Delta Search Virus
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Moderate
Delta Search virus removal instructions
Delta-Search.com is a website that is being promoted using browser toolbars (Delta toolbar and Babylon toolbar). While this website seems legitimate and is not related to malware or virus infections most commonly computer users visit this site unwillingly - they are being redirected to delta-search.com Such redirect issues are caused by Delta toolbar, when users installs this toolbar on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) their browsers settings are altered - homepage and default search engine are changed to delta-search.com
This website and Delta toolbar is closely related to Babylon toolbar adware - many computer users installs Delta toolbar without their consent when installing Babylon (if users choose not to change their default search engine and homepage to search.babylon.com in the next step they are tricked into installing Delta toolbar). Other known distribution channel of Delta toolbar is download websites (softonic.com, filewin.com, download.com, etc.) which bundle Delta toolbar with their download clients which users are forced to download if they want to use their site to download free software. Delta-Search.com and Delta toolbar can be categorized as adware, it's highly recommended to eliminate this browser add-on from your computer.
Delta toolbar causes browser redirects to delta-search.com - most commonly this toolbar is installed without user's consent by third party freeware of free browser extensions. This browser hijacker is similar to searchgol, buenosearch, and many other. Notice that it's a common tactic widely used by free software developers to bundle such unwanted toolbar with their programs to monetize their products - to prevent installation of such adware on one's Internet browsers users should always closely inspect every freeware installation process step, disallow any changes to be made to your Internet browsers and avoid installing additional software. If your download is managed by some download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser add-ons. When installing free software be sure to choose "advanced" or "custom" installation options, this will reveal any hidden (bundled) software. To eliminate browser redirects to delta-search.com and uninstall Delta toolbar use the provided removal instructions.
Delta Search virus removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "Babylon, Delta toolbar, Delta Chrome Toolbar" select these entries and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "Babylon, Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta toolbar" select each and click Remove.
After uninstalling Delta toolbar which causes redirects to delta-search.com scan your computer for any left unwanted components. To scan your computer use recommended malware removal software. Remove all of the entries that this program detects to make sure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
Delta Search virus removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Delta Search virus from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Babylon Ltd. and Montera Technologies LTD related entries (Babylon IE plugin, Delta Toolbar, delta Helper Object, Translate this web page with Babylon) and remove them.
To change your homepage from delta-search.com to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove delta-search.com and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Change default search engine:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing" or any other preferred search engine as your default and remove "Delta Search".
If you continue having problems with redirects to delta-search.com you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Delta Search virus from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Babylon Translator" and "Delta Toolbar", select them and click on a trash can icon.
To change your homepage from delta-search.com to you preferred - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over delta-search.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click on the "Bars" icon (top right corner), select "Settings", in "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "Delta Search" and add or select your preferred.
Remove Delta Search virus from Mozilla Firefox:
Click "Firefox" (at the top left of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Babylon Translation Activation, Delta Toolbar". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove delta-search.com and enter your preferred domain.
To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove delta-search.com and enter your preferred domain.
Change default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "delta-search"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
If you continue having problems with redirects to delta-search.com you can reset you Mozilla Firefox settings to default.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top left corner of the main window click "Firefox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset Firefox" button.