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#1 Carolm189

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:55 AM

On startup I get this message that 'c:\users\Carol\appdata\local\condiut\backgroundcontainer\backgroundcontainerdll'.appears. do I have a virus?


Edited by hamluis, 15 May 2014 - 01:38 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I infected - Hamluis.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:28 AM

Hello!! Run the free version of malwarebytes!!.

 

https://www.malwarebytes.org/free/


Edited by donetao, 15 May 2014 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:34 AM

Condiut is labeled as a Malware itself. Also looks like from that error message that it must have been a Startup entry file left behind from the Malware that was probably removed by you anti-virus. Looks like just leftovers all in all. 

 

Do as the poster above suggested and download Malware anti-malware bytes. Update it and run a fun scan. Make sure to select all items found and select remove. You will most likely be prompted to reboot your computer to finish the removal process. Hope this helps. 

 

Link: http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4_r/?gclid=CKTq-LWgrr4CFeJF7AodoH0AhA


Edited by RebootRequired, 15 May 2014 - 10:34 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 05:52 PM

BackgroundContainer.dll 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).

Please refer to these instructions:
How to fix the Conduit Run DLL error message for background container.dll
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 05:57 PM

After doing the above...continue as follows:

Please download and use the following tools (in the order listed) which will search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, extensions, add-ons and other junkware as well as related registry entries (values, keys) and remnants.

RKill created by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), the site owner of BleepingComputer.
AdwCleaner created by Xplode.
Junkware Removal Tool created by thisisu.

1. Double-click on RKill to launch the tool. A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully. A log file will be created and saved to the root directory, C:\RKill.log. Copy and paste the contents of RKill.log in your next reply.

Important: Do not reboot your computer until you complete the next step.

2. Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
  • After reviewing the log, 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[S0].txt) will open automatically.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.
-- Note: The contents of the AdwCleaner log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you recognize and know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, return to AdwCleaner before cleaning...all detected items will be listed (and checked) in each tab. Click on and uncheck any items you want to keep (except you cannot uncheck Chrome and Firefox preferences lines).


Close all open programs and shut down any protection/security software to avoid potential conflicts.

3. Double-click on JRT.exe to run the tool.
Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click 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 file named JRT.txt will automatically open and be saved to your Desktop.
  • Copy and paste the contents of JRT.txt in your next reply.
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4. As a final step, download, install and perform a THREAT SCAN with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0. Be sure to print out and follow these instructions.

When done, please post the complete results of your Malwarebytes scan for review.

To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 scan log information (Method 1)
  • Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • Click the History Tab at the top and select Application Logs.
  • Select (check) the box next to Scan Log. Choose the most current scan.
  • Click the View button.
  • Click Copy to Clipboard at the bottom...come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.
  • Alternatively, you can click Export and save the log as a .txt file on your Desktop or another location.
To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 scan log information (Method 2)
  • Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • Click the Scan Tab at the top.
  • Click the View detailed log link on the right.
  • Click Copy to Clipboard at the bottom...come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.
  • Alternatively, you can click Export and save the log as a .txt file on your Desktop or another location.
-- Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:00 PM

I used the suggestions and downloaded Malware and my computer is fixed!!!

Thanks everyone. :thumbup2:



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:07 PM

You're welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community.
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