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Remove DriverAgent Plus (Removal Instructions) - May 2019 update

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: System tools

DriverAgent Plus – a legitimate optimization tool that can be bundled with third-party software

DriverAgent Plus system tool

Questions about DriverAgent Plus

DriverAgent Plus is a legitimate computer optimization program created by, Inc. The software is designed to check the computer’s system and detect missing or outdated drivers.[1] The program is compatible with Windows OS starting from XP and finishing with Windows 10 version. You can download this program from its official website. However, previously you may have also noticed it while installing other software. Therefore, users who do not install new programs correctly[2] might overlook an offer to install this PC optimization software and think that it infiltrated their PC system. For this reason, they often refer to it as a potentially unwanted program.

Name DriverAgent Plus
Type System tool
Purpose This tool scans the system and finds outdated drivers
Cause Adware programs can display pop-ups from this software
Appearance This tool can appear from software bundles
Compatible OS Windows
Remove it Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego can get rid of the virus damage. Before that, get rid of DriverAgent Plus by removing the virus with the help of tips given below

The main thing we want to stress out here is that DriverAgent Plus is NOT a computer virus.[3] This program is not malicious and cannot infiltrate the system without the user’s permission. The only problem here is that users do not install applications correctly and give such permissions without even realizing it.

Computer users also report that the installation of DriverAgent Plus leads to an increased number of online ads, redirects to questionable websites and other computer-related problems. However, the main problem here is that users may have downloaded it from third-party download sources[4] instead of the official website.

Unofficial download sites often include adware, browser hijackers or potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that might be responsible for bringing unwanted ads on your computer that have nothing in common with Driver Agent. However, if you have downloaded this PC optimization program intentionally and now you think that you want to uninstall it, you can do that just like with any other application.

You can remove Driver Agent from the computer system by using reputable anti-malware tools such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner. Also, fix virus damage with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. You can also use manual elimination tips given at the end of this post. 

If you have installed a software package, it’s possible that there was a PUP in it as well that is now causing computer-related problems on your computer. By eliminating the cause, you will also succeed in the DriverAgent Plus removal and get rid of its annoying pop-up notifications that have been bothering you lately.

DriverAgent Plus computer tool
DriverAgent Plus is a computer optimization program that fixes corrupted, outdated or missing drivers.

Installing PC optimization programs from various Internet sources

Various optimization programs have their official websites and are available to download on various third-party sites. Therefore, users, who are looking for a tool to fix drivers on Windows computer, can download them directly. Additionally, the programs may be promoted in various software installers. It’s a legit software marketing technique that might be tricky for those users who do not pay attention to software installation.

When you download and install a particular program from the Internet, you are offered to choose between Advanced/Custom and Quick/Recommended installation mode. If you opt for the latter method, you give indirect permission to install a whole package. In this way, various computer optimization tools and additional content may enter your device as well.

According to tech experts from UdenVirus,[5] to avoid the installation of unwanted applications, you should always rely on Advanced/Custom installation and read each of the steps attentively. If you see pre-selected statements agreeing to install third-party apps, you should always unmark those ticks. Thus, these additional programs won’t get permission to be installed on your PC.

Uninstall DriverAgent Plus from your machine if you are not likely to have it

DriverAgent Plus optimization software
DriverAgent Plus is a system tool that can come bundled with other software

We want to remind that this security program is not malicious and does NOT belong to the computer viruses category. Therefore, DriverAgent Plus removal is simple. You can just get rid of it using the below-given step-by-step guide which we have written for Windows users. Follow each step as shown in the instructions and you should succeed in the process.

You can also remove DriverAgent Plus from the system by using anti-malware software. If you are not likely to use and have this tool on your machine, you can install a reliable antivirus tool that will allow you to eliminate the unwanted application from your computer in a couple of minutes of time and will not require lots of your effort.

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To remove DriverAgent Plus, follow these steps:

Eliminate DriverAgent Plus from Windows systems

Get rid of all adware-related components and processes from your Windows computer system. Check all directories to eliminate the suspicious program properly:

  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 DriverAgent Plus and related programs
    Here, look for DriverAgent Plus 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'

Remove DriverAgent Plus from Internet Explorer (IE)

If you have found some rogue browser extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons in Internet Explorer that you do not remember adding, you can remove them by using the following guide:

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for DriverAgent Plus and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete DriverAgent Plus removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete DriverAgent Plus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, DriverAgent Plus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of DriverAgent Plus from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Removing suspicious content from Mozilla Firefox is necessary if you want to reverse all changes that have been added to your web browser application:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select DriverAgent Plus and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete DriverAgent Plus removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase DriverAgent Plus from Google Chrome

If you have discovered some potentially unwanted content in your Google Chrome web browser, you can easily terminate it with the help of these below-provided guiding steps:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select DriverAgent Plus and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete DriverAgent Plus removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate DriverAgent Plus from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for DriverAgent Plus or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete DriverAgent Plus removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Mariana says:
    March 8th, 2016 at 7:41 am

    I, personally, dont know how to update the drivers so I think I would use it if I needed to

  2. Bernard56 says:
    March 8th, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Do need to update SpyHunter virus database for this one?

  3. Hartmut says:
    March 8th, 2016 at 7:44 am

    When was the last time you did?

  4. Duncan says:
    August 4th, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    That is a virus? Or some updates are viruses?

  5. AeonStar says:
    January 14th, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I uninstalled it, and its still advertising itself with system-notice pop-ups. What gives?

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