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Conduit Search Protect and other malware?

Question: Conduit Search Protect and other malware?

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.

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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is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a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 clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts.Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process.If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.===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 the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the correct 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.===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.Let me know what problem persists.

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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
Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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 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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Hi, After having slow internet problems, I ran a scan using AVG and it reported no problems.
After a Reboot, I attempted to connect to the internet and was given a Windows Internet Explorer window With a message saying:
A program has suggested a new default search provider for Internet Explorer
With 2 Options:

1.Change to ZoneAlarm Security (Customiz...(search.conduit.com)
This is the new setting suggested by the programme

2.Keep using search the web (search.imgag.com)
This is the current setting

Do I want either of these options? I dont think I do, but there the only ones available. I dare not click anything in case Its Pandora's box. Can Anyone advise me Please?
Windows XP Prof
Service pack 2
AVG Security (free)
Zone Alarm
I hope thats enough info, and Thanks in advance

Answer:Virus/malware Problem search.imgag.com / search.conduit.com

hi there!

you have nothing to worry about. from what you've shared, it looks like you've installed CheckPoint's ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Community Toolbar. This Community Toolbar is powered by Conduit, and you're now facing install questions.

Some background: Conduit is an app network, powering apps and community toolbars for more than 260,000 publishers and their 200 million users.
More about CheckPoint and Conduit's partnership: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Conduit-Helps-Power-Browser-bw-3939265249.html?x=0&.v=1

You can opt to use either of those searches, and you can always go back and change your search prefs:
in IE: click the dropdown arrow near the mag. glass in the FAR RIGHT top corner > select "Manage Search Providers"
in FF: the same option is in the same dropdown (on the right side of the search box on the far right top corner of the screen)
good luck!

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Hi,
 
I have my sons computer and he seems to have a few different issues I am seeing delta search and conduit search and tried removing them through control panel add remove but they are still present.  Please advise.
 
Thanks,
 
Justin

Answer:Infected with delta search and conduit search malware please help

Hello Justin 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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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
C... Read more

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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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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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
C:\Windows... Read more

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
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\... Read more

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
C:\Windows\system32\WL... Read more

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
C:\Windows\... Read more

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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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
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Answer:Protect Conduit

Please close this thread. Assistance is no longer needed.

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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.
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Hello,
 
Looking for help. My default search provider in IE 11 keeps changing back to conduit. Ive followed many threads and advice listed on the web. But no luck.
 
I am trying to run DDS but receive the following message "DDS is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode'. This program shall now exit". I would like to list a log under this topic but am not able to do so.
 
Please help
Thank you very much

Answer:Conduit Search Ask Default Search Engine

Hello nldstorm 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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I downloaded a V-share plug-in while using Firefox and picked up malware that redirects searches to a site called search.conduit.com when I use Chrome and Firefox. The redirect does not happen with Internet Explorer. Using System Restore did not get rid of the problem.

Also, an odd thing happened during the GMER scan. Even though I had followed the instructions to disable Symantec Endpoint Protection, during the GMER scan I periodically received Symantec warnings about a trojan being found. When the GMER scan was done and I went back to re-enable Symantec, Enable File System Auto-Protect was already checked and was active. I redid the GMER scan after disabling the File System Auto-Protect, and the same thing happened.

I do have a Windows install disc available if necessary.

I would be very grateful for any assistance that you can offer! Thanks!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by family at 21:16:48 on 2011-09-12
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1917.922 [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\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
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Answer:browser search redirect: search.conduit.com

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Due to the restrictions on Vista, all tools should be started by right-click > Run as Administrator

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Please download ComboFix and Save it to your Desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

* Ensure you have disabled all antivirus and antimalware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Get help here

Double-click ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts to run it.

Your desktop may go blank. This is normal. It will return when ComboFix is done. ComboFix may reboot your machine. This is normal.

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Question: search.conduit

Hi,

Followed the malware removal thread. Logs are attached.

thanks!!
 

Answer:search.conduit

MGlogs.zip
 

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Question: search.conduit.com

I opened my Chrome browser yesterday and discovered that simultaneously another tab appears with Chrome that is "search.conduit.com." I have had issues with the conduit browser and the garbage it seems to attract. In the past I have used Autorun, AdwCleaner, and sometimes Rkill to identify and remove it, and it has. I did a scan yesterday with Malwarebytes but it does not identify Conduit's presence. I also ran the other previously mentioned software and Autorun identified it but there was no checkmark in the selection box on the left. I had Autorun delete Conduit, but as I opened my Chrome browser this morning I again discovered the additional tab with search.conduit.com. Suggestions on Conduit's removal?

Answer:search.conduit.com

To remove this adware follow these instructions: (I'm guessing you're using Vista/Windows 7)
 
- Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Look for items that related to conduit, such as search protect by conduit > click on Uninstall.
 
-Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools -> Extensions. In the Extensions page, please click on the Recycle Bin button to remove Conduit Search from the list.
 
-Go to Google Chrome Settings, in the “On Startup” area, please click on Set pages. You will be forwarded to Startup pages, in this page, please click on the X button to delete search.conduit.com. 
 
-Please scroll down, click Show Home button under Appearance. Then click Change. Remove search.conduit.com from the Open this page tab, and then select Use the New Tab page and click OK to save changes.
 
