How to remove the cltmngui virus

Most antivirus programs identify cltmngui.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.azm or not-a-virus:WebToolbar.NSIS.Agent.n, and Symantec identifies it as SearchProtect!gen2 or SearchProtect.

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Cltmngui.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cltmngui
Cltmngui.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Search Protect by Conduit or Search Protect belongs to software Search Protect by Conduit ( or Client Connect LTD.

Description: Cltmngui.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The cltmngui.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,008,800 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 3,037,472 bytes and 16 more variants. 
It is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. Cltmngui.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify cltmngui.exe related errors

Important: You should check the cltmngui.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Search Protect by Conduit has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

It is used by Google Chrome to provide information on your web browsing so that they can insert unwanted and uncalled for advetising in your search results. It adds huge lists to your registry which are binary entries and are therefore difficult to assess. Try to remove it and it comes back. If you search for it on Google you will not get a solution that works. It is prbably not malicious but it can seriously slow down your computer.

Summary: Average user rating of cltmngui.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think cltmngui.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving cltmngui issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active cltmngui process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the cltmngui.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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