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How to protect your computer from malware like CONDUIT??

Question: How to protect your computer from malware like CONDUIT??

Topic title pretty much says it all. How can i prevent hijacking of my browser or even worse my entire computer? Last night i made a stupid move and attempted to download something off Pirate Bay, i read the comments and it looked legit. Since i didn't have a software that downloads the torrent i clicked on whichever one Pirate Bay offered me. The software was successfully installed and was downloading the program but it froze the halfway and my google chrome completely stopped working, Later on i found out that Conduit is a malware that sometimes installs itself without the user's permission and takes over the browser. Now i'm paranoid about downloading anything. By the way i have a supposedly good anti-virus : Bitdefender for which i paid good money! Very disappointed that it pretty much welcomed the bad malware with open hands and allowed it install itself. 

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Answer: How to protect your computer from malware like CONDUIT??

attempted to download something off Pirate Bay : < Anything off these Torrents sites is 50 to 90% infected and not usually legalWinPatrol Free is one of the better programs to warn you if there is going to be an attempt to change your Home Page. This may help after you do a full scan with your Antivirus -Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.*Close all open programs and internet browsers.*Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.*Click on Delete.*Confirm each time with Ok.*Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.*Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.*You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.  Thank You -  

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Hello,
My son went to an untrusted site and the computer was infected with the conduit searchprotect.  I tried removing it with Eset Home Security.
 
However, my PC is still acting strange. I think the internet is a bit slower. As well, when I try to run some .exe files, such as Eset's ERARemover tool, windows gives me an error "this app can't run on your PC".  I have windows 8.1 64-bit and have tried both 32bit and 64bit programs.
 
I can't attach a DDS log because it's now win8.1 compatible.
 
thanks.

Answer:Conduit Search Protect and other malware?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===These tools are compatible with your operating system.Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by click... Read more

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Question: Protect Conduit

Hello and Happy New Year!

My sister's laptop had some protect by conduit (it was removed via add/remove programs), it's still in her browser as the home page. Something is also preventing her antivirus from starting up.

She's running Windows 8 and I have no installation or boot disc for that operating system.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by PurpleKat at 8:04:37 on 2014-01-01
Microsoft Windows 8 6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.7650.5285 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Trend Micro Titanium *Disabled/Updated* {B7599298-8445-728A-A5C7-A26A082C8BDA}
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium *Disabled/Updated* {0C38737C-A27F-7D04-9F77-991873ABC167}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\... Read more

Answer:Protect Conduit

Please close this thread. Assistance is no longer needed.

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Before I start let me say that I was trying to run combofix and it would freeze a the point where it's scanning and says it normally takes 10 minutes but can sometimes take double on a badly infected computer.
 
I know you are going to tell me I shouldn't even run combofix, I get this, just to save you time.
 
I also prob shouldn't have run Rkill, but I did and it sees to have gotten rid of the browser hijacking (though I am not 100% sure it's actually fully gone)
 
I also ran adwcleaner which also removed some things (for all I know the malware MAY be gone but I don't think so)
 
After I ran Rkill when my mother was using the computer MyPCBackup popped up (she never installed anything like this) and the floppy drive started going nuts (I unplugged it, she doesn't actually need this, who does these days)
 
I then ran adwcleaner which as I said removed/fixed some files.
 
I then tried to run combofix and got no further, when I was searching for info on how to make it not freeze I found info on this site saying to not even run combofix.
 
I then stopped and followed the instructions regarding creating an account here and posting DDS info  however DDS also freezes at around 80% complete and 1/2 hour later it is still frozen at that exact spot
 
I can not postDDS lot because it won't complete...  HELP!!!

I should be available for quick replies and more logs if needed if anyone can help me with this (hope I didn't mess it u too ba... Read more

Answer:conduit and my pc backup malware on computer - DDS freezes

Hello happyyes,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Follow This Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Follow This Topic. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Finally, please reply using the Post button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.1.1. Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE Mirror2. Save it to your desktop.3. Double click on the icon on your desktop.4. Under the Custom Scan box paste this inc:\windows\*. /SLc:\windows\*. /RPnetsvcsactivexdrivers32%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\*.%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\*.exe /s%APPDATA%\*.%APPDATA%\*.exe /s%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe%systemroot%\*. /mp /sCREATERES... Read more

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Hi, can someone please help me remove conduit search protect malware.

I'm not the best with this kind of thing so it may need to be step by step.

I have tried to remove it through control panel.
I can't open IE.
I've downloaded cloud removal which has done nothing...

I can't get rid of it.....

please help!!

Thanks
 

Answer:Conduit Search protect

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Noticed this in my Task Manager.
 
Computer running very slow.
 
Any help?
 
Thanks.

Answer:Conduit Search Protect

Hello 123rtv,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.***1. Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.***2. Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Cl... Read more

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hi everyone

can anyone help me to uninstall CONDUIT SEARCH PROTECT I cannot find this programme on my computer.

regards calmat

Answer:conduit search protect

Remove Conduit Toolbar and search.conduit.com (Uninstall Guide)
Follow ALL instructions carefully or it will keep coming back!

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I have a malware/spyware I believe that has infected my browser because it sets the homepage to what its own liking. I got it by downloading a patch update a friend directed me to so we could play a old game together by the name of Ages of Empires II: Conquerors. I must have accidently accepted one of the windows and when it finished I got this issue. I had WinPatrol running so when it asked me for permission, it made me suspicous and so I searched what was this Search Protect by Conduit because all I wanted was a patch for this game. After I found out what it was, I rejected it but it does as I stated in the first sentance regardless.
I'm using Windows XP.
I used revo uninstaller to remove the Search Protect program and the game expansion. I ran Malware Bytes, Spyware, AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool. I then reset my firefox browser and it's not listed in the search engines anymore. How can I be sure that I removed this infection from my computer?
This is the message WinPatrol alerted me with:
AppInit_DLLs
Search Protect by Conduit
Conduit
Version 2.10.30.15
C:\Program Files\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll

Answer:Search Protect by Conduit

Same computer?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/521831/lopcloudsvr302com-pop-up-virus/

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Hey all, I have just spent the last few hours trying like everything to remove SEARCH PROTECT . I run a paid Avast 2015. Ran all scans. Avast actually did pull it up, but didnt hold. The little blue icon still in Win bottom left icon box, Googled and followed all the ways there. But seems they makeing this one harder annd harder as now where it says .. Settings nothing drops down so no go!!!! Ok Any help would be more than apprecciated . thnks so much.....
 

Answer:Search protect (Conduit) grr

Welcome aboard
Please, complete all steps listed here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
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Attached logs won't be reviewed.

Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.

 

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Browsers are being held hostage by adds and I can't get rid of all of search protect without parts coming back on restart please help. Thank You.
 

Answer:Hijacked by Search Protect by Conduit

This topic will be closed due to presence of pirated content.

Piracy policy
 

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Hello I noticed this program has been installed without my permission. It's not uninstalling. What do I do?

Answer:Search Protect by Conduit on my web browsers

Download Adwcleaner --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
 
Open, press Scan, and wait until it finish.
Then press Clean and the Restart computer when it asks...

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I went into my Programs/Features to check for items I didn't recognise - and discovered via Microsoft Forum that Search Protect by Conduit is a malware. When I try to remove it, I get a pop-up box telling me I do not have sufficient access to uninstall it and to contact my systems administrator. I am the ONLY person who uses this computer....so who is my systems administrator?! I don't appear to have any of the other things like BrotherSoft Extreme2 B1 Toolbar, Search Protected by conduit, Conduit Apps Toolbar? As you can probably tell from this post, I am a self-confessed techno-phobe, so any answers in words of one syllable, please?!
 

Answer:Search Protect by Conduit....Removal help please?!

Hi,
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.

Click on the Scan button.
After the scan has finished click on the Clean button.

Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.

After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
Post logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
Then...
Re-run FRST, check Addition.txt, press Scan and attach both reports.
 

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Hi,
I downloaded an app from CNET ( never again ) and ended up with Search Protect in the Task Bar and redirecting to Conduit.
Avast free never saw it. I ran AdwareCleaner and MalwareBytes Ant-rootkit, rebooted and no sign of it.
How best can I check to verify that it's really gone.
Thanks
 

Answer:Search Protect/Conduit Question

By posting in the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum and providing the logs requested at the top.

Since this is the wrong forum I'll close this one.
 

