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 Software Developer, System Administrator, and consignment software specialist. I currently manage hundreds of consignment workstations, point of sale systems, and database servers all across North America and I am the developer of Peeps' Software, Peeps2Go, and Peeps' Consignor Login for iOS and Android. I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. Peeps' Software launched in 2016 and is now on hundreds of systems all across North America. I have successfully converted dozens of stores from all of the major consignment software systems. After 20 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old buildings or strip malls, to advocating for them when their old consignment software keeps crashing.

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