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What is DriverToolkit?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that DriverToolkit 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 DriverToolkit?

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

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

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and see this type of warnings during install:

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and these screens during "operations":

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

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How did DriverToolkit get on my computer?

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

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How do I remove DriverToolkit?

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 DriverToolkit?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes DriverToolkit 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 DriverToolkit installer. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

 

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Technical details for experts

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

Alterations made by the installer:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit
       Adds the file 7z.dll"="4/18/2014 5:50 PM, 920888 bytes, A
       Adds the file DPInst32.exe"="8/3/2015 4:38 PM, 922088 bytes, A
       Adds the file DPInst64.exe"="8/3/2015 4:38 PM, 1047528 bytes, A
       Adds the file DriverToolkit.exe"="3/14/2018 3:20 PM, 1288056 bytes, A
       Adds the file extract.exe"="4/18/2014 5:50 PM, 170296 bytes, A
       Adds the file language.ini"="3/14/2018 2:10 PM, 26228 bytes, A
       Adds the file msvcp100.dll"="6/11/2011 1:58 AM, 421200 bytes, A
       Adds the file msvcr100.dll"="6/11/2011 1:58 AM, 773968 bytes, A
       Adds the file network.dll"="2/17/2014 6:13 PM, 192312 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="4/24/2018 9:05 AM, 7405 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="4/24/2018 9:04 AM, 1217233 bytes, A
       Adds the file zlibwapi.dll"="2/17/2014 6:13 PM, 92984 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\Backup
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\Download
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverToolkit
       Adds the file DriverToolkit on the Web.url"="4/24/2018 9:05 AM, 54 bytes, A
       Adds the file DriverToolkit.lnk"="4/24/2018 9:05 AM, 1085 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall DriverToolkit.lnk"="4/24/2018 9:05 AM, 1060 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DriverToolkit
    In the existing folder C:\Users\Public\Desktop
       Adds the file DriverToolkit.lnk"="4/24/2018 9:05 AM, 1067 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D66BF89F-B0A2-48F5-A2E4-242EB645AB76}_is1]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\unins000.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "DriverToolkit version 8.6.0.1"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "8.6.0.1"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 6884
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.drivertoolkit.com"
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit"
       "Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "DriverToolkit"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "en"
       "Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="REG_SZ", "desktopicon"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.9 (u)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20180424"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 8
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 6
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Megaify Software"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\unins000.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.drivertoolkit.com"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://www.drivertoolkit.com"
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 8
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 6
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DriverToolkit]
       "AutoBackup"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Autorun"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "BackupPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\Backup"
       "CheckVersion"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "CloseToTray"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "DebugStatus"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "DownloadPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\Download"
       "EnableScheduler"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "2018-04-24"
       "Language"="REG_SZ", "en"
       "MatchEngine"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "ProxyHost"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ProxyPass"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ProxyPort"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "ProxyType"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "ProxyUser"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ScanNonPresent"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "SchedulePeriod"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "ScheduleStart"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "ScheduleWhen"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "UninstallLink"="REG_SZ", ""

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-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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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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