Thursday, June 23, 2011 | 6 Comments | Labels : Computer Protection, Virus
What is conduit ?conduit is online toolbar developing website you can create toolbar using there website but this toolbar hijack the web browser so when ever you search some thing on your web browser the conduit search will redirect it to there own search engine .utorrent developed there toolbar using conduit so be careful while downloading utorrent and never installed this toolbar for more information about this conduit toolbar you can look at there website .
Conduit hijacked My BrowserI have downloaded the utorrent application from utorrent website .During installing utorrent it asked me whether i want to install utorrent toolbar or not . So i didn't want to installed it so i unchecked it . But still some how it will installed in my Firefox then i will remove that toolbar from browser but after removing toolbar from browser the conduit search engine is still remain installed in my browser.And this is to much annoying whenever i want to search some thing i write it in navigation bar to search but it will redirect my search to there own conduit search server.Even i tried to change my default search engine but nothing happened so i found my self in very big problem because my browser is hijacked by conduit search engine so after some try i got a solution to completely removed conduit engine(how to get rid of conduit engine)(how to get rid of conduit engine toolbar)(how to get rid of conduit toolbar).
Conduit Search Redirect
See image below when i type "sanju " in navigation bar to search some thing ,it will redirect me to conduit search ,that how they hijacked my web browser that was so much annoying.
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Remove Conduit Toolbar and Search Redirection From Firefox ?
1.)First you have to uninstall toolbar you can do this in firefox by going to tools->add-ons->extension ,see below image.
Now you have uninstall there toolbar from your web browser but still search redirection of conduit will be there, so to remove it follow below steps.
2.)Then in Firefox address bar type "about:config" and press Enter. This will display a full list of all the Firefox preferences. It may ask you for permission before displaying them(see image below). In my browser you cant see warning because i unchecked it.
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At the Filter input box at the top of the page type "conduit". This should show the keyword.URL and browser.search.defaulturl (see image below).
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Right click on this keyword.URL line and select Reset from the pop-up menu. This will restore this preference to its default value.(see image below).
That's it now it is completely removed from Mozilla firefox ,you can also look at my other guide how to tweak mozilla firefox for very high speed
Remove Conduit Toolbar and Search Redirection From Internet Explorer ?
So we have see how to remove conduit toolbar from Mozilla firefox now let see how to remove conduit search from internet explorer.To uninstall conduit search from internet explorer go to setting's and then click on Internet options ,see below image
A small window will pop up in General tab change home page tab either use default or Use new tab
After that click on Programs tab and then click on manage add-ons ,see below pic
Click on Toolbar and extensions on right side pane and then disable all the conduit installed toolbar from left side pane ,see below pic.
Now click on Search Providers from right side pane and then from the right side pane right click on Conduit customized web search and then choose Remove see below pic.
That's it is now completely removed from your internet explorer,you can also look at my guide on how to tweak internet explorer for very high speed.
Remove Conduit Toolbar and Search Redirection From Google Chrome
So if your are infected by this conduit search on Google chrome and you are searching some methods to remove it then i must say your plea is listen by Google
.Now conduit search extension can't be added on Google chrome , i tried to add this extension on my Google chrome,See below pic
After few seconds later a message is pop up on Google Chrome that you can't add this conduit extension to Google chrome see this message in below pic.
So if you are running previous version of Google chrome uninstall it and installed newer safe Google chrome version,you can also look at my guide on how to tweak google chrome for very high speed .
That's it now finally you have remove annoying conduit search engine completely from your web browser.Now when i type sanju in my navigation bar it will search using Google search engine.So i hope you like my post and now you are free from annoying conduit search engine if you have any query you can ask me.