Things to know about Driver Assist
Driver Assist by Safebytes Software Inc. is a lightweight device driver manager that comes with a pack of useful features. The software is compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems mainly, including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. DriverAssist is a software that helps to manage all device drivers and automatically updates them so that you don't have to do it manually.
Some computer users have been incorrectly calling DriverAssist a virus although the software is entirely safe to use. If you do not know the purpose of this program, we invite you to read this article and if the software still seems useless to you, remove Driver Assist using free instructions provided below the article.
Problems with outdated drivers are usually related to various Windows errors that may appear on your screen when trying to complete certain tasks using your computer. To avoid such issues that usually take a lot of time to solve, you can manage your drivers and always keep them at best condition so that your PC devices could function well.
DriverAssist by Safebytes provides the following functions:
- Automatic Driver Installation;
- Driver Intelligence;
- Smart Device Identification;
- Full Backup and Restore;
- Safe USB Management and Eject;
- 24/7 Customer Service.
Although the software received some critics in the past, it seems that it has improved its reputation lately. The software is no longer advertised in intrusive ways, and it is no longer distributed alongside free programs, so it can be considered to be a reliable and reputable system tool that users can use for driver maintenance.
Speaking of potentially unwanted programs, you should never try to get Driver Assist Keygen or Safebytes Driver Assist license key for free. If you attempted to do so, you would break the copyright law, and what is more, you would expose your computer to potential threats.
Remember that illegal software cracks are dangerous and they can contain suspicious spyware or malware type programs in them. To put it shortly, an illegal attempt to obtain a legitimate program can result in computer infection. However, that is not Safebytes' fault because it provides its software on its official website, a place where you should look for a trustworthy download link.
If you installed some suspicious software alongside this system utility, it is likely that you have downloaded it from untrustworthy web source. In such case, it is likely that your computer will start displaying annoying pop-up ads and banners for you. Alongside those ads, you may start suffering from serious system slow downs and redirects to unknown websites.
Since various cyber criminals commonly reuse adware for promoting shady websites and spreading potentially dangerous products, you can never feel hundred percent secure. In addition to that, potentially unwanted programs are capable of tracking users' online activities, accumulating personally non-identifiable information and transmitting it to third-party advertisers.
If you want to stay safe and maintain your cyber security, you should not keep potentially unwanted programs on your computer. Again, we want to remind you that you should only download DriverAssist from its official web page and not from suspicious third-party sources. It is the only way to obtain a legitimate copy of the software.
Distribution of potentially unwanted programs
As we have already mentioned, you can install potentially unwanted programs by attempting to obtain a bogus copy of DriverAssist licensed version for free. However, that is not the only one method to contaminate your computer with potentially unwanted and ad-supported programs.
Potentially unwanted programs can infiltrate computers with the help of various freeware and shareware variants. PUPs are not inherent from such popular freeware as download managers, PDF creators, audio or video players and so on. We say so because PUPs may be introduced as useful browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, or extensions that are capable of keeping drivers on user's computers up-to-date.
Potentially unwanted software can also implement unwanted activities that may turn user's web browsing to hell by delivering tons of annoying advertisements, causing redirects to suspicious websites, making your system to run much slower than ever and so on. If you want to keep you computer safe, you should prevent installation of such programs at all.
Be very attentive while installing every free program. No matter if you have installed it from a reliable download website or not, keep in mind that 'bundled installers' are promoted everywhere and select Advanced or Custom installation option all the time.
By the way, read every notification carefully and look for the propositions to install 'optional downloads'. Make sure that you always opt out of various plug-ins, add-ons, toolbars or extensions because later on they may appear to be adwares, browser hijackers and cause you various issues.
All in all, if you started to think that ads on your screen are caused by Safebytes DriverAssist, you are wrong. In such situation, we suggest using a security software to identify the culprit – we are sure that it won't even detect this driver utility as suspicious because it is a legitimate software you can use without worries.
Remove Driver Assist if you no longer want to use it
It is clear that Driver Assist is not malicious. It is a secure program that you can use, but if you cannot find a reason to use it or you have a different driver management utility installed, you can Remove DriverAssist using its installer on Add/Remove Programs (or Programs and Features) list.
Please use this easy DriverAssist removal tutorial we prepared to sucessfully uninstall the software from your computer.
- Click on Start Menu and search for Control Panel. Open it. You can also access it by pressing Windows Key + R, typing control panel into Run prompt and pressing Enter.
- Once in Control Panel, you should look for Programs and Features panel. It might be called Add/Remove programs in earlier Windows versions.
- Here, select Driver Assist (by SafeBytes) and click Uninstall.
- Follow the instructions provided on your computer screen.