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What is conduit.exe?

Conduit.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if conduit.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Conduit.exe file information

The process known as Conduit belongs to software Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam[tm by Symantec (www.symantec.com).

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 7/XP are 1,499,408 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 1,614,096 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/conduit.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The program can be removed using the control panel 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 also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with conduit.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > 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.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of conduit.exe: based on 24 votes with 15 user comments.
One user thinks conduit.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 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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