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I want to get rid of Bing and Conduit. They are really sucky!

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I have tried several things to get rid of these leaches, none of which have worked. They just showed up on my computer and really slow down my operation with needless steps between me and where I want to be

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this one was helpful one for the conduict victim

A note as to what was done before hitting the forum: Malwarebytes & SuperAntiSpyware complete scans, which found and removed a number to things, all Conduit related. Kapersky TDSSKiller and MDAM chameleon found no problems.

RE >>To fix Firefox the first thing to do is to remove that Entrusted Toolbar extension through the Extensions tab of the Add-on manager. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-toolbar-has-taken-over-your-firefox-search

The "entrusted11" addon pretended to uninstall. Upon FF restart, it was still there. In the meantime, I ran Hitman Pro scanner. It found & fixed several Conduit things that the others missed, plus a known malware. After a machine restart, the Entrusted11 addon did uninstall for real.

Another problem: FireFox was set to use a proxy. I set that back to no proxy and the redirects to Bing went away.

Search Reset extension installed and ran, but something (popup from some taskbar icon or FF addon -- they're close together and it disappeared quickly) blocked the changes to home page config. I reset that stuff manually under: Tools-->Options-->General.

Right-clicking the newtab checkerboard icon brought up the usual context menu for off-link right clicks on web pages, with no option to reset anything, BUT after using Hitman Pro and restarting the machine, that problem has cleared up.

Internet Explorer is still hijacked, so Hitman Pro did not solve all problems on this machine. I want to use Firefox awhile before I call this post solved.

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Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for Conduit Community Toolbar and any suspicious add-ons and remove them if located. How to remove Search.Conduit.com from your home page (Stop start up)

   In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove Search.conduit.com from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page URL.

How to remove the Search.Conduit.com search engine (Stop redirect)

   In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove the http://search.conduit.com search engine from the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking remove.
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Chosen Solution

this one was helpful one for the conduict victim

A note as to what was done before hitting the forum: Malwarebytes & SuperAntiSpyware complete scans, which found and removed a number to things, all Conduit related. Kapersky TDSSKiller and MDAM chameleon found no problems.

RE >>To fix Firefox the first thing to do is to remove that Entrusted Toolbar extension through the Extensions tab of the Add-on manager. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-toolbar-has-taken-over-your-firefox-search

The "entrusted11" addon pretended to uninstall. Upon FF restart, it was still there. In the meantime, I ran Hitman Pro scanner. It found & fixed several Conduit things that the others missed, plus a known malware. After a machine restart, the Entrusted11 addon did uninstall for real.

Another problem: FireFox was set to use a proxy. I set that back to no proxy and the redirects to Bing went away.

Search Reset extension installed and ran, but something (popup from some taskbar icon or FF addon -- they're close together and it disappeared quickly) blocked the changes to home page config. I reset that stuff manually under: Tools-->Options-->General.

Right-clicking the newtab checkerboard icon brought up the usual context menu for off-link right clicks on web pages, with no option to reset anything, BUT after using Hitman Pro and restarting the machine, that problem has cleared up.

Internet Explorer is still hijacked, so Hitman Pro did not solve all problems on this machine. I want to use Firefox awhile before I call this post solved.