Does www2.delta-search.com hijack all your browsers? Why your browser keeps redirecting you to this website without your permission? If you are suffering from this annoying issue, follow the guide to remove it step by step.
www2.delta-search.com is categorized as a browser hijacker as similar as www1.delta-search.com hijacker which can perform many corrupted actions on the infected computer, it includes: downloading other malicious programs, creating a backdoor in your PC security and creating advertisements. Being as a redirect virus, it is very disturbing and will continuously redirect your web searches to some fake web sites. It aims to hijack web browsers such as Safari, IE, FireFox, Chrome, modify the DNS and redirect search results in Google, Yahoo and Bing to a multiple undesirable websites.
Generally speaking, this hijacker can alter the search page of your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirect the user to its own page. From that time, you will be shown a bogus search engine called Delta Search taking over your homepage. It is a phony search engine designed to redirect web users and show them spam search results. This Delta Search is with a limited reputation on the web and computer users should never use it instead of Google or Bing those famous search engines. Otherwise, you may probably get more threats downloaded on your computer, leading your computer to a worse situation. A search hijacker can hide its presence by injecting running processes and system registry, which make the removal process particularly complicated. Thus, it is suggested users to get rid of www2.delta-search.com redirect manually with the following step-by-step guide.
When www2.delta-search.com redirect is inside your computer, your security software may be blocked immediately and your homepage will be changed without your permission. In addition, it degrades overall web browser stability and performance as it wastes too much computer resources. The most irritating feature of this redirect virus is that it will keep redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will. If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to other irrelevant page. Thus, this issue should be fixed as soon as possible.
1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once this dangerous redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*
www2.delta-search.com is categorized as a browser hijacker that presents as a phony search engine to annoy computer users. If you use this fake search engine called Delta Search, you may be redirected to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer. It doesn’t provide the results that a trustworthy search engine would offer. This threat can corrupt the targeted Internet browser and change your browser settings to block you from visiting legitimate web pages. It replace your current home page with its own search box no matter you are using IE, Firefox or Google Chrome. It tries its best to cause an immense problem to the functioning of a computer system so that you have to delete www2.delta-search.com Redirect for good.
Special Tips: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for help.
Published by & last updated on August 26, 2013 2:58 pm