PUP.Optional.DriverTuner

Short bio

PUP.Optional.DriverTuner is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) which may use exaggerated findings as scare tactics to get users to purchase the software.  PUP.Optional.DriverTuner may employ obtrusive, misleading, or deceptive advertising or search practices, and may employ aggressive behavior surrounding purchasing or licensing of the software.  PUP.Optional.DriverTuner may otherwise diminish the user experience.

Symptoms

PUP.Optional.DriverTuner may display a window with exaggerated warnings indicating out of date drivers or other necessary system optimization tasks.  PUP.Optional.DriverTuner may display repeated warnings and messages or other scare tactics in an attempt to convince users to purchase.

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.DriverTuner may be distributed using various methods and may include the use of aggressive or deceptive advertising, distribution or affiliate practices, and may be packaged with free software or other online software.  PUP.Optional.DriverTuner and may be installed with or without user consent.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from the installation of DriverTuner.

 

Malwarebytes detects and removes DriverTuner.

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove DriverTuner 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.

Cybersecurity info you can’t do without

Want to stay informed on the latest news in cybersecurity? Sign up for our newsletter and learn how to protect your computer from threats.

Select your language