-At last, still in Settings page, please click Manage search engines button. Select Google or any other search engine you like from the list and make it your default search engine provider, and then select search.conduit.com from the list and remove it by clicking the “X” mark.
 
If you have any more problems please post below.

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Hi; my computer got wet a couple of weeks ago so we sent it in and they totally replaced the hard drive with a new one. So my husband was installing things for me like chrome & photo shop & the usual, and before he even installs a virus scanner or firewall he decides to install some kind of music player/download software that turns out to give me mad pop ups and all kinds of problems within minutes.

So I came right back here and did run & read me and so far it looks good. Can someone take a look at my logs and tell me what I should do next please? Let me know if you need anything else.

Thanks so much, I appreciate the help!
 

Answer:Search Conduit help please

Viewpoint Media Player <<< Uninstall this junk.

Delete these folders:
C:\ProgramData\Viewpoint
C:\Program Files (x86)\Viewpoint


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.


Now explain how things are running. If you still have pop ups you need to tell me which browser(s) they occur in.
 

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I NEVER get viruses. This afternoon I downloaded three files.

1)Oracles Virtual Box

2)Linux Mint 14 IS0

3)Dameon Tools

Now, when I launch google I get this page:

http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3...M=2&UP=SP99540180-40B0-4F5E-90A1-F8B7EA554C25

Please help me.
 

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Question: conduit search

How do I get rid of this? It shows up as a search bar. I want just google to come up. This costs me 3 or 4 more clicks to search. It doesn't show in the list of programs to uninstall. thanks, Frank
 

Answer:conduit search

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HP Pavilion 20 All in One running windows 8. I got the call when it "my email doesn't work". the problem was a little more in-depth than that but this is what I have:
 
The wired and wireless adapters both show connected to the network and I can ping 127.0.0.1 and google.com from the command prompt with NO packet loss. Internet explorer cannot display any page. I tried resetting internet explorer. I tried an offline install of firefox. I tried un-installing both adapters and even tried updating drivers. I tried the System Auto Repair which came back that it can't repair anything. I tried system restore but no restore points had been created. Internet explorer had the home page set to search.conduit which I cannot find any remnants of other than the home page. I'm hoping someone has run into this before and shed some light on what I missed. There are probably a great number of questions I have left the answer ot out of this post since I wasn't writing my procedure down as I threw things at it. I'm about ready to throw it out my window but that still wouldn't help in the long run. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Answer:Search Conduit - maybe.....?

>> Internet explorer had the home page set to search.conduit << Note that this is a "reasonably common" problem / page hijackI have stopped short of calling it an infection, since it was in one of the recent programs you downloaded and you agreed to install it. This is the usual method of basic detection and removal.Try to download all tools to desktop, and Copy and Paste your responses These tools can be loaded to a cleaned USB stick and transferred to your computer. Please download and run RKill by Grinler.A black DOS box will appear for a short time and then disappear.This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.At most the tool will usually run for about 2 minutesPlease Copy and Paste the log back here. Do not reboot your computer until you complete the next step.  NOW :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 only once to ensure a correct readingAdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button only once for accuracy.A report (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for your review.Check the listed removals and see if you are OK with them.If you have questions, post the Report log back here.NextClick on the Clean button only once to ensure a correct readingPress OK when asked t... Read more

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Question: Search.conduit.com

When I open a new tab on Firefox, I get redirected to Search.conduit.com

How can I get rid of this?

bob
 

Answer:Search.conduit.com

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Hello,
 
I can definitely use some help.
 
Every time I start one of my browsers I go to a page called
 
http://search.conduit.com/?SSPV=FFOLDSB&ctid=CT3247201&SearchSource=13&CUI=SB_CUI
 
The line above is from Firefox.  I don't want to just change the search engine to something else, I want to get rid of search.conduit.com.
 
Also, and I don't know if this is related or if it's a different problem, I keep getting emails from "friends" that are in my email list, however, I think I must have gotten some kind of virus that has stolen my contact list and sends me emails.  I also get random emails from myself! I think those are the biggest problems.
 
Also, since I just got a new desktop computer, I really want to remove anything from this computer that I don't need.  It's a netbook and I'm going to use it for emails, roadtrips, and storing photos when I shoot remotely (I'm a photographer).
 
I'll keep a few basic programs on it as well as an old version of photoshop and I need internet access.
 
Thank you for any help you can offer.
 
 
Michael
 

Answer:Search Conduit - Can't Get Rid Of It

Welcome, please run these and see how it is. 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. Please Download TDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)Do not change the default options on scan results. 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.You will be prompted to restart your computer. 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. Last run ESET.Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Sa... Read more

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Question: search.conduit

Hi,
I believe the computer I'm helping a co-worker work on has a virus or something like that.
The Laptop is an HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14 Sleekbook with Windows 8. It takes a long time to load after a reboot. It also times out when trying to load a web page or it will say (not responding). He has not used this computer for approx. 5 months because of this issue.
It needs everything updated, but I'm not sure if I should clean the system or update first!
I did run an AdwCleaner scan which found a lot of issues.
 
I will attach the AdwCleaner file. Sorry if I was not suppose to attach now!!
I'm looking to see if someone could advise me what to do!
 
Also the Norton is expired. I would like to remove Norton and install a free version. Can you help me remove Norton? Should I install free version now or wait until the system is clean?
 
