Remove Delta search & Delta search Toolbar adware and hijacker

Last updated on March 7th, 2017

"Delta search” is a new browser adware and virus program that changes you browser's start page and search settings. The  "Delta search” emulates the Google Search engine and performs browsing redirects. 

The program is bundled inside other software installation programs. Remove “Delta-Search” as soon as possible from your computer by using the steps below:

* Click here to see a detailed video on how to remove delta search.

remove delta search

 How to remove Delta search settings & Delta search toolbar from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall “Delta search” from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}

start control panel

2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista).

windows control panel items

3. In the program list, find and remove/Uninstall these applications:

a. BrowserProtect

b. Delta Chrome Toolbar

c. Delta Toolbar

d. Browser Defender (if exists)

e. FilesFrog Update Checker (if exists).

f. YouFileDownloader (if exists)

g. Goforfiles (if exists)

uninstall delta toolbar browser protect


Step 2. Remove  malicious programs from scheduled tasks.

1. Download and run CCleaner.

2. At “CCleaner” main window choose "Tools" on the left pane.


3. In "Tools" section, choose "Startup".


4. Choose "Scheduled Tasks” tab and then select and delete the following malicious entries, if exist:

a. GoforFilesUpdate

b. YouFile DownloaderUpdate

Yes    Task    GoforFilesUpdate        C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\GFFUpdater.exe

Yes    Task    YourFile DownloaderUpdate        C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader\YourFileUpdater.exe


5. CloseCCleaner” and continue to the next step

Step 3: Clean your computer using “RogueKiller”.

1. Download and save “RogueKiller utility to your desktop.

Notice*: Download version x86 or X64 according to your operating system’s version. To find your operating system’s version, “Right Click” on your computer icon, choose "Properties" and look at “System Type” section.

roguekiller webpage


2. Find ”RogueKiller” on your desktop and double click to run it. When prescan is completed, press "Scan" button to perform a full scan.

roguekiller scan

3. When full scan is completed, press “Delete” to remove all malicious items.

roguekiller delete

4. When removal of malicious threats is completed, press the “Fix Proxy” button to fix proxy entries.

roguekiller fix proxy

5. Restart your computer.

Step 4: Clean your computer using “AdwCleaner”.

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

adwcleaner webpage

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

3. Press “Delete”.

adwcleaner delete

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

adwcleaner info

5. When your computer restarts close “AdwCleaner” information (readme) window.

6. Now check if your browser settings are restored to its original. If yes, bypass the next step and proceed to Step 6.


Step 5. Remove "Delta Search and Delta search toolbar” from your internet browser application.

Internet ExplorerGoogle ChromeMozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

How to remove "Delta Search and Delta search toolbar” from Internet Explorer and restore browser settings.

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Internet Options”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.

internet explorer tools options

2. Click the “Advanced” tab.

internet explorer options

3. Choose “Reset”.

internet explorer options advanced

4. Check (to enable) the “Delete personal settings” box and choose “Reset”.


internet explorer reset

5. After the resetting action is completed, press “Close” and then choose “OK” to exit Internet Explorer options.

internet explorer reset exit

6. Restart your browser and proceed to Step 6.


Google Chrome

How to remove "Delta Search and Delta search toolbar” from Google Chrome Explorer and restore browser settings.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu and choose “Settings”.

chrome menu settings

2. Find the “On startup” section and choose “Set Pages”.

chrome set pages

3. Delete the “Delta Search” from startup pages by pressing the “X” symbol on the right.

delta search removal chrome

4. Set your preferred startup page (e.g. and press “OK”.

set chrome startup page

5. Go to “Search” section and choose “Manage search engines”.

chrome manage search engines

6. Choose your preferred default search engine (e.g. Google search) and press “Make default”.

set default search engine chrome

7. Then choose the “Delta Search” search engine and remove it by pressing the “X” symbol at the right. Choose “OK” to close “Search engines” window.

remove delta search engine chrome

8. Restart your browser and proceed to Step 6.

Mozilla Firefox

How to remove "Delta Search and Delta search toolbar” from Mozilla Firefox and restore browser settings.

1. From Firefox menu, go to “Help” > “Troubleshooting Information”.

firefox troubleshoot

2. In “Troubleshooting Information” window, press “Reset Firefox” button to reset Firefox to its default state.


firefox reset3. Press “Reset Firefox: again.

reset firefox

4. After the resetting job is completed, the Firefox restarts.

5. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.


Step 6. Clean your computer from malicious threats.

Download and install MalwareBytes Antimalware Free program to clean your computer from malicious threats remaining on your computer.*

*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 7. 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 how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.


Step 8. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

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