What Is Malware "Conduit Search"?

This section provides a quick introduction of malware 'Conduit Search', which uses browser search redirects and popup box to distribute advertisements on Windows systems.

What Is "Conduit Search"? Conduit Search is an adware platform developed by Conduit Ltd. from Israel. The platform allows Conduit's publisher partners to create custom toolbars, Web applications and mobile apps to distribute advertisements in dishonest manners.

If your Windows system is infected by "Conduit Search", you may experience the following symptoms:

Your Web browser, IE (Internet Explorer), Firefox, or Chrome, has a new toolbar with one of these names: iWin Toolbar, Rihanna Toolbar, SweetIM BAr Toolbar, BrotherSoft Extreme Toolbar, etc.

Your Web browser, IE, Firefox, or Chrome, suddenly has a new default home page: search.conduit.com.

Your Web browser, IE, Firefox, or Chrome, suddenly changes the default search engine to: search.conduit.com.

When you start a new browser window, the search.conduit.com search page shows up. It mimics Google search pretty well. If you don't look carefully, you feel like using the Google service. When enter a key word to search, it actually uses bing.com to perform the search. The picture below shows the Conduit search page:
Conduit Search Page Mimicking Google

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

"Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

What Is Malware "Conduit Search"?

 "Conduit Search" Ad after Reinstalling Firefox

 Diagnosis Results of Malware "Conduit Search"

 Removing Malware "Conduit Search"

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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