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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Search Protect By Conduit

Command or file name:cltmng.exe

Threat type:Hijacker

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


Search Protect By Conduit intrusion method

Search Protect By Conduit

Usually Search Protect By Conduit comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to Search Protect By Conduit. Search Protect By Conduit copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is cltmng.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Search Protect By Conduit and value cltmng.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name cltmng.exe or Search Protect By Conduit. Also, it can create folder with name Search Protect By Conduit under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Search Protect By Conduit, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Search Protect By Conduit from your browsers below.


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How to remove Search Protect By Conduit manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Search Protect By Conduit, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Search Protect By Conduit.

To get rid of Search Protect By Conduit, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • cltmng.exe
  • SPTool64.exe
  • SPVC32.dll
  • SPVC32Loader.dll
  • SPVC64.dll
  • SPVC64Loader.dll

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • C:\Program Files\searchprotect\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Value: Search Protect
    Data: C:\Program Files\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\cltmng.exe

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Search Protect By Conduit related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Search Protect By Conduit entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Search Protect By Conduit won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Search Protect By Conduit under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Search Protect By Conduit or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Search Protect By Conduit
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Search Protect By Conduit related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Search Protect By Conduit related extensions from your browsers

Search Protect By Conduit in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Search Protect By Conduit. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Search Protect By Conduit or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Search Protect By Conduit removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Search Protect By Conduit and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Search Protect By Conduit removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Search Protect By Conduit.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

Search Protect By Conduit can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Search Protect By Conduit before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Search Protect By Conduit and cltmng.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: search protect

на моем компьютере на днях была установлена сия прога. как удалить ее я разобралась, но мне хотелось бы перед этим попробовать запустить ее и посмотреть так сказать изнутри - что конкретно она делает, какие данные она передает, в каком виде, что бы знать какую именно информацию получил человек, установивший эту программу. Это возможно же?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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