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Hi,
I downloaded an app from CNET ( never again ) and ended up with Search Protect in the Task Bar and redirecting to Conduit.
Avast free never saw it. I ran AdwareCleaner and MalwareBytes Ant-rootkit, rebooted and no sign of it.
How best can I check to verify that it's really gone.

ps not sure about the Gmer log

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228121 MB, Free - 131165 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5254 MB; J: Total - 152624 MB, Free - 152340 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY206
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:40:23 PM, on 3/5/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16520)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\USB Drivers\RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsa... Read more

Answer:Search Protect/Conduit Question

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Been struggling the past week with a semi-useless PC due to some sort of root-kit that won't show up in any AV Scans. Slows down my computer after start-up, then after having used my computer and opening only a few programs everything starts to act weird and all programs slow down completely becoming unresponsive to the point I have to shut down manually.
 
Its worth a mention as the title also states it that I've dealt with "Search Protect by Conduit" and am not sure if I've rid myself of it completely and if I have any remnants left in my computer of it that may be harmful. 
 
I made this re-post to another post I created due to the member's directions. Here is my original posting on this matter if needed. It details all methods I've taken to rid myself of this problem as well.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/495169/possible-root-kit-virus/
 
 
As for the DDS text file,
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.17.2
Run by Abdiel at 1:02:24 on 2013-05-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.6778 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C... Read more

Answer:Search Protect by Conduit & some sort of Rootkit

Forgot to mention due to late circumstances and stressed eyes, Thank You for any help, and have a good day.

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HP Vista 32bit Sp2
 
Have disabled it in start up..
Tried killing the process.
Won't let me remove it from program files list.
Browser still hijacked. 
Don't know where I got it.
Norton may conflict, but it's not an easy program to remove so I will await further instruction for that.
All in all I think there's a lot of unnecessary files and progs I don't need. Haven't got around to thoroughly cleaning it since I bought it.

Answer:Search protect conduit browser hijack/cltmng.exe

Follow this guide for step by step removal of Conduit search. 
 
Regards,
Abcd. 

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Hi there,
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Its the mother in laws laptop this time (.
 
She's been having connection problems, and things very slow. I noticed something was blocking the windows security updates and it kept changing her browser settings.
 
I think I've got rid of conduit, and did a manual removal of malsign.   Can you check it for me please, I'm OK on basics but cant read the log files so need your expertise.         
 
I used malwarebytes initially, and super antispyware, and AVG2014 (she was using 2013). The the malsign cookies showed up so installed autoruns, booted in safe mode and turned off the startup entries,  checked registry  / current user/microsoft/windows/current user/ run/  but the expect entry wasn't there, so assume superantispyware had dealt with it? Deleted the temp files.
 
Scanned again with superantispyware and got rid of a few malsign cookies rated **
 
AVG 2014 scan with everything ticked OK - nothing found
 
Downloaded all the MS security updates including the 2 that had kept failing.
 
Installed spybot updated, immunise and  full scan OK - nothing found.
 
Scanned again with malwarebytes and it picked up 2 tracking cookies ** - deleted them.
 
Ran with a fresh copy of superantispyware as the tools weren't refreshing. Still showing stuff loaded that is attributed to conduit, and some dll f... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 laptop with seach protect conduit and malsign

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to t... Read more

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Simply typing appears to be affected at times. A lag before the letters show up and other odd things. (key logger?) I'm having trouble typing this. Computer is still fairly fast. Also my search on Chrome was changed to Bing but I seem to have fixed that part of the issue. I have scanned with several scanners and done CHKDSK with no reported issues and System File Checker with no reported issues.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041
Run by Carolyn at 21:13:42 on 2014-06-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.7978.5549 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Win... Read more

Answer:Conduit search protect and Trojan.Agent/Gen-ImageDocFake

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My nickname is Pystryker , and I will be helping you with your issue today.Before we get started, I have a few things I need to go over with youIf you are receiving help for this issue at another forum, please let me know so I can close this thread.Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process.Please do not attach your logs or put them inside code/quote tags. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post unless directed otherwise.At the top of your post, please click on the "Follow this topic" button and make sure that the "Received notification" box is checked and set to "Instantly" This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to solve your problem faster.If any of your security programs give you a warning about any tool I ask you to use, please do not worry. All the links and tools I provide to you will be safe.Please read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them. I will lay the instructions out in a step by step order to make them easy to follow.Please make sure that all the programs I ask you to download are downloaded to and run from your Desktop.Please make sure you (if you are able) to print out these instructions so that you will be able to refer to them while working on your machine. Part of the solution(s) to your problem may in... Read more

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Hello everyone. I'm A+ certified but anti-virus is not my strong point. I'm cleaning a computer for a friend of a friend. They are complaining of their computer going slow and having pop-ups.
 
The details I have gathered so far:
 
Windows 7 operating system
primary user has no password (forgot to check if account was in the admin group)
users use internet explorer 11 mainly
 
What I have done so far:
 
1) Ran the Avira Rescue System (scan takes several hours on this machine so I could not be present for it's finish)
 
2) Examined the problem. Appeared that the users were getting redirected to phishing websites (wvd. proresync. net specifically) as well as internet browser advertising popups caused by the proresync website. I noticed that there did not appear to be any pop ups from navigating the computer itself.
 
3) Ran Spybot S&D - First immunizing then scanning. Spybot found some 1500 entries. all but 13 of them could be fixed. I looked over the 13 entries, I noticed they all contained a reference to "Search Protect". Let Spybot attempt to remove the 13 entries after a reboot.
 
At this point I decided that to continue I needed to research Search Protect and the proresync website. 
 
4) Left the Avira Rescue System running to see if it could remove what Spybot left behind.
 
From some Googling I gathered that the website was an advertising website that hackers could direct traffic to and that Search Protect was a virus... Read more

Answer:Windows 7, Search Protect\Conduit - Proresync Website Combo

Hello cgAnya The results of these scans will be helpful to review.  Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed. Another rootkit test.Please download aswMBR ( 4.5MB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon, and click Run.When asked if you'd like to "download the latest Avast! virus definitions", click Yes.Click the Scan button to start the scan.On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop, then copy and paste it in your next reply..ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.Press OK when asked to close all pro... Read more

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i am working to clean up my friend's toshiba with a variety of issues

-avast wont start, it is a new download
(so machine is currently unprotected)

-avg was hung on asking for payment, so i deleted it
-adobe air is being an insistent nuisance
-there is a popup offering free back up
-zoost dating site update popup wont go away
-and possibly some other stuff

thanks in advance
 

Answer:avast wont start- high cpu usage ? +conduit search protect ?

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Malware Protection is a rogue anti-virus application that runs a fake system scan and then concludes that your computer has a malware infection or serious security/privacy issues. To fix the malware infection you must pay a fee, about $50. The rogue program copies user interface elements from real programs and it looks like a legitimate application. Plenty of people shell out $50 to register this fraud and that's a big problem because if you're transacting with these guys online you're offering them your credit card details. Cyber criminals can later user that information to their benefit. You should protect yourself with common sense and legitimate anti-virus software because such fake anti-virus applications as Malware Protection now represent about 20% of all malware in circulation. If you made a mistake and purchased it, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. And if you still have this fake AV on your computer, please follow the removal instructions below to remove Malware Protection and related malware for free.

Manual Malware Protection removal instructions:

1. Right click on the "Malware Protection" icon, click Properties in the drop-down menu, then click the Shortcut tab.

The location of the malware is in the Target box.

NOTE: by default, Application Data folder is hidden. Malware files are hidden as well. To see hidden files and folders, please read Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows.

Under the Hidden f... Read more

Answer:How to protect and clean your computer from malware

Is this a removal guide for this rogue or ?

 

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Will Ad-Aware only detect the malware in its definitions during a scan, or does it also prevent it from being installed on your computer in the first place? What about A2? Many thanks. - Tye

Answer:Does Ad-Aware protect your computer from malware?

No on both counts. Try Spywareblaster click here

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Hey guys, I am sure you can relate to my current woes here. I have a family member who is just always getting malware on their computer. Getting tired of cleaning it up so frequently and I wanted to ask you guys what you do. Personall I install Chrome and MSE, and set MSE to a Full Scan once a week with real time monitoring. I also preach safe web surfing, but honestly, it's like telling a Crack Head that crack kills.

So what do you guys do to try to ease the pain of fixing a family members computer?
 

Answer:How do you Setup your family members computer to protect from malware?

They now have Macs
 

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Question: Conduit malware

I was attempting to update flashplayer, on the advice of Secunia & FileHippo updater; so I thought.
I kept getting this prompt to update flashplayer, with a set of numbers.
Eventually, I Googled the issue & there is a site that addressed it directly. So I followed the procedure & ran the scan by Microsoft Essentials. It was also said that I had to address each individual browser also.
I use Mozilla & sometimes IE. I use the latter less frequently. It seems that I have the malware off of my computer proper, at this time, but I am concerned there is a remnant left on I E, so I am enquiring what I need to do, in making sure it can't climb back on to the machine. I didn't know if I could remove IE or what I could do so I can know, I will not have an issue?
I do have a screen shot, if it helps; hopefully I can post it?

