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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts is a search engine that replaces your default homepage after the installation of any kind of Conduit product. The search engine does not differ from other search providers at first; however, if you look closer at it, you will definitely notice that it displays ads on its start page. They will keep bothering you if you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. As you can see, the only reliable way to stop those ads and be able to set your preferred homepage again is to get rid of entirely. In order to do that, you might have to delete Conduit software as well.

On the top of various advertisements, it is very probable that will add sponsored links among normal search results; thus, you will not be able to browse for the information effectively. In addition to this, there is still a possibility to infect the system with different kinds of malicious software because these links might route you to unreliable websites. Thus, even though itself is not a serious infection, you should better ignore all those ads that it displays if you do not want to experience any security-related problems.

It is very probable that you were allowed to choose whether to use as your search engine during the installation of Conduit software; however, many computer users do not notice such information because they hurry to finish the installation process by clicking the Next button. Keep in mind that it is very important to complete the installation of new programs carefully in order to prevent similar unpleasantness. Do you want to avoid various unfamiliar programs as well? If so, it is also important to select Advanced installation option during the installation of new software.

If you want to get rid of and be able to set your preferred search engine again, you should remove the Conduit software first and then restart your browsers. You can do that by using the instructions provided below the article. Keep in mind that it is also possible to get rid of in a quicker way by scanning the system with an antimalware tool, for example, SpyHunter. The best thing is that it will protect your PC from different kinds of future infections as well.

How to remove Conduit software

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find the unwanted application on the list.
  5. Select it and then click the Remove button.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on Conduit application and then select Uninstall to remove it.

Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows key.
  2. Start typing Control Panel and then select it.
  3. Access Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate the application that needs to be erased.
  5. Select it.
  6. Click the Uninstall button.

How to reset your browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options and then click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset button.
  5. Mark Delete personal settings and then click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click the Reset Firefox.
  5. Click Reset Firefox in the dialog box again.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Select Reset browser settings.
  6. Click the Reset button.
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