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#1 greysmouth

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:43 AM

Hello! I've been following many topics regarding Conduit, but at least every time I run ADW Cleaner, the application found it! So, is there no other way to kill forever this intruder??? So glad about your thought...Best regards, greysmouth BO IT.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 11:57 AM

I gotten conduit-ed several times, mostly when I download something without reading '''every word''' of their information ''before'' I start the download. Then I just refuse to use any product that has 'Conduit' as a supporter.

I finally went into my Registery (regedit), and studied it for awhile. Then I went to Edit and conducted a 'find' for conduit. Every time I found it I deleted it. After going through the Registery this way, I rebooted and did it again. Seem to work for me. I know it's not recommended that a non-computer expert go into the Registery, but I was as careful as I could be, and I've removed Conduit at least3 times this way. It never resurfaced again until I got caught not paying attention to my download several months later, each time...

Good Luck. And, study your
registery' first!!!

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 12:23 PM

OK! Got it! Thanks a lot, greysmouth BO IT.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:51 PM

One characteristic of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and other junkware is that they insert themselves (components) into various areas throughout a computer's operation system to include browsers, hidden folders and windows registry making it more difficult to remove.

With most Adware/Junkware/PUPs it is strongly recommended to deal with it like a legitimate program and uninstall from Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) in Control Panel or an alternative third party uninstaller like Revo. In many cases, using the uninstaller of the adware not only removes it more effectively, but it also restores many changed configuration settings.

After uninstallation, then you can run specialized tools like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, AdwCleaner and JRT (Junkware Removal Tool) to fix any remaining entries they may find. These tools 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. They also remove related files and folders wherever they hide...to include those within the AppData folder and elsewhere.

Since you only ran AdwCleaner, I suggest you try the other two noted above before messing around in the registry...which by the way, you should always back up and create a new restore point before doing.


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Posted 05 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

"After uninstallation, then you can run specialized tools like Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareAdwCleaner and JRT (Junkware Removal Tool) to fix any remaining entries they may find. These tools 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. They also remove related files and folders wherever they hide...to include those within the AppData folder and elsewhere."

 

Hello. I report part of your post in order of underwriting I used all of three..but just ADW found Conduit in the Registry.

"HKCU\Software\Conduit" (this address).

The MBAMs scan is clean so does JRT. The most stunnig thing for me is that Conduit seems like a ghost, with no trace or alert at all.

I won't enter the Registry Editor, so the fact is I have to chase it all the time. Anyway, thanks for helping...I'm going to look after it tomorrow. Best regards, greysmouth BO IT.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 03:41 PM


If you want a more detailed look at your system, then more advanced tools are needed to investigate. Many of the scanning tools tools we use in this forum are not capable of detecting (removing) all malware variants. Before that can be done you will need to create and post a FRST log for further investigation. Before that can be done you will need to create and post a FRST log for further investigation.

Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.
  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running FRST which will create two logs.
When you have done that, post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.

After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.
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Posted 05 March 2015 - 05:17 PM

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Conduit\ - Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs
Hello. Here's the new topic at the link. Thanks, greysmouth BO IT.


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Posted 05 March 2015 - 05:27 PM


Now that your new topic is posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Response Team member...nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the information or any log(s) you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process or make things worst which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Response Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response because the Malware Response Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers but your topic will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. Once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Response Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Response Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

I advise checking your new topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, please follow Step One and CLICK the link so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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