What is Conduit Search (search.conduit.com)?

Created on Monday, 16 September 2013 16:15

The Conduit virus, also referred to as the Conduit search virus, Conduit engaging people virus, Conduit malware apps, or the search.conduit.com redirect virus, is a website that participates in unethical practices, and is utilized by ethical and unethical third-parties, including cyber criminals and scam artists in order to generate revenue via Conduit Products such as the Conduit Community Toolbar or Search Protect by conduit. Conduit is essentially documented as a browser hijacker, that installs onto a computer system and attaches to an internet browser, in order to change internet browser settings such as the home page and default search engine. This causes infected internet browsers to start up on search.conduit.com and redirect to search.conduit.com as well as other webpages on the Conduit domain name and third-party domain names and search engines.

Conduit products download and install onto a computer and browser as a standalone Conduit Community Toolbar browser attachment (or other Conduit Community app), and also bundles with third-party add-ons, extensions, plugins, Toolbars, BHOs, and general software. The developers of third-party items (add-ons, software, etc.) use Conduit as well, and may distribute their product with Conduit attached to it, causing internet browsers to redirect to search.conduit.com, even though a Toolbar such as Certified Toolbar is attached.

Is Conduit safe (Is search.conduit.com safe)?

Conduit is not safe for reasons concerning cyber crime, the invasion of privacy, entrapment, unethical marketing practices, and their “dark” past associated with malware, etc. Furthermore, anyone can make a Conduit Community toolbar to generate money, but Conduit Community Toolbar is often used by unethical third-parties.

Conduit Redirects: Dangers & Symptoms

Use the free instructions below to automatically or manually remove the Conduit virus, and stop your browser from redirecting to search.conduit.com and other websites.

How to automatically remove Conduit and third-party malware

Use the instructions below to automatically remove the Conduit virus and third-party malware, as well as repair internet browser settings.

1. CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can be used to repair internet browser settings and uninstalling pesky software. In other words, CCleaner can automatically stop your browser from redirecting to search.conduit.com and other websites. CCleaner can also be used to troubleshoot browser start up settings and can automatically uninstall Conduit Community Toolbar if needed.

2. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

In some cases, Malwarebytes will not remove malware directly associated with the Conduit redirect, but CCleaner above will. Malwarebytes will remove third-party malware that may have caused the initial redirection to Conduit.

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