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Conduit


http://search.conduit.com/

     
Language Multilingual



Launched 2006
Closed No



Developer Conduit / ClientConnect Ltd.



Country of Origin Israel



Owner
2006 - [...] Conduit / ClientConnect Ltd.



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Search Interface / Search API
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the users permission)



Used SeEn Bing; Ask Jeeves / Ask SeEn; Google Search Engine



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Conduit is a search interface using the Bing search engine. Next to the web search Conduit offers an image and video search. The news seach is only a link to Bing News [kd2016].



Name

Conduit means "Conveyor of Information". Source



Critical points

Rouse, Margaret (2014) »Conduit is a browser hijacker that is usually installed without the user’s knowledge through a drive-by download. The malware, which is frequently bundled with freeware and shareware, presents as a browser toolbar and search engine. Once installed, Conduit changes the user’s default browser home page and search engine and redirects URLs and Web searches. Conduit includes adware and spyware, and has rootkit capabilities that make it very difficult for people without advanced tech skills to remove it.« Source



Features & Functionality




More

For more information see also Trovi: Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources





Created: 2013-03-14