What is GetMyDrivers
GetMyDrivers is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), advertised as a program that will get driver updates. The reason it’s classified as a PUP is because of its questionable installation methods, as well as its usage of scare tactics to pressure uses into purchasing the full program. These kinds of programs are incredibly common, though they’re usually system optimizers that promise to significantly speed up the computer.
These kinds of programs try to trick users into installing them by showing fake alerts claiming there are serious issues on the computer. Or by using software bundling. Both methods are quite sneaky, and if you do not remember installing it, we recommended you delete GetMyDrivers. We will explain more about these methods in the following section in the report.
It should be mentioned that GetMyDrivers isn’t a malicious program so it will not harm the computer. However, it’s not particularly useful either. Be skeptical of the scan results it shows you, as these programs often show fake results to encourage users to purchase the full versions. However, system optimizers and driver updaters are usually not worth the money as they barely do anything.
PUP distribution methods
Potentially unwanted programs often use software bundling to install. This method allows them to bypass users’ permission and install unnoticed. Software bundling is essentially adding additional offers to programs. In many cases, those offers are adware, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs. They are added to freeware in a way that allows them to install alongside without requiring additional permission. They are optional but purposely hidden from users, which prevents many from noticing them, thus unknowingly allowing them to install.
But as long as you pay attention to how you install programs, you should be able to deselect these offers and prevent their installation. To do that, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when installing free programs. Those settings will make all extra offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. Simply unchecking the boxes is enough. If you use Default settings, the offers will go unnoticed and will be able to install alongside the program. Once these pesky offers install, they can be difficult to get rid. So it’s much less time-consuming to simply uncheck a few boxes when installing programs. Allowing these offers to install all the time will only fill up the computer with junk, which could negatively affect the computer.
It’s also possible that you installed it yourself, thinking it could help update your drivers. If that is the case, you should research programs before installing them in the future. A search with Google would have shown results suggesting the programs’ removal.
Should you remove GetMyDrivers
GetMyDrivers isn’t a dangerous program, so it won’t harm your computer. However, it’s not particularly useful either, so whether you should keep it is debatable. It will perform a scan of your computer, looking for issues related to drivers. However, whatever the results show you, we suggest you be skeptical, as these kinds of programs are known to show fake results in order to prompt users to buy the full programs. So whenever you scan your computer with some kind of system optimizer, always check the results to see what has been detected. The majority of those issues will actually be solvable manually.
While there are many similar programs claiming that you need to install driver updates, that’s actually debatable. You don’t actually need to update them, as your Windows does it for you. Even if you needed to install one manually, it’s easy to download them, no need to use a program. If you are offered to buy GetMyDrivers, we don’t recommended doing that as it would be a waste of money.
Overall, while it’s not a dangerous program, you should consider its removal. Especially if you do not recall installing it yourself.
Some anti-virus programs like Malwarebytes (detected as PUP.Optional.GetMyDrivers) do detect and remove GetMyDrivers. However, you should also be able to uninstall GetMyDrivers manually. If you are unsure about what to do, you can use the below provided instructions to help you.
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How to remove GetMyDrivers
- Automatic GetMyDrivers removal
- Manual GetMyDrivers removal from Windows
- How to manually remove GetMyDrivers from Mac OS
- GetMyDrivers deletion from your Internet browser
- How to delete GetMyDrivers from Internet Explorer
- GetMyDrivers deletion from Google Chrome
- GetMyDrivers deletion from Mozilla Firefox
- GetMyDrivers deletion from Safari
- How to remove GetMyDrivers from Microsoft Edge
Automatic GetMyDrivers removal
We advise using anti-spyware or some other malware removal software to remove GetMyDrivers because it is the easiest. Anti-spyware ought to remove GetMyDrivers since it is designed to deal with such infections. These applications are very easy to use and should have no trouble removing GetMyDrivers. If you scroll down, we’ll also explain manual GetMyDrivers deletion.
Manual GetMyDrivers removal from Windows
- You will have to open Control Panel, and to do that press Start, then Settings and finally Control Panel.
- Choose Add or Remove Programs.
- Find and delete GetMyDrivers.
- We recommend doing the same with all additional applications you do not recognise.
- Open Control Panel by pressing Start and then Control Panel.
- Access Programs and Features – Uninstall a program.
- Remove GetMyDrivers.
- Check all your installed programs, and delete anything else suspicious.
- Right-click on Start and select Programs and Features.
- Locate GetMyDrivers and remove it.
- It’s also a good idea to go through all other applications for anything else suspicious, and if there is anything, delete it/them.
How to manually remove GetMyDrivers from Mac OS
You should not have any issues with deleting GetMyDrivers from your Mac device. However, removing the leftover files will also be necessary in addition to uninstalling the application.
