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How to remove the Delta Search virus – redirect removal instructions

What is Delta Search (

Delta Search, also known as the Delta Search virus, Delta virus, or redirect, is malware categorized as a browser hijacker that changes existing internet browser settings without consent. The Delta Search virus changes the home page of popular internet browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer to (and other Delta Search web pages including and the default search engine to, which in turn causes the infected internet browsers to start up on unwanted Delta Search websites and redirect to while attempting to search the web using the browser’s address or omni bar.

Delta Search Virus

Delta Search attempts to appear as a legitimate search engine, but Delta Search is not legitimate and can be privacy invading. The search results displayed by the fraudulent Delta Search engine are not realistic, nor relevant, and may contain malicious payloads, or initiate an attack on the particular computer system. The Delta Search virus may also install additional adware or spyware to the infected computer system. Delta Search even bundles with a lot of third party software including malware, freeware, and shareware and a redirect to is often a symptom of third party malware, or bundled software.

Is Delta Search ( safe?

No, Delta Search search engine is not safe to use for reasons concerning severe cyber criminal activity, the invasion of privacy, and the depletion of computer functionality.

  • Delta Search Toolbar and third-party malare installs to a computer system without permission.
  • Delta Search changes existing browser settings, including home pages and provided search engines, causing infected internet browsers to constantly redirect to Delta Search and related websites.
  • As a tactic against unsuspecting internet users, may appear alike in order to persuade victims to use their illegitimate search engine.

Remove Delta-Search Redirect Virus

  • Delta Search and third parties may collect sensitive information, or utilize unethical tactics to acquire sensitive data from their voluntarily and involuntary users. Sensitive information may include minuscule details such as browser activity and history, to extremely private data such as credit card numbers, stored passwords, and other identification information. This information is often used by cyber criminals in extortion schemes and phishing attempts. In instances where criminals use sensitive information provided by Delta Search for phishing attempts, a telephone call may follow where the caller attempts to persuade the victim to allow them remote access to the computer system, or simply gather additional information for various crimes.

 Green Arrow Bullet   How To Remove The Delta Search Virus – Delta Search Redirect

  1. Antivirus & Anti-Malware Software – Scan, detect, and remove the Delta Search virus and third party malware
  2. System Restore  Restore computer to date and time before issues
  3. Uninstall Delta Search   Windows Uninstaller
  4. Remove Delta Search Browser Attachment
  5. Remove From Home Page - (If necessary)
  6. Remove Search Engine – Stop redirect (If necessary)
  7. Safe Mode With Networking  Troubleshoot internet access and remove malware
  8. Manually Remove Delta Search (Advanced)  Kill Delta Search process, remove files, and repair registry entries
  9. For Tech Support - Call 1-888-986-8411 and they will kindly assist you with removing this infection

1. Antivirus & Anti-Malware Software

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To remove the Delta Search virus and related malware from your computer system, it is suggested to run a full system scan using Malwarebyes Anti-Malware. (View other Antivirus recommendations)

Remove Virus

Instructions: 1. Install Malwarebytes 2. Update the software 3. Perform full scan (Image).

Malwarebytes Perform Full Scan

Malwarebytes will detect and remove additional malware from your computer, but if you do not wish to use software to remove the Delta Search virus and relating malware, please proceed to the instructions below.

2. System Restore

Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week and during system updates. This can be used to remove new installments of unwanted software associated with Delta Search.

Windows Recommended Restore And Choose A Restore Point

System Restores can be used to remove entire installments of new software without harming your computer, nor deleting any data such as documents and media files (images, videos).

3. Uninstall Delta Search

How To Uninstall Delta Search (Windows Control Panel)

 Delta Search and general browser hijackers often install a program to the infected computer system to accommodate the BHO (IE) and browser attachments for browsers such as Google Chrome.

Before attempting to remove the Delta Search add-on, extension, and/or toolbar, it is recommended to search your computer for unwanted programs, including a program titled “Delta Search” and third party attachments.

1. Navigate to Windows Start Menu > Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a Program or Add/Remove Programs in the Programs section.

3. Search for Delta Search and suspicious third party applications in the list of installed programs. Once the unwanted program is located, double click the program to uninstall it, or right click, and click Uninstall.

