Driver Navigator virus refers to the fact that this driver-manager can be downloaded together with other software applications. To be more specific, it can be received through bundled software and be installed without permission, just like Master PC Cleaner. Easeware Technology Limited is the owner of this tool and promises to exceed users‘ expectations with their 10-years of experience in the IT industry.
Deceptive strategies to promote the premium version of Driver Navigator potentially unwanted program
However, these developers might have missed the memo that surfers are usually discouraged from spending money on driver-managers since they are not worth it. Driver Reviver, DriverAgent Plus and Driver Restore are all potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that use deceptive.
Driver Navigator also belongs to this category of applications. Users have complained to receive promotions via Driversinstaller.com, Driversdownloader.com and a Russian website called Driver-navigator.ru.uptodown.com. The cost of promoted software is 36,24 euros, but we do not think that this amount is appropriate. The driver-navigator-1.2.2.exe, downloaded from the Russian file-distributor, was detected as Malware.Heuristic!ET#85% (RDM+:cmRtazrk7Kbskrx4LTdcs0ZP6cvr) (VirusTotal).
Like most of the potentially unwanted programs, Driver Navigator PUP will offer a free version of the program, but it will barely function and provide no assistance to the driver-managing. The only purpose it serves is to show false positives and try to convince users that purchasing a premium version is worthwhile. However, the allegedly outdated drivers might be in good shape and Driver Navigator rogue tool is only displaying warnings to intimidate you.
This Driver Navigator appears to be promoted in some social media networks and emailing services. Please do not install this software without doing some research. Registry cleaners, just like driver updaters, are. You should clearly notice that developers are emphasizing the fact that some software tools are redundant: driver updaters are one of those useless applications. However, the program might be installed secretively. For instance, we detected one complaint:
“I had a pop up yesterday from Driver navigator. I’ve not installed this to my knowledge. Ran a Panda virus scan and all was good. Noticed that in my programs Driver Navigator is there“.
This proves that Driver Navigator virus could secretively emerge in an operating system. The tool will presumably insert keys into Windows Registry to make sure that the program would always run in the background. As a results, users will be regularly presented with warnings and encouragements to purchase the full version of this tool. However, the truth is that this people should not spend their money on tools such as this. You might be surprised but driver-updating is not as essential as rogue programs pledge, but.
When you are infected with programs like Driver Navigator, your anti malware might not trigger it as malicious. This is because the tool is not harmful, just unnecessary and installed without authorization. To get rid of this tool for good, we hope you will remove it from Control Panel. The appropriate way of doing this should be seen at the end of this article.
If you are interested in keeping operating system malware free, try to run a scan with Spyhunter. It will protect you from malicious viruses and honor your cybersecurity.
How can potentially unwanted programs be avoided?
If you have no intention of installing potentially suspicious applications, please always select advanced/custom modes for installation processes. Then, review the installer properly and make sure that the Setup Wizard won’t offer any additional tools. If it does, please refuse these propositions. Applications that are promoted during installation processes are usually potentially unwanted or malicious. Also, read Privacy Policies and Eula documents. They will mention whether application will display unsolicited online ads or attempt to track your browsing habits. If any of these conditions are mentioned, please re-think the installation and cancel it.
How to remove Driver Navigator using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like Driver Navigator 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 Driver Navigator . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Driver Navigator 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.
Automatic Malware removal tools