What is TBHostSupport.dll?

TBHostSupport.dll is a dynamic link library file that is associated with Conduit Search browser extensions. The main problem associated with this file could be error messages users receive during system startup. It means that you have some files related to Conduit Search left on your system and you need to remove them ASAP. To locate the files, you should scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner. If are not confident enough about the manual removal, invest in a licensed computer security tool to remove TBHostSupport.dll and anything related to it from your computer immediately.

Where does TBHostSupport.dll come from?

DLL files usually contain various data and codes that are applied to a number of programs. Such files can help save memory and disc space, because they can be organized into modules and reused several times. TBHostSupport.dll itself is associated with Conduit Search family of potentially unwanted applications. It is a large family of browser extensions that include Freecorder Toolbar, KeyBar Toolbar, Social Search Toolbar and many other browser add-ons.

TBHostSupport.dll is also associated with CltMngSvx.exe file that may come in 9 versions and is also associated with Search Protect by Conduit. It basically means that if you have installed a Conduit product on your computer, you most probably have TBHostSupport.dll installed as well. Conduit extensions may be downloaded at the official websites, but more often than not they come bundled with freeware, which makes users mistake them for browser hijackers.

What does TBHostSupport.dll do?

You might be receiving the following error messages when you turn on your computer:

RUNDLL - Error loading c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\tbhostsupport\TBHostSupport.dll. The specified module could not be found.


RunDLL - There was a problem starting c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\tbhostsupport\TBHostSupport.dll. The specified module could not be found.

It means that you have had Conduit product installed on your computer, and during the installation the program was configured to auto-start each time you turn on the PC. However, afterwards the application was deleted (not fully, obviously) and now the auto-run feature which is still left in your Windows Registry, tries to run TBHostSupport.dll file unsuccessfully.

How to remove TBHostSupport.dll?

The chances are that the file is no longer in your system and you simply need to remove the registry key that keeps on looking for it. In order to do that, you should acquire a powerful antimalware tool that would clean your registry and delete all the leftover Conduit files.

In case you still have Conduit Search on your computer and your browser settings are modified to accommodate search.conduit.com as your default home page, you should restore your browser settings manually and then run a full system scan ONCE AGAIN to make sure that there are no potentially unwanted files remaining. If might be really hard to get rid of adware and other freeware applications, if you do not remove them all at once.

Uninstall Conduit applications

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Conduit product.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Conduit application.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Access Add or remove programs and uninstall Conduit program.

Restore your browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  2. Change your home page address under General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+X again and click Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  5. Set a new default search provider and remove Conduit search engine.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box.
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove Conduit search engine from the list and click OK.
  4. Press Firefox button and go to Add-ons.
  5. Remove Conduit extension from Extensions.
  6. Press Firefox button again and click Options.
  7. Change your home page address under General tab and click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Tools.
  2. Open Extensions and remove unwanted add-ons.
  3. Click Settings on the left.
  4. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup.
  5. Click Set pages.
  6. Remove search.conduit.com and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
  7. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  8. Set a new default search engine, delete Conduit search provider and click Done.
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  1. Thank you! I had already deleted the software, but it was giving me major fits. Hope this works. :)

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