How to Remove Conduit Search Protect

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Running Anti-Malware Programs

Run AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free program that will target any malware installed into your browser. It should only be downloaded from the developer's website to ensure that you don't download a fake program.
  • AdwCleaner is a small program, and doesn't need to be installed in order to run.
  • Close any browser windows before running AdwCleaner.
  • Run the scan. This may take several minutes to complete.
  • Check the report. Once the scan is complete, you will be shown a report of all the programs and registry entries that will be removed. If you don't see anything on it you need to keep, click the "Delete" button.
  • Reboot your computer.

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      Run Malwarebyte Anti-Malware. This is another free program that will scan your computer and remove malware. It is important to run multiple programs, as none of them are perfect. Unlike AdwCleaner, Anti-Malware will need to be installed before you can run it. Only download this program directly from the developers, do NOT download it from sites such as or Softpedia.
      • Scan your computer. This scan can take several minutes. You don't necessarily need to run the full scan.
      • Remove any results. Make sure all the results that appear are checked, and then click the "Remove Selected" button to delete them.
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      Run HitmanPro. HitmanPro is another free anti-malware program that you can use to scan your computer. Install it and select "Activate free license" during the installation process.
      • Scan your computer. Remove any files that appear in the results.
    While the previous steps should be enough to clear Conduit off of your system, you may still have a lingering registry key or two, which can become troublesome. Follow these steps to remove them.
    1. 1
      Open the Registry Editor. You can open the Registry Editor by pressing Win+R and typing regedit. Be careful when using the Registry Editor, as changing the wrong thing can disrupt your copy of Windows.
    2. 2
      Search for the registry entries related to Conduit. There will be a variety of registry keys that you will need to find. Use the directory in the left pane to navigate to each of the following keys:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 “(Default)”=”1?
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” =
      “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” =
      “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256”
      = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe’
    3. 3
      Delete each entry. Right-click on each entry to delete it. Once you are finished deleting each entry, reset your computer to finish the process. Once Windows resets, Conduit should be completely gone.


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