What is Super Driver Updater?
If your computer seems to be overfilled with outdated drivers and you suspect that your hardware does not function properly due to that, installing a system optimization tool would be a great solution. However, before doing that, make a research on every optimization tool that attracts your attention because there are hundreds of rogues. Examples include PC Optimizer Pro, Super Optimizer, Speed Optimizer Pro, and many others.
Super Driver Updater by Super System Utilities is yet another application, which is supposed to update drivers. However, the majority of security vendors claim that it’s a potentially unwanted program. Therefore, if you would start seeing that it scans your machine, delivers scan results and alerts that contain hundreds system errors, you should take needed actions and remove Super Driver Updater virus from your computer. Don’t get us wrong – it’s NOT malicious. However, it does not seem reliable as well because it may deliver fake scan results for you in order to push you into purchasing its ‘licensed version’ for updating those drivers. Of course, advanced computer users may suspect that Super Driver Updater’s scan results might be fake because according to them, it seems that the entire system of your computer is outdated and should barely be working. However, those who are not experienced PC users may have no doubts and easily fall for buying the license key (for $19.99). Please, do not pay money for this questionable program because it can hardly improve your PC’s performance. If you want to get rid of Super Driver Updater virus and remove other PUPs alongside, we highly recommend you to use Reimage (Windows OS), Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X) or any other reputable anti-spyware.
How can Super Driver Updater hijack my computer?
Super Driver Updater from Super System Utilities is an application that should not be trusted. Security experts might not have drawn their attention to this app if it would not have been detected spreading via other freewares and sharewares. It is promoted on the official website and can be downloaded right there. However, you will see that you can install this app for free, it can only be purchased for $19.99. Therefore, if you haven’t paid money for this program but it has started initiating system scans and alerts for free without your permission asked, it means that you have recently installed a freeware and failed to opt out of its attachments. In this case, you should run a full system scan with a reliable anti-spyware because probably Super Driver Updater is not the only PUP hiding in your machine. Keep in mind that ‘software bundles’ is a very common phenomenon these days. Therefore, if you want to stay safe, always select Advanced or Custom option for freeware’s installation and DO NOT rush. Double check every check box and unmark the ones saying that you agree to install Super Driver Updater virus or any other browser add-on, plug-in, toolbar or extension.
How to remove Super Driver Updater virus?
Super Driver Updater is NOT a virus. However, security vendors claim that it’s a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which can enter your machine without being noticed and continuously ask you to pay the license for fixing your machine. Therefore, we highly recommend you to remove Super Driver Updater rogue from your machine. For that, follow this guide:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for recently installed/unfamiliar applications, such as Super Driver Updater or similar unfamiliar entries.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.