-) says:
    June 16th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I have worked a week on this….I have no idea how I got this on my computer but it has eaten up my CPU and reaked havoc on my machine. I think some hacker should squash these people. Ive lost a week or work…..Anywayz….

    Go to Mozilla help (or whatever browser your using) or type in about:support as a url.

    Youll be taken to a page to reset Mozilla. You can avoid all these other steps. Though, youll need to reinstall are your add-ons. Your extensions will still be there. A pain but can avoid a ton of other work that I tried, tirelessly for a whole week.

    VERY important: Youll need to remove all that Delta has hijacked in your system by going to your window icon (bottom left side of screen) and type in that little window, run, click that and type in REGEDIT. Under file, youll see, search. Type in delta and change every instance of it to or whatever your preference. Press F3 to find the next instance of the change this virus has made to your registry, keep changing all to or or whatever you want your homepage to be. Stop when you find no more instances of delta.


  151. Ace says:
    June 18th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    THANK GOD for your info. Without you, my computer would have died. Thank you for the usefull info!!!!!!!!

  152. Kyle says:
    June 18th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Im using chrome and havent been able to rid of this beast. Ive uninstalled everything from the date it was added, changed all the stuff in my browser and its still there! Can anyone else figure this out? Ive had no luck!

  153. ck says:
    June 21st, 2013 at 4:41 am

    i tried but still cant remove from internet explorer 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pls help!!!!!!!!!!!!

  154. JennieThx says:
    June 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Thank you it worked Had to delete (3 things didnt know they added that but it was easy)

  155. aji says:
    June 24th, 2013 at 3:08 am

    i didnt see any delta-search program on control panel uninstall can i uninstall it if i cant see it

  156. Danny says:
    June 25th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I just uninstalled chrome completely on my wifes windows 8 after trying the above method. Full uninstall worked for me.

  157. Sami says:
    June 25th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Hey Superman you are the man this fix really work for. You are the Man in Steel. 🙂
    One more question how i can remove it from Internet Explorer.

  158. pla says:
    June 26th, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Ive tried quite a few of the recommended methods provided here, unfortunately they didnt work.
    I made the test every time: After every “potential” removal of that delta stuff I run Ccleaner (deleted the temp. files, and so on),
    afterwards I started Firefox again, and the delta crap was back then …

    The only thing that worked actually(!) was: Removing it from the registry.
    As “Kay:-)” described it above.
    – Press “Start” (or the Windows key on your keypad)
    – Click “Run”
    – Type “regedit” (without the quotation marks) in that appearing little window
    – a new window appears, press F3.
    – Type “delta” into the appearing search box, press “Enter”, then wait …
    – When the search has finished: Check the right part of the bigger window, the registry, for entries with “delta (search)” in it.
    – Doubleclick it and delete the url (or replace it with your favourite start page.
    I simply deleted it, no risk no fun …, and after restarting Firefox the Firefox Startpage appeared, yeah. ^^

    I like to have SpeedDial as my start page but changing it in the Firefox settings didnt work for long
    but this time at least the Firefox startpage was there then!
    So I bookmarked(!) my SpeedDial “site” and changed the start page settings to “bookmarks”, there I selected the SpeedDial “site”.)


    After using Ccleaner again, rebooting the system, starting Firefox …
    Whoa. Cant believe it. ^^
    Everythings just fine now, the delta crap has gone. *phew*

    (I apologize for my English, its not my native language.)

  159. Retha Groenewald says:
    June 28th, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Thank you, I have followed your instructions.

  160. Veronika says:
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Thanks, I really worked!

  161. Veronika says:
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:02 am

    It was supposed to be IT = It really worked… :)))

  162. Emily says:
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Thank you so much!

  163. ab says:
    July 3rd, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    scam on the spyware. they make you buy it for 29.99 after waiting half hour for it to scan computer

  164. gianni says:
    July 6th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    if nothing appears effective;

    Write in the address line “about:config” and press “enter”. Confirm the message. Look for “Delta”. Right-click the entries and click “Reset”. Please be aware to reset only the entries that contains “browser.newtab” or “”

  165. piyush` says:
    July 13th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    i removed t hem from every where.
    but after some time it comes back
    what should i do…
    i have follow all the procedure .. even i removed its path from browsers
    then lso it comeback after some time suggest me help

  166. CJ says:
    July 18th, 2013 at 9:10 pm


  167. stingray says:
    July 19th, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Great thanks yall.! A good tip is in the thread….delete all other programs installed on the same day, there is often a bundle of unwanted crap

  168. Jiten says:
    July 20th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    this works for me.

  169. Jiten says:
    July 20th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you for your help.
    it worked perfectly.

