11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2014 9:40 PM by therbdash Branched to a new discussion.
lriczo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I remove the search conduit toolbar from my Mac?


imac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Dave B. Level 4 Level 4 (2,085 points)

    Which iMac, and can you be more specific as to what search conduit bar means? Where do you see it? In an app or in Finder?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,355 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

     

    Also, as mentioned by Gilli2000:

     

    Library/Receipts - If you read it, it has information in it at the bottom referring extensively to "CT" and "community toolbar".

     

    Maybe it is harmless, but trash those items anyway!

     

    Note: Safari does not support any third-party toolbars except those supplied as an extension to Safari via the Extension Gallery.

  • Gruset Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried all of this on my Air (10.7.5) but those file does not exist on my system. I have also tried to set Google as start page and the the "about:config" - parameters (some of them anyway).

     

    Any one got a clue!?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,355 points)

    If you are running Lion:

     

    From the Finder Menu bar, select Go ▹ Go to Folder, and in the box that opens write:

     

    ~/Library/Application Support/Conduit

     

    Delete the second item if it is there.

     

    Now select Go to Folder again and enter  /Library

     

    From the folder that opens, delete the following items if they are there (you may need your login password):

     

    Application Support/Conduit

    InputManagers/CTLoader

    LaunchAgents/com.conduit.loader.agent.plist

    ScriptingAdditions/ct_scripting.osax

     

    then close the folder. Now select Go to Folder again and write: /Applications/Toolbars

     

    Delete that item and close the Finder windows you opened. Log out then log back in, and you should be rid of it.

  • Rommits Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    100% worked for me. Cheers buddy! Thank **** that's gone.

  • AlliOop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I could not find any of these files even after showing hidden files. However, the problem I was having was with Firefox. I did find some CT and conduit files/folders in /Users/<User name>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<strangename>.default/. Try removing those. If that doesn't help, go to this site: http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-conduit-redirect-virus.html

     

    (When resetting about:config values in Mac, it looks like you have to go one by one and context-click (rightclick).)

     


  • Mark Thornhill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all,

     

    I may be a year late but . . .

     

    I'm trying to remove the Conduit toolbar also. My OS is Mavericks. I am not finding the Conduit files mentioned above in my Library/Application Support folder.

     

    Any ideas on how to remove those files from a Mavericks OS?

     

    --Mark Thornhill

  • svistel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found and removed some files in the folder named conduit on my user folder (/Users/<username>).

    and checked the settings of Chrome for getting the startup page back to what i used to use then it's gone

    i'm using Mavericks

  • svistel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    seemed it wouldn't work so i tried The Safe Mac. now it looks ok

    http://www.thesafemac.com/art/

  • Kingofdoofus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    seemed it wouldn't work so i tried The Safe Mac. now it looks ok

    http://www.thesafemac.com/art/

     

    Thanks svistel, the above script worked perfectly...i wish i could donate!

  • therbdash Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    this worked for me as well...I couldn't find anything else that would remove the ads but this did