Does/Could SecureAnywhere deal with this and if so how?
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I am not quite sure what you mean by "browser hijacker" but I would certainly like to help you out.
From what you are describing, it sounds like a browser extention has been changed through your browser. Please follow the instructions below.
Navigate to your Google Chrome Settings:
Change your search engine to Google if that is what you prefer:
If you are ever affraid that you have an infection, please Submit a Support Ticket. This is the best place for issues that involve an infection because we can keep track of the interaction and get logs from your system to help investigate.
If they dont and/or the dont uninstall correctly we will mark the bad in our database. However just because people dont like the software doesnt mean its automatically is bad software. We mark thousands of pieces of PUA bad every day.We are constantly testing these and will adjust them from good->bad or bad->good depending on changes that are made to the software.
Yours is a stock answer that comes from most AV companies and comes from an old spyware program'.s description. I recently got it and received the same reply from Bitdefender.
Conduit is MALWARE-- it downloads and installs WITHOUT asking your permission--it changes your home page and search engine to the Conduit search engine which is a paid ad placement / paid position search engines with questiionable sites and no usefull purpose...
Its a bitch to get rid of. The windows installer will not get rid of it as it would a legitimate toolbar or browser plugin.
Google How to get rid of conduit search engine and you will get hundreds of hits. If it were legit it would be simple to uninstall. It loads code throughout your machine.
It is sometimes possible to get your old home page and search engine back using your browser but the program remains throughout your system. It's an unvited intruder that infests your machine.
Using Google as a reference to determine if a piece of software/file is malware isnt a good idea. As a test Google any legimate Windows process and I guarantee that a number of results will come back saying its malware. Its one of the reasons why I see people blocking Windows processes.
I have said on many of an occasion that I hate 99% of all toolbars (I dont use any) and I would love to block them all but a large number of people do use them. Just because a number of people dont like them doesnt mean that its malware. It is worth noting that we do block tens of thousands of PUA every day.
In my case I got my home page and home page search engine changed to the Conduit homepage with the Conduit Search engine,or searching results are constantly redirected to search.conduit.com, which I described in my original post as a useless scam. There was never a visible install process and I never agreed for it to be downloaded. That's a hijack much worse than some toolbar, because it seizes control of your browser.
At least give us an option to remove or protect against selected PUA's because the accidential install of these malicious pests cause hours of work to remove and return my systems to a functioning stage.
As I have always said with these topics arrive I detest toolbars and these "free" programs you see on a lot of well known sites.
You're right, it's nothing you sign up for but often there's lots of confusing windows which keep popping up, maybe telling him he needs an update for a legitimate program he has like Adobe Flash Player but if you look at the address it's not an Adobe one.
Welcome to the Community Fora...:D
Sounds like you husband should heed your advice, as should a good many others...it is sound (apart from the bit about the Mac...;)...but then again, I am a diehard PC head and no fan of the Glowing White Apple).
Dispensing that sort of advice please do stick around...you will be most welcome.
Yes that is possible and so many sites add PUA's to software but most of the time if it's a Fake Adobe update it would be mostly a true infection also Adobe adds Crapware to there installers and users have to watch when installing and make sure to uncheck any unwanted add-ons.