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Windows 7: What is the Driver Update Program where did it come from

09 Apr 2013   #1

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What is the Driver Update Program where did it come from

All of a sudden, when my PC boots up, a Driver Update window appears saying that there is an update to the DriverUpdate program (see attached).

To my knowledge, I have not installed a DriverUpdate program.

I checked Allprograms (from the START menu) and is there (also checked Program Files (x86) and it was there).

I don't need it, so is it safe to just delete the program?



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09 Apr 2013   #2
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like something that was piggy backed in with something else. And yes it should be safe to uninstall.
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09 Apr 2013   #3

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10 Apr 2013   #4

Win 7
 
 

Had run my weekly M-bytes and Avast scans Mon night ('DU' msg started over the wkend) and nothing was found.

Will remove 'DU' program tomorrow (don't like to make changes w/o rebooting right away) and don't want to take the time now - it's late.

Thanks for the responses ... suspected a 'piggy-back' but didn't recall installing anything recently (and try to watch for that) ... so was just wondering if someone else had the situation.
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10 Apr 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

another trick to be on the alert for is a statement like "By clicking the download button you are also agreeing to install BS crapware". The license is another place, at the end, where an opt-out button may be, which is checked to install crap by default.
I've found c|NET, Major Geeks, File Hippo, etc to have these with files they host and sometimes some "download manager" which is totally unneeded.
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11 Apr 2013   #6

Win 7
 
 

Thank y'all for the responses.

DriverUpdate uninstalled no bad consequences.

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11 Apr 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good to hear, stay, surf, and install safe.
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