How to remove Conduit Search Protect (Bing)?

November 2016

Conduit Search Protect is a parasite program which will install a modified version of the Bing search engine (with advertisements). It is offered via fake video plugins from streaming websites and is often bundled with other parasites programs (discount coupons). These programs can slow your PC and require that you buy a registry cleaner software to fix your PC.


Uninstallation via the Control Panel

  • Go to the Control Panel, then Programs and Features and uninstall the following programs:
    • GreatArcadeHits
    • PricePeep
    • RegClean Pro
    • Search Protect
    • ViddyHD
    • Wajam

Uninstall the browser toolbars

  • Under Firefox: Go to Tools > Add-ons > Extension tab.
  • Under Google Chrome: Click on the menu at the top right and then Tools > Extensions.

AdwCleaner by Xplode

AdwCleaner is a tool created specifically for disinfection of adware:
  • Download AdwCleaner (by Xplode) on the desktop.
  • Launch the program and click on Remove and for the scan to be completed. You may need to restart the computer after the scan.
  • Once the removal procedure is complete, a report will be generated.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a disinfection tool known for its effectiveness. It can help remove residue left behind after a scan with AdwCleaner, or handle other types of infections.
  • Download Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (By Rubber Ducky) on the desktop.
  • Install the software.
  • Make update (Click on the "Updates" tab and then "Search for updates").
  • Launch a full scan.
  • Once the scan is complete, click on "Show results".
  • Select all detected items (some are not checked by default) and click "Remove Selected". If prompted to restart the PC, accept!

Going further

You should be careful when you are installing free programs, as many of them are bundled with PUPs.
  • Read the EULA and always download programs from official sources.
  • On the other hand, if you use Avast! or AVG, remember to enable the detection of PUPs.
  • WOT can help you to filter websites distributing harmful program http://ccm.net/faq/7386-wot-web-of-trust.

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