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My browser.newtab.url is set to a conduit.com search engine and uneditable, even after uninstalled and reinstalled, import nothing checked. Help.

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browser.newtab.url http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3323739&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&SearchSource=69&CUI=&SSPV=&Lay=1&UM=2&UP=SP3D9ADE83-F3E

I can find no add on, tool bar, or extension for this. I did a search on my hard drive and it returned nothing as well.

about:support shows it listed under Important Modified preferences.

الحل المُختار

There are several things you need to do.

1) Run several of the mal-ware scanners listed below. 2) Run the Download the Mozilla Search Reset. 3) Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page and find a good add / pop-up blocker.

Let us know how you do.

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Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

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الحل المُختار

There are several things you need to do.

1) Run several of the mal-ware scanners listed below. 2) Run the Download the Mozilla Search Reset. 3) Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page and find a good add / pop-up blocker.

Let us know how you do.

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Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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You can check in "Windows Control Panel > Programs" for recently installed programs to see if anything from Conduit or any other suspicious software shows up.

You can open the about:config page via the location bar and search for prefs that refer to that site and reset user set (bold) prefs via the right-click context menu to the default value.

Modified by cor-el

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Ran the malwarebytes free version. After deleting all the garbage it found, everything went back to normal. I plan to run a few of the others suggested just for over kill on the problem. I also need to see why my own protection software (Symantec) didn't catch any of it.

Thanks for the help one and all.

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as i m thinking that you already uninstalled your toolbar.....but your homepage is set on your toolbar homepage go to : Tools > options > and click on the Tab "General" and set your homepage to default...

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Additional: If you are having issues with this after uninstalling it and running Malwarebytes (I did) including not being able to remove the search and receiving multiple warnings about unsafe sites, the best thing you can do is to restore to a previous backup point. This is a noxiously invasive program. IE continued to resolve to conduit as home page even after a different homepage was set, and Firefox rejected multiple sites include edx.org as untrusted, then blocked their CSS, rendering them unusable. None of the above actions (plus hand removal from the registry) was able to stamp the program out. It also reinstalled it on restart. Fortunately the last restore point was only a few days earlier, and nothing had been changed.

Modified by jlockley