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1/25/14

How to Get Rid of / Stop DriverUpdate.net Pop-up - DriverUpdate.net Removal Instruction

DriverUpdate is a program which is able to prevent device errors, to maximize your computer stability and to make your computer run better. However, it can be took advantage by cyber criminals. Many users come across the DriverUpdates.net  browser hijacker problem recently:

"How do I get rid of pop-ups from DriverUpdates.net on Firefox? I don't normally see any pop-ups, but this started showing up daily or so, about 2-3 weeks ago. I have NIS installed and it runs frequent scans and update checks."

Users keep getting DriverUpdate.net pop-ups when they browsing the Internet, asking them to download DriverUpdate program. In this perspective, DriverUpdate.net can be classified as a browser hijacker infection. It usually comes with free downloads such as share programs or games on the Internet. It can also be distributed via spam email attachments or hacked web sites. DriverUpdate.net browser hijacker injects its own files to your system, and installs malicious toolbar and add-ons to your browsers, which can explain why it is able to mess up your browser running.


What DriverUpdate.net Will Do to Your Computer?


1. It is able to hijack your homepages and to redirect you to DriverUpdate.net from any web pages;
2. It drops its own files to your computer system;
3. It installs malicious toolbar and add-ons to your browsers;
4. It changes your default browser settings;


How to Remove / Stop DriverUpdate.net Pop-up?


Approach one: manually remove DriverUpdate.net Pop-up from the infected computer.

Step 1: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop DriverUpdate.net processes in the Windows Task Manager.

Step 2: Search for all infected files and registry entries and remove them from your computer as follows:

%Profile%\Local Settings\Temp\
%ProgramFiles%\
%UserProfile%\

Step 3: Guide to reset Internet Explorer: Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options. In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Reset, check Delete personal settings. Then click Reset.

Step 4: Guide to reset IE Home Page Select Start Menu > Control Panel > Internet Options > General>>Type your preferred home page's URL>>Click "Use Default," "Apply," and "OK."

Step 5: Restart your computer to see if the DriverUpdate.net has gone.


Approach two: automatically remove DriverUpdate.net Pop-up with SpyHunter.

You may follow the manual removal procedures above step by step to get rid of DriverUpdate.net Pop-up, but it is quite complicated actually. So, if you are not a computer savvy, I recommend you to handle this problem with taking the following automatic removal with SpyHunter which is easier and safer.

Step 1: Download Spyhunter antivirus program by clicking the icon below.
         
Step 2. Install SpyHunter on your computer step by step.
Step 3. After finishing installation,you need to do a full canning with SpyHunter to find out every threats in your computer.After that, you should select every detected threats and remove them all;
Step 4. Reboot your computer and check it again to make sure that DriverUpdate.net Pop-up is gone completely.

Notes: If infected by DriverUpdate.net Pop-up, your computer will work abnormally. Thus it is quite necessary to remove it as quickly as you can. Actually the two removal methods provided for you are available to eliminate DriverUpdate.net Pop-up from your infected computer, but manual removal requires the operator to have a higher ability to avoid making any further damage because of the wrong operation. In a word, if you are not a computer savvy, you’d better use automatic removal with SpyHunter to deal with DriverUpdate.net Pop-up. SpyHunter, powerful and effective antivirus program, is propitious to remove kinds of virus completely as well as protect your computer from being infected by malwares or virus in the future.