How To Remove Delta-homes.com Search Browser Hijacker

Delta-homes.com is an aggressive browser hijacker which changes the homepage of your browser and displays a fake search engine. Its purpose is to generate traffic to the delta-homes.com website from infected browsers and earn revenue for its creators. This is why the search website is full of advertisements and popups. The virus also suggests installing various suspicious software, completing offers and clicking links as well as redirects to other websites.

The virus also tracks your browsing history and hides deep in the Windows system. It takes control of your machine and makes manual removal a very complicated task. Delta-homes.com is harder to remove than most of the traditional browser hijackers since it places infections in several parts of the operating system. Therefore, simple methods like disabling browser extensions and uninstalling software do not help and the infection comes back.

We recommend removing this malware as soon as possible because not only does it impair the browsing experience but also spies on your browsing activity and personal data. Also, having this hijacker present on your computer might lead to further infections. Use our automatic removal tool provided below in order to completely get rid of the malware and protect your PC from any threats in the future. We have also prepared manual removal instructions for experienced users. However, manual removal does not guarantee that the virus will not come back since your machine will still be left unprotected. Therefore, we recommend the automatic tool or combining both removal methods.


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What is Delta-homes.com browser hijacker?

The main purpose of this hijacker is to infect as many browsers as possible in order to generate traffic to malicious websites. The virus creators then earn from displaying various advertisements and affiliate product links, replacing text links and redirecting users. Some displayed websites might suggest various updates and other downloads leading to further infections.

The delta-homes.com homepage is disguised as a legitimate search engine. The search field redirects all your queries to Google Search. However, the main site belongs to virus creators and all your personal information goes through it making it possible for the creators to track your browsing activity.

This hijacker modifies all browser shortcuts in order to change the default homepage. Therefore, even if you change the browser settings or remove unwanted addons it will come back next time you launch the browser. Also, delta-homes.com has many processes running in the background to make sure that any changes made by the user are reverted.

Some of the domains associated with this browser hijacker:

delta-homes.com
delta-search.com
istartpageing.com
webssearches.com
yoursearching.com
v9.com

One of the most common ways to get infected by this adware is to install another software (usually a freeware) which has delta-homes.com application bundled with it. The main software might be harmless, however, delta-homes.com usually hides deep in the installation settings and skipping through them will install the additional unwanted program as well. Any.Do, Babylon Toolbar, BeeLine Reader, Foxit Reader, Softonic, uTorrent and other similar programs are known to have potentially unwanted programs bundled in their installation files. Several Delta toolbars are usually installed as well as a program called Search Protect.

You should remove this adware as soon as possible in order to prevent spying on your activity and restore the normal browsing experience. We recommend using the automatic removal and protection tool listed at the beginning of this page. This way you will make sure that the virus is removed as well as that your PC is protected from this and other threats in the future. The manual guide is for users who are confident in editing important Windows system settings and files. However, since this adware is quite aggressive in its behavior you can combine both methods and remove the remaining components manually if there are any left.

Here are some screenshots of delta-homes.com adware:

    


 Manual Removal Instructions:

NB: Manual removal is a complicated task. Make sure you are comfortable with editing important Windows settings. In order to not only remove the symptoms but also any possible leftovers of the malware we recommend using the automatic tool provided above.

Make sure to bookmark this page, print it out or simply open on another device in order to access it after a browser or computer restart which may be required during the removal process.

Step 1:

Remove any suspicious programs that might contain the virus.

Start by opening the Programs and Features window using the following method:

Hold Windows () key and click R key while holding.

Enter the following in the field:

appwiz.cpl

Click OK.

You might have to wait a bit before the list of all programs is loaded as it displays a list of all programs installed on your PC.

We recommend sorting the programs by “Installed On” column (simply click on the column name in order to sort by this value).

Look for any recently installed suspicious programs that might contain the virus as a bundle or could be the virus itself. If you have never seen or used an app chances are that it is an unwanted software.

