Saturday, 11 January 2014

Conduit is installed with EASEUS Partition Master- What is going on ?

I am  amazed that the very useful partitioning software by EASEUS is installing the nuisance Conduit.
Here is the screen clip of the installation (which I abandoned)  and whether you select Express Install (never recommended) or even the Custom install which is always the safer option to avoid unnecessary Add Ons or Toobars being put in your browser.
What on earth do they think are they doing ?
It is like offering you a free complimentary virus isn't it.
Or is it possible that the download has been compromised anyway ?
I have asked EASEUS but no response.
 
 

The Search Conduit malicious browser hijacker secretly installs on your computer without your consent. It usually installs when you download video codecs and ActiveX updates. It also spreads through adult websites. Search Conduit also goes by other names, such as feed.ndot.com, findsoul.info, search.good-search.net and bee-find.com.

Function

  • Search Conduit is primarily designed to reconfigure settings for browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once reconfigured, Search Conduit redirects searches performed on popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo to Search.conduit.com. Search Conduit opens ports that drop additional malware onto an infected computer and affects DLL files used to improve a program's functionality. 

Removal

  • If your browser keeps redirecting to Search.conduit.com, run antivirus and anti-spyware scans to remove Search Conduit and related browser hijackers. To increase the chance of detection, update your security programs virus or spyware definition list before running system scans. In addition, run weekly scans to improve computer and online security. Manually removing Search Conduit and related malware is difficult because they hide in system folders and the registry, so using a security program is a safer alternative.

Warnings

  • To avoid accidentally downloading Search Conduit and other malware, download content such as video codecs and programs from trusted sites. Some sites, especially those that promote pirated software, secretly package downloads with Trojans and spyware that cause computer problems.

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