Windows XP Users, This One Could Get Messy…

Windows XP

A very common browser hijack/search redirect, Conduit, has a little bug in its uninstaller.  If you attempt to remove Conduit via Add or Remove Programs, it is rendering Windows XP machines unbootable.

For those interested in the technical details, Bleeping Computer has a great write-up.

This could get messy, since many will try to remove Conduit and other unwanted applications via Add or Remove Programs.  A little piece of adware could quickly render your consignment shop’s systems unusable.

The goal should be prevention, not removal.  See our recent blog post on how to better protect you system from this sort of infection.

I am a consignment software specialist, System Administrator for hundreds of consignment workstations across North America, and developer of Peeps' Software! I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 18+ years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage hundreds of computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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