White Smoke Toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to search.conduit.com?
White Smoke Toolbar is a browser add-on which lets Internet surfers easily access translation and grammar check web applications. This toolbar also has shortcuts to social networks, YouTube, online radio etc. While many Internet users could find this toolbar useful the fact that it's powered by conduit makes it an unwanted application. Having this browser add-on installed on your computer can easily lead to installation of unwanted third party software, unwanted toolbars or even malware. When installed on your computer this toolbar by default changes your Internet browser's homepage and default search engines to search.conduit.com Furthermore when uninstalled it leaves the default values unchanged so even after you remove this toolbar you will have to take several manual removal steps to eliminate redirects to search.conduit.com
This toolbar can be downloaded from it's homepage or may come bundled with free software that computer users download from Internet. While on it's own White Smoke Toolbar is not a malware or a computer virus having it installed on your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) may lead to serious consequences regarding your privacy and your computer's security.
As mentioned above White Smoke Toolbar sets your Internet browser's homepage to search.conduit.com When using the presented search bar you should be very careful when clicking on the sponsored results that are shown by this website - while the organic results are legitimate, the sponsored ones are unrelated to your search queries and most commonly are stuffed with some shady toolbars or other unwanted software. Furthermore this toolbar aside from it's legitimate shortcuts to social networks etc. has shortcuts to some deceptive websites, for example you could be redirected to a website which states that you have won iPhone 5 and you just need to enter your phone number to claim you prize. (in reality if you enter you phone number you will subscribe to some expensive mobile services etc.) To sum up White Smoke Toolbar has some great features but the risks of having it installed on your computer are way higher than the benefits. To remove this browser add-on from your PC use the provided removal guide.
WhiteSmoke Toolbar (search.conduit.com redirect) removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "WhiteSmoke New Toolbar", "Search Protect by conduit" and "Software Version Updater" select these entries and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "WhiteSmoke New Toolbar", "Search Protect by conduit" and "Software Version Updater" select these entries and click Remove.
Important! Notice that you shouldn't skip the step of removing "Search Protect by conduit". If you won't remove this entry you won't be able to change you Internet browsers homepage or default search engine.
After uninstalling White Smoke Toolbar scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
White Smoke Toolbar removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove White Smoke Toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for White Smoke Toolbar related entries (WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar, WhiteSmoke Bar API Server) and disable them. To change your homepage from search.conduit.com to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove search.conduit.com and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Remove White Smoke Toolbar from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "WhiteSmoke Bar", select it and click on a trash can icon. To change your homepage from search.conduit.com to you preferred - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over search.conduit.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Remove White Smoke Toolbar from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "WhiteSmoke Bar". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove search.conduit.com and enter your preferred domain.