Delta-search.com redirect virus. How to remove

andy | January 24, 2013

Delta Search Engine is a contemporary form of browser redirection. The problem of browser being redirected to other unwanted sites is not something new. This form of infections has been actively annoying computer users within the latest decade. It suddenly happens that Delta Search Engine search bar is somehow installed into the browser as a browser add-on. This might take place when users download some software that is bundled with the installer of Delta-search.com redirector, or this even might take place without user’s approval or permission. Whatever the case might be, the very presence of this thing on your computer is indeed very annoying.

Delta-search.com redirect virus

Delta-search.com redirect problem solution requires various approaches. Of course, it would be a good thing to deal with this problem automatically by running some fixing tool. However, there’s no such a standalone solution that would be 100% effective in this case. The mere running of security software can’t remove all files and registry entries associated with this redirecting bar. What users need to do is to perform several manual steps, and in the majority of the cases this should fix the problem well enough. Additionally, it is always a good idea to scan your system with the help of reliable security programs.

So, we first recommend you to follow our steps that are manual to fix Delta Search Engine redirection problem. This may happen on any browser, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Make sure you remove all browser add-ons associated with delta-search.com redirect.


Delta-search.com removal tool:

Removal video:

Delta Search Engine redirect virus removal milestones:

  • Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  • Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus
  • Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  • Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there
  • Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  • Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  • Consider using CCleaner to delete unwanted system/temp files and browser cache
  • The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  1. Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  2. a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options.
    Windows XP Example:

    Windows Vista / Windows 7 Example:

    b) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.

    c) Uncheck (untick) the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and hit OK.

  3. Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus:
  4. a) Open Control Panel (Start->Control Panel).
    b) Double-click “Network Connections” icon to open it.
    c) Right-click on “Local Area Connection” icon and select “Properties”.

    d) Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties” button.

    e) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.

  5. Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  6. a) Go to: C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc.
    b) Double-click “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.

    c) The “hosts” file should look the same as in the image below. There should be only one line: 127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista. If there are more, then remove them and save changes. Read more about Windows Hosts file here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034

    You may also reset your HOSTS file settings using the Tool of GridinSoft Trojan Killer application as shown at the picture below:

  7. Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there
  8. a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Manage Add-ons.

    b) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.

  9. Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  10. a) Download the file TDSSKiller.zip and extract it into a folder
    b) Execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.
    c) Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Close all programs and press “Y” key to restart your computer.

    More detailed TDSSKiller tutorial: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

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  11. Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  12. The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  13. Keep in mind that this step is optional and should be completed only if you have followed all the above recommendations and you still have the redirect virus on your computer. First of all, please follow this guide: How to Reset a Router Back to the Factory Default Settings. Then you should flush DNS cache:
    a)Go to Start->Run (or WinKey+R) and type in “cmd” without quotation marks.

    b) In a new window please type “ipconfig /flushdns” without quotation marks and press Enter.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you require any help on our part of if you experience any difficulties. We hope that this information has been beneficial to you.

3 Comments

  1. DC says:

    Is there a procedure to remove the Delta Search for Firefox/Mozilla?

  2. KH says:

    I thought it worth mentioning that after I’d followed a few of these steps (on Windows 8), I then thought to look in Control Panel/Programs and found that I could remove Delta directly from there. It seems to have genuinely done that.
    I didn’t have any issues with redirection of DNS etc though, just the adds in and changes to homepage and search engine settings in the browsers (IE and Chrome)

  3. harvin says:

    thank you very much this has helped me a lot

    Thank You, if need email,harvin222@homail.co.uk

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