How to remove Conduit Search from your computer and browser

How to remove Conduit Search from your computer and browser

If your browser's home page has changed to Search for Conduit, plus perhaps a Conduit bar has appeared, and you prefer the home page of Yandex or Google, here are detailed instructions on how to completely remove Conduit from your computer and retrieve your desired home page.

Conduit Search is a type of unwanted software (well a type of search engine) called Browser Hijacker in foreign sources. This software is installed by downloading and installing any necessary free software, and after installation it changes the home page, sets as the default search engine, and installs its toolbar in some browsers. That said, it can be difficult to remove all of this.

Since Conduit is not actually a virus, many antiviruses bypass it despite the potential harm to the user. All popular browsers - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer - are vulnerable, and it can happen on any operating system: Windows 7 and Windows 8 (well, XP if you use it).

Removing and other Conduit components from your computer

To completely remove the duct, several steps are necessary. We are going to review them all in detail.

  1. First of all, you must uninstall all programs related to Conduit Search from your computer. Go to Control Panel, select "Uninstall Programs" in Category View or "Programs and Components" if you have Icon View installed.
  2. In the "Uninstall or modify a program" dialog box, remove any Conduit components that may be on your computer one by one: Search protected by Conduit, Conduit Toolbar, Conduit chrome toolbar (To do this, select it and click the Delete / Change button at the top).

If something from the list above is missing from the list of installed programs, uninstall the ones that are there.

How to remove Conduit Search from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

After that, check your browser's startup shortcut to see if the homepage is running on it, to do this, right-click the shortcut, select « Properties "and look to see that the" Object "field in the" Shortcut "tab only has the browser's home path, without specifying the search for Conduit. If it is there, it should also be removed. (Another option is to simply delete the shortcuts and create new ones by looking for the browser in Program Files).

After that, use the following steps to remove the Conduit bar from the browser:

  • In Google Chrome, go to settings, open "Extensions" and remove the Conduit Apps extension (it may not be there). Then, to set the default search, make the relevant changes in the Google Chrome search settings.
  • To remove Conduit from Mozilla, please do the following (preferably save all your bookmarks first): go to menu - help - troubleshooting information. Then click on "Restart Firefox".
  • In Internet Explorer, open the settings - browser properties and in the "Advanced" tab, click "Restart". When resetting, also check the box to delete personal settings.

Automatically remove Conduit Search and its remnants from your computer's registry and files

Even if after all the actions described above, everything works as it should and the home page in your browser is what you need (and also if the above points of the instructions did not help), you can use free programs to remove unwanted software . (The official site is

One such program that is particularly good at helping in these cases is HitmanPro. It's free for just 30 days, but it can help you get rid of Conduit Search once. Just download it from the official site and run the scan and then use your free license to remove whatever is left of Conduit (or maybe something else) in Windows. (The screenshot is cleaning the computer of the remnants of the uninstalled program after I wrote an article on how to uninstall Mobogenie.)

Hitmanpro is designed only to remove such non-virus unwanted software, but it may not be very useful, and it also helps remove remnants of these programs from your system, Windows registry, and elsewhere.