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#1 JusSumguy

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:37 PM

New member, long time lurker.

 

I searched the forum, and I couldn't find any direct solutions for this.

 

Somehow I got "Search Protect" on my computer. It doesn't show up in any uninstaller. Nor in the startup items. SuperAntiSpyware sees it and uninstalls it, but on reboot, it reinstalls itself. It's a browser extension, but it doesn't show up in the extensions folder. It actually reinstalls itself without a restart after a cuppla hours. Is there a way to dump this crap?

 

Firefox Aurora, Win7, e-machines tower.

 

Thanx in advance, and thank God for this forum.

 

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:40 PM

I found you can uninstall it just like any other program through add/remove. Go to start type in appwiz.cpl search for it in there. If it won't uninstall then you have to first disable it's service in services.cpl Once you locate it in there stop the service (may take time for it to stop) after that you can now go back to appwiz.cpl and uninstall. Also check that the addon is removed from firefox. This link has pics basically showing the steps...http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Conduit-Search-Protect Like I said they make it difficult to opt out of these things.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:10 PM

Yes, remove it thru Control Panel and in your browsers add ons.

Then you can run these.

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ADW Cleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer like it did before.
  • After the scan has finished...
    <-insert any special instructions here for what to uncheck OR remove this line if there are none->
  • This time click on the Clean button.
  • Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
  • Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
  • .
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    thisisujrt.gif Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:30 AM

Thank you very much.

 

I'll get right on it.  :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 08:07 AM

I am from Amsterdam, most of our websites (http://cookieverwijderen.nl/hijackers/searchprotect) recommend spyhunter. Is it ok to try it?



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 08:48 PM

Hello if you are trying to remove search Protect

I'd suggest the two tools in post 3.

When users uninstall Conduit SearchProtect from Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP, they find on reboot that Windows XP is no longer able to start. Instead they will be greeted with a message stating "NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".
So if you have XP do uninstall it from Add or Remove Programs.
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