Remove www2.delta-search.com as the start page of your browser

andy | April 27, 2013

Many users these days would like to know the simple answer to the question – how to get rid of www2.delta-search.com off their default browser? Obviously, this question really bothers them, because Delta Search is a truly annoying browser hijacker. Sometimes it gets amended into www.search.delta-search.com , but obviously this doesn’t make any substantial difference. Users’ browsers are being permanently redirected via this site, which persistently becomes the default start page of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. Fixing browser redirection via www2.delta-search.com is described in this article.

Delta-search.com redirect virus

So, first we would like to note that www2.delta-search.com may sometimes come into your computer because of your direct participation. Let’s describe how this can become possible. Let’s say, you wake up one sunny morning and decide to browse for some news over the Internet. Then suddenly you see the offer to download certain application which, in your opinion, would be great to have. Moreover, it is absolutely free. So, you gladly hit the ‘Download’ button and install this application. Yet, you do not notice that while installing this software you are also warned by the install wizard about installation of some other tools, including www2.delta-search.com add-on. You might as well install some other unwanted stuff, and your failure to remove all these additional installs result in appearance of these undesirable programs on your computer as well. As you see, this is one of the most typical ways www2.delta-search.com can be brought to your computer.

How to avoid sites like www2.delta-search.com from coming into your system? This is surely a good question. First of all, make sure that you always choose the custom installation instead of the standard one, while installing any freeware of shareware downloaded online. Always remove all unwanted stuff off your system. Scan your computer with powerful security software (we recommend you to use GridinSoft Trojan Killer for this purpose). Finally, perform some other manual steps as described below to completely get rid of www2.delta-search.com off your browser.


www2.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

    TDSS Rootkit Removal

    TDSS Rootkit Removal

  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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