Answer:Conduit malware

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff44/mixpix33/trojandownloader3-15_zps1548115e.png

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Question: CONDUIT MALWARE

Hi guys I get the error below hope someone can help literally had microoft support on it for 2 days no luck
I cant do windows updates or update IE8

Really hope you can help

there was a problem starting c:\users
\marcuspassey\local\conduit
\backgroundcontainer
\backgroundcontainer.dll
c:\users\marcuspassey\alldata\local
\conduit\backgroundcontainer
\backgroundcontainer.dll is not valid
win32 application

I also get these errors

receive error code: 0x80070646, error code: 646, or error code: 1606 when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update

Also guys ive seen similar threads on here and twinheadedeagle has solved it. I was going to follow those instructions but my malware may need a different approach. Looking forward to hearing from one of you guys.

Thanks

Marcus
 

Answer:CONDUIT MALWARE

hello welcome to MalwareTips

Download and register ADWCleaner to your desktop from this direct link : http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

Launch it , (For vista / 7 / 8 = > right click " to execute as administrator ") then click on "scan"

when done, click on "clean" and post C:\Adwcleaner[Sx].txt
 

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Hi there,
 
I noticed all of my dad's browsers opened up to a site named conduit so I figured he has malware/adware on his laptop. I would really appreciate some help to get rid of it Thanks in advanced!
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16533  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Andy at 23:40:46 on 2014-02-18
#Option MBR scan  is disabled.
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2008.483 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\scheduler_proxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TpWAudAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\NPDIRECT\tpfnf7sp.exe
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Answer:Conduit, etc malware

Hello dadscomp I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same"... Read more

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Question: Conduit Malware?

I have been using Chrome for quite awhile, but this past month when I open the browser "Search Conduit.com comes up in the foreground and Ask.com is in the background. I can close out Conduit, and use Ask, but where is Chrome? Just today I've read on other threads about Conduit being Malware. I installed malwarebytes, ran a scan, deleted the bad file, but Conduit is still there. Is this malware and should I stop using Chrome. So fare Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox seem ok, but I'm looking for some professional advise. I looked at some thread on the forum, but did not understand what to do.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Conduit Malware?

Click on this link to download : ADWCleaner Click on the Download Now button and save it to your desktop.

NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading click on Tools > Smartscreen Filter > Turn off Smartscreen Filter then click on OK in the box that opens. Then click on the link again.

Close your browser and double click on this icon on your desktop:

You will then see the screen below, click on the Scan button (as indicated), accept any prompts that appear and allow it to run, it may take several minutes to complete, when it is done click on the Clean button, accept any prompts that appear and allow the system to reboot. You will then be presented with the report, Copy & Paste it into your next post.

 

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Question: Malware (Conduit)

Trying to remove conduit from my computer
 

Answer:Malware (Conduit)

Hello, my name is THE, and I will be working with you
Before we start:

Note that the removal process is not immediate. Depending on the severity of your infection, it could take a long time.
Malware removal can be dangerous. I cannot guarantee the safety of your system as malware can be unpredictable. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system. Therefore, I would advise you to backup all your important files before we start.
Please be patient and stay with me until I give you the green lights and inform you that your PC is clean.
Like everyone, I have a private life, so be patient with me. Sometimes I will respond immediately, sometimes it will take a coupe hours.
Some tools may be flagged by your antivirus as harmful. Rest assure that ALL the tools we use are safe, the detections are false positives.
The absence of symptoms does not mean your PC is fully disinfected.
If you are unclear about the instructions, please stop and ask. Following the steps in the order that I post them in is vital.
Lastly, if you have requested help on other sites, that will delay and hinder the removal process. Please only stick to one site.

Because of this, I advise you to backup any personal files and folders before you start.

<ol><li>Download AdwCleaner from the below link.
<><a href="http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner"... Read more

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Hi.
So. I just discovered both of my girlfriend's computers are riddled with virus'. One of them I am fairly sure I've cleaned completely using CCleaner, Malware Bytes and MSE.

The other I'm still having issues with. The original thing I noticed is that the browsers were highjacked to Conduit search engine which seems to be a fairly common virus. I scanned with the aforementioend scanners and from memory they found a couple of things, but after that the browsers were still hijacked. It then began blue screening fairly regularly. I ran malwarebytes in safemode and nothing came up. I have just turned it on again to get things to post here. Ran a quick Malwarebytes scan - still nothing and managed to disable the u2torrent toolbar (which seemed to be connected to conduit) without it blue screening. Will post the exact blue screen error codes asap. I also added a hijack this log in case it helps. I should mention, there is a chance I have completely cleaned the computer, but I'm pretty sure I haven't...

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16455
Run by Liz at 21:43:42 on 2012-11-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.61.1033.18.3558.1877 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-... Read more

Answer:Highjacked, Malware - Conduit

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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I need help removing the search.conduit malware from my Firefox browser. Here are the logs that are requested I run prior to posting in this thread. Thank you very much!
UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Install Date: 3/28/2012 5:00:19 PM
System Uptime: 9/10/2013 2:01:15 PM (0 hours ago)
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Motherboard: TOSHIBA | | PEQAA
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz | CPU 1 | 2501/400mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 580 GiB total, 446.435 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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RP195: 8/14/2013 11:23:08 AM - Windows Update
RP196: 8/21/2013 11:25:34 AM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP197: 8/28/2013 3:21:54 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP198: 9/4/2013 4:32:46 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
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==== Installed Programs ======================
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Adobe Download Assistant
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.03)
Anvi Smart Defender 1.9.2
AOL Toolbar
AVG 2013
Canon Camera Window DC_DV 6 for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon Camera Window MC 6 for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon G.726 WMP-Decoder
Canon MovieEdit Task for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon RAW Image Task for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon RemoteCapture Task for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon Utilities PhotoStitch
Canon Utilities ZoomBrowser EX
CCleaner
D3DX10
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Answer:Search Conduit Malware

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see previous thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ml#post4986850 for background information.

Cannot download windows updates, frequent BSOD in full boot but fine in safe mode, chrome goes to conduit in full boot/blank tab in safe mode [stable in safe mode/networking], among other issues.

I have already performed an upgrade to SP1 using the download EXE, and attempted repair install, did not fix anything.


Code:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16476
Run by Paula at 18:06:10 on 2014-03-15
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:from BSOD: Conduit, ect malware:

48 hour bump, please

Client is impatient (I've had her computer for the better part of 5 days), so I went to google and started going through the browsers to remove anything conduit related. also removed viewpoint media player as that name sounds amiliar to me as being something bad.

Finally got the system protection tab to appear, also finally able to communicate to windows update. While installing uopdates a 0x0A BSOD came up.

I have attached JCGriff's report to both this post, and to the referring thread in the BSOD forum. I am also attaching a zip of screenshots from pcpitstop's BHO scan and high CPU/memory usage while idle.

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I appear to have a malware issue with conduit search, that I can't seem to get rid of. I have ran the READ & RUN ME FIRST post and have the log files attached. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Conduit search malware?.?

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
Attach the logfile to your next next reply.
A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

Now please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Note: That JRT may reset your home page to a google default so you will need to restore your home page setting if this happens.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Attach JRT.txt to your next message.

Are you s... Read more

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Hi guys,

Hopefully someone out there can give me a hand. I've checked many websites but I'm not really able to find a good answer to my problem.
I have a PC, running windows 7 ultimate 64bit, that has the conduit malware on it. Our work antivirus/malware, Webroot, detects it but is unable to remove it. The two files it picks up is TBUPDATERLOGIC_1.0.0.2.DLL and CONDUITENGINEUNINSTALL.EXE.
I have tried to uninstall conduit from Program and Features but it won't budge. I've run malwarebytes and ccleaner to try and shift is but to no avail.

Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do?

Thanks,

Sean

Answer:Cannot remove Conduit malware

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.

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I recently purchased a new computer: ASUS, Windows 8, Intel Core i7, 64 bit OS/x64 based processor

I transferred my documents, added Windows Office 365 and attempted to download Paint.net from what I thought was a reputable website. Now I have a malware (found by Malwarebytes) called conduit. Malwarebytes tried to delete it, but now it is back. when I start Chrome, it starts another tab with a connection to conduit.

Here are the required files. I tried to follow the GMER instructions, but each time I ran it (2x), the computer bluescreened and restarted.

