I feel such a fool.
Today I managed to get Conduit Search on my nice new computer.
I was downloading a couple of freeware programs I had successfully installed in the past with no problems.
One of them must have been the culprit. I, like a fool, had assumed there would be no problems this time round and must have let one get through with default settings, always a mistake with freeware programs.
I suppose it could have been that I am still getting periods of lack of concentration, thankfully, lessening each day.
Conduit Search is not actually a virus, but you certainly don’t want it on your computer.
After a quick search I found this How to remove conduit search and followed the instructions.
Opera was not mentioned in the article and is not affected as far as I can see.
Luckily I had none of these
No registry entries
No Autorun tasks
One benefit was that I found “An Important Choice To Make: Your Browser” still in the scheduler although I had already done this. Maybe it was because I did not chose IE. In fact I had not even used it until I had to remove Conduit Search.
Nothing in Startup or Services
No other files folders or registry entries found.
That may be because I am running the Professional 64 bit version of Windows 7.