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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

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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How to manually remove Search.conduit.com

Files associated with Search.conduit.com infection:

uninstall.exe
inventoria.exe
avaxvxvcxe.exe
prxtbrad0.dll
ValueApps.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\Conduit
file.exe
prxtbWin2.dll
ekneeicf.dll
MlsUI.exe
ConduitInstaller.exe
CltMngSvc.exe
APISupport.dll
SPVC64Loader.dll
%UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\Conduit
orbiter.dll
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Conduit
avaxvyyvyd.exe
ValueAppsLoader.dll
BackgroundContainer.dll
TBMessagingHost.exe
ConduitHelper.exe
avaavxvyex.exe
yrhs0nud.sy3.exe
ConduitCrashHandler.exe
pcreg.exe
avayvxvaxc.exe
ToolbarService.exe
avaxvbxvgx.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Conduit
SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe
SPVC32Loader.dll
prxtbInte.dll
tbHot1.dll
tbfree.dll
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
TBVerifier.dll
fhgc.dll
prxtbuTor.dll
prxConduitEngine.dll
PwmNativeMessaging.exe
avaxvyvax.exe
tbcore3.dll
tbsoft.dll
NativeMessagingApp.exe
MLSClient.AutoUpdateService.exe
TBHostSupport_0.dll
SpSetup.exe
avayvaxxvae.exe
prxtbFree.dll
ubitz.exe
TBHostSupport.dll
NativeMessageHost.exe
fogiohohcp.dll
avayvaxvaa.exe
ieLogic.exe
ConduitEngine.dll
service.exe
UninstallerUI.exe
tb_Conduit.exe
avaxvyyvyf.exe
tbhelper.dll
prxtbVafm.dll

Search.conduit.com DLL's to remove:

ConduitEngine.dll
fhgc.dll
orbiter.dll
tbfree.dll
TBHostSupport.dll
ValueAppsLoader.dll
tbsoft.dll
prxConduitEngine.dll
prxtbuTor.dll
fogiohohcp.dll
TBVerifier.dll
prxtbVafm.dll
prxtbFree.dll
APISupport.dll
TBHostSupport_0.dll
SPVC32Loader.dll
tbcore3.dll
tbhelper.dll
ekneeicf.dll
prxtbWin2.dll
prxtbrad0.dll
BackgroundContainer.dll
tbHot1.dll
SPVC64Loader.dll
prxtbInte.dll

Search.conduit.com processes to kill:

file.exe
avaavxvyex.exe
ubitz.exe
ConduitCrashHandler.exe
avaxvxvcxe.exe
avaxvbxvgx.exe
ConduitInstaller.exe
ieLogic.exe
avayvaxxvae.exe
CltMngSvc.exe
avaxvyyvyf.exe
PwmNativeMessaging.exe
SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe
NativeMessagingApp.exe
avaxvyvax.exe
MlsUI.exe
SpSetup.exe
avaxvyyvyd.exe
TBMessagingHost.exe
tb_Conduit.exe
service.exe
yrhs0nud.sy3.exe
uninstall.exe
NativeMessageHost.exe
inventoria.exe
avayvxvaxc.exe
avayvaxvaa.exe
UninstallerUI.exe
ToolbarService.exe
MLSClient.AutoUpdateService.exe
pcreg.exe
ConduitHelper.exe
ValueApps.exe

Remove Search.conduit.com registry entries:

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

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