Storage.conduit.com - Malware that nothing can detect.........
Discuss Storage.conduit.com - Malware that nothing can detect......... in Gaming and Software on The Army Rumour Service; I've recently discovered (by accident) that every time I launch Firefox it goes to two different pages on a site called storage.conduit.com. It doesn't actually show these but they appear in the history. It seems ...
I've recently discovered (by accident) that every time I launch Firefox it goes to two different pages on a site called storage.conduit.com. It doesn't actually show these but they appear in the history. It seems to go to them before it opens the browser window, then opens my home page as normal. I can't stop it doing this.
I have Microsoft Security Essentials running, it has detected nothing as far as I know. I have updated to the latest version of Malwarebytes and that too detects nothing.
Blocking http:// storage . conduit . com on my router seems to have no effect.
Searching on the internet reveals very little except that most people reckon it's a trojan or some flavour of malware. It might account for my crap broadband speed and slow laptop if it is up to something mind.
Here are the URLS of two pages it has gone to. I DO NOT RECOMMEND GOING TO THEM! I've broken the links up to stop them appearing as hyperlinks.
and noticed that these are the two HTML cpmponents from the toolbar !
when you installed the toolbar - you haven't installed the HTML components as well.
Conduit simply makes sure that you will always have the most updated html component (which appears on the toolbar)
Malwarebytes & Microsoft Security Essentials didn't detect this as malware because this is not malware....
Ah well, finally got to the bottom of this as seen above. However, in the process of waiting for the penny to drop the Emisoft Emergency Kit detected a trojan on my laptop that the other packages hadn't so a happy outcome all round.
Many thanks for advice from you all and in particular to MSR for his guidance on this. Hols4Heroes donation sent in lieu of beer as discussed.
There ought to be a link to the Hols4heroes paypal account on the computing (support) pages to make it a bit more direct for people to do this.