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"Search Protect" by Conduit origins

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Hey guys,

Just noticed that Search Protect by Conduit (a browser hijacker) somehow found its way onto my computer. Removal won't be an issue, I just want to know where it came from. I imagine it probably came bundled with something, but all I've been installing lately have been a couple Chrome extensions to try out. I flew through the install on those, so it's possible something could have slipped by. Just seeing if anyone knows where this bugger came from, the tubes weren't a whole lot of help.


Thanks!
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Thread Starter 
Nevermind, think I found the culprit! I'm going to double-post here because it'll have the solution to my (and hopefully others') problem:

I opened up utorrent yesterday to give something a quick DL and it queried me to install the update. Normally I like to have .exe's for everything for future installation, and I assumed that clicking 'Yes' to downloading the update would bring me to the webpage to DL said .exe. Instead, it installed it on its own without querying me for any install options. A quick Google shows that these two may indeed by linked together. Double-checking the .exe does indeed confirm that Search Protect comes bundled with utorrent. So beware installing via utorrent prompts: apparently it assumes you love bundled crapware.
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