Hijack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:06:45 AM, on 9/3/2013
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16660)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CamTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{E6931688-DA2B-4E16-8539-3D323D69C677}\AiChargerPlus.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Easy Update\ALU.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Network Scanner Selector EX\CNMNSST.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Robert\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Conduit Malware found

Bump
loading files again in case anything has changed since last week. . . still having issues although the secondary tab opening on Google stopped once I removed an extension in Google.
I also added Kapernsky Virus software and have used Malwarebytes several times. . . it keeps coming up with PUP virus/malware
Hijack Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:29:59 PM, on 9/9/2013
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16660)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CamTray.exe
C:\Users\Robert\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{E6931688-DA2B-4E16-8539-3D323D69C677}\AiChargerPlus.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Easy Update\ALU.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Network Scanner Selector EX\CNMNSST.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2013\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX86\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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I've been trying to help clear my girlfriend's computer of malware, but there's too many of them.  I believe this "Uplayer" malware is the largest holdout and I can't seem to get rid of it.  I'd love to have this fixed up for her as a little Christmas gift.  Any help would be wonderful.  Thank you!
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by Linda at 20:40:36 on 2013-12-20
Microsoft Windows 8  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.3980.822 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe
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Answer:Uplayer, Conduit, and other malware!

I believe I cleaned the malware on my own.  You can delete/lock this topic. Thanks.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4002 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1809 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 593551 MB, Free - 503033 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PEQAA
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16521 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.17.2
Run by Owner at 16:59:36 on 2013-04-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4003.2023 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: AVG Internet Security 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2013 *Enabled* {36AFA1E1-4CDC-7EF8-11EE-C77C3581ABA2}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2013\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Hi all,

I downloaded a copy of SUPER video converter to do some work today, and despite unchecking all of the "recommended installs", I picked up Whitesmoke/Conduit software. I deleted Whitesmoke and ooVoo via the Control Panel right away, and uninstalled the Whitesmoke toolbar in Firefox, but it still managed to hijack Chrome. Right now the Chrome default search is set to their search.conduit.com page with a Whitesmoke icon in the corner. I did a System Restore but the problems are still present. Any help that you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Jonathan at 23:48:42 on 2012-04-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2046.285 [GMT -4:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\... Read more

Answer:Whitesmoke/Conduit Malware

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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Hi,

Downloaded LightScribe Software and got a bunch of free malware. I'm having browser redirect issues with Conduit Search. Logs are attached.

THANKS!!!!
 

Answer:Search Conduit Malware

Rerun RogueKiller and have it remove these items:


Code:
¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 3 ¤¤¤
[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKLM\[...]\Run : Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer (KHALMNPR.EXE [7]) -> FOUND
[PROXY IE][PUM] HKCU\[...]\Internet Settings : ProxyServer (socks= [Country: (Private Address) (XX), City: (Private Address)]) -> FOUND
Then remove these:

Code:
¤¤¤ Particular Files / Folders: ¤¤¤
[Tr.Karagany][Folder] plugs : C:\Documents and Settings\Scott\Application Data\Adobe\plugs [-] --> FOUND
[Tr.Karagany][Folder] shed : C:\Documents and Settings\Scott\Application Data\Adobe\shed [-] --> FOUND
Then Rerun Hitman and have it remove all the:
Potential Unwanted Programs


Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Attach JRT.txt to your next message.

Be sure to tell me how things are running.
 

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I am helping my sister in law out. Her computer was VERY infected with all types of malware, including search.conduit and other malware. I ran the Read and Run me first thread and the logs are attached. The Hitman Pro log exceeds the forum's size limit so I split it into two Word documents.

Prior to running the Read and Run me first thread, I tried uninstalling a number of programs I knew shouldn't be on the system but I am getting a Windows Installer error message ("Windows Installer Cannot Be Accessed.").

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Search Conduit & Other Malware

BigBillah said:





The Hitman Pro log exceeds the forum's size limit so I split it into two Word documents.Click to expand...

Word doc are too large. You need to just atatch the original text log file. If it is too large then just compress it into a ZIP file too attach. We need this to work up a proper fix.

Also your logs are from safe boot mode. We need logs from normal boot mode. Safe boot mode should only be used when the PC cannot run in normal boot mode. However let's get started with the below but from now on, work in normal boot mode.

Begin by emptying the quarantine folder for Malwarebytes which has gotten quite large.

Uninstall the below programs. If you do not find them or they will not uninstall, just keep going.
HomeworkSimplified Toolbar
Java(TM) 6 Update 19
ScorpionSaver
Strongvault Online Backup
VAFPlayer

Now install the current version of Sun Java from: Sun Java Runtime Environment Make sure that when you see the form asking about installing Ask Toolbar that you uncheck this.

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista or Win 7, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {3b86c427-928d-4b50-910c-117fa4830443} - C:... Read more

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Noticed the search.conduit.com replacing my google home page 2 days ago. I notice a bing search bar as well on this screen. This appeared to come along with a CNET download (the Download app). I uninstalled the conduit app, but found no bing program to uninstall. In any event, the problem still persists even after "uninstalling."

PS. I am so grateful for this site. Thank you for your service!

Attached are my HijackThis, DDS.txt, and. attach files. I did not see a "ark.txt" file as stated in the instructions, so let me know if I am missing something here!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:37:18 PM, on 2/26/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16518)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\PROGRA~1\Lenovo\Zoom\TPSCREX.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Access Connections\AcDeskBandHlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TpKnrres.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\AutoLock\ALCKRESI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSOSYNC.EXE
C:\Users\Rachel\Downloads\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Users\Rachel\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Users\Rachel\Downloads\spotify.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Users\Rachel\AppData\Roaming\CBS Interactive\Download App\CBSI.AppStore.Main.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
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Answer:conduit/bing malware/virus

see attached gmer log if needed.

Thanks Again,
Rachel
 

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I'm not sure what happened but chrome on start up launches search.conduit.com even though the setting is launch google.com. Will let you know if anything else comes up, also GMER did not find anything no log.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Nova at 15:15:38 on 2012-09-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8169.6598 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Netw... Read more

Answer:Redirect to conduit in browers / ads and possible malware

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Hi,
 
I am operating a Windows 7 cpu with 4 gigs ram. My computer has progressively become slower and slower over the last several weeks. I noticed various plug-ins or extensions popping up in Mozilla (despite primarily using Chrome). I did my best to uninstall and delete each plug-in, I then ran Hitman Pro as well as adware cleaner, then uninstalled them, before running Malwarebytes Anti-malware version 2.0. That seemed to solve most issues for a few days, but very soon Conduit and other malware has come back, this time changing all my default search and other Chrome settings. My computer continues to operate very slowly, and from time to time freezes all together. I have also noticed a Driver Support program, Search Protect, and a few others, and they are not allowing me to uninstall them. 
 
All in all, it seems I have some non-basic malware issues, and could use some help cleaning all these things out for good. 
 
Suggestions?
 
Bill

Answer:Conduit & Other Malware, super slow cpu

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:

Lau... Read more

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Hi,
 
I recently had an issue pop up where my web browsers (both IE and Chrome) default to the below URL:
 
http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3289075&SearchSource=48&CUI=UN40137251682538421&UM=2
 
I can't get rid of this or reset my homepage to something else (in Chrome I wind up with 2 tabs being opened, the above one and the one I want as my webpage. I ran my antivirus (Avast) which quarantined a file but the problem persists. Can anyone please help? Thanks.

Answer:Conduit.com malware/virus issue

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the... Read more

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Whenever I open my browser, the default seach engine has become plusnetwork and though I tried to change it, it does not get changed.
 
Please advice
 

Answer:Infected by Conduit and Plusnetwork malware

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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Thought I had sorted this out myself, but alas no.
 
I Installed ( foolishly ) Vuze but thought otherwise and uninstalled it, although had to do it in Safe Mode.  I scanned with Matwarebytes and it found a whole list of threats all related to Vuze and Conduit which it removed.   However, when I start my PC after a minute or so my Firewall detects a rundll.exe trying to connect to Conduit Connect B.V.  I am blocking this each time I start the PC.   Clearly my system is still compromised somewhere.  Would appreciate the help of the good folks on here.
 
PC is Win 7 64 bit.  Using Bitdefender Internet Security suite.
 
Thanks
Andrew

Answer:Conduit Connect malware trying to run an exe file

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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Hello I was having issues with my computer running slow and my wireless has been sluggish. I was able to remove some malware with mwb, hitmanpro, awdcleaner. Some files were found by the tdsskill program also. Here is a DDS scan log of my computer after it was removed.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17280  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by Jonathan at 13:20:33 on 2014-09-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3959.665 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® ... Read more

Answer:Multiple PUP's, Freeze.com, Conduit Malware

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Nothing suspicious was found on your DDS log.Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.===Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.p.s.If the SecurityCheck program fails to run for any reason, run it as an Administrator.If the site is busy or not available use this mirror site:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.To attach a file select the "More Reply Option" and follow the instructions.Wait for further instructions.

