2/20/2014

How to Remove Search Protect by Conduit, Conduit Search Protect Uninstalled Guide


Is Search Protect by Conduit Dangerous? Should I Uninstall Search Protect by Conduit?



“I've just found search protect conduit in my start-up manager (removed it via add/remove) but is it spyware? Don't know where it came from. Have Googgled this question but varying answers as to whether it is some form of malware and how it was installed.”


Have you seen the example which attacked by Search Protect by Conduit, so we can first know that it is not safe to keep it on your system. If you don’t know how to get rid of Search Protect by Conduit, please read the following article.

Search Protect by Conduit or Conduit SearchProtect is free application that powered by conduit. LTD. it is unwanted program which can install on the target computer without asking any permission from users. Search Protect by Conduit usually can be bundled with free downloads or cracked software. It is often distributed via installation of programs on the internet. If users click any pop-up windows, Conduit SearchProtect will install automatically on their computers.


Once Search Protect by Conduit runs into the background, it will manipulate the target computers without any obvious notification. It is a type of malware program that can modify of the settings internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Yahoo, or Bing. It will create new add-ons like plug-in, browser extension, Conduit toolbar and so on.

Search Protect by Conduit this malware can trigger some browsers problems on the affected computers. It will hijack the default browsers and change the homepage and search engine into search.conduit.com. So attackers will experience redirect to unwanted websites when they are doing searches by the affected browsers. In some cases, users may encounter bad browser performance including web browser crashing unexpectedly, running very slow, and no response when visit websites. Some other unwanted programs and applications can be installed on the infected computers. Furthermore, more infections with Conduit will be downloaded on the system.  As described above, Search Protect by Conduit is a very dangerous infection that you have to remove it from your computer in a hurry.

 



The image of Search Protect by Conduit





Search Protect by Conduit making your PC destroyed unexpectedly


1, this malware can affect the browser seriously.
2, instead of the homepage assigned, you will get a search bar from search.conduit.com.
3, it slows down the browser/computer overall.
4, everything starts to act weird and all programs slow down completely becoming unresponsive to the point I have to shut down manually.
5, Search Protect by Conduit has been installed without my permission
6, Search Protect by Conduit is difficult to uninstall from the affected computers.
7, this infection can download more infections and unwanted programs onto the infected system.

How to delete/uninstall/remove Search Protect by Conduit on the IE/Chrome/Firefox

Method 1:  Remove Search Protect by Conduit manually


1. Stop running processes in Windows Task Manager first.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)



2. Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK. 




3. Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer:

1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes. 



4. Reset Internet Explorer by the following guide (take IE as an example):
Open Internet Explorer >> Click on Tools >> Click on Internet Options >> In the Internet Options window click on the Connections tab >> Then click on the LAN settings button>> Uncheck the check box labeled “Use a proxy server for your LAN” under the Proxy Server section and press OK.


5 All associated files listed below need to be removed:

%programdata%\Microsoft\Windows\DRM\ Search Protect by Conduit.tmp
%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\*.*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"SearchProtectby Conduit "= "%AppData%\ Search Protect by Conduit.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"SearchProtectby Conduit " = "%AppData%\ Search Protect by Conduit.exe"


6. Clear up all browsing history and remove all temp files.


Method 2:  Remove Search Protect by Conduit with Removal Tool


1. You can download SpyHunter from the below icon:

http://www.pcresolvers.com/spyhunter.php

2. When SpyHunter has finished downloading, please double-click on the SpyHunter icon that now appears on your desktop. If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run SpyHunter, please allow it to run.







3. Now click on the Scan button in SpyHunter to scan you PC for infections.



4. Remove all the listed malware.










Tips: Search Protect by Conduit or Conduit SearchProtect is very nasty malware that can attack your browsers seriously. It can hijack your original homepage and search and then cause many redirects to malware sites to search.conduit.com or conduit.com. Various types of advertising will be shown on the page when you are browsing a website. If you have any problem or question during the whole removal process, please install SpyHunter to help you remove it from your computer as soon as possible.

1 comment:

Krystal JONES said...

This post is aim to tell you how to uninstall Search Protect by Conduit or anything related with Conduit by manunally.

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