Advanced Driver Booster is correctly detected by many anti-malware programs as a fake driver updater. It refers to the illegal practice of displaying intentional false positives to make people believe that their computers have a problem with outdated drivers. Some people were tricked by its deceptive statements and agreed to buy its so-called full version.
Advanced Driver Booster quicklinks
- Why is Advanced Driver Booster a PUP
- Advanced Driver Booster – how to uninstall it
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- How to remove Advanced Driver Booster using Windows Control Panel
Considering the faulty alerts by Advanced Driver Booster, it is correct to identify this program as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). We seriously condemn the practice of fraudulent software developers to display faulty statements to persuade scared users to purchase the licensed versions of their applications. Unfortunately, in the past, there were similar examples of presenting similar false positives by other programs, such as Driver Hub, Driver Tonic, and DriverUpdate.
Why is Advanced Driver Booster a PUP
Another reason to classify Advanced Driver Booster as an unwanted application is because of its illegal distribution. The developers of the program refer to the practice of bundling its installer with other free programs. At some point of time, you may find certain great and free software, however, its installer may be interconnected with Advanced Driver Booster and other third-party utilities. This information may not be clearly mentioned during the setup process. For example, it may be provided in a small-print manner, so it will be hard to properly read or even notice it.
When people proceed with the installation, they automatically install Advanced Driver Booster and even more extras that may be contained in the bundle. As soon as the program is installed, it immediately begins its activity within your computer. It claims that it will help to give your PC a boost by helping you to ensure that your system drivers are always up-to-date. Advanced Driver Booster makes changes into your system to be started as soon as you launch your computer. So, it will run its fictitious scanning and will quite soon report the number of so-called outdated drivers, such as:
- PCI bus;
- Microsoft PS/2 Mouse;
- Standard PS/2 Keyboard;
- Generic Non-PnP Monitor;
- Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller.
It is absolutely clear and even ridiculous that the majority of problems reported by Advanced Driver Booster are absolutely fake. For example, most of the computers today have USB ports for connecting mouse or keyboard, or the wireless connection may be used. PS/2 port is no longer convenient and is often unavailable. However, Advanced Driver Booster may report the above-said issues even on the brand new PC or a laptop that you might have purchased a couple of days ago.
Advanced Driver Booster – how to uninstall it
The deception by Advanced Driver Booster is now fully unveiled. This is confirmed by many other anti-virus programs and several websites dedicated to computer safety and online security. The good thing about this PUP is that it provides you with a direct uninstaller. You may access the list of your programs in the Control Panel, find Advanced Driver Booster and get rid of it right away, just as you delete other unwanted applications.
We already mentioned that Advanced Driver Booster is spread through bundling. Its official landing page advanceddriverbooster.com does not let you download the program for the purpose of testing (which is yet another reason not to consider this utility as genuine). It is possible that Advanced Driver Booster was installed along with other malicious applications after you installed certain free software. We recommend you to scan your PC with either Spyhunter that will help to identify and delete the malware that may secretly dwell within your workstation and cause other troubles.
Automatic Malware removal tools
How to remove Advanced Driver Booster using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like Advanced Driver Booster install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
- Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10).
- Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category).
- Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Advanced Driver Booster . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Advanced Driver Booster easier to find.
- Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes.
- In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.