Skip to comments.Vanity: Remove Conduit
Posted on 03/11/2012 3:10:11 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
I'm hoping somebody here can help me.
I somewhere picked up up an add-on or virus or something that hijacked my home page and searches on IE9. It changes my searches to Bing and uses Conduit.com as my home page. Probably does other stuff I don't want it to.
Anybody got any ideas on how to get rid of it?
Two days ago I fired up my PC to see MSN had given me IE9 Beta as an update. Had the same screen as u have. Removed the update and changed auto update to notify updates before installing.
You got to get a roundtuit.
That sounds very suspicious to me.
Per Microsoft's agreement with the US Justice Department, IE installations must be voluntary.
As to IE9 Beta, IE9 came pre-installed on my new Dell.
It's worked flawlessly more than 3 months.
Try doing a “system restore” to a date prior to the browser hijacking. It won’t effect your files -only undo any program updates during that time frame.
“Per Microsoft’s agreement with the US Justice Department, IE installations must be voluntary.”
I guess if you allow automatic updates w/o any warning they are following the US JD rules
One comment in a ‘help’ thread says you can remove the Conduit toolbar via the regular Windows remove programs in the Contol Panel.
malwarebytes, McaFee Stinger for starters.
I switched to Microsofts Security Essentials some time ago and haven’t had any issues - they periodically update a malware tool to check and clean such things. I was leery of it at first, but it’s free and so far (7 months) so good.
I also leave the default “ask me everytime to change the OS” function in place - it’s a pain but makes sure you authjorize whatever is happening.
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