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How Do I Remove Slimware Driver Update UPD



Driver Update by Slimware Utilities is a questionable system tool that pretends to help people to install the latest driver updates. Unfortunately, this program urges people to buy its full version in order to get these updates, while these can be obtained from Microsoft Windows[1] for free.




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Once it is downloaded and installed, it will trigger false warnings and notices and will prompt the user to perform an action to FIX Things, such as updating drivers, fixing registry warnings, etc.. However, as soon as the user initiates the process, it will ask you to get the software registered and pay for it. The point to remember is that this software and any other software triggering or notifying you of stuff like this is false, nobody or no software from the internet will automatically know what is wrong and what is right. It is the user who knows best, and if you're not experiencing any issues then you're okay - you don't need to install any software.\r\n\r\nThe PUP software also comes bundled with other software you download from the Internet so while installing anything, pay careful attention to the prompts on screen rather than blatantly clicking \"next, next\".\r\n\r\nSpecifically, talking about Driver Update is designed to start-up automatically and runs in the background. It will also show up ads whilst surfing the internet which can be extremely annoying and can disturb the browsing experience. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps to uninstall Slimware Utilities\/Driver Updates.\r\nSTEP 1: End the Process\r\nOn the lower right corner where the clock is, click the small arrow to view \"hidden icons\" and then hover over the mouse on each icon until you find the Slimware or Driver Update icon. Right-click on and choose Shut Down\/Exit.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThen Hold the CTRL + SHIFT and ESC keys simultaneously to pull up Task Manager. Take a look at the list of processes and kill DriverUpdates or Slimware utility processes by right-clicking and choosing End Process Tree.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThen HOLD the Windows Key and Press R and type appwiz.cpl and Click OK. Go through the list of installed programs, locate Slimware Utilities and uninstall it.\r\n\r\n\r\nSTEP 2: Run AdwCleaner\r\nclick (here) to download AdwCleaner. 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When I turn on my laptop and my desktop shows also get a box showing 'slimware driver update' and I cannot get rid of it. I have tried to uninstall as usual but it does not show in the list of programmes. and I do not know what else to try. I am in my 80's and not very tech savvy.II loss


Driver Update is a shady system tool that falls into adware category. The software displays annoying DriverUpdate notifications and suggests buying its full version to update drivers, although this can be done for free via Windows Device Manager.


Unfortunately, as most of the potentially unwanted programs, adware finds its way to your system by a popular marketing scheme called bundling. Additionally, people can receive adverts on this system optimization tool via driverupdater.net pop-ups.


Question: I keep receiving Driver Update popup every time I log into Windows. It says that my drivers are outdated and that I must update them ASAP. How to get rid of Driver Update? It is annoying, and I don't feel like I really need this software. My brother is a geek, and he fixes my computer for me, but he's away now. This software just annoys me!


Question: I am confused. I haven't installed any programs lately, except for some free games. Now, my computer keeps displaying pop-ups asking me to update drivers. How to remove Driver Update notification? I am also unsure what is Driver Update and how did it get on my computer although I didn't download it. Can you explain?


Answer: Driver Update is a questionable program that promises to update Windows drivers but delivers annoying ads and repetitious notifications regularly. It is also noticeable that the software attempts to convince the user to buy its license key. However, you can update your drivers without this software quite quickly, so we do not see a reason why you would want to spend money on a program that has received so many negative reviews over the years. Now that you know what is DriverUpdate let us explain how it could get on your computer without your knowledge.


System optimizers and driver updaters depend on social engineering. The makes of these PUPs try to convince users their systems have problems, and their software is the solution for these problems. PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate is usually installed by the users themselves, who may be prompted by heavy online advertising.


A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date:10/14/2016Scan Time:1:41PMLogfile:mbamSlimware.txtAdministrator:YesVersion:2.2.1.1043Malware Database:v2016.10.14.03Rootkit Database:v2016.09.26.02License:PremiumMalware Protection:DisabledMalicious Website Protection:EnabledSelf-protection:EnabledOS:Windows 7Service Pack 1CPU:x64File System:NTFSUser:usernameScan Type:Threat ScanResult:CompletedObjects Scanned:324637Time Elapsed:9min,2secMemory:EnabledStartup:EnabledFilesystem:EnabledArchives:EnabledRootkits:EnabledHeuristics:EnabledPUP:EnabledPUM:EnabledProcesses:2PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,C:\Program Files\SlimService\SlimServiceFactory.exe,3588,Delete-on-Reboot,[3ae183167c1e2115b2c1887e06ffff01]PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate,C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exe,3996,Delete-on-Reboot,[5cbf0c8de2b8989ee28c9571b45101ff]Modules:1PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate,C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverUpdate\UnifiedLogger.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[5cbf0c8de2b8989ee28c9571b45101ff],Registry Keys:8PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SlimService,Quarantined,[3ae183167c1e2115b2c1887e06ffff01],PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,HKLM\SOFTWARE\SlimWare Utilities,Inc.,Quarantined,[48d398011a80082e36c3b3586c99e41c],PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\DriverUpdate Scan,Delete-on-Reboot,[1ffc0693fe9c1a1c17671beb18ed817f],PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SlimWare Utilities Inc,Quarantined,[17043465c4d677bf7586bc4f13f201ff],PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SlimWare Utilities,Inc.,Quarantined,[a972a4f5f6a43204e118cd3e5baaf50b],PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,HKCU\SOFTWARE\SlimWare Utilities Inc,Quarantined,[b7641881aaf073c38e6a42c9fa0b7888],PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\DriverUpdate,Quarantined,[5cbf0c8de2b8989ee28c9571b45101ff],PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SlimCleaner Plus,Quarantined,[c05ba0f9138768ce680f4db91fe6cb35],Registry Values:0(Nomalicious items detected)Registry Data:0(Nomalicious items detected)Folders:14PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,C:\Program Files\SlimService,Delete-on-Reboot,[3ae183167c1e2115b2c1887e06ffff01],PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate,C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverUpdate,Delete-on-Reboot,[5cbf0c8de2b8989ee28c9571b45101ff],PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,C:\Program Files\SlimCleaner Plus,Quarantined,[c05ba0f9138768ce680f4db91fe6cb35],PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,C:\Program Files\SlimCleaner Plus\locales,Quarantined,[c05ba0f9138768ce680f4db91fe6cb35],PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus,C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SlimCleaner 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