Driver Updater Plus
Driver Updater Plus is an application that may appear on your system in questionable ways, which can put your virtual security at risk. In all fairness, you can download this program from its official source as well. Yet, we have categorized this program as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This software does not mean direct danger to your system and your files but its presence on your computer could indicate that malware infections also set their foot on board. You should not trust any application that can enter your system with such company. We do not claim that this PUP has malicious intentions and is out there to harm you, but the free version does not even seem to function as an updater; therefore, we see no sense in leaving it on your system. In fact, we think that it is best for you to remove Driver Updater Plus.
Our research shows that this PUP is mainly popular in the United States, in the United Kingdom, and in Canada. But this will not stop it from showing up on your computer wherever else you may live. The first suspicious thing about this application is that it is not the first PUP from the same publisher, Jawego Partners LLC. Then, there is the official website, driverupdaterplus.com, where you can download the installer; however, up-to-date security software may block the process and detect this application as a PUP or even an adware program. We would not go as far as calling it anything else than a potentially unwanted application, but getting blocked is not really the sign you are looking for when downloading a new application. In fact, this should be enough for a security-minded computer user to delete Driver Updater Plus if it is already there.
Nevertheless, this is not the only way in which this PUP may enter your system. Unfortunately, it can also be included in a malicious free software bundle. This is the real danger when it comes to this questionable application. Because, how can you trust a program that may come on board with a number of real threats, such as adware programs, Trojans, fake alerts, browser hijackers, and so on? These malware infections can cause serious system security issues for you. This is why it is so important for you to know that infecting your system with such a package is usually possible after you click on unreliable third-party contents, such as commercial advertisements (banners and pop-ups), fake notifications, fake buttons, and links. These can be presented to you by adware infections that may be hiding on your system or when you land on questionable file-sharing and online gambling websites that host annoying third-party ads. If this is how you may have installed this PUP, we advise you to be thorough and run a malware scanner to detect all possibly harmful programs. And, we also recommend that you delete Driver Updater Plus as the first step.
When you install this PUP, it registers itself in the Windows Task Scheduler to make sure that it runs automatically every time you reboot your system. Since this application was found to collect certain information about you and your online activities to share it with third parties, we do not believe that it is a good idea to leave it on board any longer if you want to be on the safe side. There are two versions of this software available; the free version and the one that will cost you $29.95, which is supposed to be a great, discounted price to make you feel that you are given a decent deal. Unfortunately, we have found that the free version does not really do anything useful for you apart from making a list of your outdated drivers. Therefore, we think that you should not hesitate to remove Driver Updater Plus if you do not want to pay 30 dollars for an updater, even though it seems that the full version works just fine.
As a matter of fact, we only found one function that impressed us with regard to this PUP, and that is the uninstaller. The good news is that it clears up all the mess and leaves no leftovers behind, which is a great trait when it comes to useless and potentially unwanted programs. First, you need to locate this uninstaller in the list of installed programs and then, activate it. If you have never uninstalled an application before, you can use our instructions below as a reference. Remember that this will not necessarily mean that your system is all secure. We suggest that you do not stop removing infections until your PC is entirely clean. If you do not want to go on this hunt manually, we recommend that you employ a reliable malware removal application, such as SpyHunter. If you want to use a different security tool, make sure that you choose and install a trustworthy and reputable one because you do not want to end up with a rogue security program to cause more virtual security issues for yourself and your system either.
How to remove Driver Updater Plus from your Windows
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Windows Vista and Windows 7