Here is a list of known programs associated with this malware:

Search Protect
Babylon
Browser Protect
Delta toolbar
Delta Chrome Toolbar
Delta Firefox Toolbar
(any other Delta software)

Uninstall all suspicious programs by right-clicking on them and choosing Uninstall…

Repeat this process until no more suspicious programs are left.

Step 2:

Kill any dangerous processes that could beleft running.

Press at the same time: CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to launch Windows Task Manager. Alternatively you can launch it by right-clicking on Windows toolbar/startbar and clicking Start Task Manager.

Go to Processes tab.

It will list all currently running processes.

Here is a list of unwanted processes:

delta-homes.exe
DeltaTB.exe
SearchComponent_Offer_0.exe
MainProduct.exe
Setup.exe
MyBabylonTB.exe
BUSUninstall.exe
SetupAuto.exe
deltasrv.exe
ccp.exe
GUninstaller.exe
uninstall.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
SetupUpdater.exe
BabMaint.exe
temp_000.exe
newgdp_xb.exe

Right-click on each of them and choose Open File Location.

Right-click on the same process again and choose End Process.

Delete the process file in the opened location.

Repeat this with all the processes in the list above.

Step 3:

Delete registry values created by this virus.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

regedit.exe

Click OK.

Use the folder tree on the left to navigate to the following locations one by one:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\d
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Delta
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1185823F-F22F-4027-80E5-4F68ACD5DE5E}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DataMngr
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Babylon
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{C1AF5FA5-852C-4C90-812E-A7F75E011D87}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BrowserProtect
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\BrowserProtect
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_BROWSERPROTECT
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_BROWSERPROTECT
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-329068152-1390067357-682003330-500\Software\Delta
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-329068152-1390067357-682003330-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}\iexplore\AllowedDomains\delta-search.com
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-329068152-1390067357-682003330-500\Software\BabylonToolbar
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-329068152-1390067357-682003330-500\Software\DataMngr
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-329068152-1390067357-682003330-500\Soft

Delete these registry entries if you see them.

Search for additional virus entries by pressing keyboard buttons CTRL + F and entering the virus name. Here are some examples (the last one is the default virus website):

delta
browserprotect
searchprotect

Click Find Next.

Delete any registry entries associated with the virus.

Repeat the search until all entries are cleaned.

Make sure you delete only malicious entries as Windows registry is full of important information and deleting a critical entry might result in damaged operating system!

Step 4:

Delete the following files by utilizing Windows Search or navigating manually to their locations:

newgdp_xb.exe
temp_000.exe
delta-homes.exe
Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect\Uninstall BrowserProtect.lnk
Local Settings\Temp\SetupUpdater.exe
Local Settings\Temp\SetupAuto.exe
Local Settings\Temp\SearchComponent_Offer_0.exe
Local Settings\Temp\nsl47.tmp\Time.dll
Local Settings\Temp\MainProduct.exe
Local Settings\Temp\DeltaTB.exe
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\Setup.exe
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\MyBabylonTB.exe
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\delta.crx
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\CrxInstaller.dll
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\ChromeToolbarSetup.dll
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\ccp.exe
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\IEHelper.dll
Local Settings\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\BExternal.dll

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key while holding to open “Run” window.

Enter the following in the field:

%WINDIR%\Tasks\

Click OK.

Find the following file:

BrowserProtect.job

Delete it.

Repeat this with the following files:

%ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\uninstall.exe
 %ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\GUninstaller.exe
 %ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\escortShld.dll
 %ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\deltaTlbr.dll
 %ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\deltasrv.exe
 %ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\deltaEng.dll
 %ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\deltaApp.dll
 %ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\bh\delta.dll
 %AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\uninstall.exe
 %AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\FirefoxExtension\content\BrowserProtect.js
 %AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\FirefoxExtension\components\BrowserProtect-3.6.xpt
 %AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\FirefoxExtension\components\BrowserProtect-19.0.dll
 %AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.settings
 %AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.exe
 %AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.dll
 %AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.crx
 %AppData%\BabSolution\Shared\GUninstaller.exe
 %AppData%\BabSolution\Shared\BUSUninstall.exe
 %AppData%\BabSolution\Shared\BUSolution.dll
 %AppData%\BabSolution\Shared\BabMaint.exe
 %AppData%\BabSolution\CR\Delta.crx

Step 5:

Unregister malicious DLL files.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key while holding to open “Run” window.

