Baidu is one of the biggest web services providers in China. It offers many different services including a Chinese language search engine and various browser plug-ins. Baidu Toolbar is one of them, and a lot of users install it onto their computers willingly. However, there is another version of Baidu Toolbar, which you should be wary of. This browser plug-in is created by a company that is known for freeware distribution, and if you have a Conduit toolbar on your PC, you need to remove this Baidu Toolbar from the system as soon as possible.
Potentially unwanted applications from Conduit family often copy the names of legitimate browser plug-ins and add-ons. It is not surprising that one of the Conduit browser extensions is masquerading as a legitimate Baidu Toolbar as well. Nevertheless, while the official toolbar can be downloaded from the main Baidu website (which is in Chinese), the Baidu Toolbar we are talking about here is usually distributed bundled with freeware. Take note that almost all Conduit toolbars have their own homepages at ourtoolbar.com domain, and this potentially unwanted application is no exception as well – we can encounter its download page at baidu.ourtoolbar.com.
You need to understand that the Baidu Toolbar from Conduit has nothing to do with the official Chinese Baidu web service. In reality, it is related to such potentially unwanted applications as Freecorder Toolbar, Appbario Toolbar, Hyves Toolbar and many other similar browser extensions that all look and behave in the same way. Therefore, if you wish to remove Baidu Toolbar from your computer, you need to apply the same removal methods as for the other Conduit applications.
It is also important to understand that you download Baidu Toolbar onto your computer willingly as well. It is very unlikely that users would download Conduit toolbar from the “official” website. Thus, our security research team is convinced that Baidu Toolbar is mostly distributed together with other freeware apps on third-party file hosting websites. You might think you are downloading a completely different program while in fact it brings Baidu Toolbar along.
If you install the full version of Baidu Toolbar, it will install an extension on your browser, and it will change your default homepage and search engine to conduit.search.com. It goes without saying that you should not trust the Conduit Search engine because it is full of commercial advertisements, and it merely tries to generate financial profit for its creators. You need to restore your browser settings and get rid of the Conduit product right now.
After manual Baidu Toolbar removal, you ought to scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner as there might be other unwanted applications installed on your system. Make sure you remove all the potential threats in a go. Also, if you have any further questions, please feel free to leave us a comment below this description.
How to remove Baidu Toolbar
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Restore your browser settings