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Driver Genius Pro 12

What is Driver Genius Pro 12?  (from M.A.G)

Driver Genius professional 12 is a specialist driver management tool in driver update, backup and restore. Recognising more than 60,000 devices and peripherals and with a constantly expanding database of drivers you can be sure that your PC is always up-to-date. High PC temperature will reduce the stability and perform...  Read more


Driver Genius Pro 12 is a program developed by M.A.G. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is DriverGenius.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 31.16 MB (32,677,188 bytes). LiveUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 28% of users of Driver Genius Pro 12 come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Argentina.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Driver Genius Pro 12.
DriverGenius.exe (ef5eb689e408a53ab97a4501b76b5e29) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Packed/ZProtect
AhnLab-V3 2013.06.13 Trojan/Win32.Gen
AVG 2014.0.3466 Fat-Obfuscated
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.Agent.ni
Commtouch SDK W32/Rbot.J.gen!Eldorado
Comodo Security 16423 UnclassifiedMalware
Fortinet FortiGate 6/13/2013 W32/BDoor.EXZ!tr.bdr
F-Prot v6. W32/Rbot.J.gen
F-Secure 11.2013-13-06_5 Packed:W32/PeCan.A
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Backdoor.Win32.Zegost
K7 AntiVirus 13.170.8855 Trojan
K7GW Trojan
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7104 BackDoor-EXZ
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7104 BackDoor-EXZ
Norman 10.20130613 Redosdru.LS
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.A
PC Tools 2013 Trojan.Gen
Sophos 4.90 Mal/Generic-L
Symantec 6/13/2013 rev. 5 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_SPNR.0BLL12
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.164 TROJ_SPNR.0BLL12
VIPRE Antivirus 18664 Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Resdro.b (v) (not malicious)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Black.3669504
LiveDBUpdater.exe (6cab6921f26b3a9e6798b2ef5c726c6e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.Clod093.Trojan.6152
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10319 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.174.10319 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Malware.Heur_Generic.A.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 New Downloader-b
unins000.exe (93f95108a259907fefd14bba8c54c15b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL Worm/Win32.WhiteIce
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
       View all 31 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.driver-soft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 31.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Genius Pro 12

Program executable:DriverGenius.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Driver Genius
Path:C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\DriverGenius.exe
Additional files:
  • HWiNFO32.dll (by Martin MalĂ­k - REALiX) - HWiNFO32 Client Library (HWiNFO32 Dynamic Link Library)
  • DriverGenius.exe (by Driver-Soft) - Driver Genius
  • LiveUpdate.exe (by Driver-Soft) - LiveUpdate
  • (Malware detected) unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • AlphaImageControl.ocx - AlphaImageControl
  • AniGIF.ocx - AniGIF
  • aspr_ide.dll - ASProtect IDE Helper
  • clmultidx7.ocx (by Clever Components) - Clever Internet Suite (Clever Internet ActiveX Suite)
  • CodejockControls.ocx (by Codejock Software) - Xtreme Suite ActiveX Control Module
  • (Malware detected) LiveDBUpdater.exe (by [email protected] Shareware KILLER :)) - Driver Genius LiveBDUpdater
  • MSVBVM60.DLL (by Microsoft) - Visual Basic (Visual Basic Virtual Machine)
  • TaskTray.exe - Driver Genius Task Scheduler
  • XceedZip.dll (by Xceed Software Inc (450) 442-2626 [email protected] www.xceedsoft.com) - Xceed Zip Compression Library
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverGenius.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED7950F8-DCD6-4A6F-919C-F2DAFC2B5AAC}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DriverGenius.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Genius.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TaskTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TaskTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\TaskTray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DriverGenius.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\DriverGenius.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall Driver Genius Pro 12 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Driver Genius Pro 12, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Driver Genius Pro 12.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 8 13.33%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 60.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.78% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 27.78%
  United States 22.22%
  Argentina 16.67%
  Belgium 11.11%
  Spain 11.11%
  DZ 5.56%
  Mexico 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Gateway 8.33%
Dell 8.33%
Common models
Samsung R710 9.09%
Packard Bell EasyNote TM8... 9.09%
Noblex NT1010E 9.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.09%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 9.09%
HP Compaq 6730s 9.09%


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