How to remove Delf-aj

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Browser Hijacker Delf-aj

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Name

Delf-aj

Description

Delf-ajs are designed to change a browser's settings or redirect its traffic to deliver advertising and force users to visit particular home pages or websites. Often bundled with other applications on the web, these programs can also be deployed by other types of malicious programs.

Type

Browser Hijacker

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Delf-aj guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Delf-aj activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Delf-aj process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Delf-aj. If you find Delf-aj process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Delf-aj for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Delf-aj using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Delf-aj.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Browser Hijacker usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Browser Hijackers are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Browser Hijackers can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Delf-aj from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Delf-aj. After turning off the Internet and disabling Delf-aj process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Delf-aj to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Delf-aj one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Delf-aj. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Browser Hijackers use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • wallpaper32.dll

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Delf-aj, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Delf-aj has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Delf-aj that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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  • I detected Delf-aj on my computer. What do I do?

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  • Can Delf-aj spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Delf-aj infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Delf-aj

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How did my computer get Delf-aj?

Computers get infected with Delf-aj through bundle installing. That’s when a user elects to install Delf-aj as a free download. Delf-aj is a browser hijacker designed to make your browser display certain website ads.

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I detected Delf-aj on my computer. What do I do?

Scan your computer for Delf-aj immediately. Browser hijackers are usually elaborately disguised and are often hard to detect manually.

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What damage can Delf-aj do to my computer?

Delf-aj can fully control your computer, change your settings and gain access to your personal information.

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What are the main symptoms of Delf-aj?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Delf-aj spread to other computers?

As with most malware, Delf-aj is installed manually by the user. A user may install Delf-aj while installing utility software without even knowing it.

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Countries with the highest Delf-aj infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Delf-aj

2016-02-22

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