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How to get rid of error message on boot

Posted on 2014-12-28
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When I boot my windows 7 pc I get the following error message that pops up right away:

C:\users\greg\appdata\local\conduit\background containers\background container.dll

How do I get rid of this error message?  I have already done manage add on's and also default search engines.

thanks,

capreol
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You had or have malware called "Conduit." There is a fair amount of info on this error which usually appears after removing the Conduit malware.
See this page for two suggested fixes which seem to work. Report back if not, and we'll dig deeper.
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Seems like you've got Conduit software or the remains of Conduit software on your system.

See http://malwaretips.com/blogs/search-conduit-virus-removal/ on how to remove Conduit and associated applications.
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If you have already removed Conduit then you can get rid of this error message by checking the below areas in your registry:

Click on Start > Run (or press your Windows + R keys simultaneously) > type in regedit > OK > check the following locations and delete the key for anything that refers to "background container":
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
If you are running the 64-bit version of Windows 7 then also check the below areas:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Do not delete anything else other than references to "background container" as this may cause system instability.
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i use regseeker for this - set it to search for "conduit" it will list all references to conduit in one pass, so you can delete them all easily !
http://www.hoverdesk.net/
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by:capreol
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Thanks very much!  All of your suggestions are useful and much appreciated.  One of the blogging PC websites ought to write a good article re how to deal with conduit.  I am a computer technician...retired chemistry teacher, and I am observing this particular malware on a very frequent basis.  In my view it has become a fairly serious problem.  
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for most - that has been done
but i live and learn by experience on pc's  -so i use the net a lot for finding solutions
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