New Tab bs
Mar 4 2014, 3:41 am
By: payne  

Mar 4 2014, 3:41 am payne Post #1

:payne:

I am with Firefox.
When I open an empty new tab (Ctrl+T), this is the page it sends me to: search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3314958&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&SearchSource=69&CUI=&SSPV=&Lay=1&UM=4&UP=SP0C089D01-B768-4A26-A5FE-AC13A0403584
It is absolutely annoying because it redirects my pointer from the browser's URL area to the search page's text entry.
How in hell do I change that?

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Mar 4 2014, 10:52 am by payne.



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Mar 4 2014, 4:06 am O)FaRTy1billion[MM] Post #2

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My suggestion is uninstall any toolbars, check extensions/plugins, scan for spyware/adware.



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Mar 4 2014, 4:14 am Roy Post #3

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Definitely a malicious extension. Firefox > Add-Ons > Extensions. You'll probably see some stuff you never installed like "Conduit Search" and "YouTube Ad Blocker" and such. Delete everything you don't remember installing, or better yet, delete everything and reinstall the extensions you trust. Then install NoScript, AdBlock Plus, and Ghostery.

Also check your computer's list of installed programs (search the start menu for "Add or Remove Programs"). If you don't recognize them, do a quick Conduit Google search to see if it's malicious/adware.

Like Farty said, you should scan your computer. Use Malwarebytes or Avast. Install Microsoft Security Essentials if you don't have it already (it's built in for Windows 8). If you have Norton, uninstall that shit.

Source: I found Conduit crap on my parents' laptop when I went to visit them a few months ago.




Mar 4 2014, 4:15 am MasterJohnny Post #4



go in the about:config and find browser.newtab.url and reset it. I have it as "about:newtab"



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Mar 4 2014, 6:40 am UnholyUrine Post #5



Ah, good ol' Conduit..
Look for ways to remove conduit. They are bloody annoying.



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Mar 4 2014, 9:39 am Fire_Kame Post #6

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What is Ghostery?




Mar 4 2014, 10:11 am O)FaRTy1billion[MM] Post #7

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It blocks trackers.



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Mar 4 2014, 10:46 am payne Post #8

:payne:

Quote from MasterJohnny
go in the about:config and find browser.newtab.url and reset it. I have it as "about:newtab"
The bastards! Half the time I cannot even select "Reset" as an option to the value. If I do have the option, it'll simply reset the value to the conduit URL.
If I choose "Modify" and change it to anything, it'll be reset to conduit URL immediately as well.
>_>

Quote from Fire_Kame
What is Ghostery?
I am using it. :O

Time to run Malwarebyte! It had a been a while, I must say.



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Mar 4 2014, 1:14 pm Fire_Kame Post #9

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Quote from O)FaRTy1billion[MM]
It blocks trackers.
Cool!




Mar 4 2014, 2:39 pm Generalpie Post #10

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Quote from UnholyUrine
Ah, good ol' Conduit..
Look for ways to remove conduit. They are bloody annoying.
MBAM removed it for me, but I use Chrome, so I'm not sure if FF does something different.



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Mar 4 2014, 9:36 pm payne Post #11

:payne:

117 bad boys detected in 700 000 files. All of them were related to Conduit.



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Mar 4 2014, 10:03 pm payne Post #12

:payne:

Quote from MasterJohnny
go in the about:config and find browser.newtab.url and reset it. I have it as "about:newtab"
Rebooting pc and doing that did it, after using MalwareByte. Yihaw!
Thanks guys.



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Mar 5 2014, 12:04 am rockz Post #13

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I see search conduit on a weekly basis. I don't know how people install it...



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