Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Remove BackgroundContainer.dll Error Message (Removal Guide)

BackgroundContainer.dll is digitally signed by Conduit Ltd. and contains data and code that are used by software Search Protect by Conduit. Most anti-virus scanners detect it as either adware or PUP but there are a few that detect this application as a Trojan horse or malware in general, see this. If you are getting a RunDLL error saying that BackgroundContainer.dll module could not be found then your computer was or I'm afraid is still infected by this malware.

There was a problem starting C:\Users\[UserName]\Appdata\local\conduit\backgroundco container\backgroundcontainer.dll
The specified module could not be found.
So, basically, you are getting this error message because the BackgroundContainer.dll file which is a part of Conduit malware was either removed from your computer or for some reason couldn't be properly loaded but since your system is still configured to run this file you are getting this annoying RunDLL error message. But don't worry I got the fix and it's quite simple. Besides, this error message isn't something that you should really worry about but it's an indicator that you have more serious problems that need your attention. You need to remove Conduit malware not just simply remove the malware's scheduled task.

To resolve BackgroundContainer.dll issue, you can use Autoruns for Windows or open up Windows registry editor, search for BackgroundContainer and delete all entries you find. You can also remove this error message by removing the start-up entry in the Windows Task Scheduler. I recommend using Autoruns. Once the problem is fixed, scan your computer with anti-malware software. Stay safe folks!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com

BackgroundContainer.dll error message removal guide:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

2. Download Autoruns for Windows and save it to your Desktop.

3. Launch autoruns.exe program (Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator).

4. In the top menu, click File > Find... and type the file name backgroundcontainer.dll, then click Find Next. Alternatively, you can scroll through the list and look for any entry related to backgroundcontainer.dll and Conduit.

5. If found, right-click on the entry and choose delete.

6. Close Autoruns and reboot your computer when done.

7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software.

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