How to Get Rid of Delta Search Engine From Google Chrome for Free

Many antivirus programs label the Delta Search toolbar as malware.
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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.

1 Uninstall Windows Toolbar

2 Press the Windows Key

Press the Windows Key or hover your cursor in the lower left corner of your screen until the Start Menu appears.

3 Locate the Delta

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.

4 Click the Uninstall icon

Click the "Uninstall" icon in the toolbar that displays at the bottom of the screen.

5 Ensure that the Delta

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.

6 Remove Chrome Extension

7 Launch the Chrome browser

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.

8 Click the Extensions tab

Click the "Extensions" tab and locate the Delta Search extension.

9 Click the Delete button

Click the "Delete" button next to the Delta Search extension, then click "Delete" again in the confirmation dialog box.

10 Remove Search Engine

11 Click the Customize and Control Google Chrome button

Click the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" button and select "Settings" from the drop-down menu.

12 Click the Manage Search Engines

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.

13 Hover your cursor

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.

14 Removing Home Page

15 Open Chrome's

Open Chrome's Settings page again and click the "Set Pages" link in the "On Startup" section.

16 Hover your cursor-2

Hover your cursor over the Delta Search home page and click the "X" to remove it.

17 Click the OK button

Click the "OK" button to make your changes permanent.

  • 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.
  • You should reboot your computer after completing all of these steps.

Andrea Ruiz has written professionally for blogs, online entertainment magazines and television network websites for more than a decade. Ruiz has also been a web and social media developer, Internet business consultant and computer programmer since 1999, and worked for four years as a professional community manager. Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Massachusetts, Boston.