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Ok this is weird. I run Ntl netguard, and Spyware Doctor. A few days ago, SpyDoc refused to auto update. Nothing strange thought I, site must be down.

Well its been four days now. Then I noticed I couldn't connect to Microsoft to do updates either. On further investigation, I found I can't connect to ANY legit malware sites. I have run Spybot, Ntl netguard, Malware Byte's anti malware, and Norton AV, none found anything wrong.

However, I tried setting up a proxy within Firefox, and CAN connect to the sites I couldn't otherwise. (albeit incredibly slowly).

As things stand, I can't update any malware software, and assume my poor PC must have caught something new and nasty.

Please help

Hi jack this follows:-

Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:10:08, on 19/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ntl\ntl Netguard\fws.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterSer... Read more

Answer:Help Pls! Can't update Malware Protect or Visit Any Malware Sites

sorry, bump
 

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I would like to be as descriptive as I can be so this is going to be quite long, but I would like to thank you ahead of time for your patience and understanding. I am running windows 7 home premium 64 bit operating system.
I am having some problems with my laptop. It started with small things like ads on certain webpages then it got worse over time and I started getting ads everywhere on every page, pop ups and pop up windows when I visited almost every site. whatever was on the pop up would begin to play. I was able to solve this problem in firefox with three extensions (addons) which are:Adblock Plus 2.6.3, DoNotTrackMe: Online Privacy Protection 3.2.1127 and No Script 2.6.8.33 ( This did not eradicate the problem it just hid it ). I began thinking I had a virus and took my laptop to a guy that was supposed to get rid of malware and spyware but I believe he put more on my laptop. The reason I say that is because when I got my computer back wierd things began happening. There were a lot of added things. My laptop started playing sounds when it should not have been, lots of strange codes were written with dreamweaver, I had many new folders and lots of suspicious folders in c drive and in the registry. My webcam began starting at times it should not have been and the ads were still present. he mentioned he had things from his computer going to his dropbox account and his wife will never know because he has it hiddenon in his computer and phone so I became suspicious after fin... Read more

Answer:found conduit& more. other malware/ spyware& stubborn pum.dns won't Please Help

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downloadedl from cnet cpuz got pup conduit malware bytes removed most
in programs x86 have 1 remaining reference for conduit
can I just delete it has exe
 

Answer:downloadedl from cnet cpuz got pup conduit malware

Might also try cleaning out the %temp% folder. If it will not allow you to delete the .exe, try something like move on boot to get rid of it. This is why I get the application from the author's website.
 

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Thank you for any assistance you can provide!
 

Answer:Win32.Conduit-B and Google Chrome Malware

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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A few days ago I found PUP Conduit and other malware, such as Hacktool on my laptop.

I did Run and Read me. I have attached the logs I obtained. Instead of sending the logs, I waited a few days to check the performance of my computer. I do not see a significant improvement. My browsers are opening slow (Chrome and Opera), and also stop responding at times.

My desktop applications are also not performing optimally.

I await your advise.
 

Answer:Pup Optional Conduit and other malware. Slow Browsing.

Seems Malware Bytes found it. Not seeing anything else to do here in this forum. You can go ahead and post in the software forum if you need to.


If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
Renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it in step 4 of the READ & RUN ME.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
If running Vista, Win 7 or Win 8, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Now goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.

Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.


After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:
How to Protect yourself from malware!
 

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I have this malware that changed the homepage when I open a new tab in chrome and makes it so that it searched on Bing instead. Bing sucks so I need to know how to fix this so I can stop getting annoyed whenever I search.

I am almost certain it is malware because I tried everything in chrome, like changing the homepage, settings, etc, and it still redirects to conduit.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16450 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by William Ling at 10:36:28 on 2012-11-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8142.6144 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\HPFSService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Answer:Conduit google chrome redirect malware

Hi and Welcome!! :) My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following: I will be working on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.

IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete anything unless instructed to.
DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision.
Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your OS losing all your programs and data.

Vista and Windows 7 users:
These tools MUST be run from the executable (.exe) every time you run them
with Admin Rights (Right click, choose "Run as Administrator")

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My operation system is a Windows 8 laptop. 
I was looking for a file converter to convert music...I saw one on cnet downloads so I decided to download it since I usually download stuff from cnet...I downloaded the file and ran it...all of a sudden, programs started popping up on my laptop...like literally! Random icons I never saw before appeared...My laptop began to run slowly...the mouse icon would have a disc next to it, hinting that something was going on with the hard drive...The screen would freeze for a few seconds and then unfreeze. For sure, I knew my laptop was infected..I opened my internet browser [my default is Google Chrome] and the homepage and search engine were changed by the Movie Toolbar and Search which is a subset of Conduit. Conduit and Quickshare made my life miserable for the past three days. It slowed my system down so badly. As I bought this laptop earlier this year, it came with Norton. After the incident, my Norton stopped working...I click on it and it won't load on the lower right side of my toolbar. 
 
I looked at blogs and did a lot of crazy stuff. I scanned my laptop with adware cleaner, Junk Remover Tool, Malware Bytes and HitmanPro...I even ran a system restore to take my laptop to a few days before the infection hit...I scanned before and after the restore and got some files which I deleted which means I did a bad thing since I found malware even after the system restore. I don't want to reset my laptop to factory settin... Read more

Answer:Laptop infected with Conduit and Quickshare Malware

Well Did you try and defrag the os: If stuff was installed onto the drive like crazy and deleted you have to go to accessories and then system tools cleanup tool and then defrag tool after. That will Boost the speed up.

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OK, I did something stupid, I got in too much of a hurry and clicked on an accept button that I thought was for the actual software I was downloading from C-Net.

I have the "search conduit" redirect that happens when I start Chrome. I uninstalled it from Chrome settings and reset the home page to Google, no good. I did a system restore... no good. I uninstalled Chrome and re-installed it... no good. Even IE-11 is getting a pop up in the tool bar area asking to change default search.

Here are my dds and gmr files as directed. Help!

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Ray at 7:36:29 on 2014-01-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6142.3900 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:[SOLVED] need help to remove search conduit malware

Well, since it was a rainy day I researched this and found an excellent guide for removing this nasty bugger. Link supplied below for anyone else that might need it and to maybe save some TSF resources. Marking this one solved...

Conduit Search - Virus Removal Guide

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Since a few days back, my laptop hasn't been performing as well as usual. It's slow, and behaves unusually at times. I realised just yesterday that my Google Chrome browser has a toolbar which I never installed. So I removed it from Settings>Extensions.
Now I noticed that my homepage in Chrome is no longer the usual startup page with the speed dial windows, but it is some search engine I have never heard of:
http://search.conduit.com/?CUI=UN15424545912041455&ctid=CT3279141&SearchSource=48&sspv=SP_CHWSP06
The logo shows a magnifying glass and says WS.

Is this a dangerous threat to my computer? Please help out guys.

I didn't attach all the logs because I was hoping this is a usual problem and you all would already be aware of how to remove it. If not, please tell me, and I'll download the software, and paste all the logs. Thanks in advance guys.
 

Answer:search.conduit Malware removal: Emergency

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While I was downloading a driver from what I thought was a trusted source, I appear to have downloaded a hard to remove piece of malware called Conduit or MIXIDJ. It's a search program that has basically taken over Google Chrome. I removed all applicable extensions in Google Chrome but the program remains. I am running Windows Vista on an older HP Pavillion PC.

I am having trouble posting all of the required logs in one message so I will post one here and then the remainder as replies to the original message. Hope this works.

HIJACK THIS
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:50:45 PM, on 2/16/2013
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16464)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wpcumi.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessaging.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Strongvault\StrongVaultApp.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
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Answer:Conduit Malware - Taking Over Google Chrome

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Hi, everyone -
 
I'm new here... and totally hoping someone can help me with this annoying problem!  
 
A family member managed to catch the Conduit search hijacker about two weeks ago.  Being an experienced computer user, I was tasked with removing it.  I followed the steps listed here: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-conduit-search-virus/  and everything came up fine.  Conduit was removed.  I finished the procedure by running full scan with Avast! (free version).  Every single one of the removal tools advised it was removed. It wasn't showing up in the browsers either.
 
The following day, the virus/malware/hijacker was back.  So... I went through all the steps to remove it again.  The next day... it was back.  After doing this four times, yesterday I advised them to not go online - ANYWHERE - on that laptop... since I figured maybe a site they were frequenting was re-infecting them every day.  However, even after not going online anywhere yesterday, Conduit search was back this morning right after the computer was turned on.
 
Does anyone know why this thing keeps coming back?  Is there something else I should be doing?  Is there a better removal program I should be using?
 
