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How to Remove TOP10 Toolbar and Search.conduit.com Redirect?

 

A strange TOP10 toolbar shows up on your internet browser and you are constantly redirected to http://search.conduit.com/? Wonder how and when this virus gets on your computer and how to remove it? This article will tell about this computer infection and offer a detailed guide on how to remove it. Read on.

 

 

What Is TOP10 Toolbar?

 

 

Similar to BrowserPlus2 toolbarWhiteSmoke ToolbarMixi.DJ ToolbarTOP10 toolbar is a browser toolbar developed by Conduit Ltd and all will cause the internet browser being redirect to search.conduit.com, so they are classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program) or browser hijacker, and all of them are variants of http://search.conduit.com hijacker.

The screenshot of TOP10 toolbar and customized search.conduit.com homepage on Chrome:

Midicar Toolbar

Once it sneaks into your computer, it will not only add TOP10 toolbar to your installed browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome), also it changes the homepage and new tab page to search.conduit.com, and the default search engine to Midicair Customized Web Search (search.conduit.com) without your knowledge and consent.

Search.conduit.com is an ad supported search engine which will display ads randomly when you land on this website. It will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, too. In order to feed you more precise advertisements it may collect your search terms in your search queries.

 

 

How to Remove TOP10 Toolbar and Search.conduit.com Redirect?

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall TOP10 Toolbar and Related Malicious Programs

 

Option 1 > Uninstall automatically with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

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

 

2.To uninstall TOP10 toolbar and related malicious program:

Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate malicious application → hit Uninstall to remove

Please kindly note that downloading Anvi Uninstaller won’t take you much time.

Anvi Uninstaller

 midicair toolbar-remove

 

Search for and uninstall Midicair Toolbar, Search Protect by conduit and any other unwanted or unknown applications that installed around the time your computer is infected by this TOP10 toolbar.

Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

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

 

3. To clean residual files: Switch to Home tab → click Boost button → click Clean button after scan finished

cloud system booster clean

Next Step—Repair residual damage to your browser

 

 

Option 2 > Uninstall manually through Control Panel

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program → locate Midicair Toolbar, Search Protect by conduit and any suspicious application → click on Uninstall button
Or, you can access Control Panel by right clicking on the bottom left hot cornerHot button and selecting Control Panel from the list

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features →locate Midicair Toolbar, Search Protect by conduit and any suspicious application → Click on Uninstall button

 

For Windows XP Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate Midicair Toolbar, Search Protect by conduit and any suspicious application → Click on Remove button

 

Please note that after uninstall malicious programs, there will be many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

Step 2 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.

 

 

• Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Anvi Slim Toolbar is a tool developed to manage extensions and toolbars on your web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome). With Anvi Slim Toolbar you can modify the homepage and default search engine of your installed web browser easily.

 

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

midicair toolbar-remove 1

 

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.

AST-trush 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

 

Now TOP10 Toolbar and Search.conduit.com redirect should have been removed from your computer and internet browser. If you have any question or problem, please feel free to contact us.

Read on to learn how to prevent being infected by browser hijacker and unwanted toolbar like this.

Next

 

 

• Repair your installed browser manually

 

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

 

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/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

 

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 midicair Toolbar → choose Disable All in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

midicair Toolbar on Internet Explorer

 

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

midicair Customized Web Searhc on IE

 

Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

That’s all for the removal of TOP10 toolbar and Search.conduit.com redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer on your computer.

Read on to learn how to prevent being infected by browser hijacker and unwanted toolbar like this.

Next

 

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

 

1. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → 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 midicair Customized Web Search → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

midicair Cutomized Web Search on Firefox

 

3. To remove Add-ons: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove midicair Toolbar 

midicair toolbar on Firefox

 

Switch to Plugins tab → locate Conduit Plugin → Click on Disable button

conduit plugin on Firefox

 

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

That’s all for the removal of TOP10 toolbar and Search.conduit.com redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer and/Firefox on your computer.

Read on to learn how to prevent being infected by browser hijacker and unwanted toolbar like this.

Next

 

For Google Chrome Users:

 

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

Chrome settings

 

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://search.conduit.com/ 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 a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove Conduit from the list by clicking the recycle bin

Chrome-search engine

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → locate midicair or any other suspicious extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

midicair toolbar on Chrome

Alternative Solution: Reset Chrome to its default state

 

Now, TOP10 toolbar and search.conduit.com redirect should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encountered any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

 

How Does TOP10 Toolbar Infect a Computer?

 

 

Commonly, TOP10 Toolbar can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites or other website. But, in most instances, it is bundled with other freeware, such as Shareaza. When you install it, you will also agree to install TOP10 Toolbar and set search.conduit.com as your homepage and default search engine. Please always opt for custom/advanced installation so that you can deselect unwanted applications and settings.

Spam email is also widely used to distribute malware, so please do not open and download attachments, or click on links containing in an email from unknown resource.

 

 

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. You can go to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for detailed tutorials.

 

And you can make use of Anvi Ad Blocker to further guard your online activities and create a clean online environment. It can block pop up ads and prevent you from landing on malicious websites.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (Expire in 15 days)

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

Anvi Ad Blocker

 

Now you can enjoy a safe and clean online environment.