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How to Remove Delta-Homes Virus and Delta-homes.com Redirect?

 

Your web browser constantly starts up on delta-homes.com recently? Keeps being redirected to delta-homes.com when you search the web? If that is the case, then you have been infected by delta-homes.com redirect virus. Read this post and follow the step-by-step instruction to rid your installed web browser of this redirect virus.

Main content of this article:
What Is Delta-homes Virus?
How to Remove Delta-homes Virus?
How Does Delta-Homes Virus Infect a Computer and How to Prevent?

 

 

What Is Delta-homes Virus?

 

Delta-homes virus or Dealta-homes.com redirect virus is a browser hijacker similar to Delta Search. Delta-homes is actually a search engine like Google. However, it is ad supported and it changes the browser settings (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome) without your knowledge or consent. What’s more, it will append the argument http://www.delta-homes.com/ to random Windows shortcuts on your desktop and your Windows Start Menu.

Delta-Homes redirect virus

Once it finds its way onto your computer, it will change the homepage, the New Tab page and default search engine to dealta-homes.com. That’s why you land on delta-homes.com every time when you launch your installed browser or search the web.

As mentioned above, Delta-homes is an ad supported search engine, so it will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results. And it may collect search term from your search queries and record your browsing habit to present you more precise ads.

 

 

How to Remove Delta-homes Virus?

 

                                                                                                           

The outline of Delta-homes virus removal guide:

Step 1 Uninstall Delta-homes Related Programs through Control Panel

Step 2 Check and repair the residual damages to your browser

Step 3 Restore the Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by delta-homes.com

Step 4 Clean invalid registry entries and residual files

                                                                                                            

 

step1Uninstall Delta-homes Related Programs through Control Panel

 

You should be aware that delta-homes.com redirect can be caused by the installation of different programs, so the program you are to uninstall may be in different name. You could uninstall all the unwanted and unknown third-party applications that installed around the time this redirect first occurred. Make sure Yontoo, BrowserProtect, BrowserDefender, DownloadTerms, LessTabs, TidyNetwork.com, WebCake, Selection Links be uninstalled from your computer.

Windows 8: move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ Click on Uninstall a Program → Locate any unwanted and unknown third-party applications → Click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

Or, move the mouse pointer to bottom left corner → right click onHot button → select Control Panel from the list → Click on Uninstall a Program → Locate any unwanted and unknown third-party applications → Click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

 
Windows 7/Vista: Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → Locate any unwanted and unknown third-party applications → Click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

 
Windows XP: Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → search for any unwanted and unknown third-party applications → Click on Remove button to remove them one by one

 

 

Step 2Check and repair the residual damages to your browser

 

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

 

 
For Internet Explorer Users:

 

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://delta-homes.com/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

ie-homepage

 

2. To reset search provider: Click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Delta-Homes search → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

 

Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

If you think the setting process is complicated or you can’t find the items mentioned above, you can follow this solution to reset IE to its default state.

1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools at the top right corner, and then select Internet options.

2. Switch to Advanced tab in the window and click on the Reset button.

3. Check Delete personal settings and click Reset button in the new window.

ie-reset

4. After the reset finished, click Close button. Then restart Internet Explorer.

Next step—Restore the Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by delta-homes.com

 

 
For Mozilla Firefox Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

2. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Delta-Homes search → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

FF-search engine

 

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

This solution is easy to follow, but you will lose your customized settings.

1. Click on orange Firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser, and then move the mouse pointer to Help in the dropped-down menu and select Troubleshooting information in the sub-menu.

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2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the Troubleshooting Information page and in the confirmation window that opens.

firefox-reset-2

 

3. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported.

Next step—Restore the Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by delta-homes.com

 

 
For Google Chrome Users:

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://delta-homes.com/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar

chrome set pages

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

Chrome-homepage

 

3. To reset default search engine: Hit Manage search engine → set Google as your default search engine → remove Delta-Homes search from the list

chrome search engine

 

 

Step 3Restore the Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by delta-homes.com

 

1. Search for the browser shortcut from Desktop, Taskbar or Start Menu.

2. Right click on it and select Properties.

3. Go to Shortcut tab and Delete http://www.delta-homes.com argument from the Target field.

Restore Shortcut

4. Click Apply and OK to complete the restore.

 

 

Step 4Clean invalid registry entries and residual files

 

After remove Delta-homes.com redirect virus, some registry keys and junk files are still on your computer. This residual files may slow down the performance of your computer over time, so you should clean up your computer after uninstall application. Try Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

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2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-Boost

 

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-Clean

 

Now, the Delta-homes.com redirect virus should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encountered any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

How to Avoid Being Infected by Delta-Homes Virus?

 

Commonly Delta-homes virus comes bundled with other free software, such as download-manager, video streaming or browser toolbar. When you install such programs, you will also agree to set delta-homes.com as your homepage and default search engine if you are not careful enough.

 

Prevent tips:

1. Please be cautious and always opt for custom/advanced installation that you can deselect unwanted application and settings. Be patient and read carefully during the installing process.

 

2.Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

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