If you need anymore information just let me know!
Thanks
 
# AdwCleaner v3.308 - Report created 29/08/2014 at 20:31:45
# Updated 20/08/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 8.1  (64 bits)
# Username : Garrett - PC
# Running from : E:\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Clean
***** [ Services ] *****
Service Deleted : 70e6ca8c
Service Deleted : BackupStack
Service Deleted : CltMngSvc
Service Deleted : netfilter64
[#] Service Deleted : SecureAssist
Service Deleted : SupraSavingsService64
Service Deleted : vxlsnyaiet64
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\VisualBee
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\RoeyyalC... Read more

Answer:search.conduit

Hi mpetro1 and
Let`s continue!
Please download Junkware Removal Tool HERE 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.
 
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free 2.0 HERE to your desktop.
    - Do not accept the Free Trial Version at this time -
    * 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' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
    * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
    * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
    * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
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Question: Conduit Search

I guess I didn't get Conduit removed correct as I get a message on start up:

RunDLL

There was a problem starting C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll

The specified module could not be found.

Windows 8 machine

I don't see anything in startup that should make this show, nor in process.
Any assistance to remove this would be great.
 

Answer:Conduit Search

that is a left over in windows tasks

simplest way to deal with it is download autoruns from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

unzip it to a folder on desktop or download sfolder, then on the tasks tab, look for an entry named BackgroundContainer
uncheck that to stop it loading, then right click that line & then select delete
exit autoruns and reboot & it will be gone

DO NOT alter any other startups or delete any alleged missing files entries as there is a very high possibility of it all going wrong. On a 64 bit computer, autoruns along with many other tools cannot see the actual 64 bit file and is diverted by the system to look in the 32 bit folder by mistake where the file doesn't exist.
 

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I appear to have the browser virus lab.search.conduit.com. Can I get some advice on how to remove it? Right now I'm on my cellphone but I do have access to my pc.
 
 
Editing to add system info: 
 
Gateway ZX6800-01
Windows 8 Professional
4GB DDR3 memory
750 GB HDD

Thanks a bunch

Answer:Need help with lab.search.conduit.com

Hello justmeinflorida,

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.
  I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.  1.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool .Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer.After the scan has finished...Click on the Clean button.Press OK whe... Read more

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I got the conduit virus from all things a BC/BS website. I had this on another computer a while ago and got rid of it. I did many of the same things as before but combofix is not compatible with Windows 8;1. Then I ran adaware, junkware removal tool, malware bytes. They removed a ton of junk, but after reboot , it was still there. Can anyone help, please?
 

Answer:Can't get rid of conduit search

Click on this link to download : ADWCleaner Click on ONE of the Two Blue Download Now buttons That have a blue arrow beside them and save it to your desktop. Do not click on any links in the top Advert.

See the screenshot where the proper download buttons are highlighted
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, you will get a message saying "PENDING" , Ignore that & 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.


If you are still seeing conduit after that, tell us where you see it
 

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Question: Search.Conduit.Com

Each time i bring up Google it now goes to   SEARCH.CONDUIT.COM.   Wonder if anyone knows the answer as to how to remove it.

Answer:Search.Conduit.Com

Please download AdwCleaner and run it.
 
An image like the one below will open, click on Scan.
 

 
Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.  
 
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be close so that the infections can be removed.  Click on Ok.
 
When cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your next post.

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Question: search.conduit.com

I have the 'search conduit' virus popping up whenever I open up my chrome browser. I ran adwcleaner, here's the log. Should I just clean everything or do I need to delete it?
 
 
# AdwCleaner v4.105 - Report created 18/12/2014 at 17:06:45
# Updated 08/12/2014 by Xplode
# Database : 2014-12-16.1 [Live]
# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : Indira - INDIRA-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\Indira\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Scan
***** [ Services ] *****

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
File Found : C:\END
File Found : C:\Windows\System32\roboot64.exe
Folder Found : C:\Users\Indira\AppData\Local\apn
Folder Found : C:\Users\Indira\AppData\Local\Temp\AskSearch
Folder Found : C:\Users\Indira\AppData\LocalLow\HPAppData
***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{4E03E0F7-B8AB-4192-B973-B6F621EAA8D7}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{D2CE3E00-F94A-4740-988E-03DC2F38C34F}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{9522B3FB-7A2B-4646-8AF6-36E7F593073C}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D2CE3E00-F94A-4740-988E-03DC2F38C34F}
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{4E03E0F7-B8AB-4192-B973-B6F621EAA8D7}
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Answer:search.conduit.com

Hello there    
 
Welcome to Bleeping Computer, I'm LighthouseParty. You can press clean in AdwCleaner. Let's run some additional scans to see what could be causing this.
   Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop
Double click MiniToolBox.
Select the following and then press go.
Post the log in your next reply.
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs
List Restore Points
  Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop
Double click mbam-setup-x.x.x.xxxx and follow the on-screen instructions.
On the dashboard, click update now.
After that, click scan now - the scan will now begin.
When the scan's completed, select apply actions - make sure the action is quarantine.
Restart your computer.
How to get the log.
On the dashboard, select the history tab and click application logs.
Select the log which has the time and date of when you did the scan.
Click copy to clipboard and paste it into your reply.
Please download Security Check to your desktop
Double click SecurityCheck and follow the on-screen instructions.
A log should open, called checkup.txt.
Please post the contents of it in your next reply.
Non-malware removal steps
 
Run System File Checker - http://support.microsoft.com/KB/929833
Run Disk Check - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641432
Run Disk Cleanup - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup
Thanks and go... Read more

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Question: Conduit Search

Came to Malwaretips for help - to remove Conduit Search. Over the years I have tried many 'virus removal / speed up your computer' help websites but they generally just take up my time while trying to sell me an anti-virus program. This site looks different. Hope so.
 

