This article was created to help users remove the Max Driver Updater Service from their computer computer.
It behaves in a way that is suspiciously similar to what is considered a typical Adware virus. Until you remove it you can expect it to generate huge amount of advertisements and harass you with them. There can come in many forms. Typically your browser will load an extra Ads filled page whenever you start it or whenever you open a new tab. You are also likely to see pop-ups and banners filled with Ads spawning at random locations. Another form of Ads is when certain words in any text you read turn into hyperlinks.
The negative influence of Max Driver Updater Service doesn’t stop here. Because your computer effectively has to load two or more pages every time you try to load one you will experience system slowdown. This slowdown can vary from mildly annoying extra second to screen freezing and non-responsiveness of the browser depending on the speed of your CPU and internet connection.
Worse yet, Adware like Max Driver Updater Service is well known to spread other viruses and all kinds of schemes. It will try all kinds of tricks on you in order to make you download and install some file. These tricks might be warnings about problems, offers for free programs and more. You should avoid interacting with anything that Max Driver Updater Service throws at you.
You have to get rid of that thing fast. There is a very good risk that Max Driver Updater Service is recording everything you do while you use your computer – from browsing histories to even credit card numbers and passwords. At some point it will try to send that information back to it’s creator.
Remove Max Driver Updater Service
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
Hold the Windows Key and R and copy + paste the following, then click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Now hold the windows Key and R again but type %temp% in the field and hit enter. Delete everything in that directory.
Right click on each of the malware processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a malware, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to. There’s a good chance CoreBot is hiding somewhere in here.
A BIG WARNING HERE! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Doing this can damage your PC significantly if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional Max Driver Updater Service remover. Additionally, accounts connected to your credit cards, or important information, may be exposed to the virus.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the malware’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If these things fail to help you find Max Driver Updater Service you need to resort to a professional scanner – obviously this is a malware that was created to steal your credentials and credit cards – meaning the people who created it spent a lot of resources to make it as dangerous as possible.