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#1 reagle7

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:45 AM

When I start up my computer I keep getting an error msg.  cannot find  C;\Users\homanfamily\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\Background Container.dll   How do I get rid of this



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:38 AM


The file in the error message is related to Conduit, a toolbar engine installed (bundled) alongside many free applications which allows users to add applications directly to their browser without a community toolbar. Conduit offers a distribution option for Conduit-powered offerings and is used in order to generate ad revenue for the company. While not explicitly malware, it is often installed stealthily without knowledge or consent from the end user and is considered a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP).

After using anti-virus and other security scanning tools to remove adware, PUPs and malware it is not uncommon to find remnants of startup and scheduled task registry keys when booting up your computer.

Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file may have been removed inadvertently, during the uninstallation of a program or after performing a scan with security tools. However, an associated orphaned registry entry (value) still exists and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, you need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:26 PM

I ran the autorun and found the backgroundconduit.dll deleted it and my error msg is gone thanks to all



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:38 PM

You're welcome.

To learn more about PUPs and how you get them, please read: About those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
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