Conduit Search is a type of potentially unwanted software (in some ways a search engine), which is also known as an adware from the family of browser hijackers. This malware is usually installed when you download and install some dubious freeware programs. After the installation your default home page would be changed to Trovi.com and your default search engine to search.conduit.com. In addition you might find Search Protect program on your PC and Trovi Search toolbar installed without your knowledge.
Technically Conduit is not a virus, therefore most of the anti-virus security programs let it pass, despite the potential harm to the user. All of the most popular web browsers are vulnerable to Conduit infection such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and the infection can occur in any operating system including Windows 7, 8 and 10. Search.conduit.com appears to be like most of the well-known search engines, but the difference is that it makes multiple unwanted changes on your computer. First of all it becomes your default search engine, after that it will change your search results and provides you with fake results mixed with links to sponsored websites.
Conduit Search is able to monitor user’s Internet activity, collect personal data such as browsing history, search queries, name, address, emails and even logins and passwords. That’s why we can consider Conduit as a virus. Also, the fact that it is usually installed on the computer without user’s authorization makes it very suspicious. Same as a virus Conduit spreads all over the infected system, it will install additional toolbars, plug-ins and extensions into the web browser, system registry will be modified and some unknown programs will be started automatically on system boot. Also, it will not be easy to get rid of Conduit. It will not appear in the Add / Remove Programs in Control Panel.
If you want to uninstall Conduit Search virus from your computer completely, you will have to perform various steps described in the manual removal guide below. You might also try our automatic removal tool that was specifically designed to find and completely remove Conduit adware. Regardless of what will be your choice of removal, remember that if you have detected the presence of Conduit on your computer you should get rid of it as soon as possible.
Symptoms of Conduit Search hijack infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Conduit Search hijack threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the CONDUIT SEARCH HIJACK and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.