Easy Driver Pro Unwanted Application

Also Known As: Easy Driver Pro potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Easy Driver Pro removal instructions

What is Easy Driver Pro?

Easy Driver Pro is another dubious application similar to Startup Maximizer, REOptimizer, PC Clean Plus, and many others. This app supposedly updates old drivers and installs missing ones. This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, developers promote this app using a deceptive marketing called "bundling". Furthermore, it often infiltrates systems without permission. Therefore, Easy Driver Pro is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

Easy Driver Pro unwanted application

As mentioned above, Easy Driver Pro updates and installs drivers. Note, however, that the 'free version' can only detect missing/outdated drivers, but is unable to install/update them. Therefore, users are encouraged to purchase the so-called 'full version'. The main issue here is the distribution method. Be aware that many "bundled" system optimization, driver installation, and other such tools are fake. They feed users with misleading scan results just to confuse and trick them into purchasing the full versions. Since Easy Driver Pro is also distributed using the "bundling" method, it might also be one of these rogue apps. Therefore, consider uninstalling this app immediately. "Bundling" is often used to proliferate several unwanted applications (mostly adware and browser hijackers) at once. Therefore, Easy Driver Pro is probably not the only app that has stealthily infiltrated your system. In most cases, "bundled" apps deliver intrusive advertisements, cause unwanted redirects, and gather sensitive information. Therefore, we recommend that you eliminate these extra applications.

Threat Summary:
NameEasy Driver Pro potentially unwanted application
Threat TypePUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
SymptomsA program that you don't recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment in order to eliminate the supposedly found errors.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
DamageMonetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

To eliminate Easy Driver Pro potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
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The internet is full of unwanted apps, all of which share many similarities. By offering "useful features", potentially unwanted applications attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, their only purpose is to generate revenue for the developers. Many provide no real value for regular users, cause unwanted redirects, deliver advertisements, and gather information, thereby diminishing the browsing experience and posing a direct threat to your privacy and browsing safety.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Easy Driver Pro is available for download on its official website, however, this app often infiltrates systems without permission, since developers proliferate it using the aforementioned "bundling" method - stealth installation of third party apps with regular software/apps. These people know that users often rush download/installation processes and skip steps. Therefore, they hide details regarding modification of browser settings within "Custom/Advanced" options (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. By rushing and skipping steps, many users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To system infiltration by PUPs, be very cautious when browsing the internet and downloading/installing software. Carefully analyze all steps of the download/installation processes and opt-out of additionally-included programs. You are advised to download apps from official sources only, using direct download links. PUAs are also distributed using intrusive advertisements that redirect to malicious sites and execute scripts designed to download/install malware. Most seem legitimate, but redirect to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, etc.). They are delivered by adware-type apps and, thus, if you encounter dubious redirects, you should remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior - the key to safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of Easy Driver Pro application:

Easy Driver Pro application

Easy Driver Pro installation setups:

Easy Driver Pro installation setup (sample 1) Easy Driver Pro installation setup (sample 2)

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Easy Driver Pro adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Easy Driver Pro" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

At time of research, Easy Driver Pro did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications are installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you see unwanted ads or experience unwanted redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the easy driver pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the easy driver pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with easy driver pro potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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