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What is UpdateMyDrivers?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that UpdateMyDrivers is a "system optimizer". These so-called "system optimizers" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.
More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog.

How do I know if I am infected with UpdateMyDrivers?

This is how the main screen of the sytem optimizer looks:


You will find these icons in your taskbar, your startmenu, and on your desktop:


and see these warnings during install:



and these screens during "operations":



You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:


How did UpdateMyDrivers get on my computer?

These so-called system optimizers use different methods of getting installed. This particular one was downloaded from their website.


How do I remove UpdateMyDrivers?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of UpdateMyDrivers?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes UpdateMyDrivers completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this system optimizer.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the UpdateMyDrivers installer. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.



and we block access to their domain:


Technical details for experts

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

 () C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\UpdateMyDrivers.exe
 HKCU\...\Run: [UpdateMyDrivers] => C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\UpdateMyDrivers.exe [2387064 2014-05-26] ()
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartTweak Software
 C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak

UpdateMyDrivers (HKLM-x32\...\UpdateMyDrivers) (Version: 38.1 - SmartTweak Software)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers
       Adds the file uninst.exe"="10/3/2017 11:30 AM, 107277 bytes, A
       Adds the file UpdateMyDrivers.exe"="5/26/2014 12:53 PM, 2387064 bytes, A
       Adds the file UpdateMyDrivers.url"="10/3/2017 11:30 AM, 50 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\Fonts
       Adds the file segoeui.ttf"="7/15/2011 1:00 AM, 743324 bytes, A
       Adds the file segoeuib.ttf"="7/15/2011 1:00 AM, 757596 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartTweak Software\UpdateMyDrivers
       Adds the file Uninstall.lnk"="10/3/2017 11:30 AM, 1006 bytes, A
       Adds the file UpdateMyDrivers.lnk"="10/3/2017 11:30 AM, 1278 bytes, A
       Adds the file Website.lnk"="10/3/2017 11:30 AM, 1278 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\UpdateMyDrivers.exe]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\UpdateMyDrivers.exe"
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\UpdateMyDrivers.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "UpdateMyDrivers"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "38.1"
       "NSIS:Language"="REG_SZ", "1033"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "SmartTweak Software"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\uninst.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.smarttweak.us"
       "UpdateMyDrivers"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\UpdateMyDrivers.exe /ot /as /ss"
       "Activated"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "AutoRun"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "CloseToTray"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "IDLang"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "IsSysUpdated"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "LastScanDataRecv"="REG_SZ", ""
       "LastScanDataSend"="REG_SZ", ""
       "LastScanDatei"="REG_BINARY, ....
       "LastScanSendDatei"="REG_BINARY, ....
       "MTag"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "odDrivers"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Partner"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ProxyHost"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ProxyLogin"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ProxyPassw"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ProxyPort"="REG_SZ", ""
       "SerialNum"="REG_SZ", ""
       "tDrivers"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "udDrivers"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "UseProxy"="REG_DWORD", 0
Malwarebytes log:

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 10/3/17
Scan Time: 11:41 AM
Log File: 03911c94-a81f-11e7-b751-080027750297.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.188
Update Package Version: 1.0.2938
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: 322226
Threats Detected: 17
Threats Quarantined: 17
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 21 sec

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

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\SMARTTWEAK\UPDATEMYDRIVERS\UPDATEMYDRIVERS.EXE, Quarantined, [406], [438806],1.0.2938

Module: 1
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\SMARTTWEAK\UPDATEMYDRIVERS\UPDATEMYDRIVERS.EXE, Quarantined, [406], [438806],1.0.2938

Registry Key: 4
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, HKCU\SOFTWARE\SMARTTWEAK\UpdateMyDrivers, Quarantined, [406], [438807],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\APP PATHS\UpdateMyDrivers.exe, Quarantined, [406], [438804],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\APP PATHS\UpdateMyDrivers.exe, Quarantined, [406], [438804],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\UpdateMyDrivers, Quarantined, [406], [438805],1.0.2938

Registry Value: 1

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\Fonts, Quarantined, [406], [438801],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\SMARTTWEAK\UPDATEMYDRIVERS, Quarantined, [406], [438801],1.0.2938

File: 7
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\SMARTTWEAK\UPDATEMYDRIVERS\UPDATEMYDRIVERS.EXE, Quarantined, [406], [438806],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\UPDATEMYDRIVERS.LNK, Quarantined, [406], [438803],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\Fonts\segoeui.ttf, Quarantined, [406], [438801],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\Fonts\segoeuib.ttf, Quarantined, [406], [438801],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\uninst.exe, Quarantined, [406], [438801],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartTweak\UpdateMyDrivers\UpdateMyDrivers.url, Quarantined, [406], [438801],1.0.2938
PUP.Optional.SmartTweak, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\UPDATEMYDRIVERS_V9.0.EXE, Quarantined, [406], [438809],1.0.2938

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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