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What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.33 days
422.60 days >
Average installed length: 222.04 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Driver Genius Professional

What is Driver Genius Professional?

This game for the PC is distributed by the Friends in War portal.


Driver Genius Professional is a software program developed by Friends in War. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named drivergenius.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 35.84 MB (37,585,032 bytes). The installed file LiveUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 49% of users of Driver Genius Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Driver Genius Professional.
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
       View all 24 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.friendsinwar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\1-click run\Driver Genius Professional
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\1-click run\Driver Genius Professional\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\1-click run\Driver Genius Professional 12.0.0
Estimated size: 35.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Genius Professional

Program executable:drivergenius.exe
Name:Driver Genius
Path:C:\Program Files\1-click run\driver genius professional\drivergenius.exe
Additional files:
  • HWiNFO32.dll (by Martin MalĂ­k - REALiX) - HWiNFO32 Client Library (HWiNFO32 Dynamic Link Library)
  • MSVBVM60.DLL (by Microsoft) - Visual Basic (Visual Basic Virtual Machine)
  • AlphaImageControl.ocx - AlphaImageControl
  • clmultidx7.ocx (by Clever Components) - Clever Internet Suite (Clever Internet ActiveX Suite)
  • CodejockControls.ocx (by Codejock Software) - Xtreme Suite ActiveX Control Module
  • LiveUpdate.exe (by Driver-Soft) - LiveUpdate
  • lua5.1.dll
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • 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)
  • DriverGenius.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Driver Genius' which loads as C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\DriverGenius.exe systray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DriverGenius.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\DriverGenius.exe'.

How do I remove Driver Genius Professional?

You can uninstall Driver Genius Professional 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Driver Genius Professional, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Professional.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.70%
Windows 10 24.24%
Windows XP 6.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.24%
Windows 7 Professional 15.15%
Windows 8 Pro 12.12%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.78%
  Sweden 7.32%
  United Kingdom 7.32%
  France 4.88%
  Greece 4.88%
  Philippines 4.88%
  Canada 4.88%
  Belgium 2.44%
  Australia 2.44%
  Austria 2.44%
  IQ 2.44%
  Israel 2.44%
  Czech Republic 2.44%
  Italy 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
ASUS 14.81%
Dell 11.11%
Lenovo 7.41%
Acer 7.41%
American Megatrends 7.41%
Toshiba 3.70%
Sony 3.70%
MSI 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
Apple 3.70%
Common models
VIA VT8363 3.57%
Sony VGN-NW235F 3.57%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF78 3.57%
MSI MS-7599 3.57%
MSI MS-7236 3.57%


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