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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Slow Computer

DaleSearch

DaleSearch is assigned to the category of browser hijackers and it might cause you some trouble. First of all, it changes your homepage to dalesearch.com and default search engine to DaleSearch. You will also notice that a toolbar has appeared at the upper part of your browser. DaleSearch might appear on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you have noticed that browser hijacker has occupied your computer, we advise you to remove DaleSearch instantly.

You definitely have DaleSearch in your computer if you notice the following symptoms: first, there is an unexpected change of homepage and search engine; second, your browser works rather differently; third, you are redirected to different websites, and you see different eye-catching advertisements while using the browser. Furthermore, all the search results will be shown through yahoo.com. You should erase DaleSearch because you might end up on corrupted websites. The main reason is that DaleSearch is not responsible for the content of the third parties.

DaleSearch has several patterns of getting into your computer. The most common way is through bundled downloads. This browser hijacker usually comes together with free programs like video players, PDF readers, etc. Thus it is very important to read what you are installing and uncheck all the unwanted items. If you do not remove DaleSearch, there is a risk that you will be exposed to different malicious software because you might be redirected to the websites with unknown content after clicking on the ads or other search results.

This unwanted program might also affect your computer’s performance. Your browser might start working slower, you need a longer time to open a webpage and you might be redirected to strange websites when you are searching the internet. Besides these unwanted features, you will always see some irritating advertisements. As you can see, DaleSearch browser hijacker might not only be dangerous but also annoying which is why you need to delete it. As manual removal might be risky and needs specific knowledge, we recommend using a reliable tool which will delete all the threats. SpyHunter is an antimalware tool which will keep your computer safe on the daily basis and will delete all the threats without any difficulties.

Manual DaleSearch removal

Windows XP

  1. Find Start in the lower left corner and click it.
  2. Locate Settings and click Control Panel.
  3. Open Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs to open it.
  4. Select the application which you want to delete and click Remove.

Windows Vista/7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Find Uninstall a program and select it.
  3. Right-click on the application which you want to delete.
  4. Select Uninstall to remove it from your computer.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key to access Metro UI menu.
  2. Right-click on the background and select All apps.
  3. Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the unwanted application and select Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press Alt+T to open Tools.
  3. Select Manage Add-ons.
  4. In the menu on the left side find Toolbars and Extensions and select it.
  5. Click on the add-ons you want to remove and click the Disable button.
  6. Go to Search Providers and click Remove to delete the search engine.
  7. Select a new search engine from the list and click Set as default.
  8. Click Close to confirm the changes.
  9. Press Alt+T again and click Internet Options.
  10. Click on the General tab.
  11. In the address box, type in the web page address that you want to set as your homepage.
  12. Click OK button to save all the changes.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  3. Click on the Add-ons, then Extensions, and select the unwanted program from the list.
  4. Click the Remove button to delete the application.
  5. Click Close to save the changes.
  6. In the right corner of the browser, find the search provider icon in the box and click on it.
  7. Click on the Manage search engines.
  8. Select the search engine which you want to delete and click Remove and click OK.
  9. Select a new search engine from the drop-down menu.
  10. Press Alt+T again to access Tools and then click Options.
  11. Click on the General tab.
  12. In the space below type in the URL of the homepage.
  13. Click OK to save changes and close the window.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Go to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Find the application which you want to delete and click the recycle bin icon.
  4. Find Settings in the same window under the heading Chrome.
  5. Under the heading Search click Manage search engines.
  6. In the box which appears, mark the engine which you want to delete and click X.
  7. Select a new search engine from the list and click Make a default.
  8. Click Done to close the window and save the changes.
  9. In the menu Settings, Mark the Show home button in the Appearance section.
  10. After you mark it, the Change optionappears below it, click on it.
  11. In the dialog box which appears, mark the Open this page option and enter the homepage address.
  12. Click the OK button to save the changes you made.
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How to manually remove DaleSearch

Files associated with DaleSearch infection:

MyDaleTB.exe

DaleSearch processes to kill:

MyDaleTB.exe
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