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Conduit Search Malware Keeps Coming Back


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#1 susanrs

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:01 PM

Hi, everyone -

 

I'm new here... and totally hoping someone can help me with this annoying problem!  

 

A family member managed to catch the Conduit search hijacker about two weeks ago.  Being an experienced computer user, I was tasked with removing it.  I followed the steps listed here: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-conduit-search-virus/  and everything came up fine.  Conduit was removed.  I finished the procedure by running full scan with Avast! (free version).  Every single one of the removal tools advised it was removed. It wasn't showing up in the browsers either.

 

The following day, the virus/malware/hijacker was back.  So... I went through all the steps to remove it again.  The next day... it was back.  After doing this four times, yesterday I advised them to not go online - ANYWHERE - on that laptop... since I figured maybe a site they were frequenting was re-infecting them every day.  However, even after not going online anywhere yesterday, Conduit search was back this morning right after the computer was turned on.

 

Does anyone know why this thing keeps coming back?  Is there something else I should be doing?  Is there a better removal program I should be using?

 

The computer is an Acer Aspire 7741 with 6GB of RAM and running Windows 7 64 bit OS.

 

Thanks, y'all!



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:34 PM

I had the same problem.  Used http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-conduit-apps-search-and-toolbar/

  and then had to use it on Google, Firefox and IE to get it all.  Took some time and effort but that was 3 weeks ago and so far it's stayed gone.  Instructions are quite clear.   I didn't notice an uninstall specifically for Win 7 but I do hope it works for you.


Edited by MissLizz, 08 January 2014 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:02 PM

Thanks, MissLizz!  I'm hoping that'll work.  So far, so good.  :-)



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:54 PM

I'm so glad.  It's always good to have a little know-how tucked back.  You were on the right track , just took changing/adding a few words.  Hope you have as good luck as I've had.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:36 PM

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