The computer is an Acer Aspire 7741 with 6GB of RAM and running Windows 7 64 bit OS.
 
Thanks, y'all!

Answer:Conduit Search Malware Keeps Coming Back

I had the same problem.  Used http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-conduit-apps-search-and-toolbar/
  and then had to use it on Google, Firefox and IE to get it all.  Took some time and effort but that was 3 weeks ago and so far it's stayed gone.  Instructions are quite clear.   I didn't notice an uninstall specifically for Win 7 but I do hope it works for you.

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Answer:New Out of the Box Lenovo Laptop has PUPs, Malware, Conduit and Superfish

You have both of the below installed. You need to uninstall one of these right now before continuing:

McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security
Webroot SecureAnywhere


Please download OTM by Old Timer and save it to your Desktop.

Run OTM.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, Win7 or Win8, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator).
Copy the lines from the below codebox to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C
(or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy): Do not include the word Code: which is just a title line of
the code box

Code:

:Processes
explorer.exe

:Files
C:\Users\smitheugene\AppData\Local\Temp\*.*
C:\windows\system32\VisualDiscoveryOff.ini
C:\windows\SysWOW64\VisualDiscovery.ini
C:\windows\SysWOW64\VisualDiscoveryOff.ini

:Reg
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\VisualDiscovery.exe]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{AD063C0E-0FE1-4772-B29B-679ACE94818F}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{0FCE4F01-64EC-42F1-83E1-1E08D38605D2}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{1A2A195A-A0F9-4006-AF02-3F05EEFDE792}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{2D9DB233-DC4B-4677-946C-5FA5ABCF506B}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{2E5FA7B4-61A2-4662-BBCE-62BBB20FC649}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{3AE76A17-C344-4A83-81CE-65EFEE41E42D}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{4C0A69B0-CE97-42B7-86FC-082... Read more

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Hello,
 
I think I downloaded this while attempting to put Malwarebytes on my Uncle's computer.  You can imagine I have been beating myself up over this.  At the time I realized it, I also had a program called WHITESMOKE.  I seem to have removed that (maybe?) but the CONDUIT search is popping up on Chrome as well as IE.  
 
His computer is an HP 200 Notebook PC.  Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, Service Pack 1.  Running Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security.  
 
I have run the antivirus software with no results.  I contacted a tech from Trend Micro by chat and he advised I run Hijack this and the Fake AV Removal Tool.  This did not resolve either. Ran Malwarebytes (after installing correctly ) .  Lots of PUP showing up there.  Just resetting the browser homepages has no affect once the pc is rebooted. There are detailed instructions on their community page but involve editing the registry but I am a little afraid to do that on my own.  I have followed all of the steps in the preparation guide.  Lots of stuff showed up in the dds scan that were cleared up.  PC seems to continue to function right now but I will be working on it again tomorrow evening.
 
Appreciate any help you can give me!
 
Tammy
 
 

Answer:Conduit Search- Malware or Virus? Browsers are Hijacked

Hello tlpsmithI would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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This computer functions unless you open up a browser, then it redirects to various sites saying it needs to update programs on your PC or your browser. I can get to some sites if I type the site fully in the address bar. If any links are clicked on any page it redirects and tries to activate static.llivelyrics00.live-lyrics.com. I am also getting pop ups from "Severe Weather Alerts" that are obviously malware downloads.
 
Here is the DDS file and I have attached the "attach.txt"
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Lonnie Ward at 18:09:55 on 2014-03-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8087.5335 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass\TrueSuiteService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
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Answer:Complete browser redirects, Conduit, Updatenow.com, other malware.

Hello destry.stevensI would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the ... Read more

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Can you please have a look think I may have a few interlopers!
 
My Laptop is running very slow, taking ages to load pages if at all. I have pop ups appear when I change tab etc
 
Also gets incredibly hot and is working overtime ALL the time.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16720  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Lynn at 12:26:44 on 2013-10-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.5610.3606 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* cached-Sun, 22 May 2016 18:00:49 +00002
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* cached-Sun, 22 May 2016 18:00:49 +00001
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* cached-Sun, 22 May 2016 18:00:49 +00000
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled* signature-cached-Tue, 10 May 2016 07:58:43 +00009
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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Answer:Have Malware issues serve.bannersdontwork conduit search etc?

Hi lemoncakePlease take note of the following:1. Please do not run any other tools unless instructed.2. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean.3. If there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.4. Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Step 1Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer.After the scan has finished...Click on the Clean button.Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.After rebooting, a logfile... Read more

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Searches are redirected and PC basically will not run.
 
I know I shouldn't have tried to do anything, but I know you all are swamped so I
Ran RogueKiller which appeared to run fine; deleted nothing with it then attempted to run Combofix and  it tries to do an autoscan but it never completes (waited over an hour); it just locks up.
 
Sorry that I tried that without your help, 
 
Requested Logs follow, 
 
"Attach" report zipped and attached
 
 
Sorry and thanks for any help you could give.  Regards
 
 
 
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Ruthann at 12:10:36 on 2013-08-13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.382.59 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Answer:Infected with Conduit search virus/malware DDS logs attached

Hello anniedwight I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the sa... Read more

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I just installed a new SSD.  Somehow I got infected with the Conduit Search Virus for the second time while setting up the SSD and programs.  I have run Malwarebytes several times.  It finds PUP.Optional.Conduit.A in several places.  I have quarantined each time but the Conduit Search has more lives than a cat.
 
DDS log:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Eric Hardman at 15:31:44 on 2014-05-24
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8174.5597 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
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Answer:Conduit Search Virus: PUP.Optional.Conduit.A

Hello Double Eagle I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the s... Read more

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Infected with this search virus again and I can't get rid of it.  Opens multiple tabs in Chrome.  Keeps coming back no matter what I try.
 
Also getting pop up ad banner side loading from the lower right hand corner on IE.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
DDS log:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17239  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Eric Hardman at 9:53:03 on 2014-08-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8174.4962 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
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Answer:Conduit Search Virus: PUP.Optional.Conduit.A

Hello Double Eagle I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the s... Read more

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I just did a seven hour reinstall of Windows 8 and installed MS Office 2007 and downloaded Foxit reader - paying attention to not downloading anything I didn't want. Now conduit...com is suddenly my 'home' page! I did a web search and saw some recommendation to uninstall it via Control Panel/Programs. I don't see and reference to it whatsoever. I ran SuperAntiSpyware and it picked up "SearchProtect" right away. I highlighted it and hit the Uninstall selected item button. It then did a two hour scan and didn't even remove it. Or it just shows up again. What going on here?

Answer:Conduit took over my computer

Hello RbtCmpt,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.***1. Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.***2. Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.C... Read more

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How would you protect yourself from a fud?
 

Answer:How to protect yourself from a FUD malware?

LukeNukesEm said:





How would you protect yourself from a fud?Click to expand...

Supplement your security with something besides signatures.
 

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Something (Malware ? ?) locked up my PC (Windows XP). I got a pop up message that my PC was infected and click "yes" to buy an AV program. I did not click "Yes", but every program I tried to run came up with the same message. I took it where I bought it and they fixed it by cleaning my hard drive and re-loading my OS. Fortunately, I had BU'd my personal files. They called the problem an "intercept". Norton AV did not catch it. They also loaded "Malwarebytes" for me.

What is the best way to protect for this kind of problem ?
 

Answer:How to protect against Malware ?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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Make sure you get your system protected from ocurrences of malware problems. Below are some simple steps you can take to reduce the chance of infection in the future. I strongly encourage you to do them all. There is no perfect solution for totally preventing malware from getting on your PC, however, these steps will help.

Please do not make the false assumption that this thread is old or out of date based on the date the thread was started ( 10-10-04 21:52 ). Look at the Last Edited date at the bottom of this message as this procedures does evolve with time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is getting more and more difficult to find real true freeware these days that does not include bundleware, toolbars...etc and junk you just don't want. Make sure you pay attention during installation of anything you download and read license agreements. Be sure to uncheck check boxes for the bundleware and toolbars where you can so that you opt out because the defaults are always to opt in.


1. Visit Windows Update: Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for your operating system and IE. The first defense against infection is a properly patched OS. For anyone who is not yet running at least Windows 7 (which you really should be running at a minimum if your PC supports it) see the below link before updating. Note: Windows XP is not longer supported by Microsoft and is hence a security risk.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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i Just bought a new PC. i have a couple questions from the 'How to protect yourself from malware' thread.

My Pc is running windows 7.

In the Firewall section it doesnt say if the windows 7 firewall is sufficent? If it isnt i will download and outpost firewall and disable the windows one.

