Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:26 PM
The real issue is the application called "conduit" that has not released from the browsers and redirects searches through their software portal. It has installed itself such that in the Tools menus, one is given a choice of removing their games from CONDUIT, but not their CONDUIT program, even though this was removed through the uninstaller. So you might be right about Xfire (I don't use it) and I am guilty of mis-naming the source problem!
As this is a friends PC whose Grandson apparently downloaded this, I have little knowledge of who did what. Regardless of that, a persistant, sneaky and un-removable program that embeds itself into Browsers without an easy un-install is not desireable.
So you removed Xfire easily! Did it remove the logo from your home page? Did you remove Conduit from your system and Browsers?
I would be truly interested in that response after you have removed Conduit from your machine and all of your browsers. Once done, please inform me as I am having difficulty with that.