The genuine ConduitEngine.dll file is a software component of Conduit Toolbar by Conduit.
Conduit Toolbar is an online platform that lets users develop custom toolbars, web and mobile applications. ConduitEngine.dll is a link library that is a associated with the toolbar's engine. This file is a core file associated with the program and should only be removed if known to cause problems. The Conduit Toolbar lets users quickly create applications that can be distributed through the Conduit App Marketplace. The online service caters to over 260,000 clients and has been responsible for the creation of over one million apps. The toolbar is known to have both browser hijacking and rootkit capabilities and is described as malware. Conduit Ltd. is an Israeli company that sells online services, most notably the DIY mobile application platform called Como. The company primarily provides its services to small and medium-sized companies that enable them to create, manage and promote mobile applications. Conduit was founded in 2005 by Ronen Shilo, Dror Erez, and Gaby Bilcyzk. The company was one of the largest Internet businesses in Israel during its time, before selling off Como to Perion Network in 2013.
ConduitEngine stands for Conduit Toolbar Engine
ConduitEngine.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Conduit Toolbar.
Description: ConduitEngine.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ConduitEngine.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,908,192 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 3,911,776 bytes and 7 more variants.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D. The program is not visible. It is able to monitor web browsers. The file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. ConduitEngine.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify ConduitEngine.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ConduitEngine.dll. Therefore, you should check the ConduitEngine.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Conduit Toolbar 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active ConduitEngine process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ConduitEngine.dll 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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.