Why there are so many negative comments about Driver Support?
Driver Support is a legitimate program created by PC Drivers HeadQuarters. This tool is supposed to diagnose and repair various computer issues and optimise computer’s performance. Once you install this program, it starts scanning a computer and looking for errors, such as outdated or broken drivers. After the scan users receive the list of errors and, in order to fix them, they have to purchase a full version of Driver Support. In this article, we won’t analyse this program and won’t provide our opinion about its effectiveness. However, we have some concerns about its distribution methods that have been bothering many computer users. This program has an official website that offers to download it. Though, users complain that they haven’t done it and the program still appeared on their computers. Indeed, this program might spread bundled with freeware or shareware. Once it shows up, it starts bothering computer users with annoying advertisements and users start looking for removal solutions. At the end of this article, you will find a quick guide how to remove Driver Support from the computer.
We already told you that this program is not a virus and cannot damage your computer’s system, personal files or cause other problems. Well, computer users claim that as soon as program appeared on their computers, they started receiving annoying Driver Support ads. Besides, program’s distribution method is also questionable. It’s hard to trust a program that uses the same distribution techniques as potentially unwanted programs. It sneaks inside the computer without user’s knowledge when he or she installs a necessary program. In our opinion, if you started seeing ads by Driver Support and you haven’t installed the program, you should remove it immediately. There’s no need to keep a useless program on your PC that keeps bothering you with advertisements. Do not hesitate and initiate Driver Support removal.
How is it possible that program gets inside the computer without my knowledge?
Driver Support is a legitimate program that has an official website from where users can download the program. The program is also promoted on various websites that offer free downloads. However, this tool is distributed using additional and quite shady methods as well. It spreads bundled with freeware and shareware. Every time you download and install software from questionable sources, you risk installing an unwanted program. The majority of users opt for ‘Quick’ or ‘Basic’ installation mode. If they choose this setup, they allow installing additional programs. Keep in mind that software installers do not openly disclose about optional programs. For this reason, it’s important to opt for ‘Advanced’ or ‘Manual’ settings and monitor installation process. During the installation, there will be a checkbox with various applications. Deselect all of them. These apps, tools or plugins are nothing else just potentially unwanted programs.
How to remove Driver Support?
If this appeared on your computer out of nowhere, probably you wish to remove Driver Support. Many users claim that they have difficulties in removing the program. Therefore, we prepared a quick guide how to uninstall it:
- Go to Start, then go to Control Panel, and click Uninstall a Program.
- Look for Driver Support in the section Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program.
- Once you find the program, click Uninstall and save the changes by clicking OK.
Moreover, we recommend scanning the computer with a reputable anti-malware/anti-spyware program such as Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. Then you can be sure that no suspicious programs are not left on your computer. Besides, this security program will protect your computer from the various infections in the future.