What is conduit ?
conduit is online toolbar developing website you can create toolbar using there website but this toolbar hijack the web browser so when ever you search some thing on your web browser the conduit search will redirect it to there own search engine .utorrent developed there toolbar using conduit so be careful while downloading utorrent and never installed this toolbar for more information about this conduit toolbar you can look at there website .
Conduit hijacked My Browser
I downloaded the utorrent application from utorrent website and during installation utorrent asked me whether i want to install conduit toolbar or not so i didn’t want to install it so i unchecked it but still some how it installed on my Firefox so i removed the toolbar from browser but still some how the conduit search redirection is still remain installed on my browser and this is to much annoying whenever i want to search some thing i wrote query in navigation bar and hit enter to search but it redirect my search to there own conduit search server instead of my default google search then i tried to change my default search engine but nothing happened so i found my self in very big problem because my browser was hijacked by conduit search virus so after hit and trial i got a solution to completely remove conduit virus .
What is Conduit Search Redirect
See the image below when i type “sanju ” in navigation bar and hit enter to search some thing it redirect me to conduit search now i have checked that they have renamed there toolbar now it being called trovi both the toolbar hijacked browser which so much annoying.
so this so much annoying so let see how to remove conduit search from different different browser let see first how to remove conduit from mozilla firefox .
Remove Conduit Toolbar and Search Redirection From Firefox
1) If you have installed conduit toolbar then first you need to uninstall toolbar , you can do this in firefox by going to tools->add-ons->extension ,see below image for more detail .
Now after removing the toolbar from your Mozilla firefox still search conduit redirection remain there, so now let move to next point to remove conduit search redirection so follow below steps.
2.)Then in Firefox address bar type “about:config” and press Enter. This will display a full list of all the Firefox preferences. It may ask you for permission before displaying them(see image below). In my browser you cant see warning because i unchecked it.
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At the Filter input box at the top of the page type “conduit” this should show the keyword.URL and browser.search.defaulturl (see image below).
Right click on this keyword.URL line and select Reset from the pop-up menu. This will restore this preference to its default value.(see image below).
That’s it now it you have now completely removed conduit redirection from Mozilla firefox but now they have done some recent changes so please take a look at the below note
NOTE:Some changes are done by firefox so may be in newer version you will not able to find keyword.url in mozilla firefox
If you are using newer version of firefox than i will recommend you to reset your mozilla firefox , you find many option in resetting firefox like reset default search engine and reset toolbars and control see below pic
So for complete on how to reset firefox please take a look at the below link and follow it will completely remove conduit search from your browser without loosing any your firefox data .
Now lets see how to remove conduit on another browser like internet explorer so see below guide.
Removing Conduit Toolbar and Search Redirection From Internet Explorer
So we have seen how to remove conduit toolbar and search redirection from Mozilla firefox now let see how to remove conduit search from internet explorer so first we need to uninstall conduit search from internet explorer so for that go to setting’s and then click on Internet options ,see below image
A small window will pop up in General tab change home page tab either use default or Use new tab , see below images for more details .
Now after that click on Programs tab , see below image where you will find the programs tab and then click on manage add-ons .
After clicking on manage addon a new window will pop up in that window click on Toolbar and extensions on right side pane and then disable all the conduit installed toolbar from left side pane ,see below pic for more details .
Now click on Search Providers from right side pane and then from the right side pane right click on Conduit customized web search and then choose Remove see below pic.
Removing Conduit Toolbar and Search Redirection From Google Chrome
if your are infected by conduit search redirection virus on Google chrome then you can easily remove it from the manage extension page , to reach manage extension page enter chrome://extensions in the navigation area of google chrome and then hit enter after that click on Extensions , see below pic for more details .
in that extension page if there is any extension with the name of conduit then remove that conduit extension by clicking on the dustbin icon see above pic .Now we need to change the search management of google chrome to do that click on settings(button found below extension) see above pic .In the settings page you will find search option where you need to click on the manage search engines a window will pop up in that pop up choose your search engine below pic
You have removed the conduit from google chrome , now in the newer google chrome version you will not also able to add conduit toolbar on Google chrome , i tried to add this extension on my Google chrome,See below pic
After few seconds later a message is pop up on Google Chrome that you can’t add this conduit extension to Google chrome see this message in below pic.
So if you are running previous version of Google chrome uninstall it and installed newer safe Google chrome version,you can also look at my guide on tweak google chrome for very high speed if you google chrome works slow .
That’s it now finally you have remove conduit search engine completely from your web browser.Now when i type my query in my navigation bar it will search using Google search engine.So i hope you like my post if you have any problem please leave comment below in comment section i will try my best to help you and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog .