What is DSearchLink.exe?
DSearchLink.exe is a file which is installed along with a browser hijacker which changes the home page and the default search engine into delta-search.com. The changes can be made on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, and by removing the so-called hijacker, you will also get rid of the unwanted file. It is not enough to end the process in the Task Manager because all the malicious files that are related to DSearchLink.exe have to be removed from the computer, too.
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Why should you remove DSearchLink.exe?
When the malicious browser hijacker is installed, DSearchLink.exe is put on the desktop. It functions as a shortcut, and when you double-click it, Internet Explorer is launched. Do not use the search engine because it provides the user with advertisements and sponsored links. If your home page of the browser is changed to delta-search.com, you have probably noticed that the startup page contain some display advertisements. It is advisable to ignore them like any other advertisement because they are presented to drive more traffic to particular websites so that their owners earn bigger revenues. Some of the websites that are promoted by Delta Search may be insecure; they may promote counterfeit software and other products, which is why you should remove Delta Search from the PC as soon as you can, which means that all the files of the browser hijacker, including DSearchLink.exe, have to be removed.
DSearchLink.exe is not a dangerous file and if you remove it manually, the unwanted search engine remains on the browsers, so if you want to browse the Internet safely, remove the browser hijacker from the browsers.
How to remove DSearchLink.exe?
If you delete the file DSearchLink.exe, the internet browsers will remain affected; therefore, you should implement a spyware removal tool. Use SpyHunter if you want to restore the settings of the browsers and browse the Internet as usual because this application can protect you against various computer threats and save your time by running automatic scans. Below you will find our instructions on how to reset the browsers; however, this procedure does not suffice – implement a scanner once the manual removal of the browser hijacker is finished in order to make sure that all the malicious components of the browser hijacker are removed.
How to remove DSearchLink.exe from the computer
- Press Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Check the box and click the Reset button.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting Information.
- Click the Reset Firefox button.
- Again click Reset Firefox and click Finish.
- Press Alt+F.
- Point to Tools and click Extensions.
- Remove the unwanted browser extensions.
- Click Settings.
- Under On startup, click the last option and then select Set pages.
- Change the startup page.
- Under Search, click Manage search engine and change the default search engine.