Short bio

PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), specifically a system optimizer. It belongs to the Slimware Utilities family.

Common infection method

PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate is usually installed by the users themselves, who may be prompted by heavy online advertising.

Avoidance advice:

  • Carefully reading the EULA and Privacy Policy, however tedious, can also help prevent unwanted consequences.


  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware completely removes this threat, unless specifically pointed out in a dedicated removal guide. No further clean up is required.
  • A removal guide for DriverUpdate can be found on our forums.

Associated threats

  • PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus


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