In the Antispware tools i downloaded Micrsoft security essentials for Winbdows 7. Since i also downloaded Avast as my anti Virus is it ok to run both these?

In the disable the autoruns feature there is no update for windows 7?
 

Answer:How to protect yourself from Malware

avilo4u said:





In the Firewall section it doesnt say if the windows 7 firewall is sufficent? If it isnt i will download and outpost firewall and disable the windows one.Click to expand...

While the Windows 7 firewall is better than what was in previous versions of Windows, it is still very inadequate.





avilo4u said:





In the Antispware tools i downloaded Micrsoft security essentials for Winbdows 7. Since i also downloaded Avast as my anti Virus is it ok to run both these?Click to expand...

No! MSE is and antivirus and antispyware. So is Avast. You can only have one of them installed.





avilo4u said:





In the disable the autoruns feature there is no update for windows 7?Click to expand...

Microsoft has never updated their info ( from here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715 ) for Windows 7 so I'm not sure if everything that is used for Vista would apply.

You can just run this >> Autorun Eater
 

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Hello, my computer has recently been infected by the pup.optional.conduit virus. This is my second time getting it and the first time I was successfully able to remove it. I tried every single method to try and remove it even while following the steps to delete the conduit virus from another thread for someone else, I feel like it's still in my computer because my internet is still running really slow. Sometimes I lose connection because I won't be able to load a page but when I refresh it, it'll then load. I have recent logs from malwarebytes, adwcleaner, rkill, JRT, aswMBR, if that helps. I scanned with hitmanpro too but didn't save the log from it.

Answer:Conduit still slowing down my computer

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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Hello,

Is there any thread for "How to protect yourself from malware (for vista)" as the one written by chaslang for windows xp.

Another question plz. Is there any site to give ranking for antivirus softwares like matousec for pro-active internet security softwares.

Also kindly tell me plz that avast antivirus is better or comodo internet security with antivirus is better.

Thanks.
 

Answer:How to protect yourself from malware (for Vista)

ablaze said:





Is there any thread for "How to protect yourself from malware (for vista)" as the one written by chaslang for windows xp.Click to expand...

It was not written for Win XP. It is for all versions of Windows althoough obviously there is more in there that relates to WinXP and older since they have been around longer.





ablaze said:





Another question plz. Is there any site to give ranking for antivirus softwares like matousec for pro-active internet security softwares.Click to expand...

You should ask in the Software Forum. But reviews of AVs are typically out of date by the time they are published. This happens because many programs update 3 to 5 times per day and even just one update can drastically improve or reduce an AVs test score.





ablaze said:





Also kindly tell me plz that avast antivirus is better or comodo internet security with antivirus is better.Click to expand...

You are not comparing apples to apples. Avast is just an antivirus. Comodo Internet Security includes all of the below:

firewall
antivirus
Host Intrusion Protection System (HIPS)
BOClean Anti-Malware is not being included in CIS

 

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Hello - First, let me say thank you for helping me rectify a really poor choicesof opening software I wasn't 100% certain was verifiable. As a result I have the Virust Protect Pro problem (at a miniumum) which seems to tie up my machine a lot and causes problems with my wireless network adapter. I have used Spybot and Adware to no avail. I've copied and pasted the Hijack This log below and won't make any changes until I hear from you.
With great thanks for your help!
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:52:29 PM, on 8/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

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I continue to get the "SysProtect" download window on both I.E. and Mozilla. Followed your steps listed to clean my system, but same "Virtumonde" files appear each time I run Ad-Aware. Here is the Hi-Jack this log (after running Ad-Aware, see end of log for HijackThis log generated after restarting computer w/o running Ad-Aware):Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:48:28 PM, on 5/18/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

Answer:Malware - Virtumonde & Sys Protect?

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order in which they are mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.Step #1Scan again with HijackThis and check the following items:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comR3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - ~CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)O2 - BHO: WTLHelper Object - {6D33B121-5C4C-4450-9D1F-7B67085CC199} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkhhe.dllO20 - Winlogon Notify: jkhhe - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkhhe.dllAfter checking these items, close all browser windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked".Step #2Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.Put a check next to Run VundoFix as a task.You will receive a message saying vundofix will close and re-open in a minute or less. Click OKWhen VundoFix re-opens, click the Scan for Vundo button.Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YESOnce you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click OK.Turn your computer back on.Please go HERE to run Panda's ActiveScanOnce you are on the Panda site click the ... Read more

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We maintain several PCs from a library, a research lab for students in a university. Just recently bunch of malwares swarm inside the lab and nearly affected all the machines. Most of these malwares are being imported from student's flash drives in which they're freely allowed to plug on the PC's. So cleaning the infections was really tedious. We cloned the drives and some were fixed using anti-malware softwares. 
 
Each computer is running a Microsoft Security Essentials for virus protection, and that's it.

Our main problem is, how should we setup each PCs so that we can prevent those viruses from porting inside the system? Is there any particular software or windows configurations that can offer such functionality? MSE merely detects all these viruses and most of it already infiltrated the system and removing each as I said is very tedious and time consuming.
Maybe you guys got some efficient workarounds with this type of predicament.NOTE:
All PCs have the same hardware and uses Windows 7 32bit.
 

Answer:How to protect PCs from USB-malware carriers?

Simple, look at:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/541639/security-suggestions-post-3-of-7/
 
Have a great day!

 

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I have read this threadhttp://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=44525 and i am paying particular attention to #5 AntiSpyWare Tools, and it states ONLY USE 1 REALTIME BLOCKER So my question is, i use ESET'S nod32 Antivirus to protect my machine, but it has antispyware protection included. I also have Malwarebytes Pro providing real time blocking, so am i in effect useing more then 1 realtime blocker? If so what do i do about that? I paid for Malwarebytes Pro, not using it will defeat it's purpose and be considered a waste of money!
 

Answer:How to Protect yourself from malware Thread

You;re fine. One AV only, but you can have more than one AS (Anti-spyware ).
 

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Hi. I am rather a person with basic knowledge about computers so don?t be surprised if my question will sound stupid to you.
I have a Windows PC and I often use my thumb drive to print some documents in my university. I?m afraid that it will become infected someday so I thought it would be a good idea to use it only with Puppy Linux when I'm at home. This is why I made my thumb drive a bootable one with Puppy on board. What I want to do is to boot to Puppy, copy the files I need to print or use at the university to the USB drive, then close the system and disconnect the USB drive. To be clear, only one USB stick is involved in this process (Puppy and data are on the same USB stick). Would that prevent infecting my Windows PC? If not then how can I avoid viruses spreading through USB? Can malware do any harm to Windows OS when Puppy is booting?
 

Answer:Can puppy protect me from malware?

Good idea if I understood correctly
 

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According to MBAM, two of my computers are infected.  This one appears to have at a minimum a pup.optional.conduit infection.  I'll include a DDS as well as a MBAM log here.  Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
DDS Log
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by CFT at 18:58:30 on 2013-12-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3993.1516 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\SPBA\upeksvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Access\Advanced\Wave\Trusted Drive Manager\TdmService.exe
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Answer:Computer infected with pup.optional.conduit & others

Any help would be greatly appreciated .. thanks much.

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I don?t know how my computer got search.conduit.com in firefox. I have checked all programs in my computer but didn?t found the way to get rid of it. Please tell me if anybody know the solution of my problem.

Answer:How to remove search.conduit.com from computer.

Scan and delete with Adwcleaner and use Free Malwarebytes then update and do a quick scan. Go here also http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/713710

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I have another computer that has a conduit/bettersearch/a2zlryics variant. It looks like it's listed (in control panel) as BetterSearch.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-5350M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3270 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8450G, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 585533 MB, Free - 533741 MB; D: Total - 23806 MB, Free - 2348 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1982
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

HJT:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:19:12 PM, on 2/1/2014
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16384)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe
C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\UI\bin\cltmngui.exe
C:\Users\sally\AppData\Roaming\SanDisk\SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.exe
C:\Users\sally\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\CLMLSvc_P2G8.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP CoolSense\CoolSense.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP System Event\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Answer:Conduit/BetterSearch - same thing / different computer

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I just got my degree and have not been able to find work so I can only thank all the people at MajorGeeks.
I am 'Gunk Free' but was reading the chaslang's post "dated 10-10-04, 21:52, How to Protect yourself from malware! - MajorGeeks Support Forums"; and under the firewalls to use "Outpost Firewall Free" is listed when I went to download it, it is Dated: 2009-05-08 is it still a good firewall to use?
Thank you in advance for your help.

At a point in time I was 01 of them that understood some binary.
 

Answer:How to Protect yourself from malware! post question

Yes, it is still a good firewall. Just make sure you keep it updated as you would with all other protection software.
 

