Search.conduit.com

Do not rush to think that your web browsers have been corrupted by a browser hijacker if you have discovered search.conduit.com set as the default home page/search engine. The suspicious search tool is usually bundled together with Conduit community toolbars, and in most cases you will be asked to approve its installation. If you are guaranteed that the search engine has been attached to your IE, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers illegally, we recommend that you immediately delete any potentially undesirable, disruptive computer applications. We also advise getting search.conduit.com deleted from the web browsers even if you have acquired the search tool voluntarily and you find its services satisfying.

Nvstech Toolbar, Freshly Toolbar and Bitlord Toolbar are only a few of the many applications with which the suspicious search.conduit.com could be bundled with. All of these toolbars have been developed on the Conduit platform; however, they all may work in different manners. In most cases, these browser plugins provide easy access links to relatively harmless, reliable sources. Of course, you should stay cautious about Value Apps, PriceGong and other promotional content services because they follow individual privacy policies and are not always considered to be reliable. Have you discovered any unfamiliar programs offered for installation when acquiring one of the aforementioned toolbars? You should not install them if you do not know much about their developers or their activity.

Even though some computer users rush to link search.conduit.com to the allegedly malicious Conduit virus, we do not consider the search engine to be malicious. Of course, it could provide links and could display irritating banner advertisements routing to unreliable sources; however, these risks are related to many search engines. Nonetheless, no reliable search tools would route you to secondary search engines. For example, when using search.conduit.com you might end up in Google search. This is why you should have no reservations about the removal of this useless search tool.

We recommend that you delete search.conduit.com even if it is not malicious and does not pose major security threats. This search engine is not as useful as hundreds of other reliable and beneficial tools, which is why we doubt that you will ever regret having it removed from the PC. Follow the manual removal steps below to delete the undesirable search engine and to remove applications related to it. You should install automatic malware detection and removal software to guard the PC after the instructions are completed.

Delete undesirable computer programs

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted application and click Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu from the Task Bar and select Control Panel.
  2. Move to Uninstall a program and right-click the program you want to remove.
  3. Now select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Access the Metro UI menu, right-click on the background and select All apps.
  2. Open the Control Panel from the appeared menu and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Remove Conduit search tools

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE, simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page and click OK.
  3. Tap Alt+T again and this time select Manage Add-ons.
  4. Go to Search Providers and Remove the undesirable option. Click Close.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Change/delete the undesirable URL and click OK.
  4. Under Appearance mark Show Home button, click Change and repeat step 3.
  5. Go to Search and click Manage search engines.
  6. Remove the undesirable search engine by clicking the X mark and select Done.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and click the search provider icon on the search box.
  2. Click Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable option. Click OK.
  3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu and click Options.
  4. Click the General tab and overwrite/delete the Home Page. Click OK.
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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Slow Computer

How to manually remove Search.conduit.com

Files associated with Search.conduit.com infection:

service.exe
prxtbWin2.dll
TBHostSupport_0.dll
TBMessagingHost.exe
UninstallerUI.exe
TBVerifier.dll
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
tbfree.dll
PwmNativeMessaging.exe
pcreg.exe
tb_Conduit.exe
fhgc.dll
SpSetup.exe
tbHot1.dll
tbsoft.dll
ubitz.exe
TBHostSupport.dll
fogiohohcp.dll
CltMngSvc.exe
ekneeicf.dll
NativeMessageHost.exe
BackgroundContainer.dll
%PROGRAMFILES%\Conduit
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Conduit
ieLogic.exe
ConduitHelper.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Conduit
uninstall.exe
ConduitCrashHandler.exe
file.exe
SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe
prxtbrad0.dll
ValueApps.exe
prxConduitEngine.dll
ConduitInstaller.exe
ConduitEngine.dll
%UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\Conduit
ValueAppsLoader.dll
NativeMessagingApp.exe
ToolbarService.exe
cltmngui.exe
cltmng.exe

Search.conduit.com DLL's to remove:

ConduitEngine.dll
fogiohohcp.dll
tbfree.dll
TBHostSupport_0.dll
fhgc.dll
prxtbWin2.dll
prxConduitEngine.dll
tbHot1.dll
TBHostSupport.dll
BackgroundContainer.dll
TBVerifier.dll
tbsoft.dll
ekneeicf.dll
ValueAppsLoader.dll
prxtbrad0.dll

Search.conduit.com processes to kill:

CltMngSvc.exe
tb_Conduit.exe
uninstall.exe
ConduitHelper.exe
UninstallerUI.exe
ToolbarService.exe
ValueApps.exe
pcreg.exe
SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe
ConduitInstaller.exe
file.exe
ieLogic.exe
cltmngui.exe
service.exe
SpSetup.exe
TBMessagingHost.exe
cltmng.exe
ubitz.exe
PwmNativeMessaging.exe
NativeMessageHost.exe
NativeMessagingApp.exe
ConduitCrashHandler.exe

Remove Search.conduit.com registry entries:

Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}
Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit
Software\AppDataLow\Software\ConduitSearchScopes
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  1. luis rojas Feb 12, 2014

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