What is Driver Updater Plus?
Driver Updater Plus is a questionable application that claims to “keep your computer running at peak performance” by offering all kinds of software and driver updates after scanning your system. As a matter of fact, we have found that this software is quite useless if you install the free version because you cannot actually update anything with it. Due to the fact that this application can show up on your system coming from questionable sources, our malware specialists have labeled this tool as a potentially unwanted program, i.e., a PUP. This obviously means that you are not dealing with a major malware threat in this case, such as a ransomware or any other Trojan. Still, it is possible that the presence of this software may indirectly cause you some virtual security-related issues. If you do not like undesirable surprises, we suggest that you remove Driver Updater Plus from your system. Please continue reading our article to have a better understanding why we believe that this is the best for you.
Where does Driver Updater Plus come from?
This software was published by Jawego Partners LLC., who are also responsible for the creation of another PUP called PC Clean Plus. You can officially download this application at driverupdaterplus.com. However, if your computer is protected by an up-to-date anti-malware program, your attempt to download this installer could be blocked. In other words, security tools may flag this program and identify it as “Win32/Jawego.C potentially unwanted application.” This is certainly not good news if you want to have a reliable program to update all your software and drivers. But, if you try to search the web for such a tool, there is little chance that you will find this promotional webpage among the results.
It is more likely that you install this PUP without even realizing it because it could be part of a freeware bundle. Unfortunately, bundles can pack several malware infections and PUPs together and distribute over the web in big numbers. These bundles are mostly promoted through suspicious yet frequently visited websites, such as torrent, shareware, and online gaming sites. Hundreds of thousands of people may look for free files (movies, music, books, and software) to download. This is why they are targeted by cyber criminals through malicious software packages. Such a bundle can usually contain adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts as well as potentially unwanted applications. You can easily infect your system with such a package when you click on corrupt third-party ads either offered by adware infections or by such suspicious websites. This however could cause you multiple system security threats even if Driver Updater Plus would be the least problematic among them. We still believe that you should delete Driver Updater Plus as the first step towards a clean and safe operating system.
How does Driver Updater Plus work?
This PUP offers you a free version and one for $29.95, which is, of course, a “great discount” by saving $20 plus getting another software called PhotoStudio for free. So you are led to believe that you are offered a great deal here. Well, the free version simply seems to scan your system and display a list of the outdated programs and drivers. So we can actually say that there is no use keeping such an application on board. Even more so, because our tests show that this PUP may collect information about you and share it with third parties. This information can be used in a number of ways but mainly for targeting you with customized content or even marketing e-mails and so on. It seems that the paid version works just fine, but for this price you could get yourself a more useful security tool that could defend you system from similar and even more dangerous threats. We do believe that your virtual world would be a safer place if you removed Driver Updater Plus from your PC.
How can I delete Driver Updater Plus?
There is finally good news about this PUP. We have found that the uninstaller works fine and does not leave any leftovers. Therefore, all you need to do is locate this uninstaller in Control Panel and run it. If you have never uninstalled an application before, please use our guide below. After taking care of this questionable software, we suggest that you do not stop at this point. Since there could be a number of more serious threats on board, we recommend that you use a professional anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter or any other you find suitable for you.
Remove Driver Updater Plus from your Windows
- Open the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the application and click Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Press the Windows button on the Taskbar and select Control Panel.
- Access Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and click Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+R and type in Control Panel. Click OK.
- Choose Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and click Uninstall.
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