  170. stilton says:
    July 21st, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Thank god i found this page you saved me a good amount of time and or money.

  171. Nick says:
    July 22nd, 2013 at 1:49 am

    I cant find the delta search thingy in my extensions what do i do?

  172. Astron says:
    July 22nd, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Thanks Superman! Super advice

    Take care when typing about:config !!!!

  173. Czar says:
    July 25th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks a billion! Super Duper man! May your enemies all become billions of blue blistering barnacles!!

  174. Creepers says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I need help for google crome, not firefox. Ive tried to find a solution for hours straight and cant find anything that works.

  175. Angela says:
    July 29th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you so much! I knew this Delta thing was a load of crap! My brother said this would be hard and would take a long time but you made it so easy even I could understand it! Ah I feel so accomplished.

  176. sunnyboy says:
    August 1st, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Thanks, worked.

  177. totem_pole says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 5:21 am

    I cant find any mention of the programs you gave above (in control panel or in extensions in my browser) delta is still on my home page though! help please!

  178. Expert says:
    August 3rd, 2013 at 6:53 am

    This spy is not just delete it manually!!! Spy gets into different directories on your system. Use the special free programs to remove: SpyHunter, Malwarebytes etc. Good luck )

  179. I HATE DELTA says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 11:31 am


  180. concentric says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I acquired Delta Search when downloading Open Office from sites declared safe by Avast ( three green stripes for many satisfied users). I rarely download software stuff and this was first time in six months! So fed up with the junk that resulted, I decided to pay for hard copy via Linux. Ive yet to get rid of Delta Search so wish me luck.

  181. SAM says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    1.Go to url bar and type about:config
    2.Click on “yes, I will be carefull” if you see a warning page
    3.In search bar type browser.newtab.url
    4.remove the delta url and leave it empty

    This above steps worked for me.. Thanks so much..

  182. Suwandhi says:
    August 5th, 2013 at 1:28 am

    it worked, thanks so much…

    this is how i removed it from firefox
    1.Go to url bar and type about:config
    2.Click on “yes, I will be carefull” if you see a warning page
    3.In search bar type browser.newtab.url
    4.remove the delta url and leave it empty

  183. Jo says:
    August 26th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Thanks friend it worked.

  184. Boopathi... says:
    September 3rd, 2013 at 3:54 am

    I too tried all the way and at last Suwandhis Post helped me. Thank you Suwandhi. 🙂

  185. bo says:
    August 5th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    thank you so much, superman, it worked with me

    this is how i removed it from firefox
    1.Go to url bar and type about:config
    2.Click on “yes, I will be carefull” if you see a warning page
    3.In search bar type browser.newtab.url
    4.remove the delta url and leave it empty

  186. Mysteron347 says:
    August 5th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I cant even FIND the wench icon in Chrome.:(

    Is it anywhere near the wrench icon?

  187. begbie says:
    August 8th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    the wrench icon is no more click on the 3 lines under the close button top right of page
    then hit settings

  188. Nutella says:
    August 6th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I have windows 8 and have tried doing this from my desktop shortcut of IE and I dont think I see any programs or anything that is delta search, and it still comes up even though on my manage add ons thing it only says google.i was wondering how to uninstall delta search from the IE application on the “start” page on windows 8.since the layout is different on the application version, there is no “tools” or anything that looks like a gear. please PLEASE help!!! I am now experiencing difficulty with my pc!!!!!!

  189. iena says:
    August 8th, 2013 at 2:34 am

    It worked! Thank you so much for the help! 🙂

  190. nay zaw says:
    August 8th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    After uninstalling everything related with delta search, that search engine still remained and it comes up whenever I click on new tab. Your solution has removed that kind of problem. Thank you. It worked well.