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Question: Conduit Search

I have had Conduit Search for sure on this computer. Possibly some other internet based virus/search hijacks, etc. I now have 4 windows open when I open Google Chrome, etc. I tried multiple times, all with nothing running, all windows closed, etc, to get GMER program to run, it will not. It freezes everytime after about 2 seconds.

Here are my logs :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:26:40 AM, on 4/2/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16521)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SugarSync\SugarSync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVDtray.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\WebPlayer\FLV Player\WebPlayer.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.23.9\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Gateway Photo Frame\ButtonMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\Canon IJ Network Scan Utility\CNMNSUT.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HTC\HTC Sync\Application Launcher\Application Launcher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Tel... Read more

Answer:Conduit Search

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

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Question: search.conduit

how do I remove search.conduit from firefox????

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
herb
 

Answer:search.conduit

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Don't know where it came from, doesn't show up in the control panel programs/applications section.

Went into C drive, Programs, and deleted the Conduit folder, but altho that folder is no longer in C / Programs, that still keeps coming up at random times when I open XP and/or start looking for something.

Have also used CCleaner and scanned with Super AntiSpyware and Malware Bytes, neither of which found it.

Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Can't get rid of Conduit.com search

I'm assuming your using chrome, go to Customize and control Google Chrome>tools>extensions<disable the Conduit search.
 

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Hi,

I have a problem with my laptop, my home page when i use google chrome has been hijacked and it is now www.search.conduit.com; A PC Gears toolbar was also installed automatically. I uninstalled the toolbar but that only seems to have worked for internet explorer but for chrome the toolbar is still there. My laptop is now very slow and sometimes i cannot access the internet through internet explorer.
I am using Internet explorer 8, Windows XP professional SP2. Below is the dds.txt log:

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by mlerotholi at 8:54:15 on 2011-08-12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1977.963 [GMT 2:00]
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AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DWRCS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MI6841~1\MSSQL\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WD Drive Manager\WDDMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.ex... Read more

Answer:Search.conduit Virus

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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I recently paid someone to rebuild my PC because the software.config file was damaged and I couldn't boot the machine and fix it myself. When I got my PC back it had several malware programs like 24/7 TechSupport, some system optimize program, and Search Conduit. I used ADD/REMOVE Programs and MalwareBytes to get rid of some of this but Search Conduit is still active. The system also crashes or hangs occassionally and sometimes running programs like my stock market trading platform just disappears.

I downloaded and ran HJT and DDS but cannot get GMER to run. I get the message that the program has stopped working and that Windows is looking for a solution.

Here is the System Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4062 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227967 MB, Free - 136512 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:27:02 PM, on 2/7/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16526)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
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My computer got infected with the conduit search trojan.

I have Windows 7, 64bit and I run Norton Antivirus.
Thank you for your help in advance,

-Bruce
DDS LOG:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16736
Run by Eileen at 22:14:12 on 2013-11-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3839.2283 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled* {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\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\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE64.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
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Answer:Conduit Search Trojan

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It appears you didn't attach the second dds log, Attach.txt, to your initial post.

Press the Windows "logo" key and "R" key then copy/paste the following into the Run box and click OK:

%temp%\attach.txt

A text file should open. Save it to your desktop then attach that file to your next reply.

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It also appears you didn't attach the gmer log. If you ran it, please attach the log to your next reply.

If not, please delete any existing copies of gmer. Please run this renamed version of gmer:

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here and Save it to your Desktop. Double-click gmer.exe to run it. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent.
First, gmer will run a short, initial scan.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.



Click the image to enlarge it


In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure ... Read more

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Hello all,
 
I am helping my brother with his computer.  He has an obvious Conduit infection.  I have run many of the tools that are used on this site and have cleaned a lot, but this thing keeps coming back.   I have used mbam, mini toolbox, jrt, eset online scanner, and adw cleaner.  I can post all of those results at request.
 
Can someone help me?

Answer:Conduit Search infection

Which browser is affected?  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... Read more

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gang I have a newly minted 8.1 load. clean, until I d/l'd SIW from the link. installed it and instantly ambushed by conduit search.

not MG fault, but link needs checking.

happy new year
 

Answer:SIW FROM MG bugged - conduit search

zapp said:





not MG fault, but link needs checking.Click to expand...

Please read the popups during installation ( as always recommended ) and opt out. Very few free downloads would exist these days if only ones with out toolbars ...etc were offered. The download page for SIW even posted the below which you should be reading too



Limitations: This program is advertising supported and may offer to install third party programs that are not required for the program to run. These may include a toolbar, changing your homepage, default search engine or other third party programs. Please watch the installation carefully to opt outClick to expand...

You should now uninstall any unwanted toolbars/sowftware. And then run the below two programs which may help remove most of the junk.

