Remove Mixi DJ Search redirect (Removal Guide)

Mixi DJ is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will add the Mixi.DJ Toolbar, change your browser homepage and default search engine to mixidj.delta-search.com.
Mixi DJ Search will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, and may collect search terms from your search queries.
[Image: Mixi DJ Search virus]
Mixi DJ Search got on your computer after you have installed another free software or add-on that had bundled into their installer this browser hijacker.
For example, when you install vPlay, you will also agree to change your default browser home page and default search engine to mixidj.delta-search.com, and install the Mixi DJ Toolbar.
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 Mixi DJ Search 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 browser 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.

Mixi DJ Search – Virus Removal Instructions

Mixi DJ has installed three programs (MixiDJ Chrome ToolbarMixiDJ Toolbar and BrowserProtect) on your computer, which we will need to uninstall.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Mixi DJ from your computer

  1. To uninstall Mixi DJ program from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
    If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
    [Image: Uninstall a program]
  2. Seach and uninstall MixiDJ Chrome ToolbarMixiDJ Toolbar and BrowserProtect from your computer.
    [Image: Uninstall MixiDJ Toolbar, BrowserProtect and MixiDJ Chrome Toolbar]

Please note that on some computers these programs might have a different name, search for any program developed by Mixi DJ  and uninstall it from your computer.
Because Mixi DJ is installed with other additional programs, we recommend that you search and uninstall any other unwanted or unknown programs from your computer.


STEP 2 : Remove the Mixi DJ Search residual damage from your browser

Mixi DJ has installed three browser extension, has changed your homepage to mixidj.delta-search.com, and has changed your default search engine.

Remove Mixi DJ Search from Internet Explorer

  1. Remove Mixi DJ plugins from Internet Explorer.
    Open Internet Explorer,then click on the gear icon [Image: Internet Explorer gear icon] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and then  select Manage add-ons.
    [Image: Manage Add-ons in Internet Explorer]
    From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select MixiDJ Toolbar and MixiDJ Helper Object plugins, then click on Disable.
    [Image: Mixi DJ Search Internet Explorer plugins]
    NOTE: Mixi DJ may have added additional add-ons which you will need to remove. We recommend that you remove any unwanted or unknown add-ons from Internet Explorer.
  2. Set Internet Explorer default search engine from Mixi DJ Search (mixidj.delta-search.com) to Bing.
    To change your default search engine, click on the gear icon [Image: Internet Explorer gear icon] , select Manage Add-ons, and then, under Add-on Types, click Search Providers.
    Select Bing and on click the Set Default button.
    [Image: Mixi DJ Search Internet Explorer redirect]
    To remove mixidj.delta-search.com from Internet Explorer, select Mixi.DJ Search and click on Remove.
    [Image: Remove Mixi DJ Search from Internet Explorer]
  3. Change your Internet Explorer home page from mixidj.delta-search.com to its default
    To change your home page, click on the gear icon [Image: Internet Explorer gear icon] , select Internet Explore options, and in the General tab,under the Home page section, click on Use default to restore Internet Explorer default home page.
    [Image: Set Internet Explorer to its default homepage]

Remove Mixi DJ Search from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Remove Mixi DJ Search extensions from Firefox.
    At the top of the Firefox window, click the orange Firefox button, then select Add-ons.
    Firefox addon menu
    Select the Extensions tab, then remove MixiDJ Toolbar, MixiDJ and Yontoo extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
    [Image: Mixi DJ Search Firefox extension]
    NOTE: Mixi DJ may have added additional extensions which you will need to remove. We recommend that you remove any unwanted or unknown extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Reset your default search engine and home page from Mixi DJ Search to their default.
    To reset your search engine and homepage to their default, we will use the SearchReset extension.This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.
    You can download SearchReset from the below link, and then we will just need to install it to revert Firefox to its default settings.
    SEARCHRESET DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open another web page from where you can download the SearchReset Firefox extension)
    [Image: SearchReset extension]

Remove Mixi DJ Search from Google Chrome

  1. Remove Mixi DJ Search extensions from Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
    In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) MixiDJ Toolbar and BrowserProtect extensions from Google Chrome.
    [Image: Mixi DJ Search Chrome extensions]
    NOTE: Mixi DJ may have added additional extensions which you will need to remove. We recommend that you remove any unwanted or unknown extensions from Google Chrome.
  3. Set Google Chrome default search engine from Mixi DJ Search to Google.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
    In the Search Engines dialog that appears, select Google and click the Make Default button that appears in the row.
    [Image: Mixi DJ Search Chrome redirect]
    Search for MixiDJ.Search in the Search Engines list, and click the X button that appears at the end of the row.
    [Image: Mixi.DJ Search Chrome redirect removal]
  4. Change Google Chrome homepage from mixidj.delta-search.com to its default.
    Mixi DJ Search has modified your Google settings to open their webpage whenever you start your browser, so we will need to revert this change.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on One the New Tab page in the On Startup section.
    [Image: Change Google Chrome homepage to its default]

