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Conduit search has hijacked my firefox browser how do I remove it

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How do I remove Conduit search from my firefox browser. It is not located in the add-ons and removing firefox and reinstalling it has not removed the Conduit search.

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Every time Firefox opened

== Kids were on computer and now it is there.

How do I remove Conduit search from my firefox browser. It is not located in the add-ons and removing firefox and reinstalling it has not removed the Conduit search. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == Kids were on computer and now it is there.

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  • Open your Firefox browser and type “about:config” in address bar
  • Now you can see a list of items “Preference Name” and its values. Now type "search” in the filter box on top of that window...
  • Check all strings contents as "CONDUIT" - and rightclick-reset..

Thats all done.. I done the same..

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Several tried to but no one seemed to understand the real problem. I COULD, because it was mine too. So it follows the only ultimate solution: 1. Open Firefox 2. On the address bar, type – about:config in the URL. Press Enter. 3. You will be warned about Warranty. Click on “I’ll be careful…” 4. On the Filter dialog box type – search.conduit 5. It will display all related entries. Right-click on Preferences Name and Reset.

It worked for me, after trying a dozen of "fake" solutions. ;)

Several tried to but no one seemed to understand the real problem. I COULD, because it was mine too. So it follows the only ultimate solution: 1. Open Firefox 2. On the address bar, type – about:config in the URL. Press Enter. 3. You will be warned about Warranty. Click on “I’ll be careful…” 4. On the Filter dialog box type – search.conduit 5. It will display all related entries. Right-click on Preferences Name and Reset. It worked for me, after trying a dozen of "fake" solutions. ;)
DarkCrazy 0 solutions 1 answers

Muchas gracias! Tenía el mismo problema y gracias a vos lo resolví!

Thank you very much! I had the same problem and now it's solved thank to you!

Muchas gracias! Tenía el mismo problema y gracias a vos lo resolví! Thank you very much! I had the same problem and now it's solved thank to you!
maniekandan5 1 solutions 1 answers

Chosen Solution

  • Open your Firefox browser and type “about:config” in address bar
  • Now you can see a list of items “Preference Name” and its values. Now type "search” in the filter box on top of that window...
  • Check all strings contents as "CONDUIT" - and rightclick-reset..

Thats all done.. I done the same..

* Open your Firefox browser and type “'''about:config”''' in address bar * Now you can see a list of items “Preference Name” and its values. Now type '''"search”''' in the filter box on top of that window... * Check all strings contents as '''"CONDUIT"''' - and rightclick-reset.. Thats all done.. I done the same..

Modified by David Tenser

gldnretvr 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you maniekandan5, I deleted all conduit referenced lines and that seems to have worked.

Thank you maniekandan5, I deleted all conduit referenced lines and that seems to have worked.
JonKez 0 solutions 1 answers

I used the Uninstall in Windows! After that, I did a search for conduit and I deleted everything I found! Rebooted After reboot I clicked into the FireFox window just below the blue bar at the top and I clicked on the Menubar. Then I used Tools...Options and General tab and I inserted the home page of my choice...now everything is OK! I hope this helps those that need it!!!

I used the Uninstall in Windows! After that, I did a search for conduit and I deleted everything I found! Rebooted After reboot I clicked into the FireFox window just below the blue bar at the top and I clicked on the Menubar. Then I used Tools...Options and General tab and I inserted the home page of my choice...now everything is OK! I hope this helps those that need it!!!
LizBowers74 0 solutions 1 answers

I had this thing take over as well on my machine. Very annoying! It did not show up in "Uninstall Programs" and when I tried to use "Tools" in Mozilla, it removed the toolbar and I couldn't get it back. Maniekanda's recommendation was spot on and successful. I have my browser back now just the way I want it.

I had this thing take over as well on my machine. Very annoying! It did not show up in "Uninstall Programs" and when I tried to use "Tools" in Mozilla, it removed the toolbar and I couldn't get it back. Maniekanda's recommendation was spot on and successful. I have my browser back now just the way I want it.
wizz 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you for your help. So far Conduit is gone and Firefox is back.

Thank you for your help. So far Conduit is gone and Firefox is back.
eshiau 0 solutions 3 answers

Try http://apps.conduit.com/conduitengine/Uninstall/

It works on my windows XP.

Try http://apps.conduit.com/conduitengine/Uninstall/ It works on my windows XP.
MahanGM 0 solutions 2 answers

Hi. You should go to the

{Home drive like 'C:'}\{Users folder like 'Users'}\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Your Random ID Folder}\

Open prefs.js, user.js files and look for homepage variable through these two files and u can see what is the value of them. Change 'em as everything u want.

Hi. You should go to the {Home drive like 'C:'}\{Users folder like 'Users'}\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Your Random ID Folder}\ Open prefs.js, user.js files and look for homepage variable through these two files and u can see what is the value of them. Change 'em as everything u want.
urrainman 0 solutions 1 answers

it keeps returning, I have tried this solution at least 50 times. It works untill you log off then conduit returns. Any permanent solution suggestions besides or in addition to this one

it keeps returning, I have tried this solution at least 50 times. It works untill you log off then conduit returns. Any permanent solution suggestions besides or in addition to this one
Spanish_Ruler 0 solutions 1 answers

i followed all the instructions, but its still returning, cant get rid of it pls help, i sent an angry e-mail to conduit, they still haven't replied yet. My toolbar is in russian and its pissing me off. it came with a torrent i installed :( now i cant use my FF. Any permanent solution would be appreciated. Thank you

i followed all the instructions, but its still returning, cant get rid of it pls help, i sent an angry e-mail to conduit, they still haven't replied yet. My toolbar is in russian and its pissing me off. it came with a torrent i installed :( now i cant use my FF. Any permanent solution would be appreciated. Thank you
sourjya 0 solutions 1 answers

What worked for me was the about:config approach. When I searched for conduit, along with all other conduit settings, something named keyword.URL came up. I changed its value to http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=

I also used the Reset approach for all other conduit values for good measure.

See attached screenshot for a live example.

What worked for me was the '''about:config''' approach. When I searched for conduit, along with all other conduit settings, something named '''keyword.URL''' came up. I changed its value to '''http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=''' I also used the Reset approach for all other conduit values for good measure. See attached screenshot for a live example.
choisington 0 solutions 1 answers

I tried the remedies previously posted, and also tried the uninstall/reinstall FF with the control panel. All failed. I also am also exchanging email with ashampoo, so far no success.

SUCCESS! I uninstalled FF using the Revo uninstaller in the most thorough mode and then reinstalled FF.

Hopes this helps

I tried the remedies previously posted, and also tried the uninstall/reinstall FF with the control panel. All failed. I also am also exchanging email with ashampoo, so far no success. SUCCESS! I uninstalled FF using the Revo uninstaller in the most thorough mode and then reinstalled FF. Hopes this helps