Each time I reinstall Firefox to remove Delta search, Firefox down loads it again.

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5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: newsavedone, Unassigned)

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Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:8.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0.1 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20111120135848

Steps to reproduce:

I deleted Firefox because it loads Delta search.
I reinstall Firefox 8.1.
Delta search is not present.
I close Firefox. 
I open Firefox, it says it will open after updating.
It opens  to my start page.
I open a new tab, Delta search is the browser.
My only conclusion is that Delta search is being installed by Firefox for some reason. I have found it to be ad-ware, and it does not return reliable results.
Thank you.


Actual results:

Delta search has been reinstalled.


Expected results:

Delta search should not be present on my computer.

Comment 1

5 years ago
Can you reproduce this with the current release of Firefox 24?
You can install it from ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/24.0esr/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2024.0esr.exe
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Comment 2

5 years ago
(In reply to Mardeg from comment #1)
> Can you reproduce this with the current release of Firefox 24?
> You can install it from
> ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/24.0esr/win32/en-US/
> Firefox%20Setup%2024.0esr.exe

Yes, I installed the Version 24, and it is still loaded.
it is bundled with FF. I do not want it. It is adware.

Comment 3

5 years ago
It is not bundled with Firefox.

Please see https://support.mozilla.org/questions/969882#answer-481946 for tips on how to remove (or maybe disable returning of) that.  Search for "delta search" on that site to possibly find more tips (for example, what programs you may want to remove to get rid of the problem's cause).


Firefox stores its settings in a profile, which is most likely not deleted when you uninstall Firefox, unless you did something for that to happen.

Also, programs installed on your computer may be putting stuff into your Firefox or its profile; that's how it can get into your Firefox in the first place, according to some mentions.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(newsavedone)
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 4

5 years ago
greetings! I have installed two removal programs, and none have fixed the problem.
IMO Firefox is allowing these programs to operate, and have a financial interest in the issue. That is why they do not assist users in correcting the problem. NONE of the listed soft ware, paid or free, removes Delta search.

Comment 5

5 years ago
(In reply to newsavedone from comment #4)
> IMO Firefox is allowing these programs to operate, and have a financial
> interest in the issue.

Mozilla (Firefox is a program, it has no interests) has Google search set up by default for that.  It does not need something which is mentioned on the Web almost exclusively in "How to remove it" questions.

> That is why they do not assist users in correcting
> the problem.

I suppose most people haven't had Delta Search installed and haven't heard of it before…

Have you tried the removal instructions which apparently Delta Search itself provides? http://info.delta-search.com/uninstall/firefox.html


> NONE of the listed soft ware, paid or free, removes Delta
> search.

Please be careful when choosing to install random software from the Web, especially little-known proprietary software (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprietary_software).

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5 years ago
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Comment 6

5 years ago
Greetings! The Delta search instructions failed to find any instance on my computer.
I did the about:config, and found an entry that said something about tabs, my search, and I highlighted it, and back spaced, and so changed it to only a reference, with no info after it. It got ride of Delta search.
Obviously a hand from God helping here as i do not believe in blind luck.
thanks to all for the help.
I THINK, IMO, it was in a program about computer TV programs that was free, but did not work.
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