Remove Dale Search Hijacker (Uninstall Guide)
Dale Search (also known as Dale Toolbar) is a browser hijacker disguised as a helpful toolbar. The malware is compatible with all major browsers such as Google Chrome, IE and Mozilla Firefox. Once the browser is infected, its homepage and default search engine will be changed to websites associated with the malware. Furthermore, the unwanted application constantly redirects users to specific websites such as www.dalesearch.com, search.channel.com or Yahoo.com. These activities of the malware will make the internet browsing an unpleasant task. And that‘s not all. This application has the capabilities to gather personal data, so net surfing becomes not only annoying but dangerous too.
The search results provided by the Dale Search engine are useless because they are filled with sponsored links and ads. Moreover, the malware is gathering data about your conducted searches, but that is not the most dangerous feature of the application. IT experts claim that the malware is capable of gathering data such as home address, login names, passwords, bank and credit card information. While most of the collected data is used for commercial purposes such as development of user specific ads, the loss of information concerning credit cards and e-banking might result in real financial damage because Dale search malware has been associated before with thefts of identity and credit. Fortunately, most of the times the infection results only in increased numbers of spam email and occasional calls from telemarketers. Nevertheless, the malware must be removed as soon as possible.
If you are a victim of this infection, you should instantly use the below provided instructions and remove the malware. Furthermore, as a result of the toolbar infection you might have other unwanted programs associated with the Dale search malware. Those programs should be also removed.
Automatic Dale Search Removal
Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect Dale Search and remove it.
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
- SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Manual Dale Search Removal
Important Note: Dale Search can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
To remove Dale Search, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Dale Search and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
Also remove Dale Search from your browsers:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Delete any folder related to “Dale Search” from the following folders: