Removal of Delta Search

Delta Search is a program that installs a toolbar and search engine on your computer. The installation is typically done when you install one or more free programs.

This guide will give you a complete walkthrough on how to remove Delta Search (and all associated programs) from your computer.

What is Delta Search?

Delta is the name of a program that offers (or forces!) 2 things:

A search engine (delta-search.com or just Delta Search)
A toolbar (Delta Toolbar)

Delta Toolbar and Delta Search are promoted and installed together with other free programs (such as Mixi.DJ). Often you will have to deselect them during installation – but since they are well hidden in the installation process, you typically don’t notice them and install them unknowingly.

What does Delta Search do?

Once installed on your computer, Delta programs do 2 things:

  • They replace (hijack) your browser’s homepage with their own
  • They replace the search engine you normally use with their own (your preferred search engine)

Delta’s homepage and search engine now display ads and sponsored links that send you to SPAM-like websites that try to get you to buy or download a lot of useless stuff. The ads and sponsored links are designed to look like Google search results and are therefore highly misleading.

How to remove Delta Search

Step 1: Remove Delta Search from your computer

Delta Search has installed several programs that need to be removed from your computer. Proper uninstallation of Delta Search is done through your computer’s control panel – if you don’t know how to do this, first find out what version of Windows you have and then follow the guide below.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  • Click the Start button and select Control Panel. Under Programs select Uninstall a program
  • Select/mark the following programs:
    • Delta Chrome Toolbar
    • Delta toolbar
    • Yontoo
    • BrowserProtect
    • Mixi.DJ
  • Click on Remove/Edit

Windows 8

  • Click on the bottom left corner of the screen (the so-called hot corner – where the Start button was in previous versions of Windows), select Control Panel and then Remove a program
  • Select/mark the following programs:
  • Delta Chrome Toolbar
    • Delta toolbar
    • Yontoo
    • BrowserProtect
    • Mixi.DJ
  • Click Remove/Edit

Windows XP, Windows 95 and Windows 98

  • Click the Start button and select Control Panel. Select Add or remove programs
  • Select/mark the following programs:
    • Delta Chrome Toolbar
    • Delta toolbar
    • Yontoo
    • BrowserProtect
    • Mixi.DJ
    • Click on the Remove button
  • When a dialog box opens: Follow the instructions until the uninstallation is complete

NOTE: Be aware that Delta program names may vary slightly and in some cases may be called something completely different; therefore, also check who the publisher of the program is and remove anything with the name Delta. In addition, it is recommended that you remove all unwanted, unknown or suspicious programs – just be careful about removing programs you don’t know what they do (do a Google search first).

Step 2: Remove Delta Search from your browser

Delta Search has made 3 changes to your browser:

Installed an extension (add-on, extension or add-on) developed by Monera Technologies
Changed your homepage to delta-search.com
Changed your preferred search engine

Below you will find instructions on how to remove Delta Search from the most popular browsers:

Mozilla Firefox

1. Remove Delta extensions

  • Click on the orange Firefox button in the top left corner of the browser
  • Select Add-ons and then the Extensions tab
  • Click the Remove button next to the following:
    • Delta Toolbar
    • Mixi.DJ
    • Yontoo

2. Set your preferred search engine and remove Delta Search

  • Click the orange Firefox button in the top left corner of the browser
  • In the search bar at the top right of the browser (to the right of the address bar), your preferred search engine will appear; click on the search engine logo (the small downward pointing arrow) and select Manage search services
  • Your preferred search engine should be the first in the list (move up and down the search engines using the buttons on the right side)
  • Remove Delta Search by selecting it and clicking the Remove button on the right side

3. Change your home page

  • Click on the orange Firefox button in the top left corner of the browser
  • Select Options and click the Restore default button or set a new homepage and click the Use current homepage button

Google Chrome

1. Remove Delta extensions

  • Click on the menu in the top right corner of the browser and select Tools and then Extensions
  • Under the Extensions menu item: Remove the Delta Toolbar, Mixi.DJ and Yontoo extensions by clicking the small trash can to the right of each extension

2. set your preferred search engine and remove Delta Search

  • Click the menu in the top right corner of the browser and select Settings
  • Under the Search heading: Click the Manage search engines button > Click the desired search engine (e.g. Google) > Click the Make default button on the right side
  • Remove Delta Search by clicking the cross on the right side

3. Change your home page

  • Click the menu in the top right corner of the browser and select Settings
  • Under the Startup header: Click the radio button next to Open a specific page or a range of pages
  • Then click the Set pages link and specify the page you want as your start page

Free programs that can remove Delta Search

Instead of uninstalling Delta Search manually (as described above), you can use a free program to do this.

  • The argument for using free programs is that it’s a quick and easy way to remove Delta Search – especially if you’re not that technically inclined
  • The argument against using free programs is that it is unnecessary (“shooting sparrows with guns”) to install new programs to remove others (especially when you can easily uninstall them manually)

Programs that can be used to uninstall Delta Search include Hitmanpro, Malwarebytes, and AdwCleaner.

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