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How to Remove Conduit Search Redirect Virus?

 

Your web browser has been taken over by search.conduit.com? Noticed some strange toolbar on your browser? Your computer performance has slow down? Your computer may have got infected by Conduit Search redirect virus. Want to get rid of this annoying redirect? Please read on.

 

 

What Is Conduit Search Redirect Virus?

 

 

Conduit Search is a browser hijacker which usually infects a computer by bundling with freeware. Once installed on your computer, it will add Conduit toolbar to your installed browser, and change the homepage and New Tab to search.conduit.com and default search engine to Conduit.

search.conduit.com

Various advertisements are displayed on search.conduit.com and each time with different ads. When you search on search.conduit.com, you will be redirect to bing.com. And it may collect search terms from your search queries for illegal use.

The ads displayed on search.conduit.com:

search.conduit.com-ad1 search.conduit.com-ad2 search.conduit.com-ad3

 

 

How Does Conduit Search Redirect Virus Infect Your Computer?

 

 

In most cases, Conduit Search gets on your computer when you install freeware, such as media player, download managers, that has been bundled with Conduit Search. Findr Community Toolbar and uTorrent are two known programs that have bundled Conduit Search in its installer.
Please always opt for Custom/Advanced Installation and be cautious and careful during the installing process. Some additional installation or browser setting may be hard to notice.

 

 

How to Remove Conduit Search Redirect Virus?

 

 

Method 1 Automatically remove Conduit Search redirect virus

 

Step 1 Scan and remove malicious toolbar with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

 

2. Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar and go to Manage tab.

It will scan and list the extensions and add-ons on your installed web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome).

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

3. Check or tick the unwanted extensions and add-ons and hit Remove button.

Anvi Slim Toolbar-toolbar removal

 

 

Step 2 Modify browser settings with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

1. Back to the main interface of Anvi Slim Toolbar and go to Browser Repair tab.

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Browser Repair

2. Chose the browser you are going to repair.

3. Set the homepage to your preferred websites and select a desired search engine, then click on Repair button.

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Browser Repair 1

 

 

Step 3 Clean the useless registry entries and residual files

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-Boost

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-Clean

 

 

Step 4 Run a system scan with Anvi Smart Defender

 

Anvi Smart Defender is an antimalware program. Run a system scan to make sure that Conduit Search has been removed thoroughly.

1. Download free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender from the below links.

Anvi Smart Defender free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Anvi Smart Defender purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

 
2. Double click asdsetup.exe to install Anvi Smart Defender.

Anvi Smart Defender

 
3. Launch Anvi Smart Defender and go to Scan tab, then click on Full Scan.

 Anvi Smart Defender full scan

 
4. After the scan completes, click on the Repair or Removal button to complete the removal of vicious files.

 

 

Method 2 Manually remove Conduit Search redirect virus

 

Step 1 Remove applications that related to Conduit Search from Control Panel

 

Windows 7/Vista: Go to Star Menu → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → locate Search Protect by conduit → Click on Uninstall button or double click the program’s icon

Windows XP: Go to Star Menu → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate Search Protect by conduit → Click on Remove button

search.conduit.com redirect virus-control panel

 

Step 2 Check and reset your browser settings

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools at the top right corner, and then select Internet options.

IE-Internet Options

2. To change homepage: hit General tab in the menu → replace search.conduit.com with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

ie-homepage

3. To reset search provider: click on Settings button under Search to get Manage Add-on window → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Conduit → select Remove → click Apply to complete the setting

ie-search engine-1

IE-search provider

4. To delete Toolbars and Extensions: click on Tools at the top right corner → select Manage Add-ons → switch to Toolbars and Extensions tab in Manage Add-on window → right click on Findr or any suspicious extension → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button in the Internet Options window

IE-Manage Add-ons

IE-extension disable

 

Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools at the top right corner, and then select Internet options.

2. Switch to Advanced tab in the window and click on the Reset button.

3. Check Delete personal settings and click Reset button in the new window.

ie-reset

4. After the reset finished, click Close button. Then restart Internet Explorer.

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox buttonon the upper left corner of the browser → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

2. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Conduit → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider from the menu

Firefox-search provider

3. To delete Extensions and Plugins: click on the orange Firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons in the drop-down menu→ go to Extensions tab→ remove Findr or any suspicious extensions

Findr Search extension-firefox

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

1. Click on orange Firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser, and then move the mouse pointer to Help in the dropped-down menu and select Troubleshooting information in the sub-menu.

firefox-reset-1

2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the Troubleshooting Information page and in the confirmation window that opens.

firefox-reset-2

3. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported.

 

For Google Chrome Users:

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove search.conduit.com by clicking the X at the end of the bar

chrome set pages

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

Chrome-homepage change

3. To reset default search engine: Select Google from the list under Search → hit Manage search engine → set Google as your default search engine → remove Conduit from the list

chrome search engine

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → search for Findr or any suspicious extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Chrome-extension

 

Step 3 Clean the useless registry entries and residual files

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-Boost

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-Clean

 

Step 4 Run a system scan with Anvi Smart Defender

 

Anvi Smart Defender is an antimalware program. Run a system scan to make sure that Conduit Search has been removed thoroughly.

1. Download free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender from the below links.

Anvi Smart Defender free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Anvi Smart Defender purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

2. Double click asdsetup.exe to install Anvi Smart Defender.

Anvi Smart Defender

3. Launch Anvi Smart Defender and go to Scan tab, then click on Full Scan.

Anvi Smart Defender full scan

4. After the scan completes, click on the Repair or Removal button to complete the removal of vicious files.

 

 

Recommended—-Create a Clean Online Environment with Anvi Ad Blocker

 

Anvi Ad Blocker is developed to block malicious ads, pop-ups, and protect your PC from harmful sites. You can also add the URL of websites that you don’t like to its Blacklist. It will block the websites that you listed in the Blacklist.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html

Anvi Ad Blocker purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php

 

Add the URL to the blacklist of Anvi Ad Blocker (set go.findrsearch.com as an exanple)

Launch Anvi Ad Blocker → click More on the top right corner of the window → select Settings in the drop-down menu → select Blacklist tab → hit Add URL → type www.go.findrsearch.com in the white area → click Add button → close the Add New URL interface → click Apply to save the setting → hit OK complete the setting

anvi ad blocker blacklist

 

Keep Anvi Ad Blocker ON when surfing the Internet. Now you can enjoy a safe and clean online environment.