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Trying to install a FAT32 formatter as the Fiio X3 did not recognize exFAT 64GB cards. I was retarded and accidently installed this crap on the computer and it has me concerned. It also downloaded a password thing as well. I'm concerned that it has access to all my passwords and confused about this "conduit search virus" thing.

Best way to remove this crap? Doing an AVG scan to see if I'm infected. Nothing showed up. So should I be concerned?
Edited by Domino - 1/7/14 at 3:17pm
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Conduit is garbage, remove it ASAP. It in itself is not Malware, but it has a horrible reputation for opening back doors. Malware bytes will pick up what it drops in your PC. I know it isn't an exact relationship, but every PC I remove a bad infection from has Conduit Safe Search.
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I had it and formatted but it had attached itself as my chrome search engine and spread to my work PC. You need to uninstall it and go into your browser settings mine is chrome, and go to manage search engines and change it back to standard Google.com and delete Conduit as the preferred search engine and also change it in set pages as well, so it wont start up with Conduit running. Good luck I had a hell of a time it actually corrupted windows as well.
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It usually suffices with:


-Checking the installed plugins/addons and deleting everything that's not internal to Chrome/FF and that you haven't installed, that is Conduit whatever, BrowserProtect, and the likes.

-Going into AppData/Local and AppData/Roaming and looking for any Conduit / BrowserProtect /[x]Toolbar and so on and blowing the crap out of them <-- might need to do this in safe mode, since BrowserProtect and other adware that prevents you from removing the browser addons usually start up as a system service with auto-restart upon killing them

-Checking that no processes named like the executables inside those folders start up with the system

-Deleting the shortcuts and creating new ones (there is adware that spreads itself to the shortcuts, creating launch options that re-install it upon software startup)

-Giving CCleaner martial law to clean the now orphaned registry entries from that adware. <--- if you trust yourself enough, go directly into the registry and search for entries that contain Conduit in their name, CCleaner might forget some. Always double check where they are and what they do before destroying them though!


And of course, uninstalling the main host software via the Control Panel, although the above 99.5% of the times has to be done anyway because they keep the main adware running even though you uninstalled it.
Edited by Artikbot - 1/8/14 at 1:40am
   
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