Search.Conduit (Conduit Search Toolbar)

Search.Conduit (Conduit Search Toolbar) Description


Search.conduit.com Screenshot 1Search.Conduit or Searchconduit.com is a search engine that offers extensions of its own search features through its toolbar. Browser hijackers may be locking your homepage to Searchconduit.com or performing a variety of redirect attacks against your web browser. All problems related to Search.Conduit, including its toolbars, or browser hijackers should be deleted by qualified anti-malware products due to the confirmed ineffectuality of normal removal methods (such as removing the relevant programs via the Control Panel).

Browser hijackers may contain any or all of the following functions, which, as SpywareRemove.com malware analysts note, will operate without your permission and may affect multiple browsers:
  • Searchconduit.com may be set to be your homepage; any attempts to change this setting back to normal by manual methods will fail.
  • Your search results may be rerouted through Searchconduit.com, in the fashion of a Google Redirect Virus, to insure that Searchconduit.com gets a traffic hit regardless of where you’re trying to search from originally.
  • Browser hijackers may also conceal portions of your browser’s interface, such as the web address bar, with a hidden frame. SpywareRemove.com malware experts warn that this does constitute a security risk due to the possibility of preventing you from identifying phishing sites and other types of malicious websites by their URLs.

Although the above symptoms are usually present for any browser hijacker, browser hijackers are capable of other functions, such as spying on cache-based browser info or creating pop-ups.
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Removing browser hijackers can be efficiently accomplished by scanning your computer with appropriate anti-malware applications, although you should refrain from opening your web browser during this process to insure that a browser hijacker isn’t active in memory.

Because search sites that are linked to browser hijackers can often be complicit in redirecting visitors to scamware sites, phishing sites or sites that install other PC threats by browser exploits, you should also be prepared for the possibility of other attacks until your anti-malware software returns an all clear signal. Most toolbars are installed with your implicit or explicit consent, and so paying attention to the origins of suspicious toolbars can help you to avoid browser hijackers. However, Search.Conduit’s toolbars may also be distributed as part of bundles with unrelated programs, and you’re encouraged to pay close attention to any ‘search enhancement’ offers that appear while you install any type of software.

Aliases


Adware.Downware.3008 [DrWeb]SafeSearch [Sophos]TROJ_GE.0F9208BB [TrendMicro-HouseCall]PUP.Optional.SearchSafer [Malwarebytes]PUP/Conduit.A [Panda]Riskware/Conduit_SearchProtect [Fortinet]a variant of Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.H [ESET-NOD32]PUA.Win32.SearchProtect.40 [Baidu-International]TROJ_GEN.F47V0323 [TrendMicro-HouseCall]PUP.Optional.Conduit.A [Malwarebytes]

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Search.Conduit (Conduit Search Toolbar) Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

