What is ConduitInstaller.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 ConduitInstaller.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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ConduitInstaller.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ConduitInstaller
ConduitInstaller.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Conduit belongs to software unknown by Conduit ( or Microsoft (

Description: ConduitInstaller.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ConduitInstaller.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 197,744 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. ConduitInstaller.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous.

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If ConduitInstaller.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 67,976 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The ConduitInstaller.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ConduitInstaller.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ConduitInstaller.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.


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Best practices for resolving ConduitInstaller issues

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