Delta-Homes Browser Hijacker : Have you ever heard of Delta-Homes? Probably not, because it is a new browser hijacker that appeared only recently. However, users are already search all over the Internet for the information on how to remove Delta-Homes from their browsers. I think that for one, this browser hijacker is not a hard nut to crack, because it does not HIDE from you. That is to say – if you are infected, you will notice it immediately on your browser. Consequently, it is not a very dangerous computer threat, but that is also the main risk related to it. If an infection is not dangerous, users tend just to leave it there, and that is definitely something you should not do.
Why is it dangerous to leave Delta-Homes on your browser? Well, because it may indirectly bring even more malware onto your PC. Consider the fact that Delta-Homes changes your home page and default search engine for delta-homes.com. Who can guarantee that the search results of this search engine are not rigged? Browser hijackers often throw in sponsored links into search results and as a result you may click (even accidentally) on any of them, landing on a corrupted website. Yet another negligent click over there, and poof – you are infected with a Trojan or something even more dangerous.
Another potentially risky thing about this browser hijacker is that it displays commercial gaming ads. What is wrong with online games? You may obviously ask that, but once again, consider this – Delta-Homes is a platform that displays third party ads and it DOES NOT review them. Meaning, almost anyone can place those ads on the hijacker’s home page if they know how. And cyber criminals definitely know how to exploit something like Delta-Homes! So in the long run, you could get exposed to potentially dangerous websites directly, just by opening your browser and performing a web search.
Frankly, in case of this infection, your best choice is to remove all the potentially dangerous programs from your computer, and then make sure that you banish this browser hijacker from your browser as well. In case you have no idea which programs could be related to Delta-Homes, simply scan you system with a reliable antimalware scanner (for example, SpyHunter, which allows you to check your system for free), and then go to Control Panel, and remove all the unnecessary programs. It would also be a good idea to invest in a legitimate computer security program that would keep tabs on what applications you install on your PC, and whether they are dangerous or not.
Finally, I would recommend following the instructions below to reset your browser to default settings, because this way you would remove all the cookies, and the data collected by Delta-Homes would not be leaked anymore.
Reset your browser
- Press Alt+X and click Internet Options.
- Click Advanced tab and press Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset button.
- Wait for the reset to be complete, and then click Close and OK.
- Press the orange Firefox button and navigate to Help.
- Click Troubleshooting information and a new tab will open.
- Click the Reset Firefox button.
- Press Reset Firefox again and when the reset is complete, press Finish.
- Press Alt+F and click Tools.
- Click Extensions and remove unwanted plugins.
- Click Settings on the left.
- Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
- Click Set pages and change your home address. Press OK.
- Press Manage search engines button under Search.
- Set a new default search engine, remove Delta-Homes and click Done.
It may be hard to remove Delta-Homes on your own, so in case you need any assistance or you have a question, leave me a comment below and I’ll be right back at you.