Friday, August 9, 2013

How to Effectively Get Rid of PUP.Optional.Conduit.A - Removal Tutorials

Does your Malwarebytes antivirus detect threats named PUP.Optional.Conduit.A? Keep  being redirected to the adverting sites? Is that bad? Are you seeking help to fix the problems? How to effectively get rid of PUP.Optional.Conduit.A virus? Learn more from the following post.

What is PUP.Optional.Conduit.A?

PUP.Optional.Conduit.A is a virus that comes from PUP family which attacks computer users in a form of toolbar, adware or browser hijacker. Usually it comes along with PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A virus. PUP.Optional.Conduit.A is similar to PUP.Optional.Tarma.A and it appears to to be a Malwarebytes detection for Search Conduit. Normally, it is difficult for  Malwarebytes security tool to absolutely eliminate PUP.Optional.Conduit.A virus. As we all know, PUP.Optional.Conduit.A (Search Conduit) is a typical browser hijacker that makes chaos on your browsing activities. As a destructive mlware, PUP.Optional.Conduit.A aims to use cookies to track your browsing histories and guess the online habit for horrible cyber crimes. Please be aware of your sensitive information ( credit card, banking account, debit card, photos, phone numbers, and address) if the computer has been compromised by this Conduit search malware. Even thought you have advanced security tools installed, PUP.Optional.Conduit.A still cannot be removed from your computer completely. It must be uninstalled manually. Here is the common knowledge about this malware: 

  • Type: Browser Hijacker , Redirect Virus, adware.
  • Risk Coefficient:Severe 
  • Targeted Browsers:Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari.
  • Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Win7, Win8, MAC.

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PUP.Optional.Conduit.A has changes on your computer

  • Search Conduit ( Search Engine Page)appears to be your homepage
  • PUP.Optional.Conduit.A controls the popular browsers like IE, Google Chrome and Firefox
  • PUP.Optional.Conduit.A provides of a variety of pop-up ads
  • All your web requirements are redirected to unrelated sites 
  • This malware modifies your web browsers provider, DNS setting, desktop imagine
  • It installs unwanted free softwares and unknown shortcuts without your permission
  • PUP.Optional.Conduit.A would redirect you to the unsafe sites that may contain Trojans, key loggers, rookit elements, cookies, worms and other spywares. 
  • It leads to the computer crashes by replacing system key files and registries 
  • It puts computer performance into a low quality 
  • Computer is rather slow and browsing screen freezes constantly
  • The browsers frequently shuts down

Screen Shortcut of  PUP.Optional.Conduit.A 

Screen Shortcut of Conduit Search Virus

How to manually terminate PUP.Optional.Conduit.A ( Conduit Search Virus)?

Step 1 - Show all hidden files
1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
2. Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
3. Click on the Control Panel menu option.
4. When the control panel opens click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
5. Under the Folder Options category, click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
6. Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
7. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
8. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files
9. Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

Step 2 - Locate and remove all this files 
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random].exe
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName](Recommended).
%Documents and Settings%\All \Desktop\[random].lnk
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName](Recommended).
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName](Recommended).

Step 3 - Delete PUP.Optional.Conduit.A from Control Panel
1) Click the “start” button on the lower left corner of your desktop
2) Double click the button “Control Panel” to process
3) Highlight  “Add / Remove Program” icon from Ctrol Panel
4)Select the Conduit Search icon in the list,
5)Click”Remove” icon to uninstall Conduit Search
6) Press OK to apply the changes.
7)Reboot your computer to make sure it works

Step 4 - Terminate the related process from Task Manager

NOTE:  PUP.Optional.Conduit.A can easily be picked up when you are using your computer inappropriately. It would take over the computer slightly ans significantly. The victims need to realize the situation and take it off without any delays.

Suggestion: Please be very caution during the removal procedure. PUP.Optional.Conduit.A is very pesky and may change its executed files randomly. If you do not find the files listed on above, you may need to Click Here to Get More Details about the Manual Removal. 

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