Morning. Two days ago I reinstalled FF on on clean install of W7. After installing every (software, ext., personas, etc) when I start FF, the "add tab" is sometimes on the far right (which does not bother me), but when I clik on the plus sign, the new tab opens to "Delta Search".
Other times I start FF, and the plus sign is right nest to the tab. And when I click on that Google opens, as it should.
Right now, I'm writing/sending this in Safe Mode. All my software that I have installed, is the same software I have on my XP machine (minus a few things that would not work/or needed anymore).
Ran Avast Virus scan. Ran Spybot S7D Ran Malwarebytes Ran all MS tools Online scan ESET
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As a cross-reference, for other volunteers, I replied to sherlizz's questions in a different thread:
My Win 7 64bit Firefox and IE are also infected with this search engine. In both applications the home page gets changed to:
and new tabs open in delta-search. I have replaced all Delta... entries in pref.js and replaced them with google... All Google entries that I changed reverted back to Delta the next time I started Firefox
Yea, I tried that. Didn't work. I ended up having to do a clean install of FF plus doing a reg-edit. I removed any mention of Delta Search and that seemed to do the trick. Plus I ran a CCleaner...
Kinda moot point though. After my Upgrade to W7, my system did not like a dual boot for whatever reason. So ended up doing a clean install, with just 7.
But, I had gotten rid of it. Funny thing is, I have no idea where it came from. Plus any search for info turned up nothing (other than the airline). Guess we got another damn piece of "crapware" to worry bout now....
But Thanks for your help/suggestion.
You can check for problems with preferences and try to rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default values.
Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.
You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.
I found my problem. I had recently installed SNAGIT to do some screen captures. When I uninstalled it Delta-search disappeared. So far so good
Same problem here. Not much on the net about this particular problem - I figure it's a version of Babylon. In any case, I noted that it doesn't change your browser settings while in the Windows safe mode. Also, the problem affects all user accounts -- so it's not just a single user pref.js issue. Seemed like it was a process -- but couldn't isolate it. What ended up working for me was updating Java. Funny that IE wasn't affected?
In the majority of the cases when you have the problem of browser redirection (such as delta-search.com) you need to carry out some manual steps. The best first decision, of course, is to check your browser settings and remove all redirecting proxy IP addresses. Another thing is to check your available add-ons and make sure there's nothing associated with delta-search.com (just remove all such add-ons). However, even this might not be really enough. What you need to do is to implement many other manual steps. I can recommend you to follow [[these instructions that are free|http://remove-malwares.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-to
There are several ways to remove Delta Search hijacker;
Yet the quickest and safest way to remove Delta Search is by using special antivirus programs. Before performing a system scan with the program you have, check if it can detect and remove adware and browser hijackers, because some don't. I can recommend Spyhunter. It is effective with many unwanted applications.
If you need to change your search provider manually, here is how to do it:
On Internet explorer:
On Firefox :
On Google Chrome:
I think I might have the same problem but I am not sure. The person that posted the problem must be from a foreign country or has never had an English class. Perhaps someone could restate the question.