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Remove Advanced Driver Booster (Easy Removal Guide) - Tutorial

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Advanced Driver Booster – suspicious security software that has been found suspicious by 9 AV engines

Advanced Driver Booster

Advanced Driver Booster, developed by PC VARK, is a bogus security utility that offers to update the computer system. The program presents itself as a handy and trustworthy program when it truly provides misleading system checkup information and encourages users to purchase the license key of the advanced app version that should “fix” all the detected problems. Another factor that makes Driver Booster a potentially unwanted program (PUP) is that it is more often downloaded from “software bundling” than its original website. Continuously, the bogus system utility might bring other PUPs such as adware apps, browser hijackers, and other scareware[1] to the computer system.

Name Advanced Driver Booster
Type Potentially unwanted program
Sub-type Rogue system software
Developer PC VARK
Goal The main goal of this program is to provide false scan results that will encourage users to purchase the license key of the advanced app for “fixing” the spotted issues
Spreading Even though you can get the system utility from an original domain, you are most likely to receive the program from third-party sources and a deceptive technique known as ” bundling”
Removal/repair Use the automatical or manual technique to get rid of the threat. Afterward, if you find some compromised components on your machine, try employing Reimage Reimage Cleaner software as it might help you to fix at least some objects

Advanced Driver Booster virus is a term used to describe this program by users who have become victims of this app's unwanted activities. According to VirusTotal file information, advdrvboostersetup.exe (the main file of this tool) has been spotted as potentially suspicious by 9 AV engines.[2] The detection names include:

  • Trojan:Win32/Agentb.92322630 (Alibaba);
  • Adware ( 00522c151 ) (K7GW);
  • PUP.Optional.PCVARK (Malwarebytes);
  • Generic PUA HO (PUA) (Sophos AV);
  • Trojan.Win32.Agentb.jphp (ZoneAlarm by Check Point);
  • A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.N Potentially Unwanted (ESET-NOD32);
  • Trojan.Win32.Agentb.jphp (Kaspersky);
  • Trojan.Win32.GT32SupportGeeks.fqupmi (NANO-Antivirus);
  • Win32.Trojan.Agentb.Ajuy (Tencent).

Continuously, Advanced Driver Booster aims to provide false computer scan results such as several outdated drivers and other system issues. For “fixing” these problems, the utility encourages users to purchase the license key for the advanced version of the program and offers a 60-day money-back guarantee that gives a look of trust to the developers.

Advanced Driver Booster virus
Advanced Driver Booster is a suspicious app that has been detected as a PUP by Malwarebytes Anti-malware

However, we do not recommend purchasing anything offered by Advanced Driver Booster as its products cannot be trusted. Besides, you should rather spend your money on useful security software that will fulfill its functions and not try to trick you into buying any additional products or services.

If you still are not sure that Advanced Driver Booster provided scan results are false, you should perform another computer checkup process with a different antimalware program. Combine the received results with the first ones and you should find no similarities and a much smaller amount of problems detected by the trustworthy antivirus.

Once you are convinced that this system utility is not a trustworthy program, you should remove Advanced Driver Booster from your machine and get rid of all its additional components that might have been brought to your computer system. For the removal process, choose reliable antimalware software.

Additionally, Advanced Driver Booster removal can be completed by manual step-by-step guidelines that are added to the end of this article. There you will find steps on how to clean your OS. Continuously, if you have discovered some components that have been compromised by the PUP,[3] try repairing them with Reimage Reimage Cleaner software.

Advanced Driver Booster PUP
Advanced Driver Booster - a questionable system tool that collects outdated registry keys and presents them as big system problems

Distribution ways of rogue security software

Cybersecurity experts from LosVirus.es[4] state that rogue security products often have their own distribution domains, however, they are still more likely to enter computer systems via software bundling then by their original locations. This is due to the majority of users who lack the required skills in the cybersecurity safety field.

Suspicious system tools appear on computer systems of those people who have chosen the Quick or Recommended downloading mode rather than opting for the Advanced or Custom settings. The previous option allows users to take full control of their incoming downloads and opt-out the products that they do not want to receive.

Continuously, potentially unwanted programs might get distributed through other sources such as infectious hyperlinks/advertisements that can be met on unsecured domains. Also, some apps come camouflaged as false software updates or are promoted through technical support scams.

Paying attention to all of your moves on the Internet sphere is a necessary step to take if you are looking forward to securing your machine from potential threats. However, employing anti-malware software is also a necessary step to take. For this purpose, scroll through the Internet and look for reputable AV tools.

Removal techniques for Advanced Driver Booster

If you have been looking for ways to remove Advanced Driver Booster, you have come to the right place. We are going to provide you with both automatical and manual guidelines on how to get rid of the unwanted app. 

However, you need to measure your skills and experience first. If you consider yourself to be a highly-experienced user, you can try performing the Advanced Driver Booster removal process by completing our manual step-by-step guidelines that are displayed and described down below.

If you are likely to run into a lack of time or do not know how to deal which such as process, you can easily and effectively eliminate Advanced Driver Booster virus with the help of antimalware software. This way you will be sure that the program finds and deletes all suspicious products together with the main app.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner . SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Advanced Driver Booster, follow these steps:

WindowsMac OS X

Delete Advanced Driver Booster from Windows systems

To eliminate suspicious products from Windows, use these instructing steps:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Advanced Driver Booster and related programs
    Here, look for Advanced Driver Booster or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
WindowsMac OS X

Uninstall Advanced Driver Booster from Mac OS X system

To get rid of PUPs from your macOS computer, apply the following guidelines:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Advanced Driver Booster or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

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