Delta-Search.com Redirect

Also Known As: Delta-Search.com browser hijacker
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Moderate

Delta-Search.com virus removal instructions

What is Delta-Search.com?

The Delta-Search.com website is promoted using browser toolbars (Delta toolbar and Babylon toolbar). Although this website seems legitimate and is not related to malware or virus infections, computer users commonly visit this site unwillingly via enforced redirection. These redirect issues are caused by Delta toolbar - when users install the toolbar on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, their browsers are modified by the homepage and default search engine setting being assigned to delta-search.com

delta-search.com browser hijacker

The website and Delta toolbar are closely related to Babylon toolbar adware. Many computer users install the Delta toolbar inadvertently without their consent when installing Babylon (if users choose not to change their default search engine and homepage to search.babylon.com, they are tricked into installing Delta toolbar during the next step). Other known distribution channels of Delta toolbar are download websites (such as softonic.com, filewin.com, download.com, etc.) that 'bundle' the toolbar via 'download clients'. In this scenario, users are forced to download the toolbar if they wish to use the site to download free software. Delta-Search.com and Delta toolbar are categorized as adware, and therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate this browser add-on from your computer.

Delta toolbar causes browser redirects to delta-search.com and, commonly, this toolbar is installed without users' consent by third party freeware or free browser extensions. This browser hijacker is similar to searchgol and buenosearch amongst many others. Note that a common tactic, widely used by free software developers, is to 'bundle' unwanted toolbars with their programs to monetize their products. Thus, to prevent installation of such adware on your Internet browsers, closely inspect each freeware installation step, disallowing any suggested changes to your Internet browsers and avoid installation of additional software. If your download is managed by a download client, decline installation of promoted browser add-ons. When installing free software, ensure that you choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any hidden (bundled) software that you may choose to deselect. To eliminate browser redirects to delta-search.com, and to uninstall Delta toolbar, use the removal instructions provided.

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Quick menu:

Delta Search virus removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

delta-search.com redirect (toolbar) uninstall

In the uninstall programs window: look for "Babylon, Delta toolbar, Delta Chrome Toolbar", select these entries and click Uninstall.

After uninstalling Delta toolbar, which causes redirects to 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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Delta Search virus removal from browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

delta-search.com redirect removal from Internet Explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) 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. 

Change homepage:

Delta Search homepage in Internet Explorer

To change your homepage from delta-search.com to your preferred domain, click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove delta-search.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Change default search engine:

Delta Search default search engine in Intenret Explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) 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".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the delta-search.com browser hijacker, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

delta-search.com redirect removal from Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Babylon Translator" and "Delta Toolbar", select them and click the trash can icon.

Change homepage:

Delta Search homepage in Google Chrome

To change your homepage from delta-search.com to your preferred domain, click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) 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:

Delta Search default search engine in Google Chrome

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings", in "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "Delta Search" and add or select your preferred domain.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the delta-search.com browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

delta-search.com redirect removal from Mozilla FireFox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click "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.

Change homepage:

Delta Search homepage in Mozilla Firefox

To reset your homepage, click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) 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.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with delta-search.com browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

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I wasn't very optimistic with this guide, because other guides from different websites didn't helped. But this worked. Thanks for that!