- Click on Finder (the first icon from the left on your dock) and press on Applications from the menu on the left.
- Drag GetMyDrivers into the trash.
- We recommend doing the same with all additional applications you don’t recognise.
- Access Go to Folder from the Go menu in your menu bar.
- Type /Library/LaunchAgents, and search for any recently-added or otherwise questionable files and put them in the trash.
- Go back to Go to Folder, and put in /Library/Application Support. Look for any recently-added or otherwise questionable files and put them in the trash.
- Go back to Go to Folder, and type ~/Library/LaunchAgents. Search for any recently-added or otherwise questionable files and trash them.
- Go back to Go to Folder, and put in /Library/LaunchDaemons. Look for any recently-added or otherwise dubious files and drag them to the trash.
- Don’t forget to empty the trash which you may do by right-clicking on the trash icon and clicking Empty Trash.
GetMyDrivers deletion from your Internet browser
How to delete GetMyDrivers from Internet Explorer
- Launch Internet Explorer.
- Open Manage Add-ons through the menu bar (the gear icon at the top-right).
- Find any extension you don’t recognise as well as GetMyDrivers and remove it/them by selecting them and pressing Remove.
- Open Internet Options through browser menu (the gear icon).
- You’ll be able to change your homepage to your preferred site in the General tab.
- Open Manage Add-ons by opening the browser menu (the gear icon) and selecting Manage Add-ons.
- Click Search Providers (from the menu on the left), set the search engine to your preference after you remove the one GetMyDrivers set as the default.
If that didn’t fix your issues, your browser’s settings will have to be reset.
- If you’re using Windows XP, Start – Run, type inetcpl.cpl, open Advanced and click Reset.
- If your device is running Windows Vista/7, press the windows logo, type in inetcpl.cpl in the search box and press Enter. Access the Advanced tab and press Reset.
- For Windows 8/10 users, open Internet Explorer, gear icon – Internet Options – Advanced tab – Reset. Confirm the reset by clicking Reset again.
GetMyDrivers deletion from Google Chrome
- Open Google Chrome.
- Menu (the three dots) – More tools – Extensions.
- Identify all extensions you can’t identify, as well as GetMyDrivers, and remove them.
- Access Settings through the menu (the three dots top right-corner).
- If you go to On startup, you will see a homepage set by GetMyDrivers, set it to one of your preference.
- Access the Search engine section from the menu tab on the left, then Manage search engines, modify your search engine from the one GetMyDrivers set for you to something else.
If GetMyDrivers is still causing problems, it may be necessary to restore your browser’s settings to default.
- Launch Google Chrome, menu (the three dots) – Settings.
- Go down, press on Advanced and scroll down until you see Reset.
- Press Reset and confirm your choice.
GetMyDrivers deletion from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Menu (the three top right corner bars) – Add-ons.
- Open Extensions, find GetMyDrivers and any other unknown extension, and delete them.
- Open Preferences through the menu (the three dots).
- You will have to modify your homepage in the Home tab.
- Access the Search tab from the menu on the left, change your search engine from the one GetMyDrivers set for you to something else.
Your browser’s settings will have to be reset if you are still having issues with GetMyDrivers.
- Menu (the three bars) – Help – Troubleshoot information.
- Press Refresh Firefox.
- Press Refresh Firefox again.
GetMyDrivers deletion from Safari
- Open Safari.
- Click Safari from the menu bar, and select Preferences.
- Access the Extensions tab, find and remove GetMyDrivers, as well as any other unfamiliar extension.
- In the General tab, set your preferred homepage instead of the one set by GetMyDrivers.
- Access the Search tab, change your search engine.
If that didn’t fix your trouble, it will be necessary to reset your browser’s settings to default.
- Clear History by clicking on Safari (the menu bar) when the browser is running, and click on Clear History.
- Press Safari (from the top menu) again – Preferences – Advanced tab.
- Check the Show Develop menu in menu bar box.
- You’ll see the Develop menu at the top, click on that and press on Empty Caches.
How to remove GetMyDrivers from Microsoft Edge
- Open Microsoft Edge.
- Access Extensions through the menu (the three dots at the top-right corner).
- Find and remove GetMyDrivers, and any other unfamiliar extension.
- Access menu (the three dots), press Settings.
- You may modify your homepage in On Startup.
- Proceed to Privacy and services tab, change your search engine.
If that did not solve your problems, your browser’s settings will have to be restored.
- Launch Microsoft Edge, open menu (the three dots), select Settings, open the Reset settings tab.
- Press on Restore settings to their default values. Confirm the reset.