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How to Remove Oople Toolbar and Search.conduit.com Redirect?

 

An Oople Toolbar appears on your internet browser and you are constantly being hijacked to search.conduit.com? If that is the case, you have got this redirect virus sneaked into your computer. Read this post and follow the instruction to remove this computer infection.

 

What Is Oople?

 

Oople is a browser toolbar which promotes the search engine search.conduit.com. And, in most instances, it gets on users’ computer without their knowledge and consent. Therefore, it is often defined as potentially unwanted program (PUP) and browser hijacker in the industry.

Once installed, it will not only add Oople toolbar to your installed browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome), also it changes the homepage, new tab page and default search engine to search.conduit.com. That’s why you are constantly redirected to search.conduit.com.

Search.conduit.com

Search.conduit.com is an ad supported search engine, so it will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results. It may also collect the search terms from your search queries to present you more precise ads.

 

How Does Oople Infect a Computer?

 

Oople toolbar is usually bundled with other freeware, such as download-manager, media player and PDF creator. When you install such programs, you will also agree to install Oople toolbar and set search.conduit.com as your homepage and default search engine if you aren’t careful enough. From infected users, we know that SmileysWeLove, 4K Video Downloader may have bundled Oople toolbar in its installer.

install

Please be cautious when installing such freeware and always opt for custom/advanced installation that you can deselect unwanted applications and settings.

 

How to Remove Oople Toolbar and Restore Browser Settings?

 

                                                                                                             

Outline of the removal guide:

Step 1 Uninstall Oople related applications through Control Panel
Step 2 Check and repair the residual damages to your browser (IE, FF and Chrome)
Step 3 Repair you installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar (Recommended)
Step 4 Clean the invalid registry entries and residual files

                                                                                                           
 

Step 1 Uninstall Oople related applications through Control Panel

 

Windows 7/Vista: Go to Star Menu → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → Locate Smileys We Love Toolbar for IE, Update Checker, Search Protect by conduit and Oople Toolbar → Click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one
 
Windows XP: Go to Star Menu → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → search for Smileys We Love Toolbar for IE, Update Checker, Search Protect by conduit and Oople Toolbar → Click on Remove button to remove them one by one

Uninstall-control panel

 Please note that applications listed above maybe in different names depending on what program has installed this toolbar.

Chances are that you may cannot uninstall Oople toolbar through Control Panel. Then you need to follow below instruction to delete its files manually.

1. Open Computer and search oople. This will take a while, please be patient.

Oople files

2. Delete all the items in search result.

 

 

Step 2 Check and repair the residual damages to your browser

 

In most cases, after uninstalling this application, the extension added would have been removed. In order to have your web browser work correctly again, you should go through the steps below to check and restore your browser settings.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://search.conduit.com/?SearchSource=10&CUI=UN18569125941808420&UM=2&ctid=CT3297004 with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

IE-homepage

 

2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → click on Conduit Ltd. → right click on Oople Toolbar → choose Disable All in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE-Extensions

 

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Oople Customized Web Search → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

IE-Search provider

 

Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

If you think the setting process is complicated or you can’t find the items mentioned above, you can follow this solution to 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 remove extensions: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove Oople

 

2. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

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

Firefox-search engine

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

This solution is easy to follow, but you will lose your customized settings.

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 http://search.conduit.com/?SearchSource=10&CUI=UN18569125941808420&UM=2&ctid=CT3297004 by clicking the X at the end of the bar

Chrome-Startup Page

 

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

Chrome-Homepage

 

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set Google as your default search engine → remove Conduit from the list

chrome search engine

Chrome-Search engine

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → locate Oople → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Chrome-extensions

 

Step 3 Repair you installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Also, you can download and install a tool to assist you to complete the repair of your browser. Anvi Slim Toolbar is such an application.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

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

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Slim toolbar-scan

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Slim toolbar-trash bin

 

4. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Browser Repair 1

 

Step 4 Clean the invalid registry entries and residual files

 

After remove Oople toolbar, some registry keys and junk files are still on your computer. This residual files may slow down the performance of your computer over time, so you should clean up your computer after uninstall application. Try Cloud System Booster.

 

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

 

Now, Oople toolbar should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encounter any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

 

Recommended—Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser

 

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on.

Internet Explorer: turn on the Pop-up blocker in IE

IE-pop-up blocker

Mozilla Firefox: click on the orange Firefox button → select Options → go to Security tab → check all the items above Passwords

FF-security setting

Google Chrome: click on Settings → hit Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page → check all the useful items, especially Enable phishing and malware protection

Chrome-security setting

And you can make use of Anvi Ad Blocker to create a clean online environment. It can block pop up ads and prevent you to land on malicious websites.

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

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

Anvi Ad Blocker