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Hey!
I am a web designer and I just got permission to work from home for the next week. I am allowed to take my work laptop home for it. I would like some advice regarding the security concerns before I start the work.
I have heard about spyware and malware attacks that can cause severe loss of data. I don't want such things happening to me in my work system. As of now it's clean and no malicious files are present in the system. It's installed with Kaspersky Internet Security and ExpressVPN when connecting to the Internet. Will it help in protection from spyware and malware? I have seen articles mentioning not clicking on emails and installing antivirus softwares will help, but still I have heard a lot about such attacks. What else can I do to ensure nothing harmful will happen?
 

Answer:Will Kaspersky and VPN protect from malware attacks?

It being a work laptop, you shouldn't replace any of the pre-installed software, correct?
 

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I have somehow acquired some malware titled system tool protect your pc. It comes up randomly, asks if I want to scan, says I have over 800 Infections, and constantly prompts me to sign up for it to erase my viruses. I know this is malware, and I aquired it after my Norton expired. How can I remove it? Thank you!

I am using a Hp Pavilion Vista.
 

Answer:System Tool Protect your pc (malware)

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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Hello,I recently managed to aquire a virus that seems to have taken over my computer. There's a bar that appears right below the address bar for internet explorer telling me to download the latest antispyware to protect my computer. I cannot pull up my Task Manager, my computer prompts me that it has been disabled by my administrator. My desktop background has been changed to a message stating the computer has several fatal errors. and occasionally music will play at random that i've never heard before.here is my log:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Josh UWL on 2008-04-09 16:35:51Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --49: 2008-04-09 21:36:32 UTC - RP521 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point48: 2008-04-08 16:12:26 UTC - RP520 - Restore Operation47: 2008-04-08 16:08:59 UTC - RP519 - Last known good configuration46: 2008-04-08 16:08:42 UTC - RP518 - Restore Operation45: 2008-04-08 16:08:41 UTC - RP517 - Last known good configuration-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-08 16:08:11 UTC - RP473 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Percentage of Memory in Use: 85% (more than 75%).Total Physical Memory: 447 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis Clone --------------------------------------------------... Read more

Answer:Protect.antivirus Malware Infection

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.Prior to running Combofix.exe you should disable your antivirus program and disconnect from the internet.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When it's done running it will produce a log for you. Please post that log in your next reply.Important Note - Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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If you know about security in website and computer then tell me how to secure Website from Malware Attack. And what is the role of Google Webmaster in security purpose?
 

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Microsoft said:

A view of the current landscape
Criminal attacks continue to evolve and malware has become their standard weapon against anyone who uses the Internet?on traditional form-factor devices, as well as on mobile devices like tablets and phones. Malware targets all operating systems and browsers, and in recent years, criminal attacks against applications have increased substantially.

Criminals also use social engineering to trick you into performing actions that put you at risk. An increasingly common social engineering strategy uses online advertising campaigns to lure you to a site that installs malware on your computer.

An economy has developed around building reliable vulnerability exploits, which criminals buy to help distribute their malware. Criminals make money from their malware, so they invest in ways to keep it alive such as producing a higher quantity of malware, updating it more frequently?e.g. multiples times each day?and increasing its size and complexity. Some malware is as complex as commercial applications.

Secure by design
We use the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) to build Windows with the best security design, development and testing practices available. Some highlights include:
Threat modeling and security design reviews. During the design process we consider how criminals might seek to attack features and scenarios, and incorporate this analysis into our designs.
Writing secure code. Training and code quality tools help to pre... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 will better protect users from malware

Well its like malware writers would take time to discuss how they will bypass those features. Its like Windows 8 were built in security and could led to few vulnerability probably.
 

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QUESTION _Sticky:" How to Protect yourself from malware! "

In the below instructions, Is it necessary if I *NEVER* use IE, only Firefox?

Thanks!


"6) Adjust Active X security settings

* In Internet Explorer, click Tools, Internet Options, Security. Click on the Internet globe. Then select Default Level, then click OK. Now select Custom Level and scroll down to the ActiveX controls and plug-ins section (some may already be set correctly):
o Set Download signed Active X controls to Prompt
o Set Download unsigned Active X controls to Disable
o Set Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
o Set Installation of desktop items to Prompt
o Set Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
o Set Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
o Set Allow paste operations via script to Disable (see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224993 )
o Click OK and OK again. "
 

Answer:QUESTION _Sticky: How to Protect yourself from malware!

Re: QUESTION _Sticky:" How to Protect yourself from malware! "



jilter said:





In the below instructions, Is it necessary if I *NEVER* use IE, only Firefox?Click to expand...

Yes! Some applications will automatically launch IE sessions since that may be all the can use. Also you need to use IE to be able to get all of your Windows Updates. And some websites (just like some applications) do require IE.
 

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I am getting three screens that come up when ever I try to do work on any program. (1) Windows Security alert (2) Spyware Protect 2009 alert (3) Spyware Alert

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kim at 10:54:20.07 on Thu 02/19/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2430.1853 [GMT -5:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

J:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
J:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
J:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
J:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
J:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
J:\WINDOWS\svcho.exe
J:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
J:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
J:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
J:\WINDOWS\sysguard.exe
J:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
J:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
j:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
j:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
J:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
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Answer:Spyware Protect 2009 malware

Hi,

Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this post a fresh dds log, please.

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If I visit a malware site with latest version of Firefox with the NoScript extension without allowing any scripts, whats the chance of me getting infected if I don't download anything?
 
Also, I hope this is the right place to post this.

Answer:Will using NoScript protect you from a malware site if..?

COPIED FROM NoScript:
The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank).
NoScript also provides the most powerful anti-XSS and anti-Clickjacking protection ever available in a browser.
NoScript's unique whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality...
You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust with a simple left-click on the NoScript status bar icon (look at the picture), or using the contextual menu, for easier operation in popup statusbar-less windows.Watch the "Block scripts in Firefox" video by cnet.
 
If I were using Windows and could only have one security program/ add-on....it would be NoScript. I use it in Ubuntu, too.
There is a learning curve. It is not just install and forget. Install it and go to a popular site and then view all the scripts you never knew
were active on that site and are now blocked from running. You can click to allow just the site's scripting and still block all the others.
The ones that you want to play videos on will be one that you will spend the most time learning which script to allow only the videos to play.

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hello friends-i hope my title makes some sense. i wanted it to convey what i was asking about so people browsing could tell. cuz i couldn't find a question like mine.

i have a new hd completely installed and setup. my old hard drive is now the secondary master and although i still have the OS and programs installed, i never use it. lately i have been actively file-sharing via lime wire. i am behind a zone alarm firewall and running spyware blaster and AVG free. i also regularly scan with spybot S&D. i also scan each file with AVG b4 opening (thanks to majorgeeks for advising me on security)
however, i've been warned the limewire is notoriously risky as far as spyware etc. so my question is:

If i choose to open my secondary OS at start up, and browse and download these risky files to my secondary HD. will that protect my primary HD from infection?

if not, any other advice u have regarding the risks of file sharing are appreciated.

one thing i look out for is files that are too small to contain what they say they do. for example 100kb song files. i just dont download these.
 

Answer:2nd HD for dwnlds/protect primary from malware?

IMHO, I keep an operating system and a backup drive, without an operating system. Just put it on the same cable as primary slave. Frankly, if you are not dual booting 2 operating systems, theres no need to keep them both installed. That said, no any files on a second drive can, and probably will, affect the main drive, in your case, probably infect both drives. A drive formatted without an operating system for backup should be safe from virus and spyware infections, but can affect the other drive, in other words. Having that second drive is great for backups of important data in case of a need to format. I love having my spare drive. Your also correct about Limewire, but it is not specific to Limewire. Any file sharing application is a risk.

Did I answer what you needed?
 

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I'm trying to remove conduit, but I can't get onto the internet to download Adwcleaner. I am currently using my kids computer to look for solutions. Completed steps 1 and 2, but am stuck as I can't download anything directly to the effected computer. What can I do next?
 

Answer:How do I remove conduit when I can't get on the internet with the affected computer?

Hi,

Follow this topic.

http://malwaretips.com/threads/malware-removal-assistance-how-to-get-help.20334/
 

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Hi 
 
I have been trying to remove conduit from my computer all day. It seems to be gone from c drive and browsers now. It was showing up in registry editor but that seems to have stopped. I am however unable to connect to the internet.
 
I have tried multiple programmes from different threads but after seemingly removing it the internet problem is persisting.
 
as requested:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518
Run by lenovo at 0:42:30 on 2014-02-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.6046.3932 [GMT 0:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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Answer:Removing Conduit from computer, cannot connect to internet

Apologies I have posted this twice. Please ignore/close this thread
 
Thanks
 

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