Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Remove driverupdate.net virus

Driverupdate.net is a notorious computer infection.  It pretends to have the ability to scan the PC for missing, broken or out-of-date drivers, automatically download drivers and restore the computer to maximum stability. However, once gets installed into the PC, In the first place, it will detect outdated software with erroneous results. And then it alarms and suggests updates even if system is well-run.

Besides the above vicious behaviors, driverupdate.net virus also degrades the PC performance by running in the background and eating up lots of computer sources.
Computer users may be easily get irritated as their PC gets stuck all the time when they want to run some applications

Many computer users want to remove this driverupdate.net virus by antivirus software, while, no matter how many times they have tried, the virus pops up next time when they boot the infected PC.

This is because the creators of driverupdate.net are so tricky that add the rootkit function to this virus which makes it successfully escape the deleting of antivirus software. As a result, to completely get rid of driverupdate.net infection, manual removal method is needed. You can follow the driverupdate.net manual removal guide as below to help yourself remove this snorty computer virus quickly.

Method one: Driverupdate.net virus manual removal guide

1. Stop all the malicious processes about Driverupdate.net virus
Guide: Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK

Terminate all the processes about Driverupdate.net

2: show hidden files and folders and delete all the following files.
Guide: click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

 Delete all the following files belong to Driverupdate.net virus
C:\Program Files\ Driverupdate.net \license.rtf
C:\Program Files\ Driverupdate.net \uninstaller.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\ Driverupdate.net \ Driverupdate.net Tutorial
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\ Driverupdate.net \License Agreement

3: open Registry Editor to delete all the vicious registries as below
Guide: open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )

Delete all the vicious registries as below
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ Driverupdate.net
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ Driverupdate.net SettingsMngr
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Driverupdate.net
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ Driverupdate.net

If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.

Method two: Automatically remove driverupdate.net with Spyhunter antivirus software:


Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter



Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter



Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall driverupdate.net


Summary: Due to the changeable characters of driverupdate.net, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing driverupdate.net and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove driverupdate.net automatically for you.

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