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    Conduit?


    Im not sure if this a problem, but... My dad has search.conduit.com as his webpage on Google Chrome. Not on IE and no toolbar. Is this a problem?

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    Conduit, Ask.com, My Search etc... are usually bundled with freeware and if you don't pay close attention, they will be installed as an add-on, plug-in, extention in your browser and sometimes it's hard to get rid of. In addition, they also install toolbars etc.... Personally, I only use Google as my main search engine.
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    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Conduit is adware. You can try and remove it via Control Panel > Programs and Features. It should be there, with the option to uninstall. Once done, reboot then you'll have to change the home page in chrome.
    More info here :
    Remove ads, search engine, homepage, and extensions - Chrome Help
    Search.Conduit.com - Chrome Help

    Or you can try an anti-malware scanner like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Conduit, Ask.com, My Search etc... are usually bundled with freeware and if you don't pay close attention, they will be installed as an add-on, plug-in, extention in your browser and sometimes it's hard to get rid of. In addition, they also install toolbars etc.... Personally, I only use Google as my main search engine.
    Like I said, This is my dad's computer. He has all sorts of "dirty" software packed full of adware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post

    Or you can try an anti-malware scanner like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    That's most likely the best option.
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    Almost every PC I work on has this particular malware on it and MalwareBytres gets rid of it. I also run Ccleaner after it's gone to remove any remnants of it from the registry. I also go into the browser settings to be sure all search engines are deleted except for the ones I want.
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