Can't get rid of search

By macx ยท 5 replies
Mar 9, 2014
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  1. Don't know where it came from, doesn't show up in the control panel programs/applications section.

    Went into C drive, Programs, and deleted the Conduit folder, but altho that folder is no longer in C / Programs, that still keeps coming up at random times when I open XP and/or start looking for something.

    Have also used CCleaner and scanned with Super AntiSpyware and Malware Bytes, neither of which found it.

    Thanks for any help!
    Booog likes this.
  2. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 631   +68

    I'm assuming your using chrome, go to Customize and control Google Chrome>tools>extensions<disable the Conduit search.
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    Actually I'm using XP as I mention, but thanks.
  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +242

    I think The Dreams means the Chrome browser. Not the os.. Try checking in your startup.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Google and look for a recent thread about conduit on bleepingcomputer Web site which includes tools to use to remove it. Do NOT attempt to uninstall using add / remove programs as it will cause xp to crash. (That warning is also in that thread. In fact I think is the subject of the title of the thread)

    Or go to our virus forum and Broni could surely help
    learninmypc likes this.
  6. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    My goof on XP versus a browser.

    I use Yahoo.

    Thanks for the reference - I had already looked in add / remove programs
    but (thankfully as it turns out) it wasn't even listed in there.

    I'll check that out.

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