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I've been infected with the Conduit Search virus, and I need admin privileges to delete the files with Spybot. However, it seems like I can't get access to them with Windows 7 Home Premium. I use a Lenovo t430u laptop.

Also, if there is an alternative way to get rid of conduit I'd like to know.

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So, if I'm getting this right, you use a regular user account, and not the administrator one. Why can't you access the admin account? – matan129 Sep 16 '13 at 19:53
    
It says on the control pannel that I use the admin account but I don't have all the admin rights apparently. When I try to delete the files using spybot it prompts me to login using the admin account, which is the only one i'm using... – Mathieu Désilets Sep 16 '13 at 20:00
    
You right click on spybot, and select "run as admin" from the menu and that does not work? – Carl B Sep 17 '13 at 1:47

Use a Linux Live CD or USB drive (You can create one with Linux Live USB creator) to boot up the PC, and delete the offending files from that.

I recommend Knoppix - as I used that quite a few times to solve such issues.

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