4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2010 3:37 PM by dr. john1985
dr. john1985 Level 1 (0 points)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
11:58 PM [-0800]
I made a slip of the hand while searching for translation and suddenly had some application named Conduit applied an app to Safari (latest edition) which tranlates phrases from dozens of languages into dozens of others. Interesting since I speak several. However, it's useless. I tolerated it until Conduit started really pelting me with ads for their other little widgets, which don't look nearly as good as the ones for Firefox, and I tried to delete Safari and reinstall to find the damned translation bar still there. Okay, these gize are slimeballs and mean business. I wonder just how far the explosive charges have to go and where they have to be put to bring this piece of garbabeware up.

MBP 17" 3.06Ghz, MBP 2.3, iPhone 3GS 32GB, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Windows at Gunpoint
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 (20,490 points)
    Hi

    look at this post - http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=12603427
    and perhaps also get yourself Find any File - http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/
    and search for Conduit CT and CTloader in case you miss something.

    Let us know what you find eh.

    btw - there's sometimes an uninstaller in Applications/Toolbars/
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,770 points)
    That toolbar/ct plugin seems to cause problems for all who install it!

    Close Safari, then locate and delete the following files and it should be gone:

    /Library/Application Support/Conduit
    /Library/InputManagers/CTLoader
    /Library/Receipts/ctloader.pkg
    /Library/Receipts/<Toolbar name>.pkg
    /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/CT2285220.bundle
    /Users/<User name>/Library/Application Support/Conduit

    where / is the root library on your Hard Disk.

    If you are running Snow Leopard you should also look here:

    Library/launchAgents/com.conduit.loader.agent.plist
    Library/Application support/conduit plugins

    Note: Safari does not support any third-party toolbars except those supplied as an extension to Safari via the Extension Gallery.
  • dr. john1985 Level 1 (0 points)
    Friday, November 19, 2010
    3:31 PM [-0800]
    Some of the files you mentioned were not in place, but I guess the major ones were, because Safari is now clean as a whistle. This was real slimeware, having been put on Safari via the slip of my fingers during a search, and then I could not get it off, like the "face hugger" from "Alien".

    Thanks for prying the thing off.

    -Dr. john
  • dr. john1985 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've downloaded that softare you suggested and will keep and its instructions for future use.

    -Dr. John