Conduit Search Spyware is Everywhere
Conduit Search is a browser hijacker that installs itself on your computer, similar to many of the other adware threats out there by bundling itself with other potentially useful software. If you are not paying attention when you are downloading software online, you WILL become infected with malware or a virus.
The key to take away from this is that if you ARE paying attention and reading the dialog boxes when you install software you download online, you CAN stop these infections.
You do not have to be a security professional to protect yourself, you simply have to read what is put on your monitor when you’re installing software. Most of these adware are bundled and installed right under your nose!
Search Conduit is a program that will take over your browser. It typically will redirect which browser you are using, internet explorer, chrome or Firefox to the search conduit homepage when you open your browser. The reason they do this is to be able to generate ad revenue from you clicking on ads while you’re trying to figure out what the heck is going on with your browser!
When you try to uninstall this search protect by conduit you typically will get this message: “you do not have sufficient access to uninstall search protect” this message is telling you that search protect has installed itself into the root of your windows directory and you will have to follow the specific detailed instructions listed in that link to remove it.
Basic Pwning of Search Conduit Steps
- Navigate to the start menu, chose control panel, and goto uninstall a program.
- Find the “conduit community toolbar” from the list of programs and click uninstall.
Next Remove from Toolbar in your Browser
- Goto Tools icon in Internet Explorer, then Internet Options, General tab, Click programs, manage addons, toolbars, select Conduit, click remove.
- Google Chrome: Click on Customize button in top right corner, goto settings, then manage extensions and remove any Conduit listings.
To prevent this from happening again you can do one of two things. They are both very simple. You can read every line and option that is put in front of you when you are installing software that you download online and OPT OUT of installation of these types of adware.
Or you can download malwarebytes anti malware from our ad at the top of our site and use it to protect yourself from these things in the future for a very reasonable price.
Either way, at least you have PWNED Search Conduit now, and its not bothering you anymore!