Can’t get rid of Search.conduit.com virus? If your Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engine search are being redirected to search.conduit.com, your computer has been infected with a search hijacker. How you can get rid of the infection and regain original state? This post will give you the manual removal instruction.

Search.conduit.com Redirect Virus Description

Search.conduit.com is a browser hijacker which maybe a result of ZeroAccess Rootkit infection or Google Search Redirection Virus infection. This pest can redirect all your activities on any of the browsers to search.conduit.com sites that you haven’t chosen to visit. In addition, the virus appears to prevent you from running the anti-virus to remove it so that it can stay in your computer and keep on infecting other files. It states that there have been policy restrictions implemented to prevent the program running. In appearance, it looks nothing different from other legitimate search engine such as Google.com, Yahoo.com or msn.com.  However, this Nailing search engine does not provide any function as legitimate search engine in spite of its claiming to be one. Once infected, it becomes the default search page which won’t  return any relevant results if you try to look up something there.  How can this happen? Due to the evil code the virus has inserted to your computer system, it has taken control of your browser setting and search result. Thus, it’s a huge nuisance to use your PC. To free from this annoying problem, you have to clean out this malware immediately. There is an effective and safe way to delete search.conduit.com redirect virus. However, if you are not familiar with browser hijack virus, you had better contact an expert to do that to avoid any mistakes.
To make your computer healthy, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

Key sentences to judge if your computer has been infected with search.conduit.com Redirect Virus

A. System runs much more slowly than before and fan heats quickly when the computer is on.

B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.

C. All the activities in Google, Yahoo search engine are redirected to certain sites you don’t want to.

D. Anti-virus is disable and warning window pops up frequently.

E. It also pops up some irritating advertisements without your permission.

Best Way to Remove Search.conduit.com Redirect Virus Step by Step?

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to search.conduit.com browser hijacker virus.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”

Step 4: Remove malicious files of search.conduit.com virus

%Windows%\system32\[rnd]
%AppData%\Protector-.exe
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\ search.conduit.com.lnk

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

Taking the above description into consideration, it’s obvious that search.conduit.com is a highly dangerous virus. Being redirected all the time must make you crazy, right? That means you get some computer cleaning work to do otherwise your browser will definitely keep taking you somewhere you don’t want to.  Since the virus changes every time, no anti-virus can remove it completely. If the malware is not kill entirely, it keep coming back again and again based on its self-reproducing ability. To ensure the search.conduit.com malware efficient and permanent removal, I strongly recommend the manual removal. But I may remind you the danger first of all if you intend to perform the removal. If you don’t have sufficient experience in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to more problems. So you can do it by yourself if you are experienced enough or just leave it to the computer expert.

Note: If you failed to remove this virus with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on November 26, 2012 8:56 am

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