Adware.Conduit

Short bio

Adware.Conduit is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a large family of browser extensions that inject advertisements in sites visited with the affected browser.

Type and source of infection

Adware.Conduit is adware. Adware in general is software that displays unwanted advertising on your computer device. Adware is often installed as part of a bundler.

Conduit search page

Aftermath

Usually uninstalling the extension will stop the unwanted advertisements.

Protection

Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes Adware.Conduit.

Remediation

Malwarebytes for Mac will detect and remove the components of this malware.

Download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Mac.

Click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan.

If threats are detected during the scan, a count of detected threats is displayed. More detailed threat information is displayed after the scan completes.

Click “Confirm” to move the detected threats to Quarantaine.

If a restart is required to complete remediation of threats detected during a scan, you will be notified. When a restart is required, please remember to save all work before clicking “Restart”.

Associated threats

Adware.Conduit is generally speaking a MacOS specific detection. On Windows systems this family is usually detected as:

PUP.Optional.Conduit

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