Monday, March 3, 2014

Search Protect by Conduit with Cltmng.exe and Cltmngui.exe File, How to Remove?

What Is Search Protect by Conduit?


Usually, Search Protect by Conduit will appear together with search.conduit.com as such application is published by conduit. LTD who claims that Search Protect by Conduit is capable of protecting the target machine from malware, malicious extensions and homepage hijacker. The fact is just on the contrary. As one victim reported ‘all my on-line searches came up empty with a DIY means’. Search Protect by Conduit would popup all of a sudden without authorization.

In effect, Search Protect by Conduit is technically classified as PUP that causes irritating issues:
  1. Search Protect by Conduit pops up a lot to ask for selection when the default homepage is not set as search.conduit.com.
  2. Search Protect by Conduit causes error message about Cltmng.exe file and Cltmngui.exe file.
  3. Search Protect by Conduit changes default homepage.


Search Protect by Conduit FAQ


Is Search Protect by Conduit Dangerous and Why Anti-virus program Won’t Remove Search Protect by Conduit?
Not being as a virus, anti-virus programs will not able to remove Search Protect by Conduit as there’s no corresponding removal thread in virus reservoir. Though Search Protect by Conduit is not a virus at all, it still imposes potential dangers. Reasons are listed below by a security adviser from Global PC Support Center:
  1. Search Protect by Conduit sticks to computer and survives conventional removal method, which indicates modifications are made in system configuration; vulnerability could be form thereafter to give chance to other infections.
  2. Search Protect by Conduit can bring in search.conduit.com, it can of course bring in additional web applications such as savings bull without permission to consume limited computer resource; as a consequence, the operation of security utility will be then impaired not to protect the machine well.
The odds to be attacked by infections is small, yet there are odds.

Where Search Protect by Conduit Comes from?

Generally speaking, Search Protect by Conduit is brought in by search.conduit.com. But if PC users do not use extra carefulness when surfing online or installing third-party programs especially web applications since it is bundled with some freeware/shareware.

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Manual Way to Remove Search Protect by Conduit and Cltmng.exe and Cltmngui.exe File 


A – Remove Search Protect by Conduit’s extension from browser settings.

IE
Tools > Manage add-ons > ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ > remove Search Protect by Conduit, if any.

Firefox
Tools > Options > ‘Add-ons’ > remove Search Protect by Conduit > ‘plugins’ > remove Search Protect by Conduit.

Chrome
Spanner icon > "Tools" > ‘Extensions’ > remove Search Protect by Conduit.

Opera
Opera menu > Extensions > Manage Extensions > remove Search Protect by Conduit.

Safari
'Safari' menu > 'Preferences' > 'extensions' tab> remove Search Protect by Conduit >



B – Uninstall Search Protect by Conduit from Control Panel.


Windows 7/Vista/XP
Start menu > select Control Panel > “Add/Remove Programs” > remove Search Protect by Conduit.

Windows 8
“Unpin” button > ‘Control Panel’ > "Programs and Features" > remove Search Protect by Conduit.

Mac OS X
Apple menu > “System Preferences” > Dock > remove Search Protect by Conduit > Display > remove Search Protect by Conduit.



C – Show hidden items to remove items generated by Search Protect by Conduit.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
 ‘Control Panel’ > ‘Folder Options’ > user accounts and family safety > View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders’ > non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’  > press ‘OK’ button.

Windows 8
Windows Explorer > View tab > tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options >  press “OK” button.
Navigate to the following directories and remove anything related to conduit search as well as Search Protect by Conduit:
C:\Program Files\Conduit
C:\Users\AppData\Local\Conduit
C:\Users\AppData\LocalLow\ConduitEngine
C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\[browser that has conduit search or Search Protect by Conduit]\Profiles\

Mac OS X
Finder > Utilities folder > terminal > paste “defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES” > return button > hold ‘alt’ and right click on the Finder icon > press Relaunch button.
Go to ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ and /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ to remove anything that’s related to conduit search as well as Search Protect by Conduit.


Kind Reminder:
If you are unfortunately hijacked by search.conduit.com after getting Search Protect by Conduit, you have to take more steps to remove it. Be noted that being hijacked by conduit search, Conduit search toolbar or PUP.Optional.Conduit.A might come into your sight; whereupon, more steps are required. However, the above steps are exclusively applicable to Search Protect by Conduit. Should you run into other unexpected issues thereby, you can search Global PC Support Center online to get exclusive help, or as alternative, live chat with VilmaTech Online Support to get quick solution.

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