MixiDJ Toolbar (Delta-Search redirect)

Also Known As: MixiDJ Virus
Type: Browser Hijacker
Damage level: Moderate
Distribution: High
Damage Level

MixiDJ Toolbar - how to remove browser redirects to mixidj.delta-search.com?

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.

MixiDJ redirect

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

MixiDJ Toolbar removal:

MixiDJ toolbar uninstall

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 "BrowserProtect, Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta Toolbar, MixiDJ Chrome Toolbar, MixiDJ 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 "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.

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MixiDJ Toolbar removal from browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Remove MixiDJ toolbar from Internet Explorer:

MixiDJ toolbar removal from Internet Explorer

Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), 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 "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), 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 redirects to mixidj.delta-search.com, 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 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 MixiDJ toolbar from Google Chrome:

MixiDJ toolbar removal from Google Chrome

Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), 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 on the wrench (bars) icon, 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.

Remove MixiDJ toolbar from FireFox:

MixiDJ toolbar removal from Mozilla FireFox

Click "FireFox" (at the top left 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 "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove mixidj.delta-search.com and enter your preferred domain.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with redirects to mixidj.delta-search.com, reset your 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 the "Reset FireFox" button.

Summary:

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:

Free software download managers distributing browser hijackers

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:

Declining installation of browser hijackers

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.

If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove MixiDJ Toolbar (Delta-Search redirect) from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

Comments 

 
#2 Ben 2013-10-23 19:26
I inspect every single installation step from CNET and Brosoft, I swear...I still get these malware-esque installations regardless.
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#1 Matt 2013-08-20 01:22
I still get redirects on Chrome. No matter what I do it doesn't get fixed! The new tab is ALWAYS MixiDJ no matter what, it's constantly hijacking my browser's new tab page and I even used a tab redirection plugin and it hijacked that too.
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