What is ConduitEngine.dll?

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.

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ConduitEngine.dll file information

The process known as Conduit Toolbar or Conduit Engine Beta belongs to software Conduit Engine or Conduit Toolbar or Conduit Engine QaSite or Conduit Engine Bate by Conduit (

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.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with ConduitEngine.dll come up, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Conduit Engine or Free TV Radio).

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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 ▾
  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

all i know this is part of a toolbar that i installed i have enclosed the link for the toolbar
  Darrell Thomas   (further information)
conduit is the license holder of utorrent. this is the toolbar for ie or whatever. it is from utorrent, a program that allows you to download/upload, seed whatever, torrent files. i say neutral on this because, the app/file its self is not dangerous, (as i know of), but you always run a risk of downloading very bad things when downloading peer to peer files, (torrents). flashget is better for this process anyway i think, but differnt bittorrent websites sometimes require you to use a certain torrent dl program like utorrent
  a.s.   (further information)
toolbar installed by BitTorrent
Browser helper active X and tool bar x 3
  Captain Lemon  
It installed without my permission while I was connected to a public network at a hotel. My virus protection would crash if I tried to run a scan of the folder and I started getting a lot more spam messages. I deleted it manually from my program files folder, common files folder, appdata\ folders, and any mention of it from my browser folders. It hasn't returned and I've blocked it with my virus protection software.

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Summary: Average user rating of ConduitEngine.dll: based on 7 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks ConduitEngine.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think ConduitEngine.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ConduitEngine issues

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.

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