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Conduit


https://search.conduit.com/

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Conduit is a search interface that uses the Bing search engine. Besides the web search Conduit offers a picture and video search. The news search is only a link to Bing News. The site only offers its own start page and no results page. All requests are directly linked to Bing. Conduit received negative criticism as a virus due to an aggressive marketing strategy (self-installation without the user's consent).

     
Language Multilingual



Launched 2006
Closed No



Developer Conduit (Merged with Perion in 2013.)



Country of Origin Israel



Owner
2006 - [...] Conduit (Merged with Perion in 2013.)



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technical functionalities
and/or
Strategy
Search Interface / Search API
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the permission of the user)



Used SeEn Bing
Ask Jeeves / Ask SeEn
Google Search Engine






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Another project of ClientConnect Ltd. is Trovi, which is largely identical to Conduit. Source




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



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References & further Publications

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

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Created: 2013-03-14