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  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\AppDataLow\Software\ConduitSoftware\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit_SearchSoftware\AppDataLow\Software\ConduitSearchScopesSoftware\AppDataLow\Software\Produtools_Manuals_2.1\toolbarSoftware\AppDataLow\Software\SmartbarSoftware\AppDataLow\Software\TbccintSearchScopesSoftware\AppDataLow\Software\TV_Bar_2\toolbarSoftware\AppDataLow\Toolbar\RegisteredSources, value: ConduitengineSoftware\AppDataLow\Toolbar\RegisteredSources, value: CT408137Software\AppDataLow\Toolbar\RegisteredSources, value: CT2152092SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2152092SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3272718SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT408137Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions\adejipnaieabipfpgddkkbahfmlkmilgSOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bbejhgkacfaffkncbiijcficebdpoomkSoftware\Google\Chrome\NativeMessagingHosts\nmhostct2152092Software\Google\Chrome\NativeMessagingHosts\nmhostct408137Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {c0c2693d-2ee8-47b4-9df7-b67a0ee31988}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {AEFEDA6A-9A49-47E5-9307-ECBEC7D6D879}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {413c77a8-1554-46ac-b5e0-e5ac3c4e839e}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\app.mam.conduit.comSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\conduit-apps.comSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\conduit.comSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\conduitapps.comSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.trovi.comSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{02B6EF74-5E5E-4B0C-82F6-F8F8BA725A8E}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{03C95EB2-5FBE-46D5-B37C-99016FB0773D}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{140FDBB0-A308-4D91-9954-C91AC448CE89}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{3340853C-4CFB-40A9-930F-E0EC95F358E5}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{3A89CD04-6531-498C-803F-374254489D87}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{424D92D9-A01B-41E2-995B-1CD1DFC1AE3A}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{4C612542-94E6-43EA-98B0-919BECA10A8C}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{52BD3347-0BBD-4A89-AA20-23E2A9B8F290}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{61A1C706-7687-49BA-B1A7-DF7CDD4A213B}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{6F388662-A784-4DF8-AB84-734BB748C981}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8C4753EB-41A9-4C72-8676-2C625476D46B}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{939704A0-A106-4CD2-BB7B-3D49D5F80E45}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{9641BBFC-3E97-48DF-976D-9B09C06EFFC6}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{996AF698-6CEB-47DF-B467-F596279CE876}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{B6CCBB11-E625-4361-953F-E9E9E9C64138}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{BE360403-033A-4D74-BF95-AB02D5604F74}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{C7CC6C7F-5417-4EAE-AE5C-0EA51506E4D9}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{C7ECA0F7-C358-4771-B18F-3DBFF7922C62}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{CF74C2E6-42F5-4283-ADC4-6583BA0614E4}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{DB52B05E-B9CC-45E3-908D-645020AB112E}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{DDC626AD-D3D3-434C-BCF9-5C039CA95F44}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{E2FEEA31-FA13-4388-86EE-1EB928C22CAD}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{F1409B56-EF5C-4BEB-A2C9-1E73C4D750CA}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{FD07E2DD-15FD-4BDD-B758-D2F127CF67EF}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION, value: tb_Conduit_brch.exeSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION, value: tb_Conduit_Search.exeSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{014DB5FA-EAFB-4592-A95B-F44D3EE87FA9}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{05A8E91C-DF2E-4EF9-A72C-E58C7F555CE3}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{11E53E10-2E26-4A29-97CD-18BDC6E3F998}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{5EFFDAC1-7C5A-49D2-AD6B-EE78A7E6F4D5}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{74BB949A-C7C9-4A36-808E-A47C1AB5B9D5}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{8990461E-4D6A-457A-AF5D-B8AE0E6F93DE}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{94BAB700-FE90-4C65-B4ED-FC310E522D19}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9720D87E-F15C-4A01-849C-9B9FD47B17CE}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{996D2AD3-8E68-4788-8D34-5D9281A59058}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{C75C8562-3492-434E-BB91-5713F32AA418}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{DB9C4404-81ED-4F5B-A984-56835EB05864}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{E2C5BE6D-D8C9-410D-BBF0-614359E3D9CB}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{E891B1CE-466E-45C3-B5B6-CB7C8AC95D21}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{F4225DB6-B96B-4533-B188-1C44192C19AB}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\SearchProtectSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\DatamngrCoordinator.exeSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Logon\{A72B07D7-B4DA-4AD0-9E2F-BFD948601A28}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Logon\{ACCCF206-C5A9-44AB-A125-7640816A64B7}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Logon\{D70C51B8-8B14-4588-BD9F-774318E284FB}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{17931E86-6CF6-45F1-A503-4959F7CBC7D5}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{A72B07D7-B4DA-4AD0-9E2F-BFD948601A28}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{ACCCF206-C5A9-44AB-A125-7640816A64B7}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{D70C51B8-8B14-4588-BD9F-774318E284FB}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\BackgroundContainer Startup TaskSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\pcregSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{413c77a8-1554-46ac-b5e0-e5ac3c4e839e}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{aefeda6a-9a49-47e5-9307-ecbec7d6d879}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{876b9240-3ee0-46f8-a351-45febf1b6bed}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{bd06a739-69e1-4516-a870-eaa560fc1740}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{aefeda6a-9a49-47e5-9307-ecbec7d6d879}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{AEFEDA6A-9A49-47E5-9307-ECBEC7D6D879}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: SearchProtectSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: APISupportSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: TBHostSupportSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: BackgroundContainerV2Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CHCT408137SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IECT2152092Software\SearchProtectSoftware\TbccintSoftware\Tbccint_HKLMSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Conduit_SearchSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\conduitEngineSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\adejipnaieabipfpgddkkbahfmlkmilgSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bbejhgkacfaffkncbiijcficebdpoomkSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\NativeMessagingHosts\nmhostct2152092SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\NativeMessagingHosts\nmhostct408137SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{03C95EB2-5FBE-46D5-B37C-99016FB0773D}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{140FDBB0-A308-4D91-9954-C91AC448CE89}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{3340853C-4CFB-40A9-930F-E0EC95F358E5}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{3A89CD04-6531-498C-803F-374254489D87}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{3EAD3ED0-44B2-48ED-B990-1FA6599B6836}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{4C612542-94E6-43EA-98B0-919BECA10A8C}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{513FA555-9C4D-4F4F-9CC7-66C1D6D58CE3}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{6F388662-A784-4DF8-AB84-734BB748C981}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{939704A0-A106-4CD2-BB7B-3D49D5F80E45}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{9641BBFC-3E97-48DF-976D-9B09C06EFFC6}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{996AF698-6CEB-47DF-B467-F596279CE876}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{9B39734D-8D93-469C-B913-F7094E81C038}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{B6CCBB11-E625-4361-953F-E9E9E9C64138}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{C7ECA0F7-C358-4771-B18F-3DBFF7922C62}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{CF74C2E6-42F5-4283-ADC4-6583BA0614E4}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{DDC626AD-D3D3-434C-BCF9-5C039CA95F44}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{FD07E2DD-15FD-4BDD-B758-D2F127CF67EF}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar, value: {c0c2693d-2ee8-47b4-9df7-b67a0ee31988}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks, value: {aefeda6a-9a49-47e5-9307-ecbec7d6d879}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\mconduitinstaller_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\MixiDJAutoUpdateHelper_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\MixiDJToolbarHelper_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{413c77a8-1554-46ac-b5e0-e5ac3c4e839e}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{aefeda6a-9a49-47e5-9307-ecbec7d6d879}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{c0c2693d-2ee8-47b4-9df7-b67a0ee31988}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{bd06a739-69e1-4516-a870-eaa560fc1740}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: TBHostSupportSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: BackgroundContainerV2SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\conduitEngineSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IECT408137SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SearchProtectSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{4BD8E034-E0F4-4509-A753-467A8E854CD8}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MixiDJSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SearchProtectSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\pcregserviceSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\pcregserviceSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pcregserviceToolbar.CT2152092Toolbar.CT408137Toolbar\RegisteredSources, value: CT408137HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}CHCT408137SearchProtect{4BD8E034-E0F4-4509-A753-467A8E854CD8}HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 'TBMessagingHost'
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {BD06A739-69E1-4516-A870-EAA560FC1740}{AEFEDA6A-9A49-47E5-9307-ECBEC7D6D879}{C0C2693D-2EE8-47B4-9DF7-B67A0EE31988}{7473b6bd-4691-4744-a82b-7854eb3d70b6}{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}

