Conditioner Extension Virus

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Conditioner Extension

Conditioner Extension is a new browser hijacker but a lot of disgruntled customers have complained from it and have reported that this is one extremely annoying and obstructive application that heavily disrupts one’s regular browsing experiences. Conditioner Extension with its ceaseless stream of advertising materials, frequent redirects to unknown sites and unwanted and unpleasant changes to the browser. 

Conditioner Extension
The Conditioner Extension will disturb your normal web-surfing activity

Conditioner Extension Chrome

You have surely heard about browser hijackers like the Conditioner Extension on Chrome or at least encountered some piece of software that falls under this category. Apps/software, like the Conditioner Extension for Chrome, are components that works as a part of the user’s Chrome (Firefox, Opera, IE or any other browser) and imposed certain (mostly unwanted) changes to it which is also the main reason why they are called hijackers.

Conditioner Extension Chrome
The Conditioner Extension for Chrome virus detected in SpyHunter anti-malware software program

Among the more typical changes are the replacement of the search engine with some obscure new one or the imposing of a new homepage and maybe a new new-tab page. A new toolbar might also get added to the browser in certain cases. The other very typical effect that hijackers tend to have on the user’s browser is that they oftentimes flood it with ads and redirect it to promoted pages during each and every browsing session. Such browsing disruptions and changes to the user’s browser can really be quite irritating especially if you are a person who goes on the Internet a lot. Here, we are about to tell you more about tone particular hijacker app – a software component known as Conditioner Extension .


NameConditioner Extension
Type Browser Hijacker
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Conditioner Extension!

How to remove Conditioner Extension

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Conditioner Extension in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Conditioner Extension from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

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What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Conditioner Extension.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Conditioner Extension.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Conditioner Extension from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Conditioner Extension extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Conditioner Extension and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Conditioner Extension on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Conditioner Extension extension
  4. Get rid of Conditioner Extension by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Conditioner Extension” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Conditioner Extension

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Conditioner Extension process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Conditioner Extension
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Conditioner Extension” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Conditioner Extension

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Conditioner Extension in there
    4. Uninstall Conditioner Extension from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Conditioner Extension-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Conditioner Extension in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    How to bring things back to normal?

    If you are going through a similar situation, then know that there’s an easy way out of it – you’d just have to carry out several steps in order to eliminate the app from your machine and everything will be back to normal. However, we should tell you that uninstalling a hijacker might prove to be a bit trickier when compared to uninstalling any other regular program. The reason for that has to do with the fact that the developers of such page-redirecting and ad-generating software typically program their products to be difficult to remove. This means that it’s likely you won’t find an uninstallation .exe file on the app’s directory or you might not even find a directory for the hijacker whatsoever. There’s likely not going to be an entry for the unwanted software in the list of installed programs in the Control Panel and in some cases even if you somehow manage to get the hijacker uninstalled, it might still return if there has been some piece of data related to it that you have not removed. For that reason, you must really make sure that everything associated with this pesky app is gotten rid of so that there would be no chance of the hijacker returning to bother you again. The good news is that, on this page, you can find a detailed manual specific instructions on how to fully eliminate and eradicate Conditioner Extension. Also, inside the guide manual, we have added a recommended piece of software that can also help you with the removal of the hijacker in case you need the extra help or if you’d prefer the automatic removal method. So, if you need to get rid of Conditioner Extension, Shampoo Extension,  Grand Explorer stay with us in order to find out how you can do that.

    Why it’s important to avoid such apps in future?

    Software components that fall under the category of browser hijackers normally get distributed through different methods such as spam messages, fake or deceitful adverts, offers and web-links, pirated software, etc. In many cases, a browser hijacker could also get added to the installer of some free or cheap program and get installed alongside this other program if the user isn’t careful and vigilant while going through the setup menu. Always remember to carefully examine the installation menu for new programs and check if there are any bundled apps. In many cases, the options that allow you to leave out the bundled components would only be available under the Advanced/Custom/Manual setup settings so it might be a good idea to use those the next time you are about to install something new on your PC. Just make sure that you don’t allow any more hijackers inside your system. While they might not be some kind of dangerous viruses like Ransomware or Trojan Horses, their ads and redirects could easily land you on sketchy web locations where you might indeed have your PC exposed to such threats. Therefore, if you don’t want to get your files locked by a Ransomware or your system corrupted by some noxious Trojan, we advise you to keep your machine clean and get rid of Conditioner Extension Virus if you currently have it on the computer.


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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