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Παρασκευή, 22 Μαΐου 2015

Αφαίρεση 'ιού' delta-homes από Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Υπάρχει τελευταία ένα νεο malware που εγκαθίσταται και ορίζει σε όλους τους browsers που διαθέτετε σαν αρχική σελίδα και σαν μηχανή αναζήτησης το delta-home. Ακολουθήστε τα βήματα που αναφέρονται παρακάτω ανάλογα με τους browsers που διαθέτετε για να το αφαιρέσετε.

What is delta-homes.com?

Delta-Homes.com is a popular website, which can be used as a start-page for your Internet browser. This site presents users with a search bar and links to popular websites and social networks. Delta-homes.com is a legitimate website and not related to computer viruses or malware, however, the owners of this website employ deceptive promotion techniques to attract web traffic. Commonly, redirects to delta-homes.com are a consequence of computer users installing various add-ons, toolbars, and plug-ins to their Internet browsers. Browser add-ons that redirect computer users to various websites are often distributed using free software downloaded from the Internet. Bundling browser add-ons with free software is a common technique used by developers to monetize their products. Always check each installation window of free software downloads, unchecking any options related to Internet browser homepage or default search engine modification.
Recently, redirects to delta-homes.com were caused by installation of Foxit reader and other popular free software (VLC, Java, Flash Player, etc.) Note that the developers of these free programs have no connection with delta-homes.com - redirections to this website are caused by deceptive freeware 'download clients' and 'installers', which bundle these free programs with the delta-homes.com browser hijacker. The search bar used within the delta-homes.com website is a customized Google search engine - each time a user clicks on the sponsored links, revenue is generated and shared with the search engine and website referring the traffic. At time of testing, this website posed no direct malware threats, however, this situation can easily change, and therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate any unwanted browser redirects from your computer as soon as possible.
delta-homes.com browser hijacker
The delta-homes.com browser hijacker is identical to previous variants that redirected Internet users to mystartsearch.com,istart123.comistartsurf.comqone8.comv9.comawesomehp.comsweet-page.com, and webssearches.com To avoid installation of browser settings-changing adware such as this, express caution when downloading free software, since today, most freeware download websites employ deceptive download clients in attempts to trick users into installing advertised browser plug-ins together with the chosen free software. In most cases, advertised browser extensions add no real value, and moreover, cause browser redirects and generate intrusive ads. When downloading free programs, closely inspect each download step and decline installation of any promoted browser plug-ins. When installing downloaded freeware, select the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any bundled adware listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you experience browser redirects to the delta-homes.com website, use this removal guide to eliminate the delta-homes browser hijacker from your Internet browsers.
SearchProtect application blocks users attempts of changing their homepage and default Internet search engine settings:
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Delta-homes.com redirect removal:

Windows 7 users:
Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and clickUninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 8 users:
Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
delta-homes.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently-installed potentially unwanted applications (for example: "My Program version", "Microsoft protection manager", "WPM18.8.0.212", "Wsys Control 10.2.1.2634", and "delta-homes uninstall"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes browser redirects to the delta-homes.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
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Delta-homes.com homepage and default Internet search engine removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser hijackers:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Remove delta-homes.com related Internet Explorer add-ons:
Removing delta-homes.com related Internet Explorer extensions
Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions (at time of testing "IETabPage Class"), select these entries and click "Remove".
Fix Internet Explorer shortcut target:
Removing delta-homes.com from Internet Explorer shortcut target step 1
This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Internet Explorer shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate text (hxxp://delta-homes.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".
Removing delta-homes.com from Internet Explorer shortcut target step 2
Change your homepage:
Removing delta-homes.com from Internet Explorer homepage
Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://delta-homes.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Removing delta-homes.com from Internet Explorer default search engine
Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing" or any other preferred search engine as your default, then remove "delta-homes".
Optional method:
If you continue to have problems with removal of the delta-homes.com (updated), reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advancedtab, then click Reset.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab
Click the Reset button.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove delta-homes.com related Google Chrome extensions:
Removing delta-homes.com related Google Chrome extensions
Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious add-ons ("Extended Protection" and "Lightning Newtab" or "Quick Start"), select these entries and click the trash can icon.
Fix Google Chrome shortcut target:
Removing delta-homes.com from Google Chrome shortcut target step 1
This browser hijacker modifies the "Target" field of the Google Chrome shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://delta-homes.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
Removing delta-homes.com from Google Chrome shortcut target step 2
Change your homepage:
Removing delta-homes.com from Google Chrome homepage
Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over hxxp://delta-homes.com and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change your default search engine:
Removing delta-homes.com from Google Chrome default search engine
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in "Search" section, click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "delta-homes" and add or select your preferred Internet search engine.
Optional method:
If you continue to have problems with removal of the delta-homes.com (updated), reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove delta-homes.com related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:
Removing delta-homes.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions
Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins ("Fast Start").
Fix Mozilla Firefox shortcut target:
Removing delta-homes.com from Mozilla Firefox shortcut target step 1
This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Mozilla Firefox shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://delta-homes.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
Removing delta-homes.com from Mozilla Firefox shortcut target step 2
Change your homepage:
Removing delta-homes.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://delta-homes.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change default search engine:
Removing delta-homes.com from Mozilla Firefox default search engine
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "delta-homes.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Optional method:
Computer users who have problems with delta-homes.com (updated) removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menufirefox menu icon in the opened menu, click theOpen Help Menu icon, firefox help menu
Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window
Select Troubleshooting Information.
Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Optional method:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
resetting safari step 1
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
resetting safari step 2
Summary:declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sample 1A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.
A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacydeclining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sample 2 and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. To avoid installation of delta-homes.com be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.
If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine. Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.

Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker: your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed, appearance of new toolbars, slow performance of Internet browsers, new Bookmarks or Favorites added, you can't change your homepage or default search engine, you see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website, you get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.