Enter the following in the field:

cmd

Click OK.

A comand prompt will open.

Copy the following:

regsvr32 /u "%ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\escortShld.dll"

Right-click on the command prompt (black window) and select Paste.

Press Enter.

A window showing “DllUnregisterServer in escortShld.dll succeeded” will open.

If the window displays an error the DLL was never registered. Simply skip to the next DLL file from the list below.

Repeat these steps with the following commands one by one:

regsvr32 /u "%ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\deltaTlbr.dll
regsvr32 /u "%ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\deltaEng.dll"
regsvr32 /u "%ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\deltaApp.dll"
regsvr32 /u "%ProgramFiles%\Delta\delta\1.8.10.0\bh\delta.dllBrowserProtect.dll"
regsvr32 /u "%AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\FirefoxExtension\components\BrowserProtect-19.0.dll"
regsvr32 /u "%AppData%\BrowserProtect\2.6.1125.80\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.dll
regsvr32 /u "%AppData%\BabSolution\Shared\BUSolution.dll"
regsvr32 /u "%localappdata%\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\CrxInstaller.dll"
regsvr32 /u "%localappdata%\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\Latest\ChromeToolbarSetup.dll"
regsvr32 /u "%localappdata%\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\IEHelper.dll"
regsvr32 /u "%localappdata%\Temp\426FA64D-BAB0-7891-818B-9FE871D27EE4\BExternal.dll"

Step 6:

Delete the shortcuts for all browsers on your computer as they have been changed by the virus.

Create them again in order to have clean browser start.

Alternatively, you can click Properties on each of the shortcuts and remove any additions made to the Target field by the virus.

Step 7:

IMPORTANT: Now you will have to reset browser settings for each browser individually that you have installed on your computer. Alternativelly, you could simply reinstall them.

 Google Chrome:

Launch the browser and select More Tools, then click Extensions.

Check for any suspicious extensions.

Click Remove From Chrome for each unwanted or suspicious toolbar or extension (the trashcan icon on the right).

Go to Settings.

Scroll to the very bottom of the settings page and click Show advanced settings…

Scroll to the very bottom again and click Reset settings.

Click Reset.

 Mozilla Firefox:

Launch the browser and go to Add-ons.

Search for any suspicious toolbars and add-ons and Remove them.

We recommend going to Options (input about:preferences in your address field and press Enter) and clicking Restore to Default near the Home Page field.

You can also completely refresh the browser settings by entering the following in the address (URL) field:

about:support

Press Enter.

Click Refresh Firefox… and then click Refresh Firefox again.

 Microsoft Edge:

Since Microsoft Edge is not a separate program and is a core component of Windows 10 you should backup your computer or at least create a Restore Point before continuing.

Navigate to the following folder (where %username is your computer user name):

C:\Users\%username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Clear all contents of the folder. Click CTRL + A to select everything and delete the contents.

Click Start (Windows logo).

Search for Windows PowerShell.

Right-click on the result.

Choose Run as administrator.

Paste the following command:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}

Press Enter.

The settings should now be reset to default.

 Internet Explorer:

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

cmd

Click OK.

Enter the following command in the appeared window:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ResetIEtoDefaults

Press Enter.

Check Delete personal settings.

Click Reset.

Alternatively you can run this command to delete all caches and settings:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

After removing the virus

When you have finished removing the virus and reverting your browser settings make sure to protect your computer by installing a good antivirus suite that would identify the threats online and in programs you have downloaded. Also, never install suspicious programs. If you are installing a new software, make sure it has nothing bundled in it by following the install wizard as well as searching for user reviews online.


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