Remove Ultimate Search & Ultimate Search Toolbar

UltimateSearch (UltimateSearch.MyBlogToolbar.com) & UltimateSearch Toolbar are browser adware and hijacker programs, that modify your internet search settings, change your internet home page to “search.conduit.com” (shivaprasadvs blogspot), perform browsing redirects and display advertisements from unknown vendors. 

The “UltimateSearch” installer program is bundled inside other free software installation programs and for that reason you must always pay attention when you install free software on your computer.

To remove "UltimateSearch” settings & "UltimateSearch” toolbar from your computer, use the steps below:

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How to remove “Ultimate-Search” & "Ultimate-Search” toolbar from your computer:

Step 1. Uninstall applications installed by “UltimateSearch” publisher from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}

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2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.

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3. In the program list, find and Remove/Uninstall these applications:

a. UltimateSearch Toolbar

b. Uninstall any other application installed from “Conduit” publisher.

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Step 2. Remove UltimateSearch Toolbar & UltimateSearch settings from your Internet browser.

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

How to remove UltimateSearch Toolbar & UltimateSearch settings from Internet Explorer.

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Internet Options”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.

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2. At “General” tab, delete the “search.conduit.com” from “Home page” box and type your preferred Home Page (e.g. www.google.com)

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3. Then press “Settings” in Search section. *

Notice*: If you want to modify search settings in Internet explorer while in main Internet Explorer window, just press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 (on the top right corner) and choose “Manage Add-ons” .

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4. On "Search Providers" options, choose and "Set as default" a search provider other than "UltimateSearch Customized Web Search".

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5. Then choose the “UltimateSearch Customized Web Search” and click Remove.

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6. Choose “Toolbars and Extensions” on the left pane and then choose and disable (one by one) all unwanted Toolbars and extensions from Conduit Ltd.:

a. UltimateSearch toolbar

b. UltimateSearch toolbar

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7. Close all Internet Explorer windows and proceed to Step 3.

Google Chrome

How to remove UltimateSearch Toolbar & UltimateSearch settings from Google Chrome.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu image and choose "Settings".

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2. Find the "On startup" section and choose "Set Pages".

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3. Delete the "search.conduit.com" from startup pages by pressing the "X" symbol on the right.

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4. Set your preferred startup page (e.g. http://www.google.com) and press "OK".

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5. Under “Appearance” section, check to enable the “Show Home button” option and choose “Change”.

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6. Delete the “search.conduit.com” entry from “Open this page” box.

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7. Type (if you like) you preferred webpage to open when you press your “Home page” button (e.g. www.google.com) or leave this field blank and press “OK”.

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5. Go to "Search" section and choose "Manage search engines".

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6. Choose your preferred default search engine (e.g. Google search) and press "Make default".

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7. Then choose the "search.conduit.com" search engine and remove it by pressing the "X" symbol at the right. Choose "OK" to close "Search engines" window.

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8. Choose "Extensions" on the left.

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9. In “Extensions” options, remove the “UltimateSearch extension by clicking the recycle icon at the right.

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10. Close all Google Chrome windows and proceed to Step 3.


Mozilla Firefox

How to remove UltimateSearch Toolbar & UltimateSearch settings from Mozilla Firefox.

1. Click on “Firefox” menu button on the top left of Firefox window and go to “Options”.

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2. In “General” tab delete the “http://search.conduit.com” page from “Home Page” box and type your preferred HomePage (e.g. http://www.google.com).

Press “OK” when finished.

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3. From Firefox menu, go to “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.

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4. Choose “Extensions” on the left and then make sure that “UltimateSearch extension doesn’t exist.*

* If “UltimateSearch” extension exists, then press the “Remove” button in that line.

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5. Choose “Plugins” on the left and “Disable” the “Conduit Plugin” found there.

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6. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 3. Remove “Conduit Floating Pluging” plugin from Windows Startup.

1. Download and run CCleaner.

2. At “CCleaner” main window, choose "Tools" on the left pane.

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3. In "Tools" section, choose "Startup".

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4. Choose "Windows” tab and then select and delete the following malicious entry, if it exists:

a. "ConduitFloatingPlugin"

Yes    HKCU:Run    ConduitFloatingPlugin_abmofpeceilpkbaiecppemmlhgepjknl    Microsoft Corporation    "C:\Windows\system32\Rundll32.exe" "C:\Program Files\Conduit\CT1833958\plugins\TBVerifier.dll",RunConduitFloatingPlugin abmofpeceilpkbaiecppemmlhgepjknl

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5. CloseCCleaner” and continue to the next step

Step 4: Clean remaining registry entries using “AdwCleaner”

1. Download and save “AdwCleaner” utility to your desktop.

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2. Close all open programs and Double Click to open ”AdwCleaner” from your desktop.

3. Press “Scan”.

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4. When the scan is completed, press “Clean” to remove all the unwanted malicious entries.

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4. Press “OK” at “AdwCleaner – Information” and press “OK” again to restart your computer.

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5. When your computer restarts, close "AdwCleaner" information (readme) window and continue to the next step.

Step 5. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

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Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

6. Continue to the next step.

Step 6. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary Internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

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