How to get rid of Conduit malware 

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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to Shahzad Iqbal, who was jailed after threatening Walmart employee with BB Gun when he couldn't return a used tablet without receipt. Details at International Bonehead Awards From the History section at the bottom: Today, in 1997 - America Online agreed to give refunds to frustrated customers under threat of lawsuits Have FUN! DearWebby
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Shahzad Iqbal, 41, Laurel, MD Shahzad Iqbal, who was jailed after threatening Walmart employee with Gun, when he couldn't return a used tablet without receipt reported by the Weekly Vice Shahzad Iqbal, a 41-year-old Maryland man, was jailed Monday after he allegedly threatened a Walmart employee with a BB gun when he was told he could not return an item without a receipt. (After the "Entitlement Crowd" used to march in, take items off the shelf, walk them to the Cutomer Service counter and cash them in, ahem, return them for cash, they started asking for a receipt long before they expanded to Maryland.) According to police, the mayhem started Monday at about 11 p.m. when Iqbal walked into a Laural Walmart, approached the customer service counter and attempted to "return" a used electronic tablet device. Investigators say a woman working at the customer service counter asked to see a purchase receipt, however Iqbal was unable to provide one. He then removed a pair of headphones from his head and demanded cash in return for them as well. When the employee informed Iqbal that no items could be returned without a receipt, he reportedly became angry. That's when he allegedly placed a backpack on the counter, removed what appeared to be a machine gun and pointed it at the employee. When the employee screamed, Iqbal reportedly fled the scene. He was located a short time later a short distance from the store. The gun was located in Iqbal's backpack and was later identified as a CO2 powered BB gun. He was booked into jail and charged with attempted robbery, attempted first-degree assault and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. ____________ Yeah, ya gotta watch that CO2. Dangerous stuff! It can cause Government grants! Tech Support Pits From: Wendy Re: How do you get rid of Conduit? Dear Webby Hi there. Here I come with another question and I'm thinking you could be making a mint by charging for all these questions! HA!HA! I have this horrid "Conduit Search" on my screen after downloading Firefox which I love. Switched from IE to Firefox and just love it, but can't seem to figure out how I got the "Conduit Search" and now , how to get rid of it. Have you got any suggestions? I'm open to just about anything. Went to Control Panel, Add & Remove Programs but there's nothing there resembling "Conduit Search" so no help from that avenue. Hope you're toughing out this very cold winter right across Canada. We live in Ontario and it's been bitterly cold for so long that I'm wondering if spring will ever come! Thanks for all your help, Wendy Dear Wendy It's nice and warm here. Clear sky, warm sun, +3C, and the snow around the West side of the house is gone. On the South side there are still snow drifts. Conduit is a very nasty browser hijacker. It has nothing to do with FireFox, it just hijacks it. It also hijacks other browsers. You get it when you download stuff from dubious sources like Open Candy. For example, if you are searching for a replacement for the no longer working Windows clock gadget, you might find some really cute clocks and fall in love with them. Then, when you are downloading them, there are a few "User Agreement" forms, that APPEAR harmless enough, but somewhere in the small print you agree to the Conduit search and tool bar. It won't necessarily appear right away, so that you won't know, how you got infected with it. Because you agreed to the crap, Anti-Virus programs can't do anything. Conduit burrows deep into your computer, and is not easy to remove. You can try CrapCleaner and Spybot-Search&Destroy from my tool box at Chances are pretty good that CrapCleaner will get rid of that crap. Run Spybot afterwards for extra cleaning. If those do not do the trick, here are some removal guides: ... h-malware/ ... d-toolbar/ (scroll down past the BS) This one has the instructions in a video Good Luck! DearWebby
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Today, January 29, in
1820 - Britain's King George III died insane at Windsor Castle.
1848 - Greenwich Mean Time was adopted by Scotland.
1850 - Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill 
 on slavery that included the admission of California into 
 the Union as a free state.
1886 - The first successful petrol-driven motorcar, built 
 by Karl Benz, was patented.
1916 - In World War I, Paris was bombed by German zeppelins 
 for the first time.
1924 - R. Taylor patented the ice cream cone rolling machine.
1949 - "The Newport News" was commissioned as the first 
 air-conditioned naval ship in Virginia.
1963 - Britain was refused entry into the EEC.
1987 - "Physician’s Weekly" announced that the smile on 
 the face of Leonardo DeVinci's Mona Lisa was caused by a 
 "...facial paralysis resulting from a swollen nerve 
 behind the ear."
1990 - Joseph Hazelwood, the former skipper of the Exxon 
 Valdez, went on trial in Anchorage, AK, on charges that 
 stemmed from America's worst oil spill. Hazelwood was 
 later acquitted of all the major charges and was 
 convicted of a misdemeanor.
1997 - America Online agreed to give refunds to 
 frustrated customers under threat of lawsuits 
1998 - A bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, 
 AL, killing an off-duty policeman and severely wounding 
 a nurse. Eric Rudolph was charged with this bombing and 
 three other attacks in Atlanta.
1999 - Paris prosecutors announced the end of the 
 investigation into the accident that killed Britain's 
 ex-Princess Diana.
2001 - In Indonesia, thousands of student protesters 
 stormed the parliament property and demanded that President 
 Abdurrahman Wahid quit due to his alleged involvement in 
 two corruption scandals. Wahid announced that he would 
 not resign.
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