What is conduit.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the conduit.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Conduit.exe file information

The process known as Conduit belongs to software Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam[tm by Symantec (

Description: Conduit.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Conduit.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,499,408 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 1,614,096 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Conduit.exe is not a Windows system file. Conduit.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with conduit.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Symantec Mail Security for).

Recommended: Identify conduit.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as conduit.exe. Therefore, you should check the conduit.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

once you download it cannot be removed it comes back after removel within A two months time.
Dass es CPU-Zeit frisst
  Bubu Krambambuli  
It's part of symantec endpoint protection
  teamdzr   (further information)
it seams to be trying to get into facebook accounts and send messages without the users permission.
  Andrew Rossiter  
Infected the computer of my mother
conduit.exe is part of the SMS program and it is part of the auto protect system. May cause high CPU usage.
I have all problems also.When tried to remove it, Conduit totally overwhelms computer.Continuous pop ups block all computer use.Anti-virus programs don't affect it.It started when I downloaded tool bar extras.Since then one problem after have occured.
  L.W. snook  
Conduit put 191 files on my computer in 1 day, including my on line banking.
  Sallye Creamer  
So far, it pops up only when opening Facebook
  b wright  
It seems to have arrived at the same time as DivX toolbar installed itself without permission and is interfering with internet programs. Freezes both IE and firefox
conduit makes remove and disable buttons unsable (greyed out)
I have "removed," "uninstalled," and "deleted" it from programs, from the registry from everywhere -- and it is NOT GONE. The company says it is not a virus! Right. I would like to rate it: NIGHTMARE.
simple search c: drive. tons of files facebook.conduit. youtube.conduit etc. phising trojan, have located it, attempting to delete results in an error because it is running. haven't isolated the process name or registry location yet.
  Tyler Sweeney  
conduit is a l malisous info stealer and i would recommend anyone that has conduit on their cp. to get it out asp.
it has hijacked my home page and I wish it would just go away.
The problem with Conduit.exe is when you remove it from the C drive/program files with any removal tools, it places itself in a newly created partition 8 megabytes on the Hard drive or SSD, This contains the 2.2 megabyte Conduit files and One is unable to remove this partition!! The only way to get rid of the problem is to remove the C drive and replace it! None of the partition tools are able to remove this 8MB partition !! Formating and reloading the OS will not remove it!
  Peter Johnson  

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Summary: Average user rating of conduit.exe: based on 26 votes with 16 user comments. One user thinks conduit.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 17 users think conduit.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade conduit.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving conduit issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with conduit. 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.

To help you analyze the conduit.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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