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Remove Driver Support (Uninstall Instructions) - 2019 updated

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Why there are so many negative comments about Driver Support?

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 Once you install this program, it starts scanning a computer and looking for errors, such as outdated or broken drivers.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.

Driver Support
Driver Support

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:

  1. Go to Start, then go to Control Panel, and click Uninstall a Program.
  2. Look for Driver Support in the section Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program.
  3. Once you find the program, click Uninstall and save the changes by clicking OK.

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To remove Driver Support, follow these steps:

Uninstall Driver Support in Windows systems

  1. Go to Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, open Add/Remove Programs). Go to 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, open 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, click on Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open Quick Access Menu. Then click Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, click on Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open 'Quick Access Menu'. Then click 'Control Panel' and select 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Remove Driver Support and programs related to it
    Now, take a look at the list of programs and find Driver Support or other programs that you do not remember installing.
  4. Right-click on these programs and select "Uninstall." Then click OK to save changes. Right-click every suspicious program and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall Driver Support in Mac OS X system

  1. Users who use OS X should click on Go button, which can be found at the top left corner of the screen and select Applications. Click on 'Go' to open a drop-down menu and select 'Applications'.
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Driver Support or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on each malicious application and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete Driver Support from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Delete suspicious browser add-ons
    Launch Internet Explorer, and then open IE by clicking on the Gear icon, which is located at the top right corner of the Internet browser. Then, click Manage Add-ons. Open browser menu and go to 'Manage add-ons'
  2. Manage Add-ons window will appear on your screen. Now, search for Driver Support and other questionable browser add-ons. Right-click them on each of them and select Disable. To eliminate malicious applications, right-click on each of them and click 'Disable'
  3. If virus altered your homepage, change it:
    Click the Gear icon at the top right corner of the Internet browser and then click Internet Options. Stay in General section.
  4. Now, delete malicious URL and enter Delete suspicious URL, type in your preferable site name and click 'Apply' to save
  5. Reset all Internet Explorer settings
    Click on Gear icon and then opt for Internet options. Then go to Advanced section.
  6. Click Reset.
  7. A new window appears, and then you have to tick Delete personal settings and click Reset to finalise Driver Support removal. In 'Advanced' tab, click 'Reset'. Then tick 'Delete personal settings' and click 'Reset'.

Delete Driver Support from Microsoft Edge

Reset settings in Microsoft Edge (Technique No.1):

  1. Open Microsoft Edge browser, then click on More button, which is situated at the top right edge of the screen
  2. Select Settings from the drop down menu.
  3. When the Settings panel appears, find Clear browsing data section and hit Choose what to clear button. Open Settings and click on 'Choose what to clear' button
  4. Then mark all components that you wish to delete and after that hit Clear. Click 'Clear'
  5. Right-click the Start button (that has Windows logo on it) and choose Task Manager. Right-click the Start button again and choose 'Task Manager'
  6. Go to Processes tab and look for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and select Go to details. If there is no Go to details option, select More details and carry out previous instructions. Right-click on 'Microsoft Edge' and choose 'Go to details' option If 'Go to details' option does not show up, choose 'More details' instead
  8. Once Details tab appears, look for entries that contain Microsoft Edge name. Right-click on such individual entries and choose End Task option to terminate them. Locate all entries that relate to Microsoft Edge and click 'End Task'

Reset Microsoft Edge (Technique No.2):

In case the Technique No.1 did not help you to fix the problem, use advanced Edge reset option.

  1. Important: you must backup your files before you use these tips
  2. Locate this folder on your PC: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select all items in this folder and right-click with your mouse. Select Delete. Open Microsoft Edge folder on your PC, click every entry with the right mouse button and select 'Delete'
  4. Click on the Start button (that has Windows Logo on it) and in Search my stuff field, type in window power.
  5. With the right button of your mouse, click on every entry and select Run as administrator. Locate where Windows PowerShell is, right-click on it and click on 'Run as administrator' option
  6. Once you get Admin's rights, Windows PowerShell window should show up shortly. Paste this line:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and hit Enter. Copy and then paste the necessary command and hit 'Enter'

After completing these steps, Microsoft Edge should be Driver Support-free.

Delete Driver Support from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Delete suspicious browser extensions
    Launch Mozilla Firefox, and then open menu (click a button at the top right corner). Then, go to Add-ons Extensions. Open browser menu and go to 'Add-ons'
  2. Now, locate Driver Support and other suspicious extensions. Click Remove to eliminate them. Go to 'Extensions' and locate malicious browser add-ons. Hit 'Remove' button to delete each entry
  3. Reset all Mozilla Firefox settings
    Click on the Firefox at the top left corner and then click the question mark. Then, select Troubleshooting Information. Open menu by clicking on the indicated icon and on '?'. Then select 'Troubleshooting Information'.
  4. Reset Firefox to its default state message should appear then. You will see Reset Firefox button. Click this button a few times and finalise Driver Support removal. Hit 'Reset Firefox' button a few times

Delete Driver Support from Google Chrome

  1. Remove malicious extensions
    Launch Google Chrome, and then open menu (click a button at the top right corner). Then, go to Tools Extensions. Open browser's menu, then click 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Now, look for Driver Support and other suspicious extensions and then click the trash icon to remove them. Find malicious extensions and click on the Trash bin icon to remove them
  3. Open Chrome menu and go to Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. Once you open browser's 'Settings', click on 'Manage search engines...' button
  4. In Search Engines..., configure default search engine settings. Remove untrustworthy ones. We advise you to leave only Google or another reputable website of your choice. Remove malicious search sites by clicking 'X'
  5. Reset all Google Chrome settings
    Open menu by clicking the button at the top right corner of Google Chrome, and go to Settings.
  6. Scroll down to find Reset browser settings button. Click on it. When in 'Settings', click Show advanced settings and then find 'Reset browser settings' button. Click on it.
  7. Click Reset to approve this action and finish Driver Support removal. Click 'Reset' to finish the removal process.

Delete Driver Support from Safari

  1. Delete suspicious browser extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and then select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Driver Support or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and remove untrustworthy extensions
  3. Reset all Safari settings
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and then select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Driver Support removal process. Select all checkboxes and click 'Reset'

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