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Should I remove Conduit Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
89% remove it11% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,307
United States Rank #1,633
Reach 0.6226%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.62 days
372.15 days >
Average installed length: 195.54 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.3.8.0? 0.01%
6.3.8.0 0.60%
6.3.7.0 0.18%
6.3.5.3? 0.01%
6.3.5.3 0.96%
6.3.4.15 0.05%
6.3.30.0? 0.01%
6.3.30.0 0.07%
6.3.3.3? 0.01%
6.3.3.3 4.12%
6.3.2.90? 0.01%
6.3.2.90 0.57%
6.3.2.17? 0.01%
6.3.2.17 0.93%
6.3.1.12 0.07%
6.3.0.26? 0.01%
6.3.0.26 0.66%
6.2.8.99 0.01%
6.2.7.3? 0.01%
6.2.7.3 4.34%
6.2.6.0 0.81%
6.2.4.1 0.11%
6.2.3.0? 0.01%
6.2.3.0 1.00%
6.2.2.4? 0.01%
6.2.2.4 1.65%
6.2.1.8 0.16%
6.1.0.7? 0.01%
6.1.0.7 1.08%

Other programs by Conduit

Conduit Engine

What is Conduit Engine?

Conduit Engine is installed along with one of 260,000 Conduit's Community toolbars (you can see the brands that have created a community toolbar using Conduit Platform at: http://www.conduit.com/Showcase/Showcase.aspx). The engine allows you to add browser apps from the Conduit App Marketplace (http://apps.conduit.com).

About  (from Conduit)

Conduit Engine is the module of Conduit Open that allows users to add apps directly to their browser without a community toolbar. It offers you an important new distribution option for your Conduit-powered offerings. Users who don’t have a community toolbar are offered Conduit Engine (existing users add it to their too...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.3.3.3, with over 5% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named ConduitEngine.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 4.62 MB (4,844,061 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Conduit Engine.
ConduitEngine.dll (895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranfom
ESET-NOD32 7.9311 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.01 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25610 Conduit (fs)
ConduitEngin0.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxConduitEngin.dll (d344cc84609a807ce92187c9662d392b) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 39244 Conduit (fs)
prxConduitEngine.dll (fd3ec243b397cf3a1adb7b33981ef5d6) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.142.76 TR/Trash.Gen
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.Damaged.1
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 Packed.Win32.Krap.hc
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Bloodhound.MalPE
VIPRE Antivirus 28184 Backdoor.Win32.Bifrose.fsi (v)
ConduitEngineHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
ConduitEngin.dll (e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.yycu
ESET-NOD32 9577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27650 Conduit (fs)
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Conduit Engine has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.conduitengine.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ConduitEngine
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\CONDUI~1\ConduitEngineUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Conduit Engine

Program module:ConduitEngine.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\ConduitEngine\ConduitEngine.dll
MD5:895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ConduitEngineHelper.exe - EngineHelper Application
  • ConduitEngineUninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ConduitEngineHelper1.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • ConduitEngin1.dll - Conduit Engine Bate (Conduit Engine Beta)
  • ConduitEngin.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) ConduitEngin0.dll
  • (Malware detected) ConduitEngine.dll
  • ldrConduitEngin.dll
  • ldrConduitEngine.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxConduitEngin.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxConduitEngine.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxConduitEnginerror.dll
  • EngineSettings.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ConduitEngine.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
  • prxConduitEngine.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} (Ashampoo FR).
  • prxConduitEngin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} (mymatch_v2).
  • ConduitEngin1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine (beta)' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • ConduitEngine.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • prxConduitEngine.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • ConduitEngine.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
  • prxConduitEngine.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • prxConduitEngin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • ConduitEngine.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxConduitEngine.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with a class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxConduitEngin.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • ConduitEngine.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1C9B96A0-CBA2-482E-9C40-9200B547123A}.
  • prxConduitEngine.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Maps Bar 1.13 Toolbar' with a class of {8413196D-E290-4418-B5C6-A3B1379A909C}.
  • prxConduitEngin.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {D23A1AC9-8A14-4971-B04F-92966EB5AD95}.
Scheduled Task
  • ConduitEngineHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ConduitEngineHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Conduit Engine?

Quickly and completely remove Conduit Engine from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Conduit Engine from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Conduit Engine, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Conduit Engine.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Conduit Engine you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 89%
Keep it 11%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.11%
Windows Vista 14.37%
Windows XP 7.24%
Windows 8 3.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.16%
Windows 7 Professional 7.04%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.72%
  Germany 11.19%
  United Kingdom 4.72%
  Canada 3.37%
  Italy 2.61%
  Australia 2.46%
  France 2.34%
  Israel 2.01%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Iran 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Sweden 1.80%
  Belgium 1.62%
  Spain 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.07%
Dell 20.25%
Acer 20.18%
Toshiba 10.54%
GIGABYTE 6.52%
ASUS 6.16%
Samsung 2.64%
Intel 1.47%
American Megatrends 1.34%
Lenovo 1.13%
Medion 0.86%
Sahara 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.52%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.22%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.13%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.24%

About Conduit

Conduit is an online platform that allows web publishers to create custom toolbars, web apps, and mobile apps at no cost.
Publisher URL: www.conduit.com

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Xanderover a year ago
Conduit is the worst software out there in terms of installing junk software and hijacking your browser settings. It is worse than some viruses out there.