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What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,784
United States Rank #3,972
Reach 0.1411%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.02 days
561.21 days >
Average installed length: 294.87 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0 100.00%

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Driver Pro v3.0

What is Driver Pro?

It is a brand run by Adsology, a company that facilitates distribution of its brands of 'PC optimization' utilities by through bundled installations. Brands include Optimizer Pro, PC Repair, Driver Pro, Soft Reports and many others. The software components are developed by Subeo Tech, Inc.

About  (from PC Utilities Pro)

PC Utilities Pro is a leading software development company founded in 2009. As a group of young enthusiastic programmers we constantly strive in creating powerful, yet easy to use solutions that would enable even the most basic computer users to keep their PCs running like new.

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named DriverPro.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 19.44 MB (20,382,812 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Driver Pro.
DPSmartScan.exe (0ab75337924a5d6fa66aef92e4f14c0a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17172 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 7.8977 Win32/Adware.SpeedingUpMyPC.C
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.131208 Trojan.Win32.Generic.14BE224E
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.344 TROJ_GEN.F47V0607
DPUninstaller.exe (616aa83a5de2ef35c475315be0836187) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
The Hacker 6.8.0.5.343 Posible_Worm32
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 PAK_Generic.001
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 PAK_Generic.001
DriverPro.exe (4dd53d8d4943b8d4d5e95985e912287c) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 14.0.0.3986 Generic.89B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.SpeedingUpMyPC
Driver Pro has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Driver Pro v3.0.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcutilitiespro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver Pro\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Driver Pro\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Pro v3.0

Program executable:DriverPro.exe
Name:Driver Pro
Update your drivers now!
Path:C:\Program Files\Driver Pro\DriverPro.exe
MD5:4bbe2f96ab65fcfb259b07c0fd7121f0
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) DPSmartScan.exe - Driver Pro Smart Scan
  • DPSchedule.exe - Driver Pro Schedule
  • DriverProStart.exe - Driver Pro Launcher
  • DPLauncher.exe - Driver Pro (Driver Pro - Update your drivers now!)
  • DriverPro.exe - Update your drivers now!
  • DPUninstaller.exe - Driver Pro Uninstaller
  • DPStartScan.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverPro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1871B9C-2FF4-4F3C-BED9-9F11E72F1EC2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DPLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Pro' and executes as C:\Program Files\Driver Pro\DPLauncher.exe.

How do I remove Driver Pro?

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Or, you can uninstall Driver Pro 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 Pro v3.0, 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 Pro.
  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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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.27%
Windows 8 18.63%
Windows Vista 9.92%
Windows XP 6.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.97%
Windows 8 8.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%
Windows 7 Professional 6.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.80%
  Italy 5.07%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Germany 3.89%
  Canada 3.26%
  Brazil 3.17%
  France 3.17%
  Iran 2.17%
  Australia 1.54%
  Belgium 1.27%
  MA 1.00%
  Saudi Arabia 1.00%
  Spain 0.82%
  Hungary 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.79%
Acer 20.70%
Dell 19.04%
ASUS 8.61%
Toshiba 8.11%
Lenovo 3.81%
Samsung 3.81%
GIGABYTE 2.81%
American Megatrends 0.66%
Intel 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.28%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.95%
Gateway NE56R 2.62%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.62%

About (from PC Utilities Pro)

PC Utilities Pro is a leading software development company founded in 2009.
Publisher URL: www.pcutilitiespro.com

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