What is Conduit Toolbar?

The Conduit Toolbar is a search toolbar that searches for pictures, videos and various services on the Internet. It may be installed on your PC together with certain programs like uTorrent. Users face a lot of troubles when trying to uninstall the toolbar. The problem is that Conduit does not have a legitimate uninstaller program, so if you have Conduit installed on your PC, you would have to uninstall it manually. It also changes your home page and default search engine without asking for permission. The software may be quite annoying, so it is natural that you would want to remove the Conduit toolbar from your PC.

conduit toolbar

How is Conduit Toolbar installed on your PC?

Conduit Toolbar is a browser toolbar that can be installed in 3 major browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It replaces your default search to search.conduit.com which can look like Bing search or Yahoo search. It comes bundled with widely spread and popular free software – YouTube Downloaders, Media Converters, Media Players etc. It is widely distributed with CNET Downloader – free software from cnet.com.

How to remove Conduit Toolbar from your PC?

The only action that you can do to change the situation is to remove Conduit Toolbar with its search and homepage settings. To remove Conduit Toolbar first uninstall it from Control Panel, then delete files and regkeys and reset browser settings.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Conduit Toolbar in their database. They also can help you reset browser settings. Please, use them to remove Conduit Toolbar.

Recommended Solution:

Spyhunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Conduit Toolbar – files, folders, registry keys.

 

Alternative Solutions:

1. Stronghold Antimalware – detects files, registry values and folders of Conduit Toolbar.

 


 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Conduit Toolbar – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

 

Or uninstall Conduit Toolbar manually:

Uninstalling from Control Panel

windows xp logo Windows XP:

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

windows 7 logo Windows 7:

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logo Windows 8:

  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 Conduit Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove Conduit Toolbar from your browser.

google chrome logo Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Conduit Toolbar.
  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 logo Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:addons.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Choose Conduit Toolbar.
  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 logo 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 Conduit Toolbar.
  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:


HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3306061
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{d1b5aad5-d1ae-4b20-88b1-feeaeb4c1ebc}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IECT3306061
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SearchProtect
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Conduit
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Connect_DLC_5
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Connect_DLC_5\Communicator
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Connect_DLC_5\toolbar
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Connect_DLC_5\toolbar\InstalledApps
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\lipgolpfajiadodbcbljdpmbmbdmfcil
HKLM\SOFTWARE\SearchProtect
HKCU\Software\ConduitSearchScopes
HKCU\Software\Connect_DLC_5
HKCU\Software\SearchProtect
HKCU\Software\SmartBar
HKU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
Value: ConduitFloatingPlugin_lipgolpfajiadodbcbljdpmbmbdmfcil
Data: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe C:\Program Files\Conduit\CT3306061\plugins\TBVerifier.dll,RunConduitFloatingPlugin

Then remove following files:


UninstallerUI.exe
Alert.dll
TBVerifier.dll
Connect_DLC_5ToolbarHelper.exe
GottenAppsContextMenu.xml
hk64tbConn.dll
hktbConn.dll
ldrtbConn.dll
tbConn.dll

And these folders


%APPDATA%\Conduit
%LOCAL_APPDATA%\Connect_DLC_5\
%LOCAL_APPDATA%\NativeMessaging\CT3306061\
%APPDATA%\Conduit\
%PROGRAMFILES%\Conduit
%PROGRAMFILES%\Connect_DLC_5\

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. Got 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

4 thoughts on “How to uninstall (remove) Conduit Toolbar

  • October 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm
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    Highly descriptive post, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a part 2?

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  • November 16, 2012 at 8:02 am
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    Whats Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to give a contribution & assist other users like its aided me. Great job.

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  • July 5, 2013 at 4:11 am
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    Hi,
    Is there an uninstaller ? How is it going ?

    S

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  • September 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm
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    Thank you. This was helpful in removing the annoying conduit virus issue easily. This is my immediate impression. Hopefully, the problem will not re-occur.

    Regards,

    Ganesh

    Reply

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