How to get rid of Search Protect by Conduit?

August 2016

How to get rid of Search Protect by Conduit?

Search Protect by Conduit is a search engine that will take control of your web browser and change its settings:
  • Change the default homepage.
  • Change the default search engine.

To get rid of Search Protect by Conduit follow the below procedure:

Via the Control Panel

  • Go to the Start menu.
  • Open the Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program.
  • Right-click on Search Protect by Conduit
  • Uninstall.


  • Download AdwCleaner (by Xplode) on the desktop.
  • Launch the program and click on Remove.
  • Wait for the scan to be completed. You may need to restart the computer after the scan.
  • Once the process is completed, a report will be generated.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a disinfection tool known for its effectiveness. It can help to remove residue left behind by AdwCleaner, or handle other types of infections.
  • Download Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (By Rubber Ducky) on the desktop.
  • Install the software.
  • Make updates (Click on the "Updates" tab and then "Search for updates").
  • Then launch a full scan
  • Once the scan is complete, click on "Show results".
  • Select all detected items and click "Remove Selected".
  • If prompted to restart the PC, accept!

Remove the browser extension

  • Remove browser extensions:
  • Firefox: Tools > Add-ons > Extension tab.
  • Google Chrome: Click on the Settings menu> Tools / Extensions
  • Remove the parasites extensions.

Thanks to Malekal_morte for this tip.

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