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How do you get rid of Community Toolbar by Conduit on a Mac

by lilkid1100 / February 5, 2014 1:59 AM PST

I have a 2008 Mac Pro running OSX 10.8 and I use Firefox browser. I have searched for CTloader and all other file names I have seen including on CNET and have not found them. The search still shows up even after rebooting. This search does not show up in Safari. Any help would be appreciated.

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Did you try the usual?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2014 2:05 AM PST

"For advanced computer users we advise to type into Firefox url field: about:config. Browser will warn you that you should know what you are doing. After type: "conduit" in the search field and "reset" all values you found. That should remove hijacked search results."
http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-conduit-redirect-virus.html

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by lilkid1100 / February 5, 2014 2:52 AM PST
In reply to: Did you try the usual?

I did that but it did not affect behavior. Any other suggestions?

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Then we are left with a Firefox reset.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2014 3:10 AM PST
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Firefox has a reset feature which I used a few days ago. No bookmarks were lost but I did have to add my favorite addons again. Which are:

WEB OF TRUST
Adblock+

WOT may help you avoid this in the future.

Mozilla writes more at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-problems
Bob

PS. Just to be safe. - New!
When you do this, be off line. And see what home page is set after the reset. Persistent malware and hijacks set the home page to reload it's crap.

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