Remove virus (Removal Guide)

Delta-Homes is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will change your browser homepage and default search engine to
This in itself is not considered malicious as there are many legitimate programs that change these settings as well. What is considered malicious, though, is that it will also append the argument to random Windows shortcuts on your desktop and your Windows Start Menu.
[Image: virus] will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, and may collect search terms from your search queries. The hijack is used to boost advertising revenue, as in the use of blackhat SEO, to inflate a site’s page ranking in search results. it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program. homepage got on your computer after you have installed a freeware software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this browser hijacker.
For example, when you install Vplay, you will also agree to change your default browser homepage and default search engine to
However when you uninstall Vplay from your computer, your web browser’s default settings will not be restored. This means that you’ll have to remove homepage from your favorite web browser manually.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this hijacker. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust. redirect- Virus Removal Guide

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove from your Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Remove browser hijacker from your computer with AdwCleaner
STEP 2: Remove from Internet Explore, Firefox and Google Chrome with Junkware Removal Tool
STEP 3:Clean up the various Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by virus
STEP 4: Remove malicious files with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 5: Double-check for the infection with HitmanPro

STEP 1: Remove browser hijacker with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer for malicious files that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    [Image: AdwCleaner Icon]
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  3. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the Scan button as shown below.
    [Image: Adwcleaner Scan]
    AdwCleaner will now start to search for malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
  4. To remove the malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the Clean button.
    [Image: AdwCleaner removing infections]
    AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or data as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.

STEP 2: Remove from Internet Explore, Firefox and Google Chrome with Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool is a powerful utility, which will remove from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome, and will double-check for any other compromised Windows shortcuts.

  1. You can download the Junkware Removal Tool utility from the below link:
    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download the Junkware Removal Tool utility on your computer)
  2. Once Junkware Removal Tool has finished downloading, please double-click on the JRT.exe icon as seen below.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool]
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run Junkware Removal Tool, please allow it to run.
  3. Junkware Removal Tool will now start, and at the Command Prompt, you’ll need to press any key to perform a scan for the virus.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool scanning for homepage]
    Please be patient as this can take a while to complete (up to 10 minutes) depending on your system’s specifications.
  4. When the scan Junkware Removal Tool will be completed, this utility will display a log with the malicious files and registry keys that were removed from your computer.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool final log]

STEP 3: Clean up the various Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by virus

  1. Search for your browser shortcut (Desktop, Taskbar or Start Menu Shortcut), then right click on it and select Properties.
    [Image: Firefox Shortcut properties][Image: taskbar shortcut hijacker]
  2. In the Shortcut tab, in the Target field, remove the argument. Basically, there should be only the path to browser executable file. Nothing more.
    [Image: delta-homes search shortcut hijack]

If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove the search shortcut hijack, you can download Shortcut Cleaner from the below link, and then you’ll just need to run this utility to fix your Windows shortcuts. When it is done, it will show you a log that contains a list of shortcuts that were cleaned.
SHORTCUT CLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new webpage from where you can download Shortcut Cleaner on your computer)

STEP 4: Remove malicious files from your computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link,then double click on it to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process.
    Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for virus
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed,click on Show Result.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image:Malwarebytes removing malware]

STEP 5: Double check for the infection with HitmanPro

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link, then double click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for malware, as seen in the image below.
    HitmanPro scanning for virus
  4. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you’ll need to click on Next to remove these malicious files.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click Activate free licenseto start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    HitmanPro 30 days activation button

Your computer should now be free of the infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove hijacker from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.


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  • TDowni

    Very helpful article!! Thanks so much

  • Gataman

    Thanks for your help

  • Thobbe

    adwcleaner worked (alt 2) THANK YOU

  • Marina


  • Lifestealer James

    Thank you for you

  • Ashish

    May God shower your blessings on you,… really grateful

  • Fridt

    Thank you man!! saved my life

  • A

    Thank you lots, I successfully got rid of that stupid delta homes too :D.THANKS!

  • Ines


  • J_Maryland

    Very straight forward and simple to follow, a breathe of fresh air!

  • John

    Thank you. Just fixed daughter’s computer using your advice. VERY grateful

  • I Gede Auditta

    you are great bro, thanks from i gede auditta ; indonesia

  • Charles

    Thanks. Seems to have worked after spending two hours this morning following all of your steps closely. Thanks again!

  • Thanks

    Thank you!!

  • just me

    Thank you, it worked like a charm. It was deleted with the 1st tep, but to be absolutely sure I followed all steps :)

  • T

    Brilliant, thanks for your help

  • Random happy person

    Thank you from Germany :D Step 1 was enough to remove it!!!

  • Sooo looooong :D


  • Kasper

    A big thanks from Holland. It worked!! :)


    Oh My God… Atlast I have removed…. Thanks a Ton Dude…

    Aju Poduval

  • Marcel

    A big thanks from Holland.
    The delta homes shit is finally removed.

  • Hem

    Well my problem was solved by step 1 only but still to be sure I followed all the steps …
    Thanks a ton for the solution..

  • Leo

    Thanks!!!! I finally removed this shit!!!

  • Frex

    It did the job! Great work! Thx!