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 i... Read more

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Hi, hopefully it is ok to post this here, Apologies if not, more than happy to fit in or move to wherever is best.

Basically I've got the search conduit tool bar stuck on my computer (an issue I'm sure you've come across before). It's being reinstalled by utorrent every time I remove it, and I've tried various ways I've read online. I've got it in firefox instead of the google web bar (the big one at the top).

Any help would be really appreciated. I emailed the conduit help and they replied with bog standard firefox toolbar uninstall methods. I replied saying I'd tried that and specified it kept reinstalling itself and now they won't return my emails.

Thanks for any help

p.s. I posted a new thread as in the computer security section it said don't follow other peoples fixes so I didn't want to just copy other old threads on this topic.

Answer:Help Removing Search Conduit

Hi,

Sounds like it may be installed on your computer as well as on Firefox. Check the add/remove programs section of your control panel and see if it appears there too. If it does, do an uninstall and hopefully this should solve the issue.

Steve

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Hey All

I downloaded a sniping tool for ebay and it came with the annoying "search conduit." Each time I click on Chrome, the home tab is the Bing search engine and the url says "search.conduit".

Steps I have taken to this point
1. Ran a FULL Malwarebytes scan
2. Searched my computer/HDD for any files related to the sniping tool, deleted promptly.
3. Uninstalled/re-installed Chrome.
4. Deleted the sniping tool extension.

NOTE: I CANNOT locate conduit as an "extension" in Chrome.

I cannot get rid of it to save my soul. I would appreciate any recommendations!
 

Answer:Search Conduit Removal

Hi and welcome.

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.

Download : ADWCleaner to your desktop.

NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and get an alert that stops the program downloading, click on the warning and allow the download to complete.

Close all programs and click on the AdwCleaner icon.

Click on Scan and follow the prompts. Let it run unhindered. When done, click on the Clean button, and follow the prompts. Allow the system to reboot. You will then be presented with the report. Copy & Paste this report on your next reply.

The report will be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder. as AdwCleaner[S0].txt

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here.

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest v... Read more

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I found several days ago that I had somehow acquired a folder entitled "Conduit" which I removed. I thought that I was rid of "Conduit", but I find that among the Search Providers listed in my IE8 search box in the toolbar is a provider called "White Smoke New Customized, etc." and when I click on "Manage Search Providers", I find that White Smoke carries "conduit.com" URLs, that it has been set as the deault provider, AND that the "Delete" box has been grayed out.
This is no big deal as I seldom use IE and have made DuckDuckGo my homepage on IE anyway, so the "Search Providers" box is seldom, if ever, used. However, It galls me that this piece garbage has installed itself somehow on my computer and I don't know how to get rid of it. I'd appreciate any assisance in removing it.
 

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Hello there Tech Guys~ My home page/search engine has been hijacked by search.conduit.com. I have deleted/uninstalled all potential programs and have run several scans. It keeps coming back. Here are my logs as instructed. Thank-you so very much

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:18:44 PM, on 8/20/2013
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19453)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCTray.exe
C:\Users\Kim\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Security Scan\2.1.121\SSScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\ProgramData\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\COMODO\GeekBuddyRSP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\PROGRA~2\AD-AWA~1\AdAware.exe
C:\Users\Kim\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe
C:\Users\Kim\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Kim\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Kim\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:HELP~ I have been hijacked by search.conduit.com

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I'm trying to help out a friend with their computer problems. He said his computer started slowing down and he was getting strange popups. I observed a few of these, Internet Explorer would just randomly start up and open up a Conduit search page. Conduit search is also set as the home page in Explorer. I'm also seeing something suspicious called Yontoo under add/remove programs that I was unable to uninstall.

I've finished the READ AND RUN ME FIRST section. Looks like some things were found, Hitman Pro in particular found a large number of items which I set to ignore as instructed.

Here are the logs.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Conduit Search, Yontoo etc.

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.

 

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I googled conduit and found that I have this malware on my computer.  How can I get rid of it?  I have run SAS, malwarebites, atf & cc cleaner but it is still there.  Thanks.

Answer:How to get rid of search.conduit.com window

You need ADWCleaner.  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
 
Run it, allow it to clean everything.  Then after reboot, reset your webbrowsers to default settings.  Make sure the homepage is not set to search conduit.

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I need serious help! So, my PC (Toshiba) was infected with Search Conduit, I was able to remove the actual search engine as my homepage, and thought I had deleted it, and it decided to stay. Soon I noticed that I could no longer use Microsoft Word, iTunes, the internet, and a few other resources. Then I noticed whenever I turned my PC on these following notifications popped up:
 
ToshibaServiceStation.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or software vendor for
support.ToshibaAppPlace.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or software vendor for
support.
MOM.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or software vendor for
support.
TimelineMonitor: ToshibaTimelineMonitor.exe - Bad Image
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Answer:Search Conduit's Aftermath Take II - Where do I go from here?

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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How can I ensure that all entries of search.conduit.com is off of my system. I already did quick scans with malwarebytes pro, SAS pro, adwcleaner and hitman pro. I also deleted every entry of it in system registry.

DO i need to do anything else?

thx
 

Answer:conduit search issue

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without having to purchase the 100's of programs offered ..is there away to remove the conduit.search from my IE browser.
 

