How to remove (uninstall) Driver Restore

This is an item that assists to stop the aggressive suggestions from driver updater that infected your workstation. We can explain to you the methods to delete Driver Restore program and defend your PC from being infected again. Our article contains the important info on Driver Restore adware so that you could surf the Internet without problems again.

Driver Restore

The deletion information can be found below the informational section. If you do not need us to tell you anything – just ignore it and proceed to the uninstalling.

What is Driver Restore

Suddenly, Driver Restore is a program for driver updates. It looks like usable istrument, but it's not completely true. Because Driver Restore only shows you that your system is out of date and you need to download new driver versions. And for new drivers, you need to buy the full version of program. Several antiviruses marked this program as malicious: virustotal statistics

We've already told you that Driver Restore's not a virus, since it cannot develop its copies and distribute itself through the Internet. It requires customer to download it, and after that – Driver Restore has customer to install it. The direct download of malware is an uncommon thing. Affiliate infection is much more usual, and we will define it in the following section. In some cases victim isn't responsible for adware sneaking into the system, as it was called by Trojan virus. But to carry that out, Trojan had to be invited into the system too.


How Driver Restore gets into the system

Sponsored download is the most productive, fastest and plainest technique to distribute a utility over the Internet. Scammers just take several programs, one of which is useful and all the others are not, and wrap them up in one bundle. During the installation of a popular program, you will see a suggestion to install the dangerous utilities too. On occasion the process cannot be declined, but in most cases users just don’t notice it as they are okaying through to installation without reading the information in all those stupid menus. Now you understand why we have told you that you have invited Driver Restore onto the machine.

How to protect the system

Now we will teach you the manners to protect the device from Trojans, malware, adware and most of the dangerous utilities. It's a serious business, and will require some efforts. The technique includes several habits and patterns you need to follow, but it's not that bad and you’ll get accustomed to it. Here’s our advice:

  • You have to forget about clicking. That’s the groove you need to build: you're looking for information – find it via the good search engine. If advertising shows up on any page or on your workstation, it doesn’t mean that you should click it. If someone offers you to download some tool and says that it’s great – use Google to find out more about it. The best results come when you add "remove".
  • The advice #1 to defend your system is to forget about pirated programs. When a program is gratis and you’re certain that it’s reliable – just download it from the vendor’s webpage, and you won’t get any problems. In case of a pirated software – there won't be good sites – just suspicious file-sharing websites. Suchlike sites don't bother about protection, and every file could be infected.
  • And, of course,, you have to read all information that is shown while you're installing any gratis tool. Let’s explain it another way: you don’t have to read all 40 pages of EULA, just ignore offers of any installations except the needed program. If you see such proposals – you should watch out.
  • You'd better understand that some websites are bad. Swindlers easily can convince you that the computer is infected, by locking an open tab and forcing you to confirm an installation of any other utility. If the website's not responding – quickly close its process through Process Manager, and run it back again without re-opening the tabs. No website is capable of scanning the computer for malware within a blink of an eye and tell whether or not it is contaminated.

How to remove Driver Restore

We know two effective techniques to remove Driver Restore from the laptop. The number one is to check the system settings, and all other places where malware could have left its footprints. You will have to restore the browser settings to default, including the starting page and a search engine. After that – clear the registry of suspicious lines, and do the same with the Scheduled Tasks list. Sometimes you may need to clear the hosts file. If you are certain you're capable of doing it – just abide to our guide. If you are not experienced in all those PC things and just wish Driver Restore to go away – we have one more method for you. It’s much more efficient than the manual variant, as it gives you powerful defense against dangerous tools. The manner we're offering is Spyhunter, and it’s the seriously effective antiviral utility. The cool detail is that it’s in business for eleven years by now, and there are an army of satisfied customers, whose systems act alright and don’t show pop-ups. If you want to get your PC protected – click the button under this part to download Spyhunter and learn about its vantages.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Driver Restore from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Driver Restore and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Driver Restore
  • C:\ProgramData\Driver Restore
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Driver Restore

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Driver Restore" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Driver Restore and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Driver Restore from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Driver Restore and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 4. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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