  • Nayeem

    Thanks for this

  • spyros

    There are other solutiuons using much less programs, but thanks for your effort anyway.

    • Johnny Cash

      Each program does it on it’s own… Read it properly…

  • vidya

    Its really awesome… thanks a lot.. bt in my system Junkware Removal Tool is not ruuning… y it is so?

  • arunima

    thanks so much this was troubling me for a while

  • Lucas Bohn Gass

    Thank you. I would give my life for you sir.

  • Vitor

    Thanks from Brazil

  • Victor

    Thank you! I can’t believe it fucking works! Thanks a lot!

  • Panos

    is this for real?

    • Stelian Pilici

      Yes…….. :)

  • manjunath

    Thank u so much, it was very helpful…

  • sunny

    OMG it really works!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :D

  • Glenn

    Tnks, You saved the day… ^-^.
    Problems were solved after step two..
    Keep up the good work.

  • Stelian Pilici

    It will work, just go ahead and perform all the steps.
    Also, I would recommend that you would not manually edit any registry key as this could do more harm than good.

    Stay safe!

  • Stelian Pilici

    Yes, you can delete all the programs that we have used to remove this infection, however I do recommend that you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro installed an perform regular scans with this utilites.

    Stay safe!

  • Issa Jordan

    I think MY problem has been solved by reaching step 3, Do I need to go ahead with step 4 & 5 ??

    • Stelian Pilici

      Usually the first two steps will remove this infection, however I do recommend that you perform the HitmanPro and Malwarebytes Anti-Mawlare scans as they may find additional malware. However if you do not have the time, or you do not wish to do this, you should be fine!
      Stay safe!

  • kiririn

    It works!!! Thanks :D

  • Matt Davis

    Thanks Stelian, Its people like you that make this world a better place.

  • Espio

    Thank you, i was worried about my system.

  • Piotr

    Thanks it’s working.

  • Rahul

    thanx a lot again bro.. u also saved me from qvo6 which was trobling me for a long time.. in the first step itself..:-):-)
    shud i continue with the steps ?

  • Rahul

    thanks a lot dude.. i got rid of it in the first step itself.. ie.. adwcleaner.. should i perform the rest ??

  • Dawid

    This one finally works! Thanks a bunch!

  • Mohammed karam

    Thanks Stelian for very useful tools, God bless you and i hope good life for you.

  • Sameer

    Ohh dear lord may god bless u with all his might thanks buddy

  • Stelian Pilici

    Hello Salman,
    You can try to remove this program with Revo Uninstaller:
    Download :

    How to use Revo Uninstaller :
    Also, can you please run these scans:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
    1. Download AdwCleaner from here:

    2.Close all open programs and internet browsers.

    3.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.

    4.Click on Clean button. Your computer should restart.

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:


    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Next, please run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro as see in this guide.
    Stay safe!

  • renmathew

    awesome man..thanks a lot…worked like a charm…

  • Stelian Pilici

    Stay safe! :)

  • kunal

    awesome dude…very very helpful…thank u very much…

  • the-not-so-anonymous

    thanks dude. your help is highly appreciated.

  • Ray

    THANKS! :))

  • vinothraj

    awesome dude….very helpful

  • Kiddo

    Worked great! Thank you so much, this was really starting to bug me. Have no idea where I picked the virus up, but this guide was awesome. Worked first time and was super simple to follow. Thanks again!

  • Angrist

    Thank you Bro! That was very helpful :)

  • Roxie

    Thank you!

  • Teofear Less

    Thanks, this is very help me… you’re my boss

  • Emilien

    Big thanks for the clear guidelines.

    Note that I had to unpin the google chrome/firefox/internet explorer icons from the taskbar, and also apply Step 3 for each these browsers both for the desktop shortcuts and those in the start menu. Followed all of the steps, seems like it works out.

  • Erik

    MAN!!! – This thing is driving me crazy!!! – It wont even appear on the Control Panel / Uninstall Software window!! – A couple hours ago it did… (still hadnt read this) and just uninstalled it… then it came back… now it just doesnt appear anymore on the “uninstall software” window… but keeps coming back!! HELP!!! (already did the other steps… im guessing that by doing it in the incorrect order something got busted)

    • Stelian Pilici

      Hello Erik,
      Can you please go ahead with the other steps, and see if it will fix your computer. Please follow all the steps, and execute them as I have described,
      Good luck!

  • mx.21

    Top-notch man! Thank you!

  • Mark

    Thank you!! This is by far the best guide on the Internet!Thank yoU!!!!

  • Stelian Pilici

    Hello Kevin,
    Did you do Step 3? This infection will hijack your browser shortcuts, so please check again in the Target fields, the argument.

  • Stelian Pilici

    Hello Cyriel,
    If you do not have Yontoo installed, then search for other unwanted programs. If you cannot find any, then you can proceed with Step 2.
    Stay safe! :D

  • Adriano the great

    Thank you SO much. I am pretty inept with computers, and I’ve had ta couple of viruses on my pc for weeks, as adverts were randomly popping up on my pc, homepages being redirected etc, with Norton not picking it up. The other guides did not resolve the problem, and this is really simple to understand with no knowledge needed. Thanks so much man!