STEP 3: Remove Mixi DJ Search registry keys with AdwCleaner.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK
     (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility, close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete, then confirm each time with Ok.
    Adwcleaner utility
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT, double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall, then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  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, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked, then 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 Mixi DJ Search]
  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: Run a computer scan with HitmanPro

  1. 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 scans for Mixi DJ Search
  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 license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    HitmanPro 30 days activation button

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Mixi.DJ Search from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • Alec

    So for me it is quite different. I have had mix dj toolbar an such extensions on this computer, however nothing of the sort is intsalled (i checked) and i have no extentions, and everything seems fine. The restr button isnt doing anything when i click on it. Help!

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello Alec,
      In which browser are you facing this issue?

  • Bernard

    MY GOOGLE CHROME IS WORKING PERFECTLY FINE AFTER DOING THE 3RD STEP! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    This infection should be gone after the first two steps, nevertheless if you have the time, I highly recommend that you run a scan with HitmanPro and Malwarebytes.

    Stay safe!

  • Jeremiah pinklesworth

    still cant get rid of it

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      Lets try to remove this infection:
      STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
      1. Download AdwCleaner from here: http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

      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:

      JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

      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!

  • Wanda

    Thank you dude for your help…
    AdwCleaner helped to clean that melware program

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    That’s strange. Lets run some scans:

    STEP 1: Run a scan with ESET Online Scanner

    1.Download ESET Online Scanner utility.

    ESET Online Scanner Download Link : http://download.eset.com/special/eos/esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe

    2. Double click on the Eset installer program (esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe).

    3.Check Yes, I accept the Terms of Use, then click the Start button.

    4.Check Scan archives and push the Start button.

    5. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.

    6. When the scan completes, click on the Finish button.

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool:

    1. You can download from Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from here : http://www.kaspersky.com/antivirus-removal-tool?form=1

    2. Double click the setup file to run it, then follow the onscreen prompts until it is installed

    Click the Options button (the ‘Gear’ icon), then make sure only the following are ticked:

    System Memory

    Hidden startup objects

    Disk boot sectors

    Local Disk (C:)

    Also any other drives (Removable that you may have)

    3. Then click on Actions on the left hand side

    4. Click Select Action, then make sure both Disinfect and Delete if disinfection fails are ticked

    5. Click on Automatic Scan, then click the Start Scanning button, to run the scan.

    Next, please download and run a scan with HitmanPro.

    Stay safe!

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Lets try to remove this infection:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
    1. Download AdwCleaner from here: http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

    2.Close all open programs and internet browsers.

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

    4.Click on Delete, then confirm each time with Ok.

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

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

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

    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

    Stay safe!

  • Michelle

    Thank you angels of Web land who saved me when I was hijacked by unscrupulous malware demons… you are my super heros! So sad in this time that there are people out there who use their gifts of code intelligence for bad instead of good…

  • Laurie S

    Many thanks – your guide was a great help

  • Manasseh Momanyi

    This is wonderful. All my worries are gone,thanks a lot for the good work.

  • Luke Kenyon

    Cheers mate!! great help

  • laurie

    What a fabulous site – beautifully documented – saved me SO MUCH GRIEF. I was able to clean both search.conduit.com and mixiDJ V45 off my computer and I am now a Happy Camper. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  • Patrice

    Thank you!!! You saved me a lot of stress. I have Windows 8 and to get rid home page in internet explorer you have to go in the lower band after selecting a choosen home page and you select
    “pin the site” or something that looks like that (in french “épingler le site”).

  • Helen

    AdwCleaner did the job. Thanks so much for your help!

  • Helen

    AdwCleaner was awesome, I love you guys! Thanks so much <3

  • Ann Marie Stelma Graff

    thank you so much…your advise worked This is a great site.

  • carmen

    Muchas gracias, me has ayudado mucho, llevaba una eternidad intentando desacerme de ese mixi.
    Gracias por el tiempo que te has tomado para ayudar a los demás.
    :)

  • Emily

    thank you so much! this was extremely reliable, accurate, and simple. my computer is working normally now, thanks to you.

  • John

    Grate! Thanks for all these and did worked very well!

  • Gary

    Brilliant
    Thank you very much

  • Rich

    Thanks dude. it worked perfectly

  • Mike H

    Thanks a lot for this. It was a great help.

  • Lena

    Wow!! Thank you!!