Answer:Solved: conduit search

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My wife's laptop recently has been infected somehow by a browser redirect search.conduit.com (and possibly other) malware.
 
 
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16843
Run by donna at 21:11:17 on 2014-04-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1790.778 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled* {E04423E5-BF49-76E9-FDB3-A7EAC7E589A0}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

Answer:search.conduit.com has taken over laptop

Hello dixidawg,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.... Read more

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Hi, I am pretty new to this forum, so I am sorry if I posted this in the wrong topic, or whatever. I guess this was the best one I could find

Before I say this, I just want to get this clear. I am not blaming Major Geeks on this virus, or anything. I trust this website, and it is not MG's fault.

Anyways, my mom went onto major geeks, and instead of clicking one of the downloads here, she accidentally clicked an ad, that contained a bunch of crappy tool-bars, or whatever. (Silly Mom )

I uninstalled the toolbars, ran MalwareBytes, HitMan-Pro, CCleaner, and my antivirus (Which is avast, The latest version, that is free). I know all of that probably was not necessary, but I just wanted to make sure it was safe from viruses.

So it seems pretty good now, but the only problem is that when I open a new tab on my browser, (Mozilla-Firefox, just in case you needed to know for some reason) it goes to this link below, I would not recommend clicking on it:

http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3315039&searchsource=69&UM=2&

I tried to go into the settings and change it, but I could not find anything, except for changing my homepage, which I already did change it to what I wanted.

I am still a bit nervous that I have some sort of virus hiding in my computer, so if anyone can give me some advice with that also, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Conduit Search Virus

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Sorry to hear your mom picked this up thru one of the advertisement links; however let me first clear something up. Conduit is not a virus and in no way fits the definition of a virus. It is just junkware/adware and it does have an effect on search engine redirects because it hooks into browsers.

If you only have problems with Firefox and only with Conduit, the below may be the easiest and fast fix

Reset Firefox to Defaults

If however you have problems with additional browers or other issues or if the above does not work, you will need to work thru the below:

READ & RUN ME FIRST Malware Removal Guide (incl. spyware, virus, trojan, hijacker)
 

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I have the Search Conduit infection and am wits end on how to remove it from  my PC. Anytime I launch any browser it takes me to a weird Google-like page. I am not sure what kind of infection it is but I have run just about every suggested program in the forums. I have even reinstalled Windows 7 and this problem still persists. Any help I can get would be appreciated. I have attached the 2 DDS.txt files per Step 6.

Answer:Infected with Search Conduit

Hello jaycourtneymills 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 "t... Read more

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Hi there,
 
I recently noticed that my homepages were changed to http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3289075&SearchSource=48&CUI=UN34434332395774257&UM=2 and I could not change them back to normal.  If I changed my homepage in my Internet Settings, IE would open up at the search conduit page.  I found in my programs that there was a search conduit program, I removed it and now I was able to change my IE homepage as well as my Google Chrome homepage and it worked fine.  Though everything seems fine, I am afraid there are still remnants of this program/virus around. Malwarebytes found nothing.  Also as I was typing this message, Windows Security Essentials found "HackTool:Win32/Keygen" on my system.  It said it successfully removed it.
 
Please advise me on what to do.  When my Malwarebytes is finished, I will post the results on here as well.  Thanks for the future help,

Centuck
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16476  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.17.2
Run by Nelda at 13:54:30 on 2013-04-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.2.1033.18.8182.5255 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {84E27563-E198-C6D6-D9BC-D9F020245508}
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============== Running Processes =... Read more

Answer:Search Conduit Virus

Hello Centuck 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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Hi,

I'm having problems with a search conduit redirect, which showed up just today. I think it's due to an install (also today) of FLV player. The problems showed up right afterwards.

I've attached the logs as described in your Read & Run Me First thread. Thank you guys.

Avalia
 

Answer:search conduit redirect

Welcome to Major Geeks!

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:\Program Files (x86)\SearchProtect
C:\Users\xamayca\AppData\Local\SearchProtect
C:\Users\xamayca\AppData\Local\FilesFrog Update Checker\update_checker.exe
C:\Users\xamayca\AppData\Local\WebPlayer
C:\Users\xamayca\Desktop\FLV Player.lnk
C:\Users\xamayca\AppData\Local\Temp\*.*

:Reg
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SearchProtect]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"FLV Player"=-
[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3638451154-3866334349-2893476779-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run]
"FLV Player"=-
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{C280562B-383A-4337-9EAA-2BE3DEA63189}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{D944BB61-2E34-4DBF-A683-47E505C587DC}]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{C280562B-383A-4337-9EAA-2BE3DEA63189}]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{D944BB61-2E34-4DBF... Read more

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I need serious help! So, my PC (Toshiba) was infected with Search Conduit, I was able to remove the actual search engine as my homepage, and thought I had deleted it, and it decided to stay. Soon I noticed that I could no longer use Microsoft Word, iTunes, the internet, and a few other resources. Then I noticed whenever I turned my PC on these following notifications popped up:
 
ToshibaServiceStation.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or software vendor for
support.ToshibaAppPlace.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or software vendor for
support.
MOM.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or software vendor for
support.
TimelineMonitor: ToshibaTimelineMonitor.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using ... Read more

Answer:Search Conduit's Aftermath Take II - Where do I go from here?

