Infected with Delta Search virus

My computer is Windows 7 and using browser Google Chrome. Just recently, I downloaded a program called FLV player or similar. I can’t remember the name because I already uninstalled it. Anyway, what comes with that program is a Delta Search malware. It redirects my home page to delta-search.com. Before, my home page is set to Google.

I know that Delta Search comes with the player I have acquired. I see that the software prompts me during installation, if I want to install the search. I leave the options into default. Thus, I guess is the reason why I have now the unknown search box on my browser.

Anyway, I know that I have committed a mistake of letting the adware installed on my computer. It’s too late to know that Delta Search is a miserable program. I cannot get it out of my computer after I have deleted programs that I know are linked with it. What other steps should you recommend to stop my browser from using delta-search.com as default search engine?

Hoping for quick response.

Thanks,
Wolfgang Heins

11 Responses

  1. Matthew14 says:

    Uninstall Delta Search from Microsoft Windows
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find Delta Search, Delta Toolbar, BrowserProtect, Delta Chrome, Yontoo, and Mixi.DJ or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    How to remove Delta Search on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for Delta Search, Delta Toolbar, BrowserProtect, Delta Helper, Yontoo, and Mixi.DJ entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    How to Uninstall Delta Search in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see Delta Search, Delta Toolbar, BrowserProtect, Delta Chrome, Yontoo, and Mixi.DJ from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.

    How to Remove Delta Search in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove Delta Search, Delta Toolbar, BrowserProtect, Delta Chrome, Yontoo, and Mixi.DJ from the list of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox.

    Reset Internet Browser
    Lastly, if you are still seeing presence of Delta Search virus, you may need to use Avast Browser Cleanup to remove hidden data. Download the tool from this page:
    http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/avast-browser-cleanup-download-and-usage

  2. Delta Search says:

    Hi Wolfgang
    We in the Delta Search Customer Service Department are sorry to hear that you are having a problem with our search page. We will be happy to help you remove Delta Search from your computer. Please send us an email at support@delta-search.com and we will send you the quick and easy to follow removal instructions.
    Respectfully,
    The Delta Search Customer Service Department

  3. Mike says:

    After purchasing and running Spy Hunter multiple times. Windows 8, and 7, Once in safe mode on 2 PC’s I was able to stop/block it on Windows 8 this way;
    Settings/
    Advanced Settings/
    ( Privacy ) Click Content Settings/
    ( Cookies) Check “Block Third Party Cookies”
    Click Manage Exceptions/
    Block; delta-search.com and www .delta-search.com

    I did not set Google chrome as my home page, but selected (On Start Up) “Open A New Tab”

  4. FFS says:

    @ Delta Search

    I’m not gonna send an email to your support for all I know I’ll get even more just going there …

    havent got a virus in over two years,
    think this is rly rediculous since i actually just formatted my pc and was installing vlc ..
    cause it was in french (i’m dutch) for some reason pc thinks i live in the french part of my country need to check on that later.
    So accidently clicked on it ….

    @ the people with this problem
    For those peeps that don’t know, lots of virusmakers, they work for anitvirus company’s give em money to spread it.
    this is an FINE example of that, they make you buy antivirus programs to solve it..
    in the worst case you bought a windows that can only be installed once,
    they hope you got that one.. so you have no other choice to buy that antivirus program.

    Otherwise I reccomend to format your pc.
    Don’t give this ppl a dime !!!

    @ virusmakers get a decent honnest job ;-)

    This probably wont be posted and if it does.
    Wish you all the best.

    @ Matthew14
    much appreciated, but your post didn’t help at all.

  5. Delta is evil says:

    Delta is an evil, evil search engine which gets in when you least expect it. It slows down your computer, and when you think you have completely removed it, it once again appears. It tries to look like a decent search engine, but it is crawls through your system looking for everything it can. It also lets in trojan viruses with it. I reformatted my computer after it went so slow, and a day later Delta was back again. I figure it attached itself to one of the programs I installed despite me being really careful. I do have anti-virus software but they obviously are not doing their job properly. DELTA EMPLOYEES GET A REAL JOB!

  6. Erik says:

    Thanks Matthew14, finally remove Delta Search from Google Chrome. I am always careful with what I install on my PC but this time some idiot technician from my broadband provider had installed it while checking my settings. Thanks again.

  7. dom says:

    This virus recently found its way onto my system and I tried all the above to remove it without success. I removed 2 programmes via my control panel, then saw another virus that came on board at the same time from Babylon.com.
    I have no idea what prompted these viruses, but I could not remove them. I eventually installed Spyware 4, and this removed both viruses promptly. However, it cost me almost $30.00.
    I would love to have an address or phone number for this company(I use the word ”company” loosely)

  8. hudson says:

    I reccomend you get Norton 360. I had delta and thats how I got rid of it, with Norton. Thanks

  9. Inotia says:

    hahaha..go to hell delta search developers..

  10. Les says:

    I’ve used various program to remove delta. Is there any way that one can block “Delta” from being downloaded ?

  11. jamiesheerin says:

    i am also a victim of delta search. It takes over my IE homepage somehow while i did not download anything last month. Luckily i get rid of this nasty browser hijacker with the help of iSafe free virus removal tool
    The only question is that how can delta search appear on my laptop while i did not install anything for a long time?