How to remove CltMngSvc.exe Virus from Windows (Help Guide)

CltMngSvc.exe or CltMngSvc.exe*32 is part of a browser hijacker, and is designed to protect its bundled programs and make sure they remain installed or unchanged by other third party programs.

The CltMngSvc.exe program is a part of the “Search Protect by conduit” program, and is developed by Conduit Ltd, a company known for their malicious programs.

The CltMngSvc.exe browser hijacker is commonly bundled with other free programs that you download off of the Internet. Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed CltMngSvc.exe without your knowledge.

If you have the CltMngSvc.exe browser hijacker installed on your PC, you will typically see two “CltMngSvc.exe” processes running in the Windows Task Manager.

When the CltMngSvc.exe browser hijacker is installed on a PC, common symptoms include:

Changing the web browser’s default homepage to
Changing the browser’s search provider, built-in search box to
Ability to modify the ‘new tab’ functionality to launch the modified search portal page
Loads into the web browser via an extension or add-on

Various antivirus engine detected the program and its executable as malware:

avast! Win32:SearchProtect-B [PUP]
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.15
ESET NOD32 Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.A
ESET NOD32 a variant of Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.B
ESET NOD32 a variant of Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.B
VIPRE Antivirus Conduit (fs) (not malicious)

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this CltMngSvc.exe browser hijacker. Be very careful what you agree to install.

Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

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