MixiDJ Toolbar (Delta-Search redirect)
Also Known As: MixiDJ Virus, Type: Browser Hijacker, Distribution: High
Damage level: Moderate
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
MixiDJ Toolbar - how to remove browser redirects to mixidj.delta-search.com?
What is MixiDJ?
MixiDJ is a software package that enables users to create YouTube video play-lists and share them using social networks. This software is not considered a virus or related to malware, however, the program installs a potentially unwanted program (PUP) in the form of a browser add-on on users' computers. The add-on is called MixiDJ Toolbar and causes browser redirects to mixidj.delta-search.com Note that redirects to this website are typically a consequence of reckless free software installation. Internet users should be aware that many freeware developers and free software download websites use a deceptive software distribution method called 'bundling'.
When downloading free software from the Internet, closely inspect each installation step, choosing the 'Custom' rather than 'Typical' installation option and disallowing any suggested installation of additional software or browser add-ons. Neglectful freeware installation may result in redirects and security-related issues. Note that the mixidj.delta-search.com redirect is applied in order to monetize incoming web traffic and this site provides no significant benefits over more established search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc. MixiDJ Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and having it installed on your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox) causes diminished browser performance, unwanted ads, and redirect issues.
At time of testing, MixiDJ Toolbar was promoted via the download.com website. Internet users often install this browser toolbar unwillingly, thus if you feel that this toolbar was installed on your computer without your consent, use the removal guide provided to remove MixiDJ Toolbar and eliminate browser redirects to mixidj.delta-search.com
- What is MixiDJ Toolbar?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BrowserProtect, Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta Toolbar, MixiDJ Chrome Toolbar, MixiDJ Toolbar applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove MixiDJ Toolbar redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove MixiDJ Toolbar browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove MixiDJ Toolbar homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
MixiDJ Toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs" and click "Uninstall a program".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Programs and Features".
In the uninstall program window: look for "BrowserProtect, Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta Toolbar, MixiDJ Chrome Toolbar, MixiDJ Toolbar", select each and click Remove.
After uninstalling MixiDJ toolbar (which causes browser redirects to mixidj.delta-search.com), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
MixiDJ Toolbar removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove MixiDJ toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for OutBrowse Ltd. and Montera Technologies LTD related entries (Delta Toolbar, MixiDJ Toolbar, mixidj Helper Object, delta Helper Object, Mixi.DJ) and disable them.
To change your homepage from mixidj.delta-search.com to your preferred domain, click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove mixidj.delta-search.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mixidj toolbar (delta-search redirect), reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl" In the opened window click the "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 the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".
In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove MixiDJ toolbar from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "BrowserProtect", "Delta Toolbar", "Mixi.DJ Player" and "MixiDJ Toolbar", select them and click on the trash can icon.
To change your homepage from mixidj.delta-search.com to your preferred domain, Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over mixidj.delta-search.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mixidj toolbar (delta-search redirect), reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". From the opened menu, select "Extensions". In the opened window, select "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the "Show advanced settings…" link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the "Reset browser settings" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove MixiDJ toolbar from FireFox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "BrowserProtect", "Delta Toolbar", "Mixi.DJ" and "MixiDJ Toolbar".
To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window remove mixidj.delta-search.com and enter your preferred domain.
Computer users who have problems with mixidj toolbar (delta-search redirect) removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,
Select "Troubleshooting Information".
In the opened window, click the "Reset Firefox" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.
A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. Here are some examples of free software download clients that are used in MixiDJ Toolbar (Delta-Search redirect) distribution:
To avoid installation of MixiDJ Toolbar (Delta-Search redirect) be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine:
Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.
Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker:
- Your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed.
- Appearance of new toolbars.
- Slow performance of Internet browsers.
- New Bookmarks or Favorites added.
- You can't change your homepage or default search engine.
- You see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website.
- You get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.
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