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How to protect your computer from malware like CONDUIT??

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#1 Zee Bo

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:14 PM

Topic title pretty much says it all. How can i prevent hijacking of my browser or even worse my entire computer? Last night i made a stupid move and attempted to download something off Pirate Bay, i read the comments and it looked legit. Since i didn't have a software that downloads the torrent i clicked on whichever one Pirate Bay offered me. The software was successfully installed and was downloading the program but it froze the halfway and my google chrome completely stopped working, Later on i found out that Conduit is a malware that sometimes installs itself without the user's permission and takes over the browser. Now i'm paranoid about downloading anything. By the way i have a supposedly good anti-virus : Bitdefender for which i paid good money! Very disappointed that it pretty much welcomed the bad malware with open hands and allowed it install itself. 

Edited by hamluis, 25 July 2013 - 12:09 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Protected - Hamluis.

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

attempted to download something off Pirate Bay : < Anything off these Torrents sites is 50 to 90% infected and not usually legal

WinPatrol Free is one of the better programs to warn you if there is going to be an attempt to change your Home Page.


This may help after you do a full scan with your Antivirus -

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

*Close all open programs and internet browsers.
*Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
*Click on Delete.
*Confirm each time with Ok.
*Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.

*Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
*You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.



Thank You -



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