I'm usually perfectly able to get rid of spyware, adware and viruses on my computer with the help of google + some common sense, but this is the first time in my life that I can't seem to solve this problem no matter what I try - I would really appreciate it if someone would help me with it.
AdwCleaner keeps finding these registry keys after scanning:
That's it. The program continues to delete them without any problem, but if I check one or two days later the registry keys are back again; again I delete them, again they are back one or two days later. I've repeated this cycle for months (years?) now - since Coduit is classified as Adware it doesn't seem to be a big threat - but now I'd like to get rid of this once and for all.
I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (Ultimate).
- Full system scans with AdwCleaner, HitmanPro, Malwarebytes, Windows Defender and AVG. Only AdwCleaner and HitmanPro picked up the Conduit keys, otherwise my computer seems to be clean. No adware, no viruses, no spyware is found, other than the Conduit keys.
- Resetting all my browsers (FF and IE) + uninstalling Chrome. I only have add-ons for firefox that have a good reputation: https-everywhere, NoScript, Self-Destructing Cookies and uBlock.
- Checking Taskmanager + msconfig + 'Programs and features' for processes/programs that seem out of place. I didn't find anything that shouldn't be there.
- Googled for countless of hours, but I only could find solutions to deal with the full-blown Conduit adware (the toolbar + browser hijacking). My computer doesn't have any of those syptoms - just the registry keys.
Again, any help is appreciated. Below is the AdwCleaner log. It is partly in Dutch but I translated a couple of words for better understanding.
I figure some program on my computer must be the culprit, but I have no idea how I can find out which one is to blame.
# AdwCleaner v4.208 - Logbestand aangemaakt 19/07/2015 op 08:43:52
# Laatste update 09/07/2015 door Xplode
# Database : 2015-07-15.1 [Server]
# Besturingssysteem : Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (x64)
# Gebruikersnaam :
# Gestart vanuit : D:\Downloads\adwcleaner_4.208.exe
# Optie : Scannen
***** [ Services ] *****
***** [ Files / Directories] *****
***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
***** [ Registry ] *****
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\Conduit
***** [ Webbrowsers ] *****
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17909
-\\ Mozilla Firefox v
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [758 bytes] - [18/07/2015 16:36:59]
AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [906 bytes] - [19/07/2015 08:23:31]
AdwCleaner[R4].txt - [824 bytes] - [19/07/2015 08:43:52]
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[R4].txt - [882 bytes] ##########
Edited by Conduit_go_away, 19 July 2015 - 02:38 AM.