Remove lab.search.conduit.com virus

Please help me. My computer was attacked by this lab.search.conduit.com virus. It has taken over home page of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Deleting user profile in Google Chrome did the trick and lab.search.conduit.com was completely gone. But on other browsers, I am running out of options. There seems to be no way to get rid of the browser hijacker.

This thing started when I accidentally downloaded a fake Java Update file. After installation, I noticed that hard drive led light is flashing. I know that something is being written onto the hard drive. I just confirmed it, when the computer restarts on its own. Then, I can see this lab.search.conduit.com taking over all of the home page.

I uninstalled the fake Java Update and was successfully removed all other potentially unwanted programs from the computer except for lab.search.conduit.com. Running various anti-virus scans didn’t help in solving the issue. There is also no entry of Conduit or some sort on Control Panel so I guess there is no way to uninstall it from that area.

Please help me remove lab.search.conduit.com browser hijacker. It is manipulating my browser and all searches. It also redirects to various web sites that I think are malicious.

1 Response

  1. irfandalida says:

    lab.search.conduit.com is a harmful browser hijacker. It modifies the home page and drops malicious files on the computer. Follow this guide to get rid of this malware from the PC.

    Uninstall Conduit
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find lab.search.conduit.com or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    Remove lab.search.conduit.com in Internet Explorer:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Go to Tools > Options.
    3. On General tab, proceed to ”Change search defaults” and click the “Settings” button.
    4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button “Set as default” to replace lab.search.conduit.com.
    5. You may now remove lab.search.conduit.com from the list.

    Remove lab.search.conduit.com in Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser.
    2. On Google’s Search box, click the “arrow down” beside the logo.
    3. Select “Manage Search Engine” from the drop-down list.
    4. Choose your desired search default (like Google) and click the button “Move up.” It should be on the top of the list to set it as default.
    5. You can now remove other installed search engine.

    Remove lab.search.conduit.com in Google Chrome:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click on Customised Icon on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Choose “Settings” from the drop down list.
    4. Select “Basics.”
    5. Click on “Manage search engines” under SEARCH settings area.
    6. Hover your mouse to a preferred search engine and click “Make default.”
    7. You can now remove lab.search.conduit.com by clicking on the X mark.