4. Remove Delta Search Browser Attachment

The instructions below describe how to remove the Delta Search add-ons, extensions  and toolbars. It is also recommended to search for and remove any third party add-ons and extensions that may have infected your browser without permission.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click Tools and select Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A) or click Firefox in the top left corner and select Add-ons.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for Delta Search and additional third party add-ons and remove them.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for Delta Search and additional third party add-ons and remove them.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for Delta Search and additional third party extensions. Remove the extensions by clicking the trashcan icon adjacent to the add-on/extension/toolbar.

5. Remove From Home Page

CCleaner ↔ Install

An alternative recommendation is to use a program such as CCleaner to repair all browser settings at once with productive accuracy.

1. Install CCleaner.

CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

How To Manually Remove From Home Page

In Google Chrome click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings. Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove and replace it with your preferred URL.

In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove from the Home Page field and replace it with your preferred URL.

6. Remove Search Engine

CCleaner ↔ Install

1. Install CCleaner.

CCleaner Startup

2. Navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

How To Manually Remove Search Engine

In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to to remove it as your search engine. If is set as the default search engine add or select a new search engine and select the new search engine as the default search engine, then remove

In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove from the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking remove.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons > Search Providers and remove the malicious search engine from the list.

7. Safe Mode With Networking

Safe Mode with Networking can be used to troubleshoot internet and network access (Safe Mode can be used to simply access the system) and install software to remove the redirect virus and third party malware.

1. Restart your computer.

2. Before Window’s launches tap the F8 key constantly to access the appropriate menu. Use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate to and highlight the Safe Mode with Networking option and press ENTER.

Safe mode with networking

3. You can now access the internet or your network to install legitimate software to remove the virus.

8. Manually Remove Delta Search (Advanced)

Kill Delta Search Process

1. Access Window’s Task Manager typing Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

2. Find and remove the Delta Search process.


Remove Delta Search Files


Repair And Remove Delta Search Registry Entries

1. Access Window’s Registry Editor by navigating to the Start Menu and typing regedit into the search bar, followed by pressing Enter.

2. If you are not experienced with repairing or removing Registry entries, keys, etc, please do not proceed. Search for Delta Search registry entries below and remove them.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector".
*Browser Shortcuts (Alternative Suspension Method) may alter browser shortcuts on Windows operating systems. This is a common tactic for similar malware, but has not been a reported symptom of the Delta Search browser hijacker. In some cases removing from the browser shortcut (icon) using the steps below will stop the redirect (suspend redirect).

    1. Right click on a browser shortcut (icon) and select Properties.

    2. On the shortcut tab, delete and click OK. If your shortcut is pinned to the task bar you have to unpin it first, then correct the shortcut in the start menu, and re-pin it to the task bar.


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8 replies to “How to remove the Delta Search virus – redirect removal instructions

  1. I

    I’ve removed delta search for my computer through uninstallation, but there is still a program called something like delta chrome search toolbar on my computer that it won’t let me uninstall without downloading unauthorised software-which I fear may contain more malware. First of all, is this thing actually a problem, as it is not slowing my computer or doing any of the search engine stuff, but if it is a problem, how do I remove it without downloading more malware?

    1. Sean Doyle Post author

      The presence of unwanted programs on a computer system is a clear sign of a malware infestation in many situations. Malware often runs undetected in the background and may be used in a lot of unethical activities. Just because the suspicious program is not causing a computer system to malfunction does not mean that the program is not running as it intended to. (Please note, the intentions of your particular malware infection may vary from similar infections)

      If you are having issues uninstalling a program from your computer a recommendation is to use reputable software such as CCleaner by Piriform (free or paid versions –

      1. Install CCleaner

      2. Navigate to Tools

      3. Navigate to Uninstall and use CCleaner’s Uninstaller to remove any unwanted programs.

      Here’s an example of the CCleaner interface:
      ccleaner example

      1. I

        Seriously, I am extremely thankful for your help, I’m a new PC user and this has been a serious help in getting rid of that one annoying piece os malware that I had lurking around. I think I’m clean now, but I’m wondering whether once deltasearch has been uninstalled is it ok to login using my email or buy things online and I wont be tracked? I had the program installed for about 2 days before I completely got rid of it. Sorry if I’m sounding a little paranoid.