PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit

Short bio

PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a potentially unwanted program called Driver Toolkit.

DriverToolkit GUI

DriverToolkit GUI

Symptoms

Users may see these icons in their startmenu, on their desktop, and in their taskbar.

DriverToolkit icons

DriverToolkit icons

They may see this entry in their list of installed Programs and Features.

DriverToolkit installed

DriverToolkit entry Programs and Features

They will receive this warning when they click the “Download” button to get one of the “Mmssing drivers”.

DriverToolkit pricing

DriverToolkit pay before fix

Type and source of the infection

DriverToolkit is a “driver updater”. This type of software alerts you about possible problems with your Windows system and then offers to solve these problems if you buy the software.

DriverToolkit website

DriverToolkit website

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit by using real-time protection.

block PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/24/18
Scan Time: 9:15 AM
Log File: 3bdcde2b-478f-11e8-aabc-080027235d76.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.3.1.2183
Components Version: 1.0.262
Update Package Version: 1.0.4854
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 246461
Threats Detected: 26
Threats Quarantined: 26
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 50 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\DriverToolkit.exe, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854

Module: 5
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\DriverToolkit.exe, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\msvcp100.dll, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\msvcr100.dll, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\network.dll, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\zlibwapi.dll, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854

Registry Key: 2
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{D66BF89F-B0A2-48F5-A2E4-242EB645AB76}_is1, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, HKCU\SOFTWARE\DriverToolkit, Quarantined, [877], [512874],1.0.4854

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{D66BF89F-B0A2-48F5-A2E4-242EB645AB76}_IS1|DISPLAYNAME, Quarantined, [877], [512878],1.0.4854

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 3
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\Download, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\Backup, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\DRIVERTOOLKIT, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854

File: 14
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\7z.dll, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\DPInst32.exe, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\DPInst64.exe, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\DriverToolkit.exe, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\extract.exe, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\language.ini, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\msvcp100.dll, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\msvcr100.dll, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\network.dll, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\zlibwapi.dll, Quarantined, [877], [512876],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\DESKTOP\DRIVERTOOLKIT.LNK, Quarantined, [877], [512875],1.0.4854
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\DRIVERTOOLKITINSTALLER.EXE, Quarantined, [877], [512879],1.0.4854

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.

If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

Traces/IOCs

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

(Megaify Software) C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\DriverToolkit.exe
C:\Users\Public\Desktop\DriverToolkit.lnk
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DriverToolkit
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverToolkit
C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit
(Megaify Software ) C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\DriverToolkitInstaller.exe

DriverToolkit version 8.6.0.1 (HKLM-x32\…\{D66BF89F-B0A2-48F5-A2E4-242EB645AB76}_is1) (Version: 8.6.0.1 – Megaify Software)
() C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\zlibwapi.dll

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