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How do you remove Conduit?

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There are several methods available to remove Conduit, which is an adware program that hijacks the web browser and changes the default search provider to "search.conduit.com." The most common method to remove Conduit involves uninstalling the toolbar and entry before scanning with an adware removal program.

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  1. Uninstall the toolbar from the computer

    Open the computer's Control Panel, and click the link that reads "Uninstall a program." Because the toolbar installs itself using different names, look for terms such as "ValueApps," "Search Protect," "BrotherSoft Toolbar" and "Conduit Toolbar." Another method to locate the toolbar is to search using the date that the Conduit toolbar was installed. Click the Uninstall button to remove the toolbar.

  2. Delete the browser entry

    The method to delete the Conduit entry from a browser differs among browsers. To remove Conduit from Internet Explorer, click the gear icon. Then, select the Internet Options link, and click the Advanced tab. Click on the Reset button, and then click the check box for Delete Personal Settings. Then, click the Reset button.

  3. Use an antimalware program

    To aid in the removal of Conduit, download and run a trusted antimalware program, such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Spybot Search & Destroy to remove all trace of it from your system.

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