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Search Protect by Conduit Ltd. (Signed)

Warning 6 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of cltmngsvc.exe.


cltmngsvc.exe has 9 known versions, the most recent one is It is started as a Windows Service called 'CltMngSvc' with the name 'CltMngSvc' and described as “This service enables auto-updates of Search Protect by Conduit, which maintains your selected Search settings.”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 90.77 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Conduit Ltd. by the certification authority VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Search Protect by conduit from Conduit Ltd.. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0025% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 2.05 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 3.71 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 1.44 KB per minute for reads and 3.96 KB per minute for writes.


File name:cltmngsvc.exe
Product name:Search Protect
Description:Search Protect by Conduit
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\searchprotect\bin\cltmngsvc.exe
Original name:SearchProtect (R)
Issued to:Conduit Ltd.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Sunday, April 03, 2016
Windows Service
Service name:CltMngSvc
Display name:CltMngSvc
Description:“This service enables auto-updates of Search Protect by Conduit, which maintains your selected Search settings.”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Search Protect.)
Conduit Ltd.
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of cltmngsvc.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • CltMngSvc
  • 'CltMngSvc' (Search Protect by Conduit Updater)

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 6 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.15
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.15
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET NOD32 8472 Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.A
ESET NOD32 8594 Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.A
Kingsoft 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.xh.(kcloud)

VersionsAll file variations of cltmngsvc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
2b9a15dfdc14b4ecb1e8fc13ae43e60f 7d4a3ca3a3789d1ea7530fe4727d6ba8e8b47b83 94.78 KB
934f4153380edb6809eb9231c6b5f2a9 aa8666fecac95975a49eb6a9a7aafbb220b8fa45 91.78 KB
0bbecff40270b9967ab7e79a50a484c3 d701d6a2c32222f28f0c065908c3a84e04dd90b4 91.78 KB
09d38aec081f064fd67b8b9c49790020 77448bd92178191ef5a4d6a6a0a7fb1b8b45f3b8 91.78 KB
1cdfb108952a68cb8daac67177850560 b2dd911f7272f5de9d69a959b9e8187a4ac14b7e 91.78 KB
f6a925f18eebf2288a52e04f5ecdf20a 76a9f10699520bcee1c86b39bfec6f10cc143931 92.78 KB
7ae68efcb43d752dba12e6efb1b53103 3fc512d35db8dfa9dd4d9db694151c52d3dc043f 91.25 KB
58174b8e1673c90751f6b70aa71dfe70 d6c2cbb9f3b05a5cd0fce948a621f586181456df 85.5 KB
15ae8f975b3b8ee5effafa4d0c94c1d7 1c3326160d83b9450f14acc2025c311ab4820f28 85.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.39%
Windows 8 Pro 9.76%
Windows Vista Home Premium 7.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.32%
Windows 7 Professional 4.88%
Windows 8 4.88%
Windows 7 Starter 4.88%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.88%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 58.54% of Search Protect.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 27.91%
Dell 27.91%
Acer 25.58%
Toshiba 18.60%
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