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Remove Driver Support (Removal Instructions) - 2019 update

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: System tools

Driver Support is a system optimization tool which is advertised as a premium technical support service

Driver Support software
Driver Support is a questionable system optimization tool which can deliver quite deceptive scan results.

Questions about Driver Support

Driver Support is a legitimate application which is described as the only program on the market that finds the driver matching to the make and model of the consumer's machine in order to reach the best PC optimization. Even though this application can detect various computer-related issues, the only solution offered is to pay $9.99 per month to fix them. Likewise, security experts categorize Driver Support as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and suggest searching for more reliable system optimization tools. 

Name Driver Support
Category System tools
Related files driversupport.exe
Similar tools Advanced Mac Cleaner, Winthruster, KMSPico
Main issues Reports about exaggerated PC issues, displays fake errors and other computer-related problems
Main dangers The money loss. The full program's version is presented as the only way to fix the system
Other problems Continuous interruption of program's ads and notifications, redirects to sponsored websites
Removal To uninstall Driver Support from the system, use Malwarebytes

Even though you can install Driver Support by downloading it from the official website, people report that it also appears on the systems out of nowhere. According to the IT experts, developers of this PUP use a popular distribution tactic, called bundling, which helps the application to enter the computer unnoticed. 

So, no matter that it is presented as an innovative tool, which can be used for detecting missing, out-of-date, and corrupted drivers[1], users are annoyed by the fact that they are not asked for the permission to install the software and started calling it as Driver Support virus in online forums. 

Driver Support review
Driver Support is a system tool which might detect missing, outdated or compromised drivers.

While we do NOT claim that it is a malicious application, we want to warn you that it can lead you to some inconveniences. If you think that you are ready for Driver Support removal, you should follow a step-by-step guide or go to the program's official website and use tips that are provided there.

Furthermore, it seems that the most annoying issue that is typically discussed by DriverSupport users is its scan result notifications. According to them, these pop-up messages appear quite often and inform about an excessive amount of detected driver and optimization issues. 

Driver Support virus

Even though there is a substantial risk that there might be some errors present on your computer, security researchers believe that these scan notifications can be quite deceptive. In other terms, the developers might exaggerate the scan results to encourage users purchasing the Driver Support registration key. 

However, if you really think that you need to improve your computer's performance, we suggest doing research and choosing a more reliable system optimization software. In case you have already installed this tool and want to remove Driver Support, you can use free elimination guidelines below this article.

Driver Support PUP
Driver Support is a questionable software which is detected as a potentially unwanted program by Malwarebytes.

You should try to find and then uninstall every component of this application to get rid of this program completely. A quick way to uninstall Driver Support with active optimization is to use Malwarebytes software. Merely download it and run a full system scan to clean your computer.

Reasons why PUPs appear on the system without your notice

As we have already mentioned, usually people install this potentially unwanted program from its official website. However, if it has appeared on your computer without your consent, it might have sneaked into the system as an optional component of freeware[2]. This distribution technique can help infiltrate your PC with various PUPs without your notice.

Driver Support screenshot
Driver Support is a legitimate application which might detect some computer issues. Although, you will be asked to pay $9.99 per month to fix them.

In order to avoid potentially unwanted programs, you should choose only the Custom or Advanced installation method when downloading free programs from the web. In addition, experts[3] warn that you should uncheck checkmarks that claim that you agree to install “free additions” on your PC system.

As soon as it enters the system, this program scans the system and then shows a detailed Driver Support review. You will receive information about outdated drivers and similar issues. However, we must warn you that these alerts may appear every time when you decide to launch your computer. Before you pay for this licensed version of the app, we think that you should check the system with an alternative application.

Easy ways to get rid of the so-called Driver Support virus

Note that the only reason why you might encounter the Driver Support virus term online is that this application can sneak into your system without your consent. Experts note that this system optimization tool is not malicious itself and more likely falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs that should be eliminated from the system.

If you have decided that you want to switch to more reliable software and remove Driver Support from your computer, you have two easy options — manual or automatic elimination of the PUP. Regular computer users are advised to download and install an antivirus to help them uninstall this program automatically. 

More advanced computer users can perform manual Driver Support removal. Although, if you feel that you might need some help with the procedure, feel free to check the step-by-step instructions which are appended at the end of this article. They are completely free of charge.

 

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To remove Driver Support, follow these steps:

Delete Driver Support from Windows systems

Open Control Panel and navigate to Programs and Features. Here, find and uninstall Driver Support using the given directions.

  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 Driver Support and related programs
    Here, look for Driver Support 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'

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  1. David says:
    August 18th, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Well it doesnt show up under the add/remove program list but it still comes out all the time. I also have and run SpyHunter and it doesnt help. SpyHunter says all is well and next time I reboot Driver Support Ad is back.Any other suggestions.

  2. Bob says:
    February 8th, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Did you ever get rid of it? Ive got the same problem.

  3. tracy willits says:
    September 12th, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    please remove your program now

  4. Kellie says:
    November 30th, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    What if there is nothing to uninstall? I have checked in the software and it isnt there yet I get constant popups that are from Driver Support. This is freaking annoying!!! I have run 2 different malware programs and nothing is helping!!

  5. Adam says:
    May 9th, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    it makes me so angry that losers and evil people make software and viruses like this. And they cant put their skills and abilities put to use for something good. These are sick people and they deserve the worst…

  6. MedMarine64 says:
    October 22nd, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Your advice is great. It just does NOT work as No Program shows to uninstall.

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