I ran into this a bit ago and quickly found this thing to be very nasty! If you’re looking for how to remove the delta search malware, you’ve come to the right place.

This guide is for all major Windows versions. Once Delta Search is installed on your computer, this thing hijacks your browsers’ (all of them!) homepage and replaces your default search engine. If that wasn’t bad enough you will see popups and other ads in your search results. Your search queries may also be datamined.

You may find there more baddies under the Delta Search install. Be sure to uninstall everything: BrowserProtect, Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta toolbar, Mixi.DJ, and Yontoo.

Uninstall Delta Search+

Windows Vista/7:

  1. Start menu
  2. Type program in the Search box
  3. Click on Uninstall a program
  4. Select the program and Uninstall

Windows XP:

  1. Start menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Add or Remove programs
  4. Select the program and click on Remove button

Windows 8:

  1. Right click Metro UI
  2. Select All apps
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Click Uninstall a program
  5. Select the program and Uninstall

Remove Redirect From All Browsers

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open browser
  2. Hit Alt+T
  3. Click Manage Add-ons
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions
  5. Disable unwanted toolbar
  6. Click Search Provider
  7. Remove delta-search.com
  8. Hit Alt+T
  9. Select Internet Options
  10. Open General tab
  11. Change home page
  12. Apply to save

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open browser
  2. Hit Ctrl+Shift+A
  3. Click on Extensions
  4. Remove Delta Search
  5. Hit Alt+H
  6. Go to Troubleshooting Information to remove delta-search.com from home page
  7. Click Reset Firefox
  8. Click Reset Firefox a second time
  9. Click Finish

Google Chrome:

  1. Open browser
  2. Hit Alt+F
  3. Go to Tools – > Extensions
  4. Remove unwanted toolbar
  5. Click Settings
  6. Under On startup, click Open a specific page or set of pages
  7. Click Set pages
  8. Remove unwanted startup page and add a preferable one
  9. Hit OK
  10. Under Search, click Manage search engines
  11. Remove unwanted search engine and set a preferable one
  12. Click Make default on entry
  13. Hit OK

Delete the Residuals

Navigate to the 2 folders below and delete them:



Run Everything!

Lastly, run all scanners and cleaners to make sure this crap is gone.

  1. Remove leftover registry files with Adaware and/or ccleaner
  2. Run your anti-virus scanner like MSE, Kaspersky, AVG, etc.
  3. Run anti-malware scanners like MBAM, Combofix, Hitman Pro, etc.

That’s how to remove delta search malware. How did you faire?

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