How to uninstall (remove) Search Protect by Conduit

What is Search Protect by Conduit?

Search Protect by Conduit is a search engine with toolbar, looks like Google or Bing. Search Protect may be very useful in some cases. The user can access any sites by one click, but Search Protect by Conduit change homepage in your browser and other browser’s settings and start to display any advertising banners. That’s why Search Protect by Conduit is a potentially unwanted program.

uninstall Search Protect by Conduit

How is Search Protect by Conduit installed on your PC?

How often you read any offers when you download a program or install any freeware? Right, you don’t read it. Sites of freeware need it. Often sites like download.com, bestsoftware4download.com or softpile.net recommended you to use their downloader, because it will be faster, easily and so on. Actually, they add unwanted programs in these downloaders and when you start install something there are hidden ticks which you don’t notice and hereby agree to install unwanted programs, toolbars and so on. Information about Search Protect taken from this website.

How to remove Search Protect by Conduit from your PC?

It impossible to change the default setting of your browser, if the toolbar is installed, because it will change them back after every computer startup. It is very annoying when you are forced to use the search engine and the home page that you do not want to use. Usually, this toolbar changes them to search.conduit.com and shows you commercial web-pages in the search results no matter what request you have entered. The only action that you can do to change the situation is to remove Search Protect by Conduit with its search and homepage settings. To remove Search Protect by Conduit uninstall it from Control Panel, then delete files and regkeys and reset browser settings.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Search Protect by Conduit in their database. They also can help you reset browser settings. You can try to use them for removing Search Protect by Conduit.

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

Plumbytes Antimalware – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Search Protect by Conduit.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Search Protect by Conduit

Or uninstall Search Protect by Conduit manually:

Uninstalling from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search Protect by Conduit.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Search Protect by Conduit and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Search Protect by Conduit, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Search Protect by Conduit from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Search Protect by Conduit.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also look for other suspicious extensions.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:addons.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Choose Search Protect by Conduit.
  5. Click Disable or Remove button.
  6. If remove button is not available – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Search Protect by Conduit.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
Value: Search Protect
Data: C:Program Filessearchprotectsearchprotectbincltmng.exe

Then remove following files:


cltmng.exe
SPTool64.exe
SPVC32.dll
SPVC32Loader.dll
SPVC64.dll
SPVC64Loader.dll

And these folders


C:Program Filessearchprotect

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

google chrome logo Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

mozilla firefox logo Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

internet explorer logo Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Written by Aleksei Abalmasov

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