What the heck is the conduit search engine?

Discussion in 'Software for Windows' started by glen, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. glen

    glen Lifer

    Apr 28, 2000
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    It does not appear on my PC.
    However, when friends come over and try to log into my wireless router, it seems like the browser trys to go to conduit instead of google. Is it some sort of viral/toolbar/web search redirect thing?
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  3. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

    Nov 30, 2004
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    Sounds like an issue with their machine, and not you.

    HURRIC4NE Member

    Apr 17, 2012
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    i believe that you have installed a software which installed the conduit bloatware with it... i reccomend you SHALL REMOVE IT ONCE or your PC SHALL BE PERISHED IN THE DUNGEONS OF ASGARD!

    however you can change it if you go to your browser settings and change your settings for the startup stuff
  5. Bubbaleone

    Bubbaleone Golden Member

    Nov 20, 2011
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    The conduit.engine and conduit.toolbar is a PUP (potentially unwanted program). I'll call it like I see it: Conduit is Malware despite the fact that Conduit claims to be a legitimate enterprise! Just google "conduit.engine wiki".

    Conduit bundles a hidden "toolbar" and other apps with other companies' software. Conduit pays them a kickback because those companies are willing to hide the fact from the end user that Conduit products are being allowed to secretly install, along with the product the end user actually wanted.

    Safer-Networking's Spybot Search&Destroy website has this to say:

    Safer-Networking link: Manual Removal Guide for Conduit.Engine

    When you view the above webpage you'll understand why a google search for "conduit.engine" or "conduit.toolbar" turns up literally thousands of complaints asking why they can't get this crap uninstalled, why it comes right back after (supposedly) uninstalling it....the list of complaints is endless.

    Tell your friends to download Spybot Search&Destroy. It's a great PUP killer.
    #4 Bubbaleone, Apr 21, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012