Delta Search is a search engine with its own browser extensions and toolbars that is included in many software bundles. Users may unknowingly install the software and extensions when installing other programs. Though it's not a true virus, Delta Search may aggressively hijack your browser's settings to continually redirect to its search results, which may contain malware downloads and browser trackers, and include less relevant results than your preferred search engines. Because the Delta Search software bundle changes many settings on your computer and browser, getting rid of it completely on your installation of Google Chrome requires several steps.
Uninstall Windows Toolbar
Press the Windows Key or hover your cursor in the lower left corner of your screen until the Start Menu appears.
Locate the Delta Search toolbar in the menu of apps and programs and right-click the icon. If you're on a touch-screen, tap and drag down the icon slightly to select the icon. A check mark appears in the upper right corner of the icon when it's properly selected.
Click the "Uninstall" icon in the toolbar that displays at the bottom of the screen.
Ensure that the Delta Search Toolbar is highlighted in the "Programs and Features" window that launches. Then, click "Uninstall" and follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the toolbar.
Remove Chrome Extension
Launch the Chrome browser, click the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" settings button (with three horizontal stripes) and select "Settings" from the drop-down menu.
Click the "Extensions" tab and locate the Delta Search extension.
Click the "Delete" button next to the Delta Search extension, then click "Delete" again in the confirmation dialog box.
Remove Search Engine
Click the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" button and select "Settings" from the drop-down menu.
Click the "Manage Search Engines" button in the Search section of your settings. A pop-up box launches displaying all of the installed search engines on your Chrome browser.
Hover your cursor over the Delta Search row and click the "X" next to it to remove it from your browser's search engine list.
Removing Home Page
Open Chrome's Settings page again and click the "Set Pages" link in the "On Startup" section.
Hover your cursor over the Delta Search home page and click the "X" to remove it.
Click the "OK" button to make your changes permanent.
- You should reboot your computer after completing all of these steps.
- The search results from the Delta Search engine may contain sites that install additional malware, spyware or virus programs on your computer. You should run a reliable, up-to-date antivirus program and malware detector to ensure that your computer is free of any undesirable software and scripts after you remove Delta Search.
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