Fix www1.delta-search.com (mixidj.delta-search.com) redirect

andy | April 15, 2013

Delta Search PUP (potentially unwanted program) continues to attack many computers these days. We do consider it as potentially undesirable because it often gets into computers without asking about user’s opinion. These days Delta Search program is being permanently modified, and now many computers are therefore being redirected via www1.delta-search.com or sometimes mixidj.delta-search.com. How to fix this problem and remove this redirect from your browser? This article explains the basic steps of eradication of browser redirect issue from your computer.

Delta-search.com redirect virus

Generally speaking, www1.delta-search.com redirect may occur with any computer, because often there are many new Trojans and infections that are poorly detected by already installed anti-virus programs. Hence, as you see, there’s probably no 100% security these days. This is the evidence of why applications like Delta Search may appear on your system.

Speaking again of Delta Search, we must assert that in some cases this add-on may nest on your system because of your direct participation. When does this happen? Well, this is especially possible when users download and install some software online. In many cases the installers of various such applications are bundled with the installer of Delta browser hijacker. So, you should always opt for the custom installation of any software you intend to bring onto your computer, making sure to uncheck all other unwanted install like Delta Search.

If Delta Search actually hijacked your browser this means that your search will be permanently redirected via www1.delta-search.com or mixidj.delta-search.com. Surely, this is a very annoying fact to encounter your search being permanently rerouted. If the presence of Delta Hijacker really bothers you (and we know it does), then go ahead and follow our simple and clear step by step guide that will help you eliminate this problem from your browser (whatever one you generally use). Good luck!


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.

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