  191. Trish W says:
    August 8th, 2013 at 2:19 pm


  192. Uchiha says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    delta buries itself deep into your computer.. so even if you remove it from your chrome settings and also uninstall it from your computer, itll show up again!
    so what to do is-> go to c:/ program files(x86).. then delete the folder named Delta. now set your own settings you want on chrome. reboot. n its DONE 😉

  193. Worked says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    this f#*king delta search thing is finally gone from my chrome 🙂
    Just type about:flags in address bar of chrome. Now there youll a button on right hand side of the page saying Reset all to Default , click that. I hope that works. It worked for me. This is the easiest method I discovered after a lot of searching.

  194. Bird says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    This didnt work for me…

  195. Batman says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    This is really frustrating me.. Ive tried everything thats said above, and it works.. Until I close all the tabs and re-open Chrome —> Then the stupid DeltaSearch page comes up again (on new tabs etc). Can anyone help me? I really dont have a clue what Im doing.

  196. FRUSTRATED says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Im having the same experience, I do everything people are saying to do and it appears to be gone…for about 5 minutes, then its back.
    People are also saying to type in about:config in the browser…it comes up as a bad link.
    Does anyone really know what they are doing and are they willing to help?!

  197. THANK YOU says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 11:57 am


  198. Bird says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Ive tried all and failed…please help this Chrome user!!!!!

  199. Veljko says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I dont now who create delta sherach, but he or she should burn on pyre. Stupid idiot

  200. J says:
    August 14th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    before I searched how to remove , I went to my programs list located it and uninstalled it, in manage add-ons it is in search providers but says unavailable (tho still says default still) but cannot do anything with it to remove it?? any help thanks.

  201. Solomon says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I am very grateful for your simple but workable advice.
    It perfectly work
    Thank you Man.

  202. GOT IT! says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 12:07 pm



  203. kind guy. says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    dude, ive tried everything, nothing works and it keeps coming back. what i did was permanently remove those malware using spybot. im using chromium and i prefer to have my new tab page when i open my browser.. boooooooooooo

  204. member says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I found the browser.newtab.url….but how do I remove it? I dont see any remove button? I tried detete but didnt work. This is after I typed aboutconfig in the browser which I am using is firefox

  205. Balaguru says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Superman,

    The solution worked fine. Thanks a lot for finding the best and efficient solution

  206. Grateful... says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you – I was soooo sick of that dumb car.

  207. al says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    It works for me too. Thank you so much!

  208. PH says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 3:56 am

    At the bottom of the (very stubborn) delta search page, click about us. From there there is a link to uninstall it from your computer – it was the first set of instructions that worked fully for me. First, do your uninstall programs as described at top of this article.
    If you dont want to go via delta, these are the instructions for Chrome:
    – open settings, select Open a specific page or set of pages and click set pages. Hover over Delta and delete.
    – still in settings, open manage search engines and again delete delta
    – then on left hand menu, click extensions and delete delta again
    For explorer and firefox youll have to go via about us from the delta search page.
    Good riddance.

  209. Ken says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Sorry, didnt work for me, it never showed up in the extensions, therefore I could not remove because I could not find!

    Thanks for the suggestions though!

  210. Unlucky Surfer says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 12:44 pm


  211. Stankim99 says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    When i click new tab delta search comes up please help im begging you. I took your steps would appreciate the help. Email me at

  212. Firiffic says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks to various suggestions and some other little tries I got rid of the delta search from both Chrome and Internet Explorer from my parents computer with IE being far more difficult. I had removed it sufficient that the first tap was without the Delta Search but every other tab it reappeared. I cant even pass on how I did it as Im not sure which of the things I tried finally kicked it (I hope). Thanks for many of the suggestions made. I also rejected receiving cookies from any address with Delta Search in the address. Might help. 🙂 I did remove any associate programs as mentioned in the beginning. Good luck, its damned annoying and has taken me ages to work through it all. I apologise if this doesnt make a lot of sense but I have only had 1 hours sleep in the last 21.

  213. another extension says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    delta search was hidden in the webcake extension for me

  214. Chris says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I filed a complaint with the I recommend you all do the same.

  215. Dwaing says:
    August 24th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    A few weeks ago I get this thing from a download, I get rid of it completely, then just this morning I get on my computer and here it is again, I look at the remove programs list as I did the first fucking time. It was not there so i did my thing on Google chrome i got rid of it from the search engine thing and new tab and when I open chrome. No dice still does it and its really starting to piss me off I have a search all program it there is NOTHING on delta search on my entire computer, if anybody has any idea i would love to hear them.

