Written by, Andriana Moskovska
Updated September, 13, 2022
Outdated, misplaced, or corrupted drivers can cause quite a few PC errors.
Are driver updaters the solution to that problem and if so, is Quick Driver Updater safe?
Keep on reading to find out.
Quick Driver Updates is a so-called “system optimizer,” developed by Digital Protection Services S.R.L. This type of software promises to scan and update your driver automatically.
The Quick Driver Updater’s website says that it is available for Windows 10, 8, 8.1, and 7 in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions and even offers a paid version that starts from £37.49.
Quick Driver Updater is considered a PUP or a potentially unwanted program. Although it promises to remove outdated and corrupt drivers and might even reduce your windows registry by a few kilobytes, the app can exaggerate certain errors with your PC and install files without explicit permission.
This might result in a large number of notifications that claim, often falsely, that there are issues with your drivers and prompt users to upgrade to the paid version, with the promise that it will fix the false positives.
Technically, Quick Driver Updater is not a virus but there is a possibility that it may download an unsafe file or remove a file from your PC that starts causing errors. Also, these types of apps are often coupled with others and you might download more than you bargained for.
To manually remove Quick Driver Updater from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, follow these steps:
If you have any of the previous Windows versions, go to “Control Panel,” click on “Uninstall a Program,” select “Quick Driver Updater,” and then click on “Uninstall.”
Once you’ve uninstalled the Quick Driver Updater, make sure you clean your PC of malware, viruses, and PUPs. Check the Apps and Features tab for suspicious apps and delete any third-party apps that you don’t remember downloading.
You can also use antivirus software to get rid of viruses and malware. Popular options include Bitdefender and Avast, both of which have a free version.
Driver updaters, like Quick Driver Updater, can alter the Windows Registry, which is a database that contains crucial information about everything in your computer, and leave tracking files behind.
You can use the Windows Registry Editor to delete tracking files and clean up the Windows Registry.
Here’s how to use it:
The Quick Driver Updater might not be a virus but it’s an unnecessary addition to your PC’s app library that may cause more trouble than it’s worth. It’s best to steer clear of the app and/or remove it from your PC.
The easiest way to get rid of the app is to uninstall it. You should then make sure that you remove all malware and PUPs from your PC and restore your Windows Registry.
The answer to the question “Is Quick Driver Updater Safe?” is not really. The driver updater, and most of these apps for that matter, are considered PUPs or potentially unwanted programs and can do more harm than good.
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