My home page has been replaced with an unidentified search page, how do I get rid?
The URL below is the web search that has replaced my usual homepage. It has no branding and I can't get rid of it. I have only just managed to get rid of an unwanted browser. Any suggestions?
Additional System Details
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.0
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Default Plug-in
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
- iTunes Detector Plug-in
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22 for Mozilla browsers
- Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
- Google Update
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20110920 Firefox/3.6.23 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
The URL listed above.
search.conduit.com is a malware that has infected several users. Do you see a toolbar from Conduit? If so, you should try to uninstall it and see if it helps. Removing Conduit completely does not seem to be a straightforward thing. Different users have had varying levels of success with different methods. Some of them are listed in these posts:
See if those steps help you too.
This is a tedious process for a "not got time for this" person as impatient as myself. However, I have used a free Super Anti Spyware to remove the toolbar invader. I think the remaining "search conduit" homepage has gone now and everything appears to be back to normal...........until next time.
Thanks for your reply Dynamite, I am now a little wiser than I was this morning.