  216. Sam Dean says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I recently got delta search by installing WinRar and not knowing that Delta would come with it. I am using Chrome and nothing has worked for me. I am using Windows 8 if that helps.. Please help! Thanks.

  217. xena says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    thanks it works 🙂

  218. Ugam says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    working fine Thanking very much

  219. me says:
    September 1st, 2013 at 5:22 am

    hey thanks! it worked for me 😀

  220. sarah says:
    September 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you so much! I knew I needed to remove it from my programs, but I didnt know what it was calling itself. It was “Browser Defender” for me.

    Ug, this is the second browser hijacker Ive had this week. The last one was when I had to download WinZip.

    Thanks again! Deleting the program and then deleting it from the homepage in Chrome worked like a charm!

  221. zhizan says:
    September 2nd, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I used malwarebytes and it removed most of the spyware BUT the annoying delta search page. This kinda browser hijack is so frustrating!!! I manually removed it from my list of add/remove programs and manage add-ons extension before setting my homepage back to for all the 3 different browsers i have BUT the delta search kept coming back in firefox. Now after i followed this instruction, the spyware is gone. Million thanks and God bless you!

  222. rahul saini says:
    September 3rd, 2013 at 10:21 am

    removing delta search from CHROME
    1>firstly unistall delta software from control panel -> uninstall programs.
    2>then open chrome in admin mode and remove delta extensions from your extension list
    3>then update your search engines in “Manage Search Engines” settings.
    4>finally reset your homepage info

  223. Exhausted user says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    i have the same problem as the person below me, and i did the same and i have the same results. help?

  224. Hilary says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I didnt read the whole list but heres what I did.

    In Program Files x86 (which I opened on a whim) has an uninstaller for delta search.


  225. CrrWllr says:
    September 7th, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Thanks worked fine. Mozilla should include this in their forums. “about:config”

  226. SHIJU says:
    September 8th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    EY HERO……………
    IT WORKED…..!!!!!!!!!!!

  227. Oonagh Day-Orfe says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    johnsemi, “browser.newtab.url4”? I think the 4 is at the start of the next line. Try browser.newtab.url, or use your normal method for opening a new tab. Firefox should supply four methods:
    Orange Firefox button/Options/Options/General/Home Page/
    Menu bar/File/New Tab
    The in tab context menu
    The small tab to the right of your opened tabs [Has a + in it].

    Use Windows Explorer or your favourite file manager to look in C:Programs…

    Is there a related folder there?

    Delete it, then go into the Recycle Bin and delete again. If your file manager has a “shredder” option, use that.

  228. Annie says:
    September 11th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    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

  229. Gladwinjames says:
    September 11th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Dude the post is rreally awesome and the commetns made my day..!!

  230. voxanator says:
    September 14th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks, man! Worked perfectly.

  231. this is not work says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 4:18 am

    helllppppppppp this is not work

  232. DS says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    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

  233. Waffily says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Mine was Bitguard too, must have been downloaded with Bitlord.

  234. Nato says:
    September 16th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh! God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))))))))))))))) It works!!!

  235. bulit says:
    September 17th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    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!

  236. praveen says:
    September 21st, 2013 at 10:13 am

    thank u superman

  237. Jane says:
    September 21st, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    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!

  238. delta hater says:
    September 25th, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Thanks a lottt Superman !!! Finally i got rid of delta search engine, most irritating !!!

  239. Stan Moore says:
    September 25th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Send an email to delta-search requesting that they remove it from your search engines. For me, it was removed within the hour.

  240. Chulul says:
    September 26th, 2013 at 10:29 am


    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?

  241. Logan says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Looks like it worked. Thanks Superman!

  242. bugfinder says:
    October 9th, 2013 at 2:40 am

    That works. Thank you so much. Now my Chrome is back to normal.

  243. jack says:
    October 14th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    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! 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..

  244. tommy says:
    December 10th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    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!!

  245. smallapricot says:
    January 10th, 2014 at 4:09 am

    thank you very much, you are great superman

  246. Muthu says:
    February 26th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    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”

    You need to right click the browser shortcut icon and remove everything and leave only the following:
    “C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”

  247. KRISHNAKUMAR says:
    March 3rd, 2014 at 11:36 am


  248. charles says:
    March 6th, 2014 at 2:27 am

    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

    “C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe”
    “C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe”
    I hope it will work

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