Removing Search.conduit.com virus/malware

I've tried everything to get rid of this malware/virus. I've tried over 5+ programs (malwarebytes, spybot S&D, etc...) and they can't seem to find anything. However every time I try to start up chrome or firefox, it keeps sending me back to search.conduit.com.
Also, I've noticed that whenever one of these pages load, my computer tends to slow down, sometimes not letting me open up task manager or even shutting down my computer.
I've also tried the instructions online of removing it from my extensions/addons on firefox and chrome, but it always seems to come back once I restart my computer. What do I do? Please help.
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  1. have you tried

    dr webs cure it

    ive had great success with it when cleaning pc's
  2. Tried it. It found something, and I got rid of it, but search.conduit.com is still on my comp, as it continues to constantly change my homepage over and over.

    Any other suggestions guys? Please, I'm desperate :(
  3. i dont think you have anything to worry about, you just installed CheckPoint's ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Community Toolbar. this can be removed from programs and features in the control panel.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic361671.html

    also how to remove unwanted tool bars.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd364987.aspx
  4. No idea how I got Search.conduit.com, I was searching and searching how to get rid of it on my Google Chrome. It was pretty easy for me. I just clicked the 3 little rectangle tiles in the top right hand corner which gives you the settings and tha. Click settings, change the 'Open a specific page or set of pages. Set pages' and removed it. Simple. Not come back since.

    Oh, I scanned my computer with Microsoft's Security Essentials and Search & Destroy and come back with nothing. I thought I might post this just in case someone out there has the same problem.
  5. did you install zone alarm firewall it comes with that if you want to remove it click start > control panel > programs and features > click on zone alarm and select uninstall.

    press alt (to bring up the menu bar) tools > internet options click on search and select your default search provider.

    it can be disabled through manage addons as well in ie9 press alt (on the key board to bring up the menu bar) click tools> manage add ons and click on zonealarm and disable.
  6. did you try Avast! ?
  7. Quote:
    Create a new browser user profile


    Change Google chrome browser profile. . Got rid of it immediately. Probably it's still on a computer somewhere but it's not accessed by chrome.

    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142059?hl=en
  8. junkware removal tool from bleepingcomputers.com is the way to go for conduit http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/ takes just a few minutes and will remove redirect toolbars.
  9. poochythedog said:
    Tried it. It found something, and I got rid of it, but search.conduit.com is still on my comp, as it continues to constantly change my homepage over and over.

    Any other suggestions guys? Please, I'm desperate :(


    This is what I used to get the malware off my computer.. Here is the link... http://malwaretips.com/blogs/conduit-search-removal/ Good Luck
  10. I have the same problem... and everyone is an asshole..first... most of these answers are just from assholes trying to sell their antivirus programs..and second..the authorities are assholes for not charging the makers of conduit with a criminal charge... this is bullshit and the same as breaking into your house or car.
  11. I caught the Conduit Virus on a system protected by Bitdefender. It deactivated Bitdefender and Malwarebytes and would not allow me to download other well known virus scanners. The solution that finally worked was to boot to Safe Mode with Networking and download WebRoot Secure Anywhere from CNET.COM. WebRoot had no problem scanning and finding most of the virus. Next I ran Malwarebytes to remove the rest of the virus files from the computer. Hope this helps anyone else that catches this virus.
  12. Here's a very detailed conduit removal guide:

    http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2012/01/searchconduitcom-uninstall-guide.html

    You basically need to uninstall all programs related to conduit via control panel. Then reset browser settings and run a full system scan with antimalware software.

    Cheers!
  13. brian P said:
    I have the same problem... and everyone is an asshole..first... most of these answers are just from assholes trying to sell their antivirus programs..and second..the authorities are assholes for not charging the makers of conduit with a criminal charge... this is bullshit and the same as breaking into your house or car.


    Well stated Brian. Not one of these fucked up "solutions" offered by those with questionable motives does ANYTHING to completely remove the felonious "Conduit" crap. You're absolutely right. How come someone can get a life sentence for home invasion...and yet the motherfucking low-life bitches invading computers with Conduit operate without impunity?
  14. synnzz said:
    poochythedog said:
    Tried it. It found something, and I got rid of it, but search.conduit.com is still on my comp, as it continues to constantly change my homepage over and over.

    Any other suggestions guys? Please, I'm desperate :(


    This is what I used to get the malware off my computer.. Here is the link... http://malwaretips.com/blogs/conduit-search-removal/ Good Luck



    I did a system restore and I'm up and running again. It has come back twice on my windows 7 PC and both times it was after a 'critical Windows update' Has anyone else noticed this?
  15. I did a system restore and I'm up and running again. It has come back twice on my windows 7 PC and both times it was after a 'critical Windows update' Has anyone else noticed this?
  16. ann44 it has most likely saved a copy of its self in system restore. So you are going to have to delete all your previously saved restore points, or it will keep coming back. How to delete restore points


    you should then disable system restore until the malware cleanup is finished how to disable system restore


    Junkware removal tool from bleeping computers can usually remove conduit the first try
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