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 Side effects of having Max Driver on your computer may be false detections of outdated drivers as well as slow computer and even system freezes at times.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|Short Description||The ad-supported software displays outdated driver and asks the user to pay a hefty subscription fee to update his drivers.|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 malware|
|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After being installed the software may discover outdated drivers after automatically scanning your computer.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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Max Driver Updater from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Max Driver Updater from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Max Driver Updater from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Max Driver Updater from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Max Driver Updater from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Max Driver Updater from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Max Driver Updater from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Max Driver Updater from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Max Driver Updater
Step 2: Uninstall Max Driver Updater and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Max Driver Updater on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Max Driver Updater there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Max Driver Updater from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Max Driver Updater and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Max Driver Updater via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Max Driver Updater files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Max Driver Updater, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Max Driver Updater from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Max Driver Updater from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Max Driver Updater from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Max Driver Updater from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Max Driver Updater will be removed.
Eliminate Max Driver Updater from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.