Go to Control Panel, click on Add and Remove Programs and click uninstall on Search Protect.
Just in case, you should install Adwcleaner or Malwarebytes.

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Hi,
 
Hopefully I've come to the right place, I'm looking for some help please.
 
Logged on to my laptop this morning and various pop ups were appearing.  I'm on windows 8 operating system.
 
I noticed that my homepage and search box settings have been changed to conduit?
 
I did have Mcfee on the computer as 'BT Net Protect' but cancelled my BT account recently and the protection went with it.  It hasn't been uninstalled. 
 
I've attempted to uninstall odd looking programs.  After that, firefox (and IE) was refusing to connect to the internet.  I googled from my iphone at that point for a solution and had to untick some kind of proxy server setting.  Internet connection is now working but from reading forums, I suspect I have a larger issue.
 
I think the problem on the firefox screeen contained this
C:\Users\Nicola\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll
 
This morning I've installed Avast and Malwarebytes, both currently scanning.
 
Would someone be able to advise me please?  Admittedly I have no idea what I 'm looking for or doing.
 

Answer:Conduit Search Infection?

Your infected with the malware/spyware Conduit. Find it in the add/remove programs list and right click it and select uninstall. Then run malwarebytes, superantispyware and spybot s&d 1.6.2 in safe mode, running full scans, not quick scans.

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Hey guys,

I just bought a brand new ASUS computer and within a day I have this Conduit Search virus. It's with Windows 8 and I am so bad with it right now, especially for coming from a Mac.

Please help!
 

Answer:Windows 8 / Conduit Search

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.

 

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How can I ensure that all entries of search.conduit.com is off of my system. I already did quick scans with malwarebytes pro, SAS pro, adwcleaner and hitman pro. I also deleted every entry of it in system registry.

DO i need to do anything else?

thx

Answer:conduit search issue

Make sure it's not in any of your browsers as a search engine option (for IE/Chrome/FireFox), and make sure no extensions/add-ons are installed for it either.

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So far I've search high and low for this information, got some tips but none pan out.  It's as if the program is hiding from my programs and features list. like possibly it's there but it's calling it's self something different.  It just infested my computer a few days ago; knowing I hadn't installed anything in the last few days I simply uninstalled anything that had got installed since then (1 item), but that didn't work either.  Any tips?
 
Mod Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~bloopie

Answer:How do I uninstall search.conduit.com.

If this isn't a virus AdwCleaner should remove it.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

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I realized something changed my home page.  I went in and changed it back.  At that point I realized that when I opened an new tab in IE 11 "conduit.search.com" is in the address space.  Also the page has "Trovi" on it and adds.  My McAfee stops it and says it is a potentially dangerous site.  I have the McAfee suite that is provided by ATT Internet with my service.
 
I think this started when I went to watch the basket ball games on Yahoo.  I pop up came up and said I needed Adobe Flash Player.  I knew I did not have it on the machine so I click the link.  (I should have gone to the Adobe site, huh?)  After the downloads I never saw Adobe Flash Player in my programs.
 
I hope the above is helpful.  I will paste and attach now.
 
Joe
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521
Run by Joseph at 7:09:29 on 2014-03-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3932.1823 [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\system3... Read more

Answer:Conduit Search Infection

Hello joekres 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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My computer is infected with conduit search so when I open firefox or chrome or try to open a new tab, I get directed to conduit search home page rather than my default home page. And, when I try to open internet explorer or open a tab, it gets directed to search.ask homepage instead of my default homepage.
 
I've tried using malware bytes and avast to get rid of it, but I can't shake it.
 
I've downloaded DDS(this isn't my first rodeo here) and when I try to run it, I get the message "DDS Mode is not meant to run in Compatibility Mode. This program shall now exist." I click okay, but I'm not getting any logs.
 
Thank you for your help.
 
 

Answer:Conduit search infection

Hello danar 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", t... Read more

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I have a new laptop with windows 8 and google chrome. evertime I log on it brings up google, but also two other tabs which are searchnu.com and conduit search.com. I would like to know how to get rid of these, is anyone else having this problem? and can you point me in the right direction to find a solution. I am sorry if this is redundant as I am sure other people are having the same problem, I just need to be pointed to the proper post. thanks in advance

ext
 

Answer:conduit search removal

Let's try this first:

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.

 

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Hello,
 
I downloaded an ftp software and ended up with my browser starting out at search.conduit.   I ran Malwarebytes and it removed 33 supposed infections - all .pub or something like that.  However, I read that this virus is a bit difficult to remove.  So I downloaded and ran DDS as instructed.  I'm using Windows 8.  
 
I also now receive these error messages when I start my computer:
 
RunDLL
 
There was a problem starting C:\Users\William\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3306061\plugins\TBVerifier.dll
 
The specified module could not be found
 
--------------------------------------------
 
RunDLL
 
There was a problem starting C:\Users\William\AppData\Local\Conduit\Background\Container\BackgroundContainer.dll
 
The specified module could not be found
 
 
 
Here are the logs: 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by William at 8:22:39 on 2013-11-20
Microsoft Windows 8  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.11461.9395 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/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
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Answer:Search.conduit virus?

Hello,
 
I downloaded an ftp software and ended up with my browser starting out at search.conduit.   I ran Malwarebytes and it removed 33 supposed infections - all .pub or something like that.  However, I read that this virus is a bit difficult to remove.  So I downloaded and ran DDS as instructed.  I'm using Windows 8.  
 
