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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.

To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

  • Click on the Settings tab in the left pane.
  • Click on the Exclusions tab.
  • Click the Add Exclusion button.
  • Select the exclusion type Exclude a File or Folder and use the Browse button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary folder(s) that belong to the software.
  • If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, add an exclusion of the type Exclude an application that Connects 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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