removing a PUP called Driver Reviver

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  1.    27 Jan 2016 #1

    removing a PUP called Driver Reviver


    Hello to the forum - first post.

    have tried all the usual methods of removing a PUP called Driver Reviver - Revo Uninstaller Adw Cleaner - uninstall from control panel etc etc. waste of time - anybody had this problem. Would be glad of any help/advice.

    rigsby1938
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  2. dencal's Avatar
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       27 Jan 2016 #2

    rigsby1938 said: View Post
    Hello to the forum - first post.

    have tried all the usual methods of removing a PUP called Driver Reviver - Revo Uninstaller Adw Cleaner - uninstall from control panel etc etc. waste of time - anybody had this problem. Would be glad of any help/advice.

    rigsby1938
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  3.    27 Jan 2016 #3

    Another candidate would be Malwarebytes which is good at handling PUPs.
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  4.    27 Jan 2016 #4

    Hi there
    I'm afraid you are on your own on this one - but AFTER you've fixed it always take a backup image of a CLEAN system - then if this sort of nonsense gets on to your system again simply restore a clean image --job done.

    Note - always keep OS and applications on its own partition or small SSD - that's the one you need to image. There's probably a small system reserved partition too - that needs to be included in the Image.

    Use a program like Acronis / Macrium / paragon etc.

    This will help you BIG time in future. Sorry I can't help with your original problem but this advice will make it easy to fix if it happens again or your machine becomes otherwise infected etc.

    Cheers
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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       27 Jan 2016 #5

    You could try Malwarebytes | Junkware Removal Tool
    Then run MBAM after.
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  6. z3r010's Avatar
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       27 Jan 2016 #6

    What is being left over when you try to uninstall it normally?
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  7.    27 Jan 2016 #7

    Driver Reviver refuses to go


    z3r010 said: View Post
    What is being left over when you try to uninstall it normally?

    Thanx for your response - problem is nothing is 'left' because nothing will 'go' - the entire thing leaps up every time I boot up and nothing will move it - it does not even appear on Revo uninstaller and all the other stuff like Geek uninstaller and Malware bytes appear to be powerless - like me!!

    Answer: a clean re-install maybe?

    rigsby1938
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  8.    27 Jan 2016 #8

    z3r010 said: View Post
    What is being left over when you try to uninstall it normally?
    Thanx for the response z3r010- Everything is left - nothing is uninstalled - whatever I use - does not even appear on Revo uninstaller!
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  9.    27 Jan 2016 #9

    rigsby1938 said: View Post
    Thanx for the response z3r010- Everything is left - nothing is uninstalled - whatever I use - does not even appear on Revo uninstaller!
    Hi there. If it won't uninstall using the usual methods, you might want to first run RKILL, then TDSSKiller, then Malwarebytes Antimalware *with* the box ticked in settings for Rootkits, and finally SuperAntiSpyware. All are free. Please remember that anything RKILL does is undone by a reboot, so it may need to be run again in-between the other scans.
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
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       27 Jan 2016 #10

    Look in task manager first, find it's task and kill it, then look in in Services and see if it has one, then disable it it, then try uninstalling/force uninstalling.
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