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Should I remove Driver Update Plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,806
United States Rank #23,960
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Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.11 days
22.47 days >
Average installed length: 11.81 days


1.0.43 100.00%

Driver Update Plus


Driver Update Plus is a program developed by Energizer Softech Pvt ltd. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The main program executable is DriverUpdater.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 7.71 MB (8,080,847 bytes). updater.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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 91% of users of Driver Update Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Driver Update Plus.
DriverUpdater.exe (e58683ad6f84c4ab8957521c1911f7df) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Sophos 4.98 Energizer Softech Installer (PUA)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Speedbit Technology
URL: www.driverupdateplus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DriverUpdaterPlus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.71 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Update Plus

Program executable:DriverUpdater.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\DriverUpdaterPlus\DriverUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe - Driver Booster Updater
  • DPInst32.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • DPInst64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • DriverHiveEngine.dll (by Bootstrap Development) - DriverHive Engine
  • DriverUpdatePlus.exe
  • (Malware detected) DriverUpdater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DriverUpdatePlus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Update Plus Autostart.

How do I remove Driver Update Plus?

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Or, you can uninstall Driver Update Plus 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 Update Plus, 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 Update Plus.
  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 8 78%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 78.13%
Windows 7 15.63%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.63%
Windows 8.1 21.88%
Windows 10 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 7 Professional 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.74%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Canada 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 14.29%
Lenovo 10.71%
ASUS 3.57%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 545 6.45%
Dell Inspiron 3521 6.45%
HP HP Notebook 6.45%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 3.23%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 3.23%
LENOVO 7518C5U 3.23%


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