Additional Information

  • The following URL's were detected:
    search.conduit.com
Posted: January 2, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10
Detection Count: 2,956,559
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25 Comments

  • anna says:

    remove this from my computer. I did not ask for it

  • Elaine Morris says:

    I want YOU to be removed!!!
    You invaded my computer "without permission!!!
    Get this crap off of my computer!!!

    I have Kaspersky and Good Chrome has been especially helpful.

    Don’t YO)U EVER do this to me again!!!

  • venelia10 says:

    get this crap off my computer now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brenden says:

    it will start to download then say "failed- network error" please help

  • brenden says:

    it will stop tying to download at 678kb

  • STEPHEN CARL MURPHY CO. says:

    CONTACT

  • la la says:

    remove want to delete all errors including conduit and bing bar

  • Judy says:

    Get this crap off my computer!! I hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sue says:

    Get rid of bing, conduit NOW get this whole thing GONE NOW!1!!!!!

  • Bec says:

    get rid of this from my computer NOW, i want conduit and bing bar both gone ASAP

  • liondad says:

    odd site this web page shows some ad wear loading in back ground don’t remember saying it could , carrot t and stick we warn you about virus/spywear /adwear/malwear, then sock it to you :¬} cool

  • Don says:

    api.conduit.com/mam/appApi.js:5427 Please remove this.

  • Janet Maratty says:

    Wish I could afford it, 75 yrs old and just out of the hospital w/heart prob. SS only don’t have the $40.00, but looks like a great program.

  • georgetta says:

    I want this system off my computerNOW I don’t know how it got there but remove it NOW

  • Diana says:

    How do I remove this service i do not want and can not exit from help!!!!!!!

  • DW says:

    Perpetrators of Conduit malware should be tried for criminal conduct.

  • LILLIAN PAGE says:

    please remove this product. thank you

  • sadie says:

    How can I uninstall conduit without damaging my computer?

  • oliver says:

    I had to use another program, this one is bad

  • g t i says:

    I need a renoval tool to get icon and all of ( search protect) off my computer! Control panel won’t get rid of it or icon! I do not want this feature on my computer!

  • James Young says:

    I want to delete all errors including conduit and bing bar but C:\drive is too full to run the fix I down loaded

  • archie says:

    archie spyware did an awsome job of cleaning up one of my laptops that had seven malware prblems and hundreds of ifections conduit search was the most annoying one they got rid of it but when i try to download quicktime or flashplyer it comes back they take it out each time but i need quicktime to run masterwriter 2.0 but i cant download it

  • adeya villaruz says:

    want to delete all errors including conduit and bing bar

  • eileen says:

    want to delrtr all errors including conduit and bing bar

  • RAOUL says:

    Merci beaucoup pour vos aides et conseils, à retenir absolument !

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