How to get rid of the ConduitEngine VirusSometimes the ConduitEngine file may cloak a virus, for example F-Secure found PotentialRisk.PUA/SearchProtect.Gen, as well as Microsoft found PUA:Win32/Conduit. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with ConduitEngine.dll
The ConduitEngine.dll process is also known as Conduit Toolbar and is a part of Conduit Engine or, as the case may be, Conduit Toolbar. This software is produced by Conduit (www.conduit.com). An obsolete or defective version of ConduitEngine.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Conduit Toolbar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Conduit Toolbar has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ConduitEngine.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ConduitEngine.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ConduitEngine.dll Conduit Toolbar
ConduitEngine.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ConduitEngine.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,911,776 bytes (61% of all these files), 3,908,192 bytes, 3,863,136 bytes, 3,906,656 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,913,000 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D. The ConduitEngine file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This ConduitEngine program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The ConduitEngine file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. ConduitEngine.dll is capable of supervise programs, record keystrokes as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 50% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find ConduitEngine.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about ConduitEngine?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Conduit Engine or Conduit Toolbar
To remove Conduit Toolbar from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Conduit Engine or Conduit Toolbar in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ConduitEngine.dll (Conduit Toolbar) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Conduit Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Conduit Toolbar or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ConduitEngine.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.