One of the most irritating things I came across recently was the default ‘Delta Search’ option on Google Chrome. No matter what you do it won’t go away. Recently a friend was having a trouble with it and couldn’t figure out how to turn it off.
Delta Search is a default add-on or an extension that gets ‘added’ to your browser when you install a new (usually crappy) software. It bullies its way into Google Chrome and makes itself the default search engine. And it won’t even let you use Google search.
I found some very useful information on this Yahoo Answers page.
So to remove Delta Search from Google Chrome, you can follow these very easy steps:
1. Open Google Chrome
2. In the URL field (where you key in the web address like http://www.google.com), type chrome://extensions
3. The page will show you all the add-ons / extensions running on Google Chrome, including Delta Search
4. Next to Delta Search ‘Uncheck’ the Enabled box, click on the Garbage bin (‘Remove from Chrome’) icon and confirm removal
5. That’s it! Delta Search has been removed from Google Chrome
These five steps helped my friend in getting rid of the irritating add-on. Hope they help you too.
And while you are on the Extensions page, it would be a good idea to disable and remove suspicious looking add-ons that you don’t really want running on Chrome.
The other option for deleting Delta Search should have been put up earlier but here goes:
1. Open Google Chrome
2. Click on the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ icon. This is the ‘triple bar’ icon on the top right, immediately below the ‘Close’ icon.
3. In the menu that opens, scroll down to ‘Tools’ and in the next sub-menu, click on ‘Extensions’
4. A new tab window with all the extensions will open
5. The last step is to delete Delta Search
Hope this helps.
I have received comments from ‘The Delta Search Customer Service Department’. According to them they are aggrieved at reading so many comments from people having problems with Delta Search. Now they do claim to have their own solutions but want people to send them emails and they want to address each query individually. I am unsure if that’s a hot idea. Why should we share our emails IDs and details with Delta Search? What the company can really do is create a simple web-page outlining the steps and put it up on their website. I think that’s the best thing to do, like what most responsible companies would do.