I had the very same issue. Even when I tried deleting it from both my firefox and chrome extensions it still came up when I started either browsers. The only way I've found that this can be fixed is by removing the program using your control panel. Sometimes these crappy mal ware tool bars install actual programs and Search conduit is no different. When you display all your programs (after clicking add or remove programs) you should see a magnifying glass icon next to a program name " search protect". That is the search conduit program and it needs to be deleted. After uninstalling it , restart your browser and everything should be fine.
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