Search Protect by Conduit Ltd. (Signed)

Remove sphook32.dll
Warning 9 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of sphook32.dll.


There are 2 versions of sphook32.dll in the wild, the latest version being The average file size is about 151.78 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Conduit Ltd. by VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Search Protect by conduit from Conduit Ltd..


File name:sphook32.dll
Product name:Search Protect
Description:Search Protect by Conduit
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\searchprotect\bin\sphook32.dll
Original name:SearchProtect (R) P
Issued to:Conduit Ltd.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Expiration date:Sunday, April 3, 2016

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Search Protect.)
Conduit Ltd.
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MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 9 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:SearchProtect-A [PUP]
Baidu Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Adware.50
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.15
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.15
ESET NOD32 7.8693 Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.A
ESET NOD32 7.8865 probably a variant of Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.C
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 20540 Conduit (fs) (not malicious)
VIPRE Antivirus 22020 Conduit (fs)

VersionsAll file variations of sphook32.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
9feacad9b427f3eac86200053816bfb2 76a69e2af9f1bac40d8d9fe128364894ca2e9f08 157.28 KB
469ab1fd3b113728cc1aa6cffbfed00b 36bc84f5e53f297f9bb6c1f1660f7a1046ad4ccf 146.28 KB
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