Monday, April 29, 2013

How to Get Rid of Search Conduit virus


Search Conduit virus Description




Search Conduit virus (http://search.conduit.com) is a notorious browser hijacker which can take control if your browser such as Internet Explore, Mzilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once the target computer is infected, Search Conduit virus redirect user’s page to http://search.conduit.com. Many random websites may pops up so that you cannot use your browser and surf the Internet normally. Usually, Search Conduit virus can redirect your web page; change your default settings and browser engine. What is more, the virus may trace your searching history to collect your private information. So the best way to protect your computer and your privacy is to remove it as soon as possible.

Threats brought by Search Conduit virus


1. Search Conduit virus can redirect your webpage.

2. Search Conduit virus can change your default Internet settings and search engine.

3. Search Conduit virus makes your computer runs slowly and abnormally.

4. Search Conduit virus may damage your system files

The effective way to get rid of Search Conduit virus


Many people have tried to remove Search Conduit virus with their anti-virus but didn’t help. That is because Search Conduit virus hides deep in registry entries and difficult to be detected by anti-virus. It mutates very frequently so anti-virus cannot catch it. Besides, it also can sneak into your system and infect system files. Therefore, the most effective way to get rid of Search Conduit virus is to remove it manually.


Guide to remove Search Conduit virus manually


Step1. Launch the Task Manager by pressing keys “Ctrl +Alt + Delete”, search for search.conduit.com processes and right-click to end them.

Step 2. Search and delete the following files created by search.conduit.com:

C:\WINDOWS\assembly\KYH_64\Desktop.ini
C:\Windows\assembly\KYH_32\Desktop.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\giner.exe

Step 3. Open Registry Editor (in Windows XP, go to Start Menu, run, type in “Regedit” and press OK; in Windows 7 & Windows Vista, go to Start menu, Search, type in “Regedit”), find out the following search.conduit.com registry entries and delete:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\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\“ShortcutPat

Note: be carefull when you delete those files and registry entries because your computer may be messed up if you delete those files or entries mistakenly. If you need help from experts, please contact 24/7 professional tech support here.


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