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What is Update Driver?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Update Driver is bundleware. Bundleware of this kind gets installed by bundlers.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Update Driver?

You may see this warning during install:


and this entry in your list of installed Programs and Features:


You may see this running process:


How did Update Driver get on my computer?

Bundlers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was offered by a software promoting site as a driver updater.

How do I remove Update Driver?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.

  • 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 Update Driver?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes Update Driver completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

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

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Update Driver bundler. It would have blocked the installer before it became too late.


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

(Microsoft) [File not signed] C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Update Driver LLP\Update Driver\SearchIndexr.exe
Startup: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\SearchIndexr.exe.lnk [2019-08-26]
ShortcutTarget: SearchIndexr.exe.lnk -> C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Update Driver LLP\Update Driver\SearchIndexr.exe (Microsoft) [File not signed]
Startup: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\SearchIndexr.lnk [2019-08-26]
ShortcutTarget: SearchIndexr.lnk -> C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Update Driver LLP\Update Driver\SearchIndexr.exe (Microsoft) [File not signed]
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Update Driver LLP
(Update Driver LLP) C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\WRCFree.exe

Update Driver (HKLM-x32\...\{D0B2E436-1FF5-4D95-AC82-36A6D693759B}) (Version: 1.0.0 - Update Driver LLP)

Significant changes made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer\{D0B2E436-1FF5-4D95-AC82-36A6D693759B}
       Adds the file iconfinder_DatabaseCloud_379336.exe"="8/26/2019 9:27 AM, 110447 bytes, RA
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
       Adds the file SearchIndexr.exe.lnk"="8/26/2019 9:27 AM, 1282 bytes, A
       Adds the file SearchIndexr.lnk"="8/26/2019 9:27 AM, 2238 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Update Driver LLP\Update Driver
       Adds the file installationdate.txt"="8/26/2019 9:27 AM, 11 bytes, A
       Adds the file SearchIndexr.exe"="3/1/2019 4:58 PM, 594944 bytes, A
       Adds the file SearchIndexr.exe.config"="2/24/2019 2:19 PM, 607 bytes, A
       Adds the file SearchIndexr.pdb"="3/1/2019 4:58 PM, 130560 bytes, A
       Adds the file SearchIndexr.vshost.exe"="3/1/2019 4:57 PM, 11600 bytes, A
       Adds the file SearchIndexr.vshost.exe.config"="2/24/2019 2:19 PM, 607 bytes, A
       Adds the file SearchIndexr.xml"="3/1/2019 4:58 PM, 2935 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "AuthorizedCDFPrefix"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Comments"="REG_SZ", "This installer database contains the logic and data required to install Update Driver."
       "Contact"="REG_SZ", ""
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Update Driver"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 722
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", ""
       "HelpTelephone"="REG_SZ", ""
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20190826"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Update Driver LLP\Update Driver\"
       "InstallSource"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Update Driver LLP\Update Driver 1.0.0\install\"
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "ModifyPath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /I{D0B2E436-1FF5-4D95-AC82-36A6D693759B}"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Update Driver LLP"
       "Readme"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Size"="REG_SZ", ""
       "UninstallString"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /I{D0B2E436-1FF5-4D95-AC82-36A6D693759B}"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", ""
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777216
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "WindowsInstaller"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "AdvertiseFlags"="REG_DWORD", 388
       "Assignment"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "AuthorizedLUAApp"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Clients"="REG_MULTI_SZ, ": "
       "DeploymentFlags"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "InstanceType"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "PackageCode"="REG_SZ", "9F0551E762011A4438F730F0DC7E9F6B"
       "ProductIcon"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Installer\{D0B2E436-1FF5-4D95-AC82-36A6D693759B}\iconfinder_DatabaseCloud_379336.exe"
       "ProductName"="REG_SZ", "Update Driver"
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777216
       "LastUsedSource"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "n;1;C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Update Driver LLP\Update Driver 1.0.0\install\"
       "PackageName"="REG_SZ", "Update_Driver_xyz.msi"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Update Driver LLP\Update Driver]
       "Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Update Driver LLP\Update Driver\"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"

Malwarebytes log:


-Log Details-
Scan Date: 8/26/19
Scan Time: 9:42 AM
Log File: ffc619a2-c7d4-11e9-9274-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.613
Update Package Version: 1.0.12183
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 236211
Threats Detected: 6
Threats Quarantined: 6
Time Elapsed: 6 min, 58 sec

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

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
Trojan.FakeMS, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\UPDATE DRIVER LLP\UPDATE DRIVER\SEARCHINDEXR.EXE, Quarantined, [3079], [639598],1.0.12183

Module: 1
Trojan.FakeMS, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\UPDATE DRIVER LLP\UPDATE DRIVER\SEARCHINDEXR.EXE, Quarantined, [3079], [639598],1.0.12183

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 4
Trojan.FakeMS, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP\SearchIndexr.exe.lnk, Quarantined, [3079], [639598],1.0.12183
Trojan.FakeMS, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP\SearchIndexr.lnk, Quarantined, [3079], [639598],1.0.12183
Trojan.FakeMS, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\UPDATE DRIVER LLP\UPDATE DRIVER\SEARCHINDEXR.EXE, Quarantined, [3079], [639598],1.0.12183
PUP.Optional.LoadPC, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\WRCFREE.EXE, Quarantined, [13694], [724582],1.0.12183

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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):

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