Max Driver Updater is a driver utility software which has been reported as a risky program which displays various third-party advertisements. This PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) is strongly believed to collect different information and modify web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Side effects of having Max Driver on your computer may be false detections of outdated drivers as well as slow computer and even system freezes at times. All users who have this program installed should consider removing it, using the instructions below.
|Name||Max Driver Updater|
|Short Description||The ad-supported software displays outdated driver and asks the user to pay a hefty subscription fee to update his drivers.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness various forms of advertisements as well as other promotions. The PC may slow down or freeze since the software may overload the CPU with ads in some cases.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Max Driver Updater|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Max Driver Updater.|
Max Driver Updater – Spread
There are several methods by which this program could be downloaded on your computer. One of them is if the software is advertised as helpful and free on its official website maxdriverupdater(.)com. The other method of spreading this program may be bundling. Bundling is a very well-known method of aggressively advertising software such as Max Driver Updater.
Below is an example to explain how this software may appear in the free bundled installers of programs downloaded via third-party software providing websites:
Users should always take their time while installing programs and orient towards choosing the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation options of their installers.
Max Driver Updater – In Detail
Once installed on the computer, this program has been reported to create its files in the following folders:
- %System Drive%
- %Program Files%(Program Files(x86))
After it creates its files, the program creates registry entries so that it becomes more difficult to be uninstalled and to run upon startup. Some of the registries it modifies may allow it to have certain permissions over the web browser of the user. The primarily targeted keys are the following:
After being installed the software may discover outdated drivers after automatically scanning your computer. Some of those detections are believed to be false-positives by researchers.
Users also have witnessed advertisements that offer third-party tools of unknown origin and name. These tools may appear as a redirect directly on the user PC, like the screenshot provided to us by Symantec below:
Not only this, but some of the advertised websites by Max Driver Updater’s related third-parties may lock the user out of his browser, displaying a fake tech support pop-up.
Users who have this software should know that it may also advertise third-party URLs of dangerous character that may cause browser redirects to malicious sites. This may result in the users being scammed or infected with malware.
Remove Max Driver Updater Successfully
To uninstall it, you should follow the step-by-step instructions below. They will allow you to delete it and all of its associated files as well as registry entries, especially if the program does not allow you to uninstall it using conventional methods. Experts advise using an advanced anti-malware software which will allow you also to detect other threats which may be situated onto your computer.