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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Couriant, Oct 27, 2013.

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  1. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I guess I didn't get Conduit removed correct as I get a message on start up:

    RunDLL

    There was a problem starting C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll

    The specified module could not be found.

    Windows 8 machine

    I don't see anything in startup that should make this show, nor in process.
    Any assistance to remove this would be great.
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    that is a left over in windows tasks

    simplest way to deal with it is download autoruns from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    unzip it to a folder on desktop or download sfolder, then on the tasks tab, look for an entry named BackgroundContainer
    uncheck that to stop it loading, then right click that line & then select delete
    exit autoruns and reboot & it will be gone

    DO NOT alter any other startups or delete any alleged missing files entries as there is a very high possibility of it all going wrong. On a 64 bit computer, autoruns along with many other tools cannot see the actual 64 bit file and is diverted by the system to look in the 32 bit folder by mistake where the file doesn't exist.
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Just for future info, W8 has changed the way tasks work in windows and in previous versions, you could just go to the windows/tasks folder and just delete the unwanted job. In W8 that doesn't work and you need to use taskschd.msc (the tasks scheduler plugin ) which shows all tasks including hidden ones. Be VERY, VERY careful in there as fiddling can break the computer completely
     
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Ahh the registry Run... did not think of that... I have made the changes and now it's seems to be working ok. Thanks Derek!
     
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