Get rid of Dale Search Toolbar hijacker (Removal Instuctions)

"Dale Search Toolbar” is  a browser adware and hijacker program, that modifies your Internet homepage to “www.dalesearch.com” and changes your default search engine to “DaleSearch” in order to display advertisements from unknown vendors. 

"Dale Search Toolbar” can be installed on common Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox) if a user doesn’t pay attention when installing free software (commonly).

To remove “Dale Search Toolbar” &  “Dale Search” settings from your computer,  follow the removal instructions given below:

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How to remove Dale Search Toolbar from your computer:

Step 1. Uninstall applications belonging to the "DaleSearch” publisher from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to:

  • Windows 8/7/Vista: Start > Control Panel.
  • Windows XP: Start > Settings > Control Panel

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2. Double click to open

  • Add or Remove Programs if you have Windows XP
  • Programs and Features if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.

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3. In the program list, find and Remove (Uninstall) :

i. dalesearch toolbar

ii. DaleSearch Chrome Toolbar.

iii. Any other unknown application.

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Step 2. Remove Dale Search Toolbar & DaleSearch settings from your internet browser.

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

How to remove Dale Search Toolbar & DaleSearch settings from Internet Explorer.

1.  From Internet Explorer main menu, click: "Tools  and choose "Internet Options".

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2. At “General” tab, delete the unwanted homepage (www.dalesearch.com) from “Home page” box & type your preferred Home Page (e.g. www.google.com)

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3. At “Search” section press “Settings”. *

Notice*: If you want to modify search settings in Internet explorer while in main Internet Explorer window, just press the “Gear” icon (on the top right corner) and choose “Manage Add-ons” .

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4. On "Search Providers" options, choose and "Set as default" a search provider other than the unwanted search provider “DaleSearch”.

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5. Then choose the unwanted search provider “DaleSearch” & click Remove.

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6. Choose “Toolbars and Extensions” on the left pane and then select the unwanted “dalesearch toolbar” , “dalesearch Helper Object” & click "Disable".

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7. Close all Internet Explorer windows and restart Internet Explorer.

8. Proceed to Step 3.


Google Chrome

How to remove Dale Search Toolbar & DaleSearch settings from Google Chrome.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu image and choose "Settings".

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2. On “Startup” section, choose “Set Pages“.

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3. Delete the unwanted webpage "dalesearch.com" from startup pages by pressing the "X" symbol on the right.

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4. Set your preferred startup page (e.g. http://www.google.com) and press "OK".

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5. Under “Appearance” section, check to enable the “Show Home button” option and choose “Change”.

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6. Delete the unwanted webpage “dalesearch.com” entry from “Open this page” box.

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7. Type (if you like) you preferred webpage to open when you press your “Home page” button (e.g. www.google.com) or leave this field blank and press “OK”.

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8. Go to "Search" section and choose "Manage search engines".

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9. Choose your preferred default search engine (e.g. Google search) and press "Make default".

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10 Then choose the unwanted “DaleSearch” search engine and remove it by pressing the "X" symbol at the right.

Choose "Done" to close "Search engines" window.

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11. Choose "Extensions" on the left.

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12. Remove the unwanted extension “DaleSearch Toolbar” from here by pressing the “recycle icon” to the right.

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13. Close all open windows and restart Google Chrome.

14. Proceed to Step 3.


Mozilla Firefox

How to remove Dale Search Toolbar & DaleSearch settings from Mozilla Firefox.

1. Click on “Firefox” menu button on the top left of Firefox window and go to “Options”.

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2. In “General” tab, delete the unwanted homepage: “dalesearch.com” page from “Home Page” box & type your preferred homepage (e.g. http://www.google.com).

Press “OK” when finished.

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3. From Firefox menu, go to “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.

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4. Choose “Extensions” on the left and then remove the unwanted “DaleSearch” extension, by pressing the "Remove" button.

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6. Close all Firefox windows and restart Firefox.

7. Proceed to the next Step.

 

Step 3: Clean remaining registry entries using “AdwCleaner”.

1. Download and save “AdwCleaner” utility to your desktop.

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2. Close all open programs and Double Click to open ”AdwCleaner” from your desktop.

3. Press “Scan”.

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4. When the scan is completed, press “Clean” to remove all the unwanted malicious entries.

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4. Press “OK” at “AdwCleaner – Information” and press “OK” again to restart your computer.

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5. When your computer restarts, close "AdwCleaner" information (readme) window and continue to the next step.

 

Step 5. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

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*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 6. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

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