Here are the logs: 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by William at 8:22:39 on 2013-11-20
Microsoft Windows 8  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.11461.9395 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
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\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k apphost
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Hi all again,
 
I can seem to get this search off this computer could someone please lend me a help hand or scan.
 

Answer:Search.Conduit Redirect

Hello Fixing1, I am moving this to the Am I Infected forum so we can scan. 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. Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe... Read more

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I recently encountered the Conduit hijacker on two of my computers linked with Google Chrome, I ran multiple malware programs such as Malwarebytes, adwcleaner, and Junk ware remover. I ended up performing a low level wipe on both just to be safe, but I just want to make sure there isn't anything else that these anti-malware programs can't catch.
 
Thank you

Answer:Conduit Search Bar Infection

Hello hokie19 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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Hello boys, I"M BACK! Haha. :major
Hope you all have been well.

Yesterday I was looking for a PDF utility (Via MG) and was infected by conduit.search

I have looked through the various redirect threads, they all seem to have different solutions that eventually involve an mbr fix plus. I did not readily notice a thread related specifically to conduit.search, so I started one.

This is what I know so far:
Windows vista 64x service pack #2
I have a My Book external hard drive as a back up utility/device.
The read me first steps have been taken
The redirect steps require dns flushing. I could not use the command. The error message was "elevation required". I'm assuming this means the command must be run from c:\> but vista runs the command line under specific users.
The MBR faked message is suspect. My machine seems to have a non-standard OEM MBR. (Dell) This was apparent in this thread: MBR Infection Thread
Malwarebytes and SAS both find the issue, but the problems recur immediately. Pup.bprotector
There are issues that TDSSKiller finds, but they are medium level threats and ignored.
Rogue killer finds cookies that cannot be deleted.
Empty (0 byte) folders appear in various places depending on what windows are open at the time. I have fought it enough that the folders now appear on the desktop and in the google apps folders. bprotectorforwindows and SearchPlugins
I uninstalled the current and all other versions of Java, as opposed to just... Read more

Answer:search.conduit Infection

More logs

Can't find the MWB log, ran the scan and fix a couple of times, can't find log. Hmmm...?

That's all I can find at the moment, attached.
 

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I need to know how to get rid of search.conduit
When I turned computer on sign came up about what perhaps was an 'unwanted search provider'. I have Google as search provider, but another one called search.conduit was on there too. Is there an easy way for a novice computer user to get this off?
I have Windows 7. Thanks
 

Answer:How to remove search. conduit

Welcome to Major Geeks!

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

Please 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 update 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 a different user account ... Read more

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i download a microsoft project in brothersoft.com then suddenly my homepage turns into a page with a link http://search.conduit.com/?CUI=UN34659863672629913&ctid=CT3281348&SearchSource=48. pls help! 

Answer:search conduit removal

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see here and here.Double click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.NOTE:  aswMBR will create M... Read more

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Hello Guys, I need help quick! Somehow I have gotten the Search Conduit Virus. Everything I have read says that this is a High Risk!! Can someone please tell me how to safely remove this for free. Thank you very much for your time.
 

Answer:Search Conduit Virus

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When I open Chrome I no longer go to Google. Instead "Conduit Search" opens - the following is in the address bar:
search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3320218&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&SearchSource=55&CUI=&UM=4&UP=SPB95F2056-DC31-4555-9B19-8B3AB7983FA8&SSPV

When I ran Malwarebytes it found about six files in the registry relating to it, and deleted them. I had to restart, so I ran it again when it started and it did not show them. I did remove all search engines listed (including the above) from settings in Chrome.

Internet Explorer was also opening Conduit search - but now is opening Google.
There is a thread dated 8/03/13 on windows 8 & Conduit search - please let me know if I should just follow the instructions in that thread.
Thanks for all you do!

Regards,
Mary
 

Answer:How do I remove Conduit Search? (Win 8.1)

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.

 

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Greetings,

First off, I wanted to say thanks to all the posters that have helped me so much in the past. This is my first post, but I've been visiting and leeching help off this site for about 4 years now, so Thanks.

Here is my problem.

System is running WinXP Pro SP3

Recently, conduit search was unknowingly (thanks to my wife)installed on our computer. Through various applications, I felt that I had removed it completely. Today, when I tried to connect to a Hyperlink for work, I get the following error:

C:\(the location of the hyperlink) is not a valid Win32 application.

I had just connected to that prior to removing the conduit search adware. So, I'm thinking I deleted something that is necessary to run my hyperlink. I did re-create another one, but still get the same problem.

Any advice?

Thanks

Answer:Conduit Search aftermath

Hello. I moved this to the Am I Infected forum to make sure it's all off.ADW CleanerPlease 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.You will be prompted to restart your computer. 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.>>>>Junkware Removal Tool 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.>>>>I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the
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A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting for Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer has reset this setting to your original search provider Zynga Customized Web Search ( search.conduit.com )
When I click ok another box pops up and tells me that Zynga Customized Web Search is disabled.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:31:09 PM, on 1/9/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16428)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_ActiveX.exe
C:\Windows\System32\MsSpellCheckingFacility.exe
C:\Users\Pat\Downloads\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bing